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    Smile Letís say, learnt good lesson.

    Hello~ Would you help me with saying this naturally please?

    A: I burnt food yesterday and the fire alarm ⓐstarted to cry (ⓑstared crying).
    It never stop and ended up with coming fire-car. And I paid $80 for penalty.

    B: Oh, my. Sorry to hear that. Let’s say, learnt good lesson.
    The silver lining is nothing has been burnt.

    A: Yea, but $80 is too harsh.

    B: I know....

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    Re: Letís say, learnt good lesson.

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ Would you help me with saying this naturally please?

    A: I burnt food yesterday and the fire alarm ⓐstarted to cry (ⓑstared crying).
    It never stop and ended up with coming fire-car. And I paid $80 for penalty.

    B: Oh, my. Sorry to hear that. Letís say, learnt good lesson.
    The silver lining is nothing has been burnt.

    A: Yea, but $80 is too harsh.

    B: I know....

    Hello~ Would you help me with saying this naturally please?

    A: Yesterday, I accidentally burnt my food when the fire alarm went off.
    It would not stop and ultimately ended up with a fire brigade coming to my house. For this action I paid a $80 penalty.

    B: Oh, my god. Sorry to hear that. Letís say, you learnt your lesson. The silver lining that had been burnt is nothing.

    A: Yea, but the $80 fine is too harsh.

    B: I know....

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