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    Default what's the meaning "up to" and " kinda"

    Question 1 : what's the meaning "up to" and " kinda" here ?

    Ross: So Rachel, what're you, uh... what're you up to tonight?

    Rachel: Well, I was kinda supposed to be headed for Aruba on my honeymoon, so nothing!

    Question 2 : according to the below dialogue ,Does phoebe say that she should have needed the help from joey, but actually she don't need the help from joey. or Joey needs the help from phoebe. but phoebe don't
    want to do it.

    Joey: Hey Pheebs, you wanna help?

    Phoebe: Oh, I wish I could, but I don't want to.

    thank you !

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    Default Re: what's the meaning "up to" and " kinda&qu

    Quote Originally Posted by zeppy
    Question 1 : what's the meaning "up to" and " kinda" here ?

    Ross: So Rachel, what're you, uh... what're you up to tonight?

    Rachel: Well, I was kinda supposed to be headed for Aruba on my honeymoon, so nothing!
    When Ross asks Rachel what she is up to he is asking her what she is doing.

    Quote Originally Posted by zeppy
    Question 2 : according to the below dialogue ,Does phoebe say that she should have needed the help from joey, but actually she don't need the help from joey. or Joey needs the help from phoebe. but phoebe don't
    want to do it.

    Joey: Hey Pheebs, you wanna help?

    Phoebe: Oh, I wish I could, but I don't want to.

    thank you !
    Joey was asking Phoebe for help.

    :)

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    Default Re: what's the meaning "up to" and " kinda&qu

    Quote Originally Posted by zeppy
    Question 1 : what's the meaning "up to" and " kinda" here ?

    Ross: So Rachel, what're you, uh... what're you up to tonight?

    Rachel: Well, I was kinda supposed to be headed for Aruba on my honeymoon, so nothing!
    The word "kinda" is a shortening of "kind of". It is not a real word, but it represents the way people often speak "kind of". A synonym is "sort of", which can be written (in dialect) "sorta". Both of these, when used as a modifier in this way, mean "in a way" "in some fashion".

    Question 2 : according to the below dialogue ,Does phoebe say that she should have needed the help from joey, but actually she don't need the help from joey. or Joey needs the help from phoebe. but phoebe don't
    want to do it.
    "Wanna" is another dialectal shortening. Unfortunately, it can be a shortening of either "want a" or "want to". One can't tell the difference out of context. In this case, it means "want to", because we can't say "want a help". So Joey asked her if she wanted to help Joey. Her way of declining was meant to be funny. :D

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