Penjelasan dan Penggunaan “Let/ Let’s” yang tepat dalam Bahasa Inggris

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Penjelasan dan Penggunaan “Let/ Let’s” yang tepat dalam Bahasa Inggris

Penjelasan dan Penggunaan "Let/ Let's" yang tepat dalam Bahasa Inggris
Penjelasan dan Penggunaan “Let/ Let’s” yang tepat dalam Bahasa Inggris

Penggunaan kata “Let” dalam imperatives

“Let” merupakan kata kerja (verb) dan juga termasuk kata kerja causatives, kata “Let” dapat digunakan untuk mengekspresikan saran, perintah, dan pertolongan.

Contoh:
  • Let me give you an advice. (saran)
  • Let it free. (perintah)
  • Let me handle this. (pertolongan)

Kalian tidak dapat membentuk pola sendiri dengan menggunakan “Let”.
Pahami struktur dalam kalimat dengan kata “Let” untuk bentuk imperative.

Let + object + main verb

“Let me” digunakan untuk menginstruksikan satu orang.

Dalam frase kata yang sering digunakan adalah:
  • Let me see dan let me think.
Contoh dalam kalimat:

Q: What time do you want to have lunch?
A: Let me think, Maybe later because I haven’t been hungry yet.

Q: Where is the best way to reach Bali?
A: Let me see, emmm… I think we must choose this direction.

Penggunaan “Let’s” tidak berbeda jauh dengan penggunaan “Let”

Ayo cari tau dalam bacaan ini!

  • Untuk situasi formal = Let us
  • Untuk situasi informal = Let’s

Digunakan untuk membuat saran atau memberi perintah kepada sekelompok orang termasuk pengajak/ diri sendiri. Karena “us” sama dengan “we” yang berarti “kita” Maksud nya adalah si pembicara masuk dalam lingkaran tersebut.

Contoh Formal:

  • Let us go. (mari kita pergi)
  • Let us buy some food. (mari kita beli beberapa makanan)
Informal:
  • Let’s have a meal. (ayo kita cari makan)
  • Let’s keep moving on. (ayo kita tetap maju)
“Let’s” dapat digunakan dalam pola question tag ‘shall we?”

Contoh:

  • Let’s have a meal, shall we?
  • Let’s go for a walk, shall we?

Ada dua bentuk kalimat negative dengan kata “Let’s”, yaitu Let us not (Let’s not) dan do not let us (don’t let’s).

Contoh:
  • Let us not throw any rubbish here.
    (Jangan biarkan kami membuang sampah di sini)
  • Let’s not get angry.
    (Jangan biarkan kami marah)
  • Do not let us give up.
    (Jangan biarkan kami menyerah)
  • Don’t let’s do a bad thing.
    (Jangan biarkan kami melakukan hal yang buruk)

Penggunaan “Let dan Let’s” dalam Lagu Bahasa Inggris

Oke sob, Let’s have fun!

Beberapa lirik lagu berikut ini akan membantu kalian tentang penggunaan “Let/ Let’s”

“Let Her Go” by PASSANGER

Well you only need the light when it’s burning low

Only miss the sun when it starts to snow

Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low

Only hate the road when you’re missing home

Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go

Staring at the bottom of your glass

Hoping one day you’ll make a dream last

But dreams come slow and they go so fast

You see her when you close your eyes

Maybe one day you’ll understand why

Everything you touch surely dies

But you only need the light when it’s burning low

Only miss the sun when it starts to snow

Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low

Only hate the road when you’re missing home

Only know you love her when you let her go

Staring at the ceiling in the dark

The same old empty feeling in your heart

Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

Well you see her when you fall asleep

But never to touch and never to keep

Cause you loved her too much and you dived too deep

Well you only need the light when it’s burning low

Only miss the sun when it starts to snow

Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low

Only hate the road when you’re missing home

Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go

And you let her go

Well you let her go

Cause you only need the light when it’s burning low

Only miss the sun when it starts to snow

Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low

Only hate the road when you’re missing home

Only know you love her when you let her go

Cause you only need the light when it’s burning low

Only miss the sun when it starts to snow

Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low

Only hate the road when you’re missing home

Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go


“Let It Be” by THE BEATLES

When I find myself in times of trouble

Mother Mary comes to me

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

And in my hour of darkness

She is standing right in front of me

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

Let it be, let it be

Let it be, let it be

Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

And when the broken-hearted people

Living in the world agree

There will be an answer, let it be

For though they may be parted

There is still a chance that they will see

There will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be

Let it be, let it be

Yeah, there will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be

Let it be, let it be

Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

Let it be, let it be

Ah, let it be, yeah, let it be

Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

And when the night is cloudy

There is still a light that shines on me

Shine on until tomorrow, let it be

I wake up to the sound of music,

Mother Mary comes to me

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

Let it be, let it be

Let it be, yeah, let it be

Oh, there will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be

Let it be, yeah, let it be

Whisper words of wisdom, let it be


“Let’s Make A Night To Remember” by BRYAN ADAMS

I love the way you look tonight

With your hair hangin’ down on your shoulders

N’ I love the way you dance your slow sweet tango

The way you wanna do everything but talk

And how you stare at me with those “undress-me” eyes

Your breath on my body makes me warm inside

Let’s make out – let’s do something amazing

Let’s do something that’s all the way

Cuz I’ve never touched somebody like the way I touch

your body

Now I never want to let your body go…

Let’s make a night – to remember

From January – to December

Let’s make love – to excite us

A memory – to ignite us

Let’s make honey baby – soft and tender

Let’s make sugar darlin’ – sweet surrender

Let’s make a night – to remember – all life long

I love the way you move tonight

Beads of sweat drippin’ down your skin

Me lying here – n’ you lyin’ there

Our shadows on the wall and our hands everywhere

Let’s make out – let’s do something amazing

Let’s do something that’s all the way

Cuz I’ve never touched somebody like the way I touch

your body

Now I never want to let your body go…

Let’s make a night – to remember

From January – to December

Let’s make love – to excite us

A memory – to ignite us

Let’s make honey baby – soft and tender

Let’s make sugar darlin’ – sweet surrender

Let’s make a night – to remember – all life long

I think about you all the time

Can’t you see you drive me outta my mind

Well I’m never holdin’ back again

Ya I never want this night to end

Cuz I’ve never touched somebody like the way I touch

your body

Now I never want to let your body go…


Tetap semangat dan terus belajar, bila gagal “let it be” and “let’s try again”