https://www.duolingo.com/-Hann

What's the word that someone is trying to humiliate another for repeating her/his actions funny way?

Please excuse me my question is a bit weird, but I always wondered about this.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/MaxBabel
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mock

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Hann

Thank you

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robinfligh

To mimic means you are copying a person but it doesn't always mean you are trying to humiiate or put down. Mock is closer to what is described.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J1ng3rT41ls

I think both are good.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaxBabel
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If you want to improve you language skills, you would do well to mimic native speakers. But you probably don't want to mock them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa
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MaxBabel, that is one fantastic example!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaxBabel
MaxBabel
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Thx :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J1ng3rT41ls

That's true! My Mom did that and they just thought it was funny, but not alll will be like that... :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robinfligh

True,

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pmerrick
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The problem with mock is it doesn't connote mimicry. The problem with mimic is that mimicry can happen without mockery. One word won't exactly do it. . . .

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaxBabel
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'mock' can absolutely connote imitation. Although you're correct that you can mock someone without imitating them.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pmerrick
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I think you might want "mimic".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Hann

I didn't expect that so many comments lol. Thank all of you guys <3

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robinfligh

I would like to make a suggestion on your note following your question. A better way to say it would be " Excuse me if my question seems a bit weird." It sounded like you were concerned that people would not understand why you asked the question.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Hann

Right. Usually I note any kinds of sentences before talk or ask to someone, but this time was not. Thanks for advice.

1 year ago
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