prank vs. cheat vs. kid

jokaec

Senior Member
Chinese - Hong Kong
When a friend joke with me by lying something. How can I respond to him politely and friendly.'You are kidding me' or ' You are cheating me.' or ' You are pranking me.' Are they all correct? Which one you prefer and most common? Thank you!
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    The three words mean different things. (Also, to my ears, the use of "prank" as a verb is a bit odd, even though I have heard it in recent years.) What do you want your sentence to mean?
     
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