“@rehaneta: by the way, how do you pronounce ‘pun’?” It’s [puhn] / secara Bahasa “pan” seperti kata panci tanpa ci-nya
You can hear the pronouncatiation here http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pun @rehaneta
Pun salah satu jenis joke
“@Portuguesamava: maksudnya joke gitu yah ?” Iya, puns adalah bagian dari ngelucu jadi ya salah satu jenis joke juga
Pun bukan gombalan
“@Portuguesamava: kalo “gombalan” English nya apa min, disebutnya gimana ?“
Good question @Portuguesamava, tapi setahu admin bukan “puns”. Tujuan ngegombal adalah lebih kepada merayu atau menggoda – B. Inggris-nya “flirting”, jadi bisa saja itu bagian dari “flirting jokingly”? Mungkin fellas ada pendapat lain?
“@FarizMohammed: pickup lines?” Iya, bisa juga pickup lines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pick-up_line …)
Sepertinya “pickup line” yang paling cocok buat arti gombalan @Portuguesamava
Pun susah dimengerti dan diterjemahkan?
- “@RAKemal: Yeay! @EnglishTips4U are playing puns! They’re punchy! I don’t know why some people hate them..”
- Well that’s the side effect to puns, some people don’t like it because it’s like non-sense jokes atau kita bilangnya jayus
- But admin thinks puns are funny, entertaining, good exercise if you like playing with words, even learning new words :)
- Maybe next time I should make an #EngGame or #EngQuiz where fellas create the puns :)
- “@RAKemal: What makes a pun worse is when you try to explain them. Hahaha”
- “@SheylaMcF: @RAKemal @EnglishTips4U what makes it the worst is when you’re being a translator and have to translate the puns to Indonesian :’/”
- “@RAKemal: Many things will get lost in translation, obvs.. @SheylaMcF”
- Of course, that’s another matter which can’t be avoided @RAKemal @SheylaMcF
Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on January 17, 2015
This time, I’d like to talk about grammar. In particular, we’ll talk about: Verb + Preposition (‘About’ and ‘Of’).
Some verbs can be followed by either ‘about’ or ‘of.’ Each pairing usually gives different meaning from the other.
- ‘Dream about’ vs. ‘dream of’
- Dream about. Example:
- “I dreamt about you last night.” (when I was asleep).
- Dream of being something. Meaning: imagine. Example:
- ‘Hear about’ vs. ‘Hear of’
- Hear about. Meaning: be told about something. Example:
- “Did you hear about the fight club last night?”
- Hear of. Meaning: know that somebody/something exists. Example:
- “I have never heard of Tom Madley. Who is he?”
- ‘Remind about’ vs. ‘Remind of’
- Remind somebody about. Meaning: tell somebody not to forget. Example:
- “I’m glad you remind me about the meeting.”
- Remind somebody of. Meaning: cause somebody to remember. Example:
- “This house reminds me of my childhood.”
- ‘Complain about’ vs. ‘Complain of’
- Complain (to somebody) about. Meaning: say that you are not satisfied. Example:
- “We complained to the manager about the service.
- Complain of a pain, illness, etc. Meaning: say that you have a pain. Example:
- “George was complaining of a pain in his stomach.”
- ‘Warn about’ vs. ‘Warn of’
- Warn somebody of/about a danger. Example:
- “Everybody has been warned of/about the dangers of smoking.”
- Warn somebody about something dangerous, unusual, etc. Example:
- “Vicky warned us about the traffic.”
- English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press).
Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on Monday, October 13, 2014