Let’sの使い方|Let’s = Let us

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Hey Hey, Coach Chris here with Eigo2020.jp. where we fix the English mistakes Japanese people make before the Olympics and beyond. 

Now, a student said to me recently, well wrote recently, “Let’s go to concert with me.” Um, Okay. It sound like you said: You want us to go with someone named “me.” Right, or you want to separate yourself, and you want us to go with you who is not you, like some special ninja type tactic. 

Also, don’t forget the “a” for a concert. Um, if you’re talking about a concert in general, “a”. If you’re talking about in specific, something we both discussed, something we both know about, it’s “the” concert.  Ah ha! Get it? Get it? Simply, you should just say this, “Let’s go to a concert!” Or, “come to a concert with me!”

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[日本語訳へ]
Let’s…

Did you understand why “Let’s go to a concert with me!” sounds strange? 

‘Let’s’ is a shortened form of ‘Let us.’ 

Meaning it includes ‘us’ in its meaning. 

Given that it already refers to ‘we,’ it is redundant to add ‘with me’ to a ‘Let’s…’ sentence. 

If you want to emphasize the sense of “unity,” you can add ‘together’ instead. 

  • Let’s go to a concert together! 
Let me…

There is also a variation of ‘Let me…

Referring to ‘me’ as the agent of the action, it becomes an expression of offer. 

  • Let me help you. 
  • Let me get you something to drink. 
Let for ‘permission’

As the main meaning of the verb ‘let’ is for permission, ‘Let us…’ and ‘Let me…’ are also used to ask for a favor. 

Okay, let me give you examples… 

  • Let us know when you get home. 
  • Let us talk to your mother. 
  • Let me see. 
  • Let me explain. 

That’s about all for the phrases regarding ‘let.’

Let’s meet in the next lesson!

Let us take care of your English journey! 

[日本語訳へ]

 

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