A three-round jogging

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Silver, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. Silver

    Silver Senior Member

    Chongqing
    Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
    Context and Question:

    Here is a picture of the playground of a school. And I have a question about the lane (for running, jogging, etc.) I usually jog in this such a school and since the lane is a circle-shaped course, I said this to my friend last time when he came to join me:

    I’ve just finished a three-round jogging.

    I want to say that I’ve run along the lane (400 meters usually) for three times, so it's three rounds. In China, people say “three circles”, “three rounds” to mean the fact they’ve run along the lane (inside the lane) for three times. I wonder how to express myself naturally?

    Thanks a lot

    Thoughts:

    No idea. But I'm pretty sure mine is bad. I also think native speakers won't be hairsplitting like me in this situation.
     
  2. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    Colorado
    English-US
    Hi, Silver.

    "Lap" is the ordinary word for "round" in my part of the world: I ran three laps around the track.
     
  3. Silver

    Silver Senior Member

    Chongqing
    Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
    Thanks a lot, Owlman5, for your help in all of my threads. :)
     

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