make yourself friends

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Boris Tatarenko

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Hello.

Several days ago I found an awesome song on Youtube. The singer sings in English, he's not a native speaker of English though.
Could you please tell me if the phrase "make yourself friends" sounds good to you? I'm sure we normally say "go and make some friends". :roll:

(listen 00:20-00:30)

 

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First of all, thanks for posting this. I've been hearing this song on the radio, but didn't know what it was called or who sang it.

To answer your question, yes it's a natural expression. You'll hear other similar variation using 'go make yourself/myself (some) X.' Using the reflexive pronoun just sort of emphasizes the fact that the person in question is responsible for making the desired action happen.

'go make myself some money'
'go make yourself a drink'
'go make ourselves some food'

Edit: Note that at about 0:59 , he recalls his dad saying "go get yourself a wife or you'll be lonely"
 
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Matthew Wai

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The singer sings in English, he's not a native speaker of English though.
Your signature says 'correct all my mistakes', and I consider the above a comma splice, a sentence error.
 

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Good try, Matthew, though in fact, its not.

I think moving 'though' will make it clear.

'The singer sings in English, though he's not a native speaker of English.'
 
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