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  1. keannu's Avatar
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    stay absent-minded

    How much time do you spend on leisure activities?
    * Much more than I should, actually. I like reading books and drinking a cup of tea in a cafe. I love enjoying leisurely ambience. Sometimes I stay absent-minded in a cafe.

    Is this a suitable expression? Or "I'm numb"? This state means mindless, without thinking.
    stay absent-minded

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    Re: stay absent-minded

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    How much time do you spend on leisure activities?
    * Much more than I should, actually. I like reading books and drinking a cup of tea in a cafe. I love enjoying leisure time. Sometimes I Let my mind wander in a cafe.

    Is this a suitable expression? No. It means something else. Or "I'm numb"?
    No. That also means something else. This state means mindless: No. That means something else, too., without thinking. Sorry! "Without thinking" is okay even though it's not quite accurate. The others are just wrong.
    stay absent-minded Again, no.
    Look up absent-minded, numb, and mindless. I think you'll see what I mean.

    Look up ambience, too.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: stay absent-minded

    This is from a dictionary, so I think "enjoy leisurely/relaxed ambience" may make sense.

    • the relaxed ambience of the city
    • [NOUN] The ambience of a place is the character and atmosphere that it seems to have. The overall ambience of the room is cosy.

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