[General] "I kill the man" Question

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Hello everyone!

I was watching a movie today and, at some point, the character says "I kill the man".

Why he said "the" instead of "a"? In my head, "I kill THE man" should make more sense if you are talking about a specific person which wasn't the case. Can you comment please?

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Hello breno_arruda, and welcome to the forum. :)
Are you sure the person didn't say "I killed a man" instead?
Can you provide a link to the sound/video clip?
 

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Or I'll kill the man.
 

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Or is the character speaking in, say, Caribbean dialect?
 

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Or is the character speaking in, say, Caribbean dialect?
Although it's unusual, it can work in any dialect. Why specifically Caribbean?

You kill the woman. I kill the man.
 

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Although it's unusual, it can work in any dialect. Why specifically Caribbean?

In some dialects, kill can be a simple past in I kill the man.
 
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