I dare you

Reply Mon 4 Apr, 2016 11:03 pm
Did this sentence mean that "I think you dare not do something?" Thanks a lot!
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Tes yeux noirs
Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2016 02:10 am
It means "I challenge you" (to do something). There is no automatic assumption that the speaker believes the hearer lacks the courage necessary to do whatever they are being challenged to do.
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Ethan M
Reply Tue 5 Apr, 2016 06:53 am
It simply means the speaker is challenging the listener. Depending on the situation, it can also mean that the speaker is threatening the listener to not to do something.
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