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    Smile hopeless at direction? helpless at direction?

    Hi~ Would you help me how to say this naturally please?

    A: Didnít you say you left 3hours ago? How come you arrive now?


    B: How silly I am..
    Iím hopeless at direction. (Or, Iím helpless at direction)
    I lost my way again. (Or, I lost way again)


    A: Donít worry, thatís what girl does. Most girls are not good at direction.

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    Default Re: hopeless at direction? helpless at direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hi~ Would you help me how to say this naturally please?

    A: Didnít you say you left 3hours ago? How come you arrive now?
    How come you're just arriving now?

    B: How silly I am..
    Iím hopeless at direction. (Or, Iím helpless at direction)
    I lost my way again. (Or, I lost way again)
    I'm hopeless when it comes to directions. -or- I'm hopeless with directions.
    I lost my way again. -or - I got lost again.

    A: Donít worry, thatís what girl does. Most girls are not good at direction.

    Proper grammar would be: "Don't worry, that's what girls do. Most girls are not good at following directions." -or- "Most girls are not good with directions."

    HOWEVER
    Saying such a thing is sexist and impolite and will only get you a dirty look or rude comment in return.

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