Sammy chats up Julia at Tom's party. What does he get from her?





Well, when I met my wife, I started to talk to her about the weather and other things, and we talked nicely and finally, I asked her mobile number and she gave me it and now we are married!

please can i have your phone number?

why did you use "Sam chats up Julia at Tom's party", why didn't you use "Sam chats with Julia at Tom's party" ?

Hello giangvu,

There is a difference in meaning between 'chat with someone' and 'chat someone up' / 'chat up someone'.

If you chat with someone you are having a friendly conversation.

If you chat someone up then you have some - let's say - romantic intent...



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank for your help.

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