Hey everyone, today we will talk about two really useful words:
to depend (v)
to depend (v)
Now this verb has three main meanings:
1- to trust, have confidence in,
Don't worry about it, you can depend on me~!
2- to rely on someone for support, often financially
My Mother depends on my Father.
3- to be contingent on something... if A then B. So what happens will be decided by something else and many times part of the information is not mentioned directly.
I'm not sure if I will get the job or not, it depends on how my interview goes.
Meaning, If my interview goes well (A) then I will get the job (B). Here the thing getting the job depends on is mentioned directly.
A: Are you hungry?
B: It depends on what's for dinner.
Meaning, if dinner is food I like then I am hungry, if it is food I don't like then I am not hungry~! Here the thing being hungry depends on has been omitted, it is not mentioned directly.
This is a feeling, state of mind or, emotion. It is often used to mean what do you feel like doing/eating/drinking/etc. In Japanese, you would say:
I'm in the mood for Mexican food.
I feel like eating Mexican food.
I'm in a good mood.
I feel happy.
A: What kind of music do you like?
B: It depends on my mood. Sometimes I like rock and sometimes I like hip hop.
meaning, it depends on how I feel (my mood) at the time I am listening to music.
Ok, I hope you enjoyed the first lesson of the month of April. I will try and post 8 this month... wish me luck~!