“Do you mind?”
You're trying to read a book. Your boyfriend is humming a song loudly while he reads something on his computer. It's annoying you, so you say this.
Do you mind?
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When someone is doing something rude or annoying, you can ask "Do you mind?" in an angry way. For example, you can use this phrase in situations such as:
- Someone is making noise when you're trying to concentrate.
- You're trying to watch a show on television, and a family member sits right in front of you so that you can't see.
You can also ask "Do you mind?" in a more friendly way when you're asking to use something that belongs to another person. For example:
A: You can use the shower here if you want.
B: Do you mind?
A: Not at all! Go right ahead.