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    because walking walking

    Is the phrase "because walking walking" appropriate in English? It sounds odd to me.

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    There must be fewer and fewer friends, because walking walking, the direction is inconsistent. Only same-minded people, to understand.

    Source: From tiktok, the speaker is an American White.

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    Re: because walking walking

    I guess what the speaker meant is:

    There will be fewer and fewer friends left along the path of life, because the longer you walk, the more directions appear. Only the same-minded people will come together.

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    Re: because walking walking

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Source: From tiktok,
    TikTok is just a social networking platform. It's hardly worth plucking sentences out of it and asking about them here.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    the speaker is an American White.
    That is inappropriate and may be considered offensive. Do not refer to a person as "a white".
    In any case, what has that person's skin colour got to do with that sentence?!

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    Re: because walking walking

    Is American Black an offense too? They don't look like offensive in Chinese.

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    Re: because walking walking

    Yes, "a black" or any variation of it would be considered offensive too.
    Do not use "a"+colour to refer to a person.
    You can say, for example,
    "a white woman",
    "a black man",
    "a black/white baby/girl/boy",
    In other words, do not use the colour as the main noun.

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    Re: because walking walking

    OK now:
    An American white man
    An American black man

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    Re: because walking walking

    Those are acceptable. However, you may need to switch the adjectives around, depending on the context.

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    Re: because walking walking

    Don't use TikTok to learn English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: because walking walking

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    There must be fewer and fewer friends, because walking walking, the direction is inconsistent. Only same-minded people, to understand.

    Source: From tiktok, the speaker is an American … .
    Whoever said or wrote that barely speaks English. It's gibberish.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: because walking walking

    TikToks are videos - was this a transcription of what the speaker said, or captions the poster put on their own video?

    I think one of three things is true:

    1) If it's an accurate transcription, then the speaker in the video has limited English proficiency.
    2) If it's an inaccurate transcription, then the person transcribing really seems to have misheard what was said and has limited knowledge of English themselves.
    3) It's a gag-video, and the person in the video is deliberately speaking in very broken English.
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