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    #1

    Would you tell me what "kick it." means?

    Hello.


    I heard the sentence "This looks like a cool place to kick it." in a movie.


    The phrase "Kick it" could be including the meaning "hang out with someone"?


    Can this following sentences "I am kicking it with my friend at the mall, doing some window shopping" and "I am kicking it at home." be used in this way?


    Would you tell me how do I say in English when I am doing nothing at home <of course, I could be watching television or using a computer>


    I mean, when you got a call from your friend while you were watching TV or Web surfing or something like that, and If your friend who are calling you ask to you, "what are you doing?"


    Is it okay if I say, "I'm chilling at home." in this situation as a response?



    How do you usually say as a response?



    Thank you for taking the time ^_^


    P.s: I would appreciate if you could correct sentences that sound awkward or unnatural.

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    #2

    Re: Would you tell me what "kick it." means?

    I think 'chilling' is more sociable than that - but it's hard to say, as I don't speak that language . I'd say 'mooching' or 'slobbing about'.

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    Re: Would you tell me what "kick it." means?

    "Kicking it" is English slang meaning to relax. it comes from the notion of relaxing by kicking off your shoes.

    Chilling, also slang, is very similar in meaning to kicking it. It comes from the idea that if you're active you'll work up a sweat but if you're
    not doing anything you'll be cold 'chilled.'

    All your sentences are understandable but not quite right.

    The phrase "Kick it" could be including the meaning "hang out with someone"?
    Could the expression "kick it" mean to hang out with someone?

    Can this following sentences "I am kicking it with my friend at the mall, doing some window shopping" and "I am kicking it at home." be used in this way?
    Can the following sentences . . .

    Would you tell me how do I say in English when I am doing nothing at home <of course, I could be watching television or using a computer>
    Would you tell me what I say in English when . . .

    I mean, when you got a call from your friend while you were watching TV or Web surfing or something like that, and If your friend who are calling you ask to you, "what are you doing?"
    I mean, if you get a call from your friend while you are watching TV or Web surfing or something like that, and if the friend asks you, "what are you doing?"


    Is it okay if I say, "I'm chilling at home." in this situation as a response?
    Is it okay if I say, "I'm chilling at home" in this situation as a response?
    [no period]

    How do you usually say as a response?
    What do you usually say in response?

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    Re: Would you tell me what "kick it." means?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I think 'chilling' is more sociable than that - but it's hard to say, as I don't speak that language . I'd say 'mooching' or 'slobbing about'.

    b


    Thank you for the comment, Bobk !

    then, Is it okay if I say, "l'm mooching (at home) now" or I am slobbing (at home) now.

    Would you show me some full sentences? Thanks ^_^

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    Re: Would you tell me what "kick it." means?

    Quote Originally Posted by bwkcaj_ca View Post
    "Kicking it" is English slang meaning to relax. it comes from the notion of relaxing by kicking off your shoes.

    Chilling, also slang, is very similar in meaning to kicking it. It comes from the idea that if you're active you'll work up a sweat but if you're
    not doing anything you'll be cold 'chilled.'

    All your sentences are understandable but not quite right.

    The phrase "Kick it" could be including the meaning "hang out with someone"?
    Could the expression "kick it" mean to hang out with someone?

    Can this following sentences "I am kicking it with my friend at the mall, doing some window shopping" and "I am kicking it at home." be used in this way?
    Can the following sentences . . .

    Would you tell me how do I say in English when I am doing nothing at home <of course, I could be watching television or using a computer>
    Would you tell me what I say in English when . . .

    I mean, when you got a call from your friend while you were watching TV or Web surfing or something like that, and If your friend who are calling you ask to you, "what are you doing?"
    I mean, if you get a call from your friend while you are watching TV or Web surfing or something like that, and if the friend asks you, "what are you doing?"


    Is it okay if I say, "I'm chilling at home." in this situation as a response?
    Is it okay if I say, "I'm chilling at home" in this situation as a response?
    [no period]

    How do you usually say as a response?
    What do you usually say in response?

    Thank you for correcting sentences with your explanations,bwkcaj_ca. !!!


    Both sentences "I am chilling at home" and "I am kicking it at home" sound weird? is it okay if I use both sentences, sometimes ?

    I means, I am just curious what do you usually say in response in the situation above?

    < Bobk gave me another way of speaking, but I would like to know more way of saying this. so....>

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    Re: Would you tell me what "kick it." means?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tramper View Post
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    < Bobk gave me another way of speaking, but I would like to know more way of saying this. so....>
    Perhaps the options I gave you are (southern) Br Eng?

    Examples:

    What did you do at the weekend?
    Not much. Bit of shopping on Saturday morning - otherwise I just mooched around at home.

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    Re: Would you tell me what "kick it." means?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tramper View Post
    Hello.


    I heard the sentence "This looks like a cool place to kick it." in a movie.


    The phrase "Kick it" could be including the meaning "hang out with someone"?
    Yes. A good place to "kick it" means a place to relax and hang out.

    Can this following sentences "I am kicking it with my friend at the mall, doing some window shopping" and "I am kicking it at home." be used in this way?
    These are common slang phrases used in AmE, although usually among the "young" set (that is, it is more common for a teenager or a person in their 20s to say "I'm at the mall kicking it with my friend" than for a 50-year-old.)

    Would you tell me how do I say in English when I am doing nothing at home <of course, I could be watching television or using a computer>


    I mean, when you got a call from your friend while you were watching TV or Web surfing or something like that, and If your friend who are calling you ask to you, "what are you doing?"


    Is it okay if I say, "I'm chilling at home." in this situation as a response?
    Again, this is a common AmE slang response for younger folks...if someone calls them and asks "what are you doing?" (actually, this demographic would probably say "Whazzup?", a slurred way of asking "What's up?"), "I'm just sitting here, chilling" or "I'm at home, chilling" would be common replies.


    How do you usually say as a response?
    Example:
    Friend on phone: "Hey, what's up?"
    You (at home): "Nothing much, I'm just chilling, watching TV. What's up with you?"
    Friend: "Some of us were talking about kicking it at Jason's house for a while...his parents won't be home until late, and he's got Rock Band 3 on his Wii."
    You: "Dude! I'm there!"

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    Re: Would you tell me what "kick it." means?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Perhaps the options I gave you are (southern) Br Eng?

    Examples:

    What did you do at the weekend?
    Not much. Bit of shopping on Saturday morning - otherwise I just mooched around at home.

    b

    Thank you for giving me some examples! ^_^

    Have a great day!!!

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    Re: Would you tell me what "kick it." means?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Yes. A good place to "kick it" means a place to relax and hang out.



    These are common slang phrases used in AmE, although usually among the "young" set (that is, it is more common for a teenager or a person in their 20s to say "I'm at the mall kicking it with my friend" than for a 50-year-old.)



    Again, this is a common AmE slang response for younger folks...if someone calls them and asks "what are you doing?" (actually, this demographic would probably say "Whazzup?", a slurred way of asking "What's up?"), "I'm just sitting here, chilling" or "I'm at home, chilling" would be common replies.




    Example:
    Friend on phone: "Hey, what's up?"
    You (at home): "Nothing much, I'm just chilling, watching TV. What's up with you?"
    Friend: "Some of us were talking about kicking it at Jason's house for a while...his parents won't be home until late, and he's got Rock Band 3 on his Wii."
    You: "Dude! I'm there!"

    Hello, Ouisch.

    I would like to thank your for leaving comments with clear explanations^_^

    I'd better write it down to commit these to memory


    By the way, I was just wondering if these sentences "I'm goofing around/off (at home)" or "I'm bumming around (at home) have similar meaning to "I'm just chilling."

    Thanks again. ^_^

    Peter.
    Last edited by Tramper; 30-May-2011 at 05:23.

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    Re: Would you tell me what "kick it." means?

    I haven't heard 'goofing around' in this context - it's closer to 'fooling around' [that is, 'playing the fool']. I have heard 'bumming around' - and even used it in the '60s. But it sounds to me rather dated (used in those days to imply 'I've heard of Woody Guthrie')

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