Mari Kim
Hello I have a question. I want to say that something is pretty popular and something was pretty popular. How can I say this? Could you please let me know which is more natural? If there isn’t any right expression, could you please correct them? The Squid Game is catchy. The Squid Game is trendy. The Squid Game is hot. The Squid Game catch on. Spiderman caught on but more it doesn't.
Oct 28, 2021 2:54 AM
Answers · 3
You could make use of " Squid Game is trendy" " Squid Game is hot" " Squid Game is the in thing" "in thing" meaning popular, everyone loves it lately. You could also say " Squid game is in now." in this context "in" means it's the most popular thing at the moment. To say something is catchy is more like saying something is easy to remember or always on your mind you are always thinking of it or saying it or doing it, it does not necessarily mean 'trendy'. Happy learning 😀🎉
October 28, 2021
You could say, The Squid game is well liked and admired. Spiderman was also well liked but now it isn't.
October 28, 2021
I think your first three phrases are appropriate and people would understand. Your final phrase makes more sense as “the squid game is catching on,” which is like saying it is becoming more popular each day. However, I think it is most natural to use the word popular. “The squid game is popular right now.“ “Popular” is a common word in English to describe something well liked by many people. For the Spider-Man phrase: again, I don’t think the “caught on/catch on” phrase makes much sense. It’s more natural to say “Spider-Man used to be popular but not anymore.”
October 28, 2021
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