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

The meaning of "Be" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa I was blown away.?
A: it means you were very impressed when someone did something good.
Q: O que significa What good are you??
A: It's a very judgmental question that questions a person's value or ability to provide any benefit.
Q: O que significa The worse is behind me ?
A: "The worst things that could happen have already happened"
Q: O que significa Why "be"??
A:beis like “able/ablity” できる
“mr lloyd is able to be reached”
連絡のができる
“mr lloyd can reached” 触るのができる
does not make sense.
Q: O que significa Not be too+adj.?
A: I'm pretty sure the 'too' not expressing positive meanings is exactly why the Not be too + adj phrase has its meanings. Take again the example of "can't be too careful" or "can never be too careful. If you cannot be too careful, then you can be as careful as you want because it will never be too much.

I did understand what you mean, however, as that pattern is used very commonly for the meaning you described, as well as the one @hg-lab described, and I agree with him when he asked how being more careful is worse for an exam.

I will try to explain it in a a slightly different way, but it may end up too convoluted, so forgive me for that.

The phrase "can't be too picky" expresses that you cannot be 'too picky' AND expect to find someone (two incompatible things), and the phrase "can't be too careful" expresses that you reach the point of being 'too' careful, so not how much you have, it will never be too much.

Example sentences using "Be"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com what are you?.
A: Most of the time, "what are you?" is used sarcastically. Here are a couple examples.

To a friend: What are you? A Conservative/Liberal?

After a child misbehaves: What are you? Two (years old)?

There are some non-sarcastic situations where this phrase can be used. For instance, at a costume party (cosplay?) you may want to ask who/what somebody is dressed as.

When people are looking for information, they often ask "which are you?"
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com be up to.
A: There are two common meanings.

1. “That is up to you.” Meaning it is for you to decide.
2. “What have you been up to?” Meaning “what have you been doing?” Or “how are you?”
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com be going for .
A:

She’ll be going for the red dress then the black dress.

He’ll be going for the motorcycle, it’s cool.

They’ll be going for a vacation time, on Monday.

We’ll be going for 3 months and seven days.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com so as to be.
A: “She walked slowly into the room so as to be quiet, since her sister was asleep.”
“She thanked her professor for her help, so as to be polite.”
“I put the lid on the pot so as to keep it warmer.”
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com be about to.
A: 1.I am about to reach home
2. I was about to get punished
3. The drama is about to air today
are these examples enough? ☺

Synonyms of "Be" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre can e be able to ?
A: “be able to” sounds more formal than “can”.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre You, in particular, are good. e You are good in particular. e You are, in particular, good. ?
A:

The first one sounds like how most people actually speak.

The second one sounds like somebody said “you are good“ and then remembered that they wanted to say – in particular – so they threw it in at the end.

The third one sounds like somebody wanted to say something ordinary but decided to try and say it in an unusual way in order to be clever.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre How am I expected to e How am I supposed to ?
A: expected to - the focus is on expectation from another person.
supposed to - the focus is on you and either the right way to do something, or how you will do it.

How am I expected to do it so soon ?( impossible expectation from your boss)
How am I supposed to do it when I have so much to do?( focus on you and your work load)
I know its a very subtle difference.

how am I supposed to do it - is more commonly a question about instructions - what is the right way to do something.

sorry for long answer!
Q: Qual é a diferença entre to be distracted e to daydream ?
A: A daydream is a type of distraction. You are deep in your thoughts about something unrelated to what you are supposed to be doing and much less aware of your current surroundings. You escape your present reality a little. You are awake while daydreaming.
A distraction is anything that takes your attention away from the object or situation that you should normally focus on. You stop 'paying attention' (concentrating on what is important).
- He was daydreaming about how he would win next week's race until the teacher said his name 3 times.
- She could not study because she kept daydreaming about vacation.
- He rode the bus and had a daydream about hiking in the mountains.

- She missed the expressway exit because her children distracted her singing a funny song.
- Sometimes one pickpocket will distract a person by asking for help and a second pickpocket will then steal from the person.
- He was so distracted by his cell phone that he walked into a parked car.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre Where are they? e Where are they at? ?
A: @gwenduhlyn

The second one is just a slangy type of way to say the first one.

Translations of "Be"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 太忙了没有仔细看信息
I was too busy to look at it
A: Yes, the two sentences above have the same meaning.
I can also express it this way:
I was too busy to look into it in detail.
I was too preoccupied to review it thoroughly. 😊
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? You are the bestとは、どういう意味ですか?
A: あなたは最高だ!
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? where are you from
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 请教一个问题:
下午肚子饿随便吃一点点心,能说是high tea吗?还是dessert?或者afternoon tea?
What is usually being used by native speakers?
A:

看起来 looks (like), seems (like)

This game looks very fun

This game looks like it’s very fun.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? Which is correct?

1. Congratulations on getting all A’s!
2. Congratulations on getting all As!

Other questions about "Be"

Q: Which one is correct?
A. "Who are you?" he asked.
B. "Who are you?" He asked.
A: A is correct. ‘He’ does not need a capital because the start of the sentence is at ‘who’
Q: You've been had. You fell for it. The same?
A:

You’ve been had. —> You’ve been taken advantage of.

They are not the same. “You’ve been had” tends to focus on the other party taking advantage of the victim.

“You fell for it” tends to focus on you being the “butt of a joke” or has the feel of “accusing the victim.”
Q: I am calling to see if you are okay. soa natural?
A: Yes, this is a common English phrase when checking in on a sick friend.
Q: It can be also said that. soa natural?
A: That can also be said.
Q: ‎What is it about him that you don't like especially?

is it correct? natural?
A: Very Good 👍

Better: What about him do you not like *specifically* 👍👍

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