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    #1

    I'm done

    I'm done.



    What does it mean?
    I can't give any context (just don't remember) but hear it every now and then.


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    #2

    Re: I'm done

    Depends so much on context (our favourite word):


    I'm finished >> Right, that's it. I've ticked all the boxes, so I 'm done

    I'm exhausted >> I've run twentyfive miles today. I'm done.

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    #3

    Re: I'm done

    Only the first of the two cases is common in AE.

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    #4

    Re: I'm done

    Still struggle with understanding.

    I'm done = I have finish something, e.g. I have completed the task so I'm done and can go home now.

    or:

    I'm done = Due to their rash decission I have lost everything and I'm done, I have nothing now.

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    #5

    Re: I'm done

    Quote Originally Posted by goingtocalifornia View Post
    Still struggle with understanding.

    I'm done = I have finish something, e.g. I have completed the task so I'm done and can go home now.

    or:

    I'm done = Due to their rash decission I have lost everything and I'm done, I have nothing now.
    The first one.

    Teachers, Am I mistaken or 'I am done' (may??) imply that something unpleasant is finished?

    Are you done?
    I am done talking to you.


    Thanks

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    #6

    Re: I'm done

    Today I saw a couple saying we are done after playing roulette. They won some money. It was a film.

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    #7

    Re: I'm done

    I don't know, maybe they played for a long time, like hours. I am not sure it has such connotation.

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    #8

    Re: I'm done

    No, in AE done just means through, finished completed, not negatively.

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    #9

    Re: I'm done

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    I don't know, maybe they played for a long time, like hours. I am not sure it has such connotation.
    Yes, they might have played for a long time or just decided they had enough and it was time to go home.

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    #10

    Re: I'm done

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    No, in AE done just means through, finished completed, not negatively.
    I've just looked the meaning of the word "through" up because I didn't know it had other meaning to what I have already known. I mean I did not now it could mean finished: "are you through with the paper?"

    Thanks konungursvia!

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