referrin to the views


Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect

A friend of mine took some pictures and she put them online, she's always in some of the pictures. Then I commented "Beautiful", she thought I was talking about her and she said "Really, I didn't wear makeup today", and I said:

I was referring to the views.

I wonder if it's natural to says so.

Thanks a lot
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    That sounds pretty normal to me, Silver. "I was referring to the landscape/background" would be a little clearer.


    Senior Member
    English-US, standard and medical
    Your sentence is entirely understandable. I hope you haven't hurt your friend's feelings, however. It's a bit tricky to say, "oh I didn't mean you," when your friend believes you have complimented her beauty:D.
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