Czenglish: I count with you at 2pm.
You’re counting with me? That sounds serious…
Czenglish: No, I mean we’re meeting at 2pm, aren’t we?
English: Ah, OK, you mean you’ll see me at 2pm.

In English count with means to depend on, to rely on, or to trust. So if you say you are counting with me for a coffee at 2pm you can see how that sounds a bit strange. It’s better to say:

  • I’ll see you at…
  • I’ll talk to you at…
  • I’ll expect you at…

When you want to say you are relying on someone it is also more common to say count on. For example:

‘We count on you for your witty emails and superior knowledge of English.’ 😉


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