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fdk47

Senior Member
Tagalog
Does "get satisfied" add any sexual meaning?
Is "get satisfied" a natural expression in the sentence below?
If not, what would be a common expression?

"I took a French conversation lesson with him but I couldn't get satisfied."

Thank you.
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    It doesn't sound natural, no, but please tell us in your own words what you mean to say. What was wrong with the lesson? In what way was it not satisfying? Then we may be able to help you find the right expression.
     

    bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    "Get satisfied" would sound very odd here. The more idiomatic phrasing would be "I took a French conversation lesson with him, but I wasn't satisfied" or maybe "but I was dissatisfied." [Note the comma preceding the coordinating conjunction "but."]
     

    fdk47

    Senior Member
    Tagalog
    The hypothetical context is that the student thought that the class was boring.

    Could you tell me in what way "get satisfied" sound unnatural/odd in this sentence? Sexual, or just non-native speech? I have no idea.
    Or is the combination of "couldn't" and "get satisfied" uncommon, or not idiomatic in this situation?

    (Thank you bibliolept for your comment on the missing comma.)
     

    bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    "Get satisfied" simply does not sound natural here. It's possible that it could be interpreted as referring to a sexual matter, but in reality it would just confuse the reader.
     
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