What's the difference between:
I'm joking and
Just kidding ?
Thanks a lot
We use "kidding" informally and casually when we are teasing someone and looking at their response.
Example: Hey, you forgot to zip your pants! Haha... Just kidding!
We " crack a joke" when we are more intentional on making others laugh by presenting something hilarious.
"Joke" can also be used to indicate our disbelief.
Example: You must be joking! / You can run at the speed of sound? What a joke!
Hope this helps.
You can use these interchangeably. It's just a different way to say basically the same thing. "To kid" someone means to not be serious, to play a joke on them, and/or to say something you don't really mean just to be funny.
Me: Wow, those jeans make you look old! Nah, just kidding, you look great! :)
You: What do you mean these jeans make me look old?!
Me: I'm joking, you really do look great.
para mi son el mismo, a lo mejor hay diferencias muy muy pequenas
I'm kidding = I'm just joking = I'm just kidding = I'm joking
"just" puede anadir un sentido si el hablante cree que la otra persona se ofiende/se preocupa por la broma y al principio no creia que fue solamanete una broma.
I'm just kidding = I'm only kidding = It's just a joke = it's only a joke.
"just" es mas comun (creo)