Re: freak out
I am not so sure that we do. I think that we may be culturally conditioned , at least in so far as we can recognise, and talk about, certain emotions. One example of this (I think) is 'face' - if it is correct to speak about that as an emotion. From what I have read and heard, the concept of 'face' is more significant in some Asian cultures than it is in some European/North American cultures.
Originally Posted by keannu
I am not too happy about thinking of 'freaking out' as an emotion, though I accept 'expression of emotion'. However, this may be just playing with words.
If you read all the posts by native speakers - and birdeen's call - you'll have some idea of what 'freaking out' can suggest.
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