What is the difference between “hang out” and hung out”?
Good question! So, one is in the present tense and the other is past tense.
If I say “let’s hang out” — it is referring to now / or some time in the future (let us spend time together)
If I say, “we hung out” – it is referring to the past / (we had spent time together)
And re: what does it mean to “hang out”?
Well, hanging out can mean a bunch of different things…but the gist of it is that you are spending time (with someone) doing (something you might do in your spare time).
If I say “let’s hang out at my house!” I mean “come over to my house and spend some time with me there…” what you do is up to you — sleep, watch TV, play games, rest…
If you were coming over to clean or work, I wouldn’t call that “hanging out”…
Also, the noun “hangout” refers to a place where you like to “hang out” / gather with friends to spend time.
I would call the Arabic استراحة — like a “guy’s hangout” — from what I know of it, it’s like a place where guys meet up to hang out and play games/talk/ watch tv/ eat/ chill.
Hope this helps!