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

July 14, 2017

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

mock

July 14, 2017

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

Thank you

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robinfli1

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.

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J1ng3rT41ls

I think both are good.

July 14, 2017

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

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.

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

MaxBabel, that is one fantastic example!

July 15, 2017

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

Thx :)

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J1ng3rT41ls

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

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robinfli1

True,

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pmerrick

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. . . .

July 14, 2017

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

'mock' can absolutely connote imitation. Although you're correct that you can mock someone without imitating them.

July 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pmerrick

I think you might want "mimic".

July 14, 2017

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

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

July 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Robinfli1

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.

July 19, 2017

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

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

July 19, 2017
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