Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Are"

The meaning of "Are" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa Are you junk??
A: @Ruhi: it is an insult
Q: O que significa Are you sure you aren't be lazy??
A: It means that maybe you're just making excuses and the problem isn't what you're saying it is, but rather your own lack of effort.

It can have a skeptical tone but is more often used slightly in jest
Q: O que significa Are you angling for success??
A: Angling is a form of fishing.

When you are "angling for sucess" you are "fishing for success".

In this way, it is a slang term where fishing/angling means "searching, seeking, or striving to achieve".
Q: O que significa Are you over me??
A: To get over someone means to forget them (after breakup of a romantic relationship, etc).
Q: O que significa Are you around at all that day??
A: =この日は全然側にいませんか。
=Are not not going to be around at all that day?

Example sentences using "Are"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Are there some smooth ways to use the imperative/commanding style without coming over too hard?.
A: Give me the book.
Please give me the book.
Can you (please) give me the book?
Could you (please) give me the book?

("Please" can go at the end of the sentence too.)

It also depends on how you say it. If you have a calm or positive tone, it might not sound too demanding.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Are you kidding?.
A: “You won? Are you kidding me? You definitely cheated!”
Are you kidding me? That’s awesome!”
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com "We're here", "We're there", "Are we there?" and "We're almost there".
A: Child: "Are we there yet Mum?"
Mother: "Soon, soon, we're almost there."
Child: "Ok, tell me when we're there!"
...
Mother: "We're here!"
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Are you serious?.
A: You didn't do your homework?! Are you serious?

宿題をしなかったんだ? マジで?

You forgot your keys? Are you serious?

鍵を忘れたんだ? マジで?
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Are you full with the food? Is this right and sound natural.
A: Check the question to view the answer

Synonyms of "Are" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre Are you ok? e You are ok? ?
A: Only "are you ok?" Is correct.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre half-cocked e half-assed e Are them offensive? ?
A: Half-cocked means unprepared. Half-assed means poorly done.

Half-cocked is definitely not offensive and refers to the act of cocking a gun. To cock a gun, you pull the hammer back, at which point it is ready to fire when the trigger is pulled. If your gun is half-cocked, you've done a poor job of preparing it to be used.

Half-assed I wouldn't describe as being offensive, but I also probably wouldn't say it in front of my grandmother.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre Are you really going out with him? e Are you really dating with him? ?
A: "Going out with so and so" may mean two things: going out to hang out or going out on a date. It gives the feeling that the pair is currently seeing each other and are not officially a couple.
You wouldn't say, "are you dating with so and so." You would say, "are you two dating?" which is asking, "are you two officially a couple?"
Q: Qual é a diferença entre Are you up for it? e Are you up to it? ?
A: •"Are you up for it?" means, "Do you want to do it?" or "Are you willing to do it?"

•"Are you up to it?" can also mean something similar but it also implies, "Are you able to do it?" while the other does not.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre Are you all right? e Are you ok? ?
A: Are you alright is a bit more formal but they are basically the same

Translations of "Are"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? Are England, Welsh, etc. country?
I'm sorry, I cannot add question about country. :(
A: Our nation is The United Kingdom, which comprises England, Scotland and Wales (three countries forming Great Britain), and the northern part of the island of Ireland, called Northern Ireland, a separate country.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Are 'verbatim' and 'literally' basically the same? Also it'd be highly appreciated if you could give me some example sentences using 'verbatim'. Thank you in advance.
A: literally = exactly; in the way described
verbatim = using those exact words; only used when you're reporting someone else's speech or writing

〇 She literally said that she was going to kill someone.
〇 She said, verbatim, "I'm going to kill someone".

〇 She was so angry, she literally punched a hole into the wall.
✕ She was so angry, she verbatim punched a hole into the wall. (doesn't make sense because this is not something she said)
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? Are there a difference between the two?
A: Is there a difference between the two? (singular)
Are there differences between the two? (plural)

- How's your study coming along?
- How's your study going?

These mean the same thing. There is no difference.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Are we getting together tomorrow?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Are you in order to ATM (cash machine). Could you give way to me to I will pay. I'm going to be faster.
A: Are you in the line for ATM? Could you give way for me to pay because I came here earlier than you.

Other questions about "Are"

Q: Are these sentences correct?

Environmental issues will be alleviated only when common people cooperate with each other through saving resources. Mass media plays an important role in realizing that.
A: It sounds really good actually! The only weird part was here "with each other through saving resources." It sounds a bit off and I am not sure what you are referring to in terms of resources. My recommendation would be to change it to either "Environmental issues will be alleviated only when common people cooperate with each other to reduce the need of resources that lead to those issues" or "Environmental issues will only be alleviated when common people cooperate with each other to develop solutions to everyday problems in the environment."
Q: Are phrases in each pair just of the opposite meaning?

1. A large number of & A small number of

2. Large numbers of & small numbers of
A: yes, in a sense they are opposites.
Q: Are these sentences okay?:

1) "I think it (this) comes from God".

2) "I thinks it's (this is) from God".

3) "God is in the matter".

CONTEXT: Something which is God's will.
A: The third sentence doesn't make sense but the other 2 are OK.
Q: I started slow like you said,this wouldn't have happened.
I started slow as you said,this wouldn't have happened.
Are they the same?
If not, what's the difference?
A:

Yes 👍

Q: Are the words "fiance" and "fiancee" commonly used in daily conversations??:)

Or, other equivalent words??

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