作者名称 国旗国籍

Takakaka

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2019.04.02 09:45

When I’m looking at “Moments” posted by people on HelloTalk I

usually look people I follow or the other randomly selected ones, but earlier I was looking at the “Classmates” section (i.e. other people who are studying the same languages as you), and can’t help but notice a number of of people who had accounts as native speakers of English (US/UK/Aus, etc.) but clearly weren’t given the mistakes they make in grammar and vocabulary...

Can’t help but wonder at the point of this. Are these people just looking to stalk girls?

By the way, the English term for making an online account with a fake persona is “Catfishing”.

Be careful out there people!
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  • 油条和豆浆 2019.04.02 09:49

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    You are right ! I found out some guys are fake.
  • Martyna P 2019.04.02 09:55

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    I think there are better apps to stalk girls. Though it is interesting why 'natives' make so many mistakes. :-)
  • Freddie 2019.04.02 09:57

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    Absolutely.
  • 桃花仙 2019.04.02 10:02

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    catfishing 😁😁😁😁I got a new word
  • Suzu 2019.04.02 10:09

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    Same here!!
  • Lily 2019.04.02 10:21

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    Good tips,thanks
  • Monica 2019.04.02 11:29

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    Thank you. I ve noticed that. Luckily I only followed few native speakers. I like browsing what they post which is useful for me to learn English.
  • Anchi0220 2019.04.02 14:44

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    Catfish, cool word!!!🤩 Right! Girls, be careful with the catfishes!
  • Takakaka 2019.04.02 14:48

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    @油条和豆浆 yeah I’m surprised by how many...
  • Takakaka 2019.04.02 14:49

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    @Martyna P there are definitely a lot of non-native English speakers pretending to be native however. I’ve seen some others post similar things.
  • Takakaka 2019.04.02 14:49

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    @Freddie 👍🏻
  • Takakaka 2019.04.02 14:50

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    @Suzu hope you haven’t had any issues with them!
  • Takakaka 2019.04.02 14:50

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    @Lily always trying to help haha
  • Takakaka 2019.04.02 14:51

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    @桃花仙 unfortunately it can be common enough to be useful to know haha
  • Takakaka 2019.04.02 14:52

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    @Monica even though there’s some who aren’t real, there’s still lots of native speakers!
  • Takakaka 2019.04.02 14:53

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    @Anchi0220 actually interestingly it’s mostly used as a verb; “he catfished me” “I got catfished”. You *can* use it as a noun but it’s less common.
  • ChengLin 2019.04.02 14:55

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    谢谢你
  • Monica 2019.04.02 15:26

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    @Takakaka yep😊
  • Anchi0220 2019.04.02 15:36

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    @Takakaka ohh! I see~ 😂 That’s good to know!
  • Suzu 2019.04.02 19:28

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    @Takakaka Thank you.☺︎

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