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I don't like my photo taken.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Egoexpress, May 4, 2010.

  1. Egoexpress

    Egoexpress Senior Member

    Hungary, Hungarian
    Hi there,

    - I don't like my photo taken.

    Does the above sentence mean that you don't like people taking photos of you? Is there another way to say the same thing, beginning with:

    - I don't like to be...

    Thank you,
     
  2. jpyvr Senior Member

    Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
    English - Canadian
    "I don't like to be photographed."

    However, to me the most natural sounding way to express this sentiment is, "I don't like to have my photo taken."
     
  3. George French Senior Member

    English - UK
    Also "I don't like my photo being taken."

    GF..
     
  4. Egoexpress

    Egoexpress Senior Member

    Hungary, Hungarian
    Which one would you be more likely to say G?
     
  5. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    Another option: I don't like having my photo taken.
     
  6. Forero Senior Member

    Houston, Texas, USA
    USA English
    I don't want my photo taken. :tick:
    I don't like/want to be photographed. :tick:
    I don't like/want to have my photo taken. :tick:

    I don't like/want my photo being taken. :tick:
    I don't like having my photo taken. :tick:

    I don't like my photo taken.
    :cross:
    I don't want having my photo taken. :cross:
     
  7. Pertinax

    Pertinax Senior Member

    Queensland, Aust
    BrE->AuE
    I hear "I don't like my photo taken" and its ilk in Australia, usually when the voice is raised in anger. I would not recommend it for polite use.
     
  8. AskLang Senior Member

    Manila
    Filipino
    Can we also say -

    I don't wanna be taken a picture (i.e., a picture of myself).
     
  9. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    No, you can't... not if you want to be literate.
     
  10. Brioche

    Brioche Senior Member

    Adelaide
    Australia English
    You will also hear it in the UK, too.
     
  11. George French Senior Member

    English - UK
    I aaume you meant me.

    "I don't like my photo being taken."

    GF..
     
  12. Alxmrphi Senior Member

    Reykjavík, Ísland
    UK English
    I think I'm more likely to say:

    I don't like getting my photo taken.

    This is like, I don't like going through the situation where a photo is taken of me, contrasted with being, which (at least for me) is a little more focused on the actual camera taking the photo that instant.
     
  13. PulauPandan Senior Member

    kerinci Indonesia
    Indonesian
    Can we say:
    dont take any photo of me?
    Thank you
     
  14. Alxmrphi Senior Member

    Reykjavík, Ísland
    UK English
    :)
     
  15. natkretep

    natkretep Moderato con anima

    Singapore
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    I think I could say it myself too, and not necessarily in anger but in a very matter-of-fact way. Is this not a possible construction in AmE?
     
  16. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    I think you get better mileage with the magic word, even when obedience is expected: Please don't take any photos of me.
     

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