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    Smiles to you / Smiles at you

    Hi,
    In Paltalk messenger I sometimes chat to my Chinese friend. She sometimes type "Smiles to you" or "Smiles at you"
    Do we have such an expression in English? I think it's just Chinese and she just translates it from Chinese to English.

    Any thoughts?

    Source: heard from a Chinese friend
    Thanks

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    Re: Smiles to you / Smiles at you

    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Smiles to you / Smiles at you

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Thanks for answering but did I ask the meaning of "smile"?

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    Re: Smiles to you / Smiles at you

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thanks for answering but did I ask the meaning of "smile"?
    No, you asked about the preposition. If you cared to look closely at the examples of definition #1, maybe you would understand my link. Thank you.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Smiles to you / Smiles at you

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thanks for answering but did I ask the meaning of "smile"?
    sb, You need to be aware that the words I have underlined come across as rather rude. A more polite response to somebody who has taken the trouble to answer a question would be: "Thank you, but I actually wanted to know ..."
    Last edited by 5jj; 17-Oct-2013 at 14:54. Reason: typo

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    Re: Smiles to you / Smiles at you

    As I've understood. We can you use both prepositions? Am I right?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #7

    Re: Smiles to you / Smiles at you

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hi,
    In Paltalk messenger I sometimes chat to my Chinese friend. She sometimes type "Smiles to you" or "Smiles at you"
    Do we have such an expression in English? I think it's just Chinese and she just translates it from Chinese to English.

    Any thoughts?

    Source: heard from a Chinese friend
    Thanks
    I think the use of "smiles" has been misunderstood. It appears to me to be a noun, not a verb. I think the girl is sending "smiles" to you (not at you). We can also send "hugs", "kisses", etc. Please let me know if it is I who has misunderstood what you wrote.

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