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    confusion

    <My sweetest and respected teachers>
    Maybe i won't be able to make you understant but i'll try my best.
    As you know people fly a kite.and they fight with each other by kites.
    And one of them thread cut off.
    How can i say it in proper Englis?
    What must i use instead of ''fight'' and ''cut''
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    Re: confusion

    I have never seen people fight with their kites. We just fly them because they're pretty.

    However, you can say "One person cut the string of the other's kite."

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    Re: confusion

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    I have never seen people fight with their kites. We just fly them because they're pretty.

    However, you can say "One person cut the string of the other's kite."

    The later "kite" is a slang word meaning a airplane. I haven't never seen people fight with their airplane in the fact but I did see it on TV.

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    Re: confusion

    I guess we need the original poster to come back to say whether he meant airplanes (which don't have strings) or actual kites.


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    Re: confusion

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    <My sweetest and respected teachers>
    Maybe i won't be able to make you understant but i'll try my best.
    As you know people fly a kite.and they fight with each other by kites.
    And one of them thread cut off.
    How can i say it in proper Englis?
    What must i use instead of ''fight'' and ''cut''
    No, Watson, it must be about kite. Look at the line in bold type.

    How do you like the collocation 'kite-fighting'?

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    Re: confusion

    It's unfamiliar to me. Is it something you're familiar with?


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    Re: confusion

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    It's unfamiliar to me. Is it something you're familiar with?
    No, but I thought it would go as a neologism since you have to nominate somehow what has come into being in real life.

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    #8

    Re: confusion

    Let's compete with kites correct?And can i say 'i cut the thread of his kite ??


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    Re: confusion

    The Kite Runner describes this activity, which can be found throughout Asia.

    You cut the kite flying line.

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