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    Talking I cried intentionally

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?
    (I'd like to know if I can use intentionally and unconsciously in this context.)


    A: Hey, why did you run tears just before?
    B: I cried intentionally, if I donít do that mom will give me just small pocket money.
    A: Give you a little money then thatís it, I could never do that.
    You are something.

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    A: Hey, why did you run tears just before?
    B: ⓐThe story was so sad I run tears unconsciously.
    ⓑThe story was so sad I run tears unwittingly.

    You are not sad at all? Such a cold-hearted.

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    Re: I cried intentionally

    Dear Flytothesky:

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?
    (I'd like to know if I can use intentionally and unconsciously in this context.)I would not use those words. the following suggestions are meant to convey the same idea.


    A: Hey, why did you run tears just before?
    A: Hey, why were you crying just now?
    B: I cried intentionally, if I don’t do that mom will give me just small pocket money.
    B: Oh, I can cry on cue, and when I do my mom gives me more pocket money than she would if I were dry-eyed.
    A: Give you a little money then that’s it, I could never do that.
    You are something.
    A: Aha! So you do it for the money! I could never do that. You are really something!

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    A: Hey, why did you run tears just before?
    Hey, why were you crying just now?
    B: ⓐThe story was so sad I run tears unconsciously.
    ⓑThe story was so sad I run tears unwittingly.

    B: The story was so sad I could not hold back my tears.
    or
    B: the story was so sad, before I knew it I was crying.
    You are not sad at all? Such a cold-hearted.
    Aren't you at all sad? You must have a cold heart.
    or
    You are so cold-hearted!
    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra


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    Re: I cried intentionally

    Many thanks for your help pyoung

    Can I ask you one more thing? It's still related to ' intentionally and unconsciously' question.

    A: Do you have Korean friends here?

    B: No I donít have even one.

    A: Why not? Isnít it fun to hang out with same country people?

    B: I donít hang out with them intentionally.
    Whenever I'm with them I speak Korean unconsciously, even though I try not to.
    That's why I keep the distance from Korean.

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    Re: I cried intentionally

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Many thanks for your help pyoung

    Can I ask you one more thing? It's still related to ' intentionally and unconsciously' question.

    A: Do you have Korean friends here?

    B: No, I donít have even one.

    A: Why not? Isnít it fun to hang out with people from your own country?

    B: I intentionally donít hang out with them . If you say, 'I don't hang out with them intentionally,' it is like saying, 'I didn't break that glass intentionally; it was just an accident.'
    Also possible is: Yes, of course, I love to be with people from my country, but I am trying to speak only English.'
    Whenever I'm with them I speak Korean unconsciously, even though, in general, I try not to. or: ...unconsciously, even though my goal is to speak only English.
    That's why I keep my distance from Koreans.
    Would you like more examples of the uses of 'unconsciously' and 'intentionally', or are you more interested in perfecting this particular conversation about trying to speak only English?

    All best wishes,

    Petra

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