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    Talking tennis game we will play tomorrow

    I have one more question, today.

    If I say "the tennis game we will play tomorrow", does it give you an impression that the game will be a serious or important one?
    Or can I use the phrase in a situation like some people get together and play tennis just for fun?
    If not, what phrase would you use instead?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: tennis game we will play tomorrow

    The sentence the tennis game we will play tomorrow has not any implications whether it is an official game or a casual, between friends meeting. The only way to clarify is with the context (i.e. if you want to make the reder understand that it is an official game, you have to say so!)

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    Talking Re: tennis game we will play tomorrow

    Thank you for your clear explanation.

    If I translate the phrase into Japanese directly, it sounds a little strange.
    It sounds as if there would be an official game. That's why I asked this question. The word "game", in the meaning of "match", seem to have an impression that it is official in Japanese.
    Of course, there should be many exceptions, though.

    Again thank you so much. I appreciate your help.

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    Re: tennis game we will play tomorrow

    You're welcome

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