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CHARGE OR RECHARGE?



junior right
Brazil

CHARGE OR RECHARGE?
 
Hello, there!! I need some help about this silly doubt.
 
For example, the battery of my cell phone is at 1%.
 
so, Which one is correct to say?
 
"I need to charge my cell phone". or "I need to recharge my cell phone".
 
and why?
 
 
 
thanks in advance, dear friends!!

7 Jul 2016      



georginasantanna
Portugal

Hi!
 
Just looked it up in the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English and it is recharge
 
Have a nice day! 

7 Jul 2016     



junior right
Brazil

Thanks for helping me, dear Georgina!!
 
I hope you have a good day, too!

7 Jul 2016     



Gi2gi
Georgia

Both seem fine to me. Giorgi

7 Jul 2016     



junior right
Brazil

Thanks, dear Giorgi! and a nice Thursday for you!
 

7 Jul 2016     



redcamarocruiser
United States

We say I need to charge my phone. Did you charge your phone. We recharge rechargeable batteries.

7 Jul 2016     



junior right
Brazil

Thanks for helping me, dear Mary!!
 
a nice day for you!! 

7 Jul 2016     



yanogator
United States

Since the phone has a rechargeable battery, we recharge it, but as Mary and Giorgi said, both are correct and common. In the US, we say "charge" more than "recharge" (probably because it īs shorter).

Bruce 

7 Jul 2016     



junior right
Brazil

Thanks, dear Bruce! Your explanation helped me, so much.
 
 
have a nice Thursday!! 

7 Jul 2016     



georginasantanna
Portugal

Thanks a lot to all for enlightening me. I had no idea charge could also be used!
Well, you live, you learn!
 
Georgina 

7 Jul 2016     



alerac
Argentina

I have never used the word recharge my mobile phone. Most people say I need to charge my phone. I might be wrong but I would never use recharge.
 

7 Jul 2016     

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