Sasha
Hi, everyone! Here, the girl on the video says that some people do skipping with a rope. I thought that skipping is always meant to be with a rope, isn't it? https://youtu.be/jpg_Jg-icdk?t=412 Thank you!
Nov 14, 2021 8:26 AM
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Hello Sasha!Years have passed and I'm amazed and glad to see you here, active just as before. Most people here are new to me. I remember that you once said that you would like your son to learn English well. How's it going?
November 15, 2021
Skipping is a verb that has several meanings, none of them involving rope. If you want to say skipping rope, you have to specify ROPE.
November 15, 2021
'Skip', like most short words in English, has lots of meanings. The most common similar meaning is used to convey moving in a direction with a bounce (the children were skipping down the sidewalk). Without 'rope', that would be the default meaning of 'skip'. And as Eric said, in the US we typically say 'jump' but in that case too you need to specify that you are 'jumping rope' (neither 'jumping', nor 'jumping with a rope') By the way 'skipping with a rope' sounds awkward to my American ear. Maybe it's British, or maybe there's some other kind of fitness 'skipping' that I don't know about.
November 15, 2021
The activity can be described as to "jump rope" or to "skip rope". They are more or less interchangeable, but in the US we predominantly say "to jump rope" Mark does jump rope for cardio. American Mark skips rope for cardio. British В шестом классе, у нас было соревнование по прыжкам со скакалкой. In sixth grade we had a jump-rope competition.
November 14, 2021
Well as you see on the video you can do the skipping movement without a rope; this seems to be jumping up and down and moving the arms around as though you were holding a rope. I suppose the important thing is to get the exercise. Personally I prefer walking. So does my dog! 😉
November 14, 2021
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