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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    He kind of goes hard

    I've just watched this video. At the beginning we can hear: "The first time I listened to Watsky I was like "he sounds like a *** honkey". And I don't even think he knows, but then I listened to him some more times and don't tell anybody 'bout this. But he kinda goes hard though".

    As far as I know "kinda" means "kind of", so she says "he kind of goes hard though". I think I can get the meaning, but I'm not sure about this construction and whether it's correct or not. Do native speakers use it and when you say it?

    Thanks.
    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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    Re: He kind of goes hard

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Mr. Tatarenko:

    1. Have you checked out the online Urban Dictionary?

    2. It told me that "go hard" means (1) to do something very well or (2) to do something that takes a lot of personal courage.

    3. I am 99.99% sure that most native speakers in the United States do NOT use that verb.

    4. Here is my educated GUESS as to what the sentence means:

    "Watsky sounds like a honkey. [Of course, you know what a "honkey" is. Please do NOT use this term in your speech.] I have listened to him several times. Don't tell anybody about this, but he does a rather [ kind of] good job in sounding like a honkey."


    James

    P.S. I believe that most Americans spell it as "honky." As I said, it would be a good idea to NEVER say or write that word.
    Last edited by TheParser; 07-Aug-2014 at 13:33. Reason: I added P.S.

  2. Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
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    Re: He kind of goes hard

    This in a common American accent that most Americans think is annoying. The video is comedy. I wouldn't imitate it.

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