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    Default Does the expression "That's neat" still be used in everyday conversation?

    Dear teachers and members.


    I would like to know three things.


    1. What does " neat" mean in this sentence? Does it mean " Great "? I looked it up in some dictionaries, but still can't figure out the specific meaning for "neat" in this sentence clearly.


    My friend made a comment below the photo I've uploaded on Facebook. He commented " That's neat "



    2. Does the expression "That's neat" still be used in everyday conversation?
    If not, what would be the alternative term or expression for "That's neat" ?


    3. In which situation does the expression " That's harsh!" be usually used? Could you give me some situations?


    Thank you so much for your help, in advance. and I would be really appreciate if anyone could correct sentences that I've made sound weird or unnatural.



    P.s: Here is the photo that I've mentioned in this post.
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    Default Re: Does the expression "That's neat" still be used in everyday conversation?

    It is used today.

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    Default Re: Does the expression "That's neat" still be used in everyday conversation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tramper View Post
    Dear teachers and members.


    I would like to know three things.


    1. What does " neat" mean in this sentence? Does it mean " Great "? I looked it up in some dictionaries, but still can't figure out the specific meaning for "neat" in this sentence clearly.


    My friend made a comment below the photo I've uploaded on Facebook. He commented " That's neat "



    2. Is the expression "That's neat" still used in everyday conversation?
    If not, what would be the alternative term or expression for "That's neat" ?


    3. In which situation is the expression " That's harsh!" usually used? Could you give me some situations?


    Thank you so much for your help in advance. I would really appreciate it if anyone could correct the sentences that I've made that sound weird or unnatural.


    Bhai.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 21-Sep-2011 at 09:04. Reason: Correct error (thanks to bennevis for pointing it out)

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    Default Re: Does the expression "That's neat" still be used in everyday conversation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tramper View Post
    Dear teachers and members.


    I would like to know three things.


    1. What does " neat" mean in this sentence? Does it mean " Great "? I looked it up in some dictionaries, but still can't figure out the specific meaning for "neat" in this sentence clearly.


    My friend made a comment below the photo I've uploaded on Facebook. He commented " That's neat "



    2. Does the expression "That's neat" still be used in everyday conversation?
    If not, what would be the alternative term or expression for "That's neat" ?


    3. In which situation does the expression " That's harsh!" be usually used? Could you give me some situations?


    Thank you so much for your help, in advance. and I would be really appreciate if anyone could correct sentences that I've made sound weird or unnatural.



    P.s: Here is the photo that I've mentioned in this post.
    Yes, you still hear/read the term "neat" used to describe something "great". Some synonyms: nice/cool/awesome/rad (and probably many more used by today's youth). I wouldn't expect to hear "harsh" used very often currently. But an example could be: (A) The teacher said that Maria's exam was "horrible". (B) Yes, I think that was a very harsh comment.

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    Default Re: Does the expression "That's neat" still be used in everyday conversation?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Bhai.


    Thank you so much for the correcting sentences ^_^

    I was just wondering if you made a typo in this sentence.


    I would really it appreciate if anyone could correct the sentences that I've made that sound weird or unnatural. < I would really appreciate it if ~ ? >


    Thanks again ^_^

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    Default Re: Does the expression "That's neat" still be used in everyday conversation?

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Yes, you still hear/read the term "neat" used to describe something "great". Some synonyms: nice/cool/awesome/rad (and probably many more used by today's youth). I wouldn't expect to hear "harsh" used very often currently. But an example could be: (A) The teacher said that Maria's exam was "horrible". (B) Yes, I think that was a very harsh comment.


    Thank you for the comments with clear explanations, billmcd !

    I will write it down and try to commit it to my memory Thanks you !!

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    Default Re: Does the expression "That's neat" still be used in everyday conversation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    It is used today.

    Thank you for the comment ^_^

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    Default Re: Does the expression "That's neat" still be used in everyday conversation?

    You don't hear it used that much in BrE. At least, I don't.

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