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

The meaning of "Contrary" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa contrary?
A: on the opposite
Q: O que significa on the contrary ?
A: I think the Japanese phrase for it is 「逆に」 :)
Q: O que significa a contrary nature (of a person)?
A: Contrary means it seems like a person always disagrees. It can be to the point that it seems they do it just to avoid agreeing with someone.
Q: O que significa on the contrary?
A: opposite
"have you had a good day?"
"on the contrary, i had a bad day"

Example sentences using "Contrary"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com On the contrary.
A: Example 1.

Susan: Didn't you think the food was gross?
Daniel: On the contrary, I found it delicious!

You could also say "quite the contrary" which emphasizes that he/she is opposing a statement. I think it's typically used when expressing personal opinions or emotions (or at least, that's how I use it).

Example 2.

Daniel: Do you hate me?
Susan: Quite the contrary-- I love you!
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com contrary.
A: 1. Contrary to popular belief, most spiders are harmless to humans, and don’t bite unless they are bothered.

2. While many people believed the story, research proved that the contrary was true.

3. His cooking wasn’t bad; on the contrary, his food was quite delicious.

4. She is contrary when it comes to doing her homework on time, and often submits it late.

5. Contrary to their mother’s advice, they moved forward with the idea.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com "to the contrary" and "on the contrary".
A: Every example I can think of for "to the contrary" also contains the word "evidence", such as:
"The suspect claims to be innocent, but police have obtained evidence to the contrary."
"Some people believe the Earth is flat, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary."

As for "on the contrary", you can use it to disagree. For example:
"Bob says oranges are the best fruit; on the contrary, I believe apples are better."

You can also use it to emphasize:
"I do not think apples are delicious; on the contrary, I think they are disgusting."
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com contrary to.
A: -Contrary to popular belief many soccer players enjoy playing other sports as well
-Contrary to what you might have heard about me I am a very good student
-Contrary to what you might have assumed, I was helping him get up from the chair
*you can also say “as opposed to” in place of “contrary to”
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com on the contrary.
A: A better choice would be "I'm not making fun (a fool) of them, in fact I respect them." In fact in this case means something similar to 実は.. If you wanted to say this in Japanese, you wouldn't use バカにしてない、それと比べるとそんけんしています but you would rather say バカにしてない、実はそんけんしています。To your second question, I wouldn't use "even" because it indicates a lower limit (最低限) for example, "I even took out the garbage" ゴミも捨てたわよ のような上目線な態度があります、この場いそれはNGです. The better choice would be I "actually" respect them. Which is the same as the first question "actually" = "実は."

Synonyms of "Contrary" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre contrary e inverse e converse ?
A: Although these words are sometimes used interchangeably I think I would myself restrict them to particular situations:

Contrary - This is particularly associated with thinking or being something different almost as a character trait, and has connotations of being awkward.

Inverse - This is used in mathematics a lot and is perhaps best left in that field

Converse - For some reason I immediately think of a brand of trainers nowadays when this word comes up. Althought it is a fair choice it isn't one I would use.

Opposite - Now here's a word I would use often!
Q: Qual é a diferença entre contrary e contrast ?
A: Contrary is an adjective. A statement is contrary to another statement if it says something opposite to the other statement. A person is contrary if they love arguing and contradicting other people.

Contrast is a noun. It is the state of two different things near each other, especially light and dark colors.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre to the contrary e on the contrary e in the contrary ?
A: First of all, 'In the contrary' is incorrect.
As for the other two; On the contrary and To the contrary, the meanings are similar, but their usage are different. 'On the contrary' Is usually used to show that you disagree with something strongly. For example; "He said that she very was nice; on the contrary, I think she is very mean!"

While 'To the contrary' is used when you want imply the opposite of something without a strong denial. For example; "He kept smoking despite medical advice to the contrary."(So it isn't used as a strong expression in an argument when compared with the other.)

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Q: Qual é a diferença entre on the contrary e the other way round e vice versa ?
A: -Is it finished?
-On the contrary, it is just starting.

-Do mice eat cats?
-It's the other way around, cats eat mice.

-I love her my girlfriend, and vice versa. She also loves me.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre on the contrary e in contrast ?
A: On the contrary is used when you want to oppose your opinion or what has been said by others

Example: You told me she was early; on the contrary, she was late

While in contrast is used to compare two people or things

Example: Luke is very lazy, in contrast, his son is hardworking.

Translations of "Contrary"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Can I freely use "but" instead of "on the contrary" and "in contrast "? I know "on the contrary" and "in contrast" have the different meanings, but is "but" and "on the contrary" are interchangeable and also "but" with "in contrast"?

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A: Can I use "but" instead of "on the contrary" and "in contrast "? I know "on the contrary" and "in contrast" have the different meanings. Is “but”, “in contrast” interchangeable?
Also is “but” and “on the contrary” interchangeable?
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? "I am never bored. On the contrary of I'm always busy" or "I am never boring. On the contrary of I'm always busy"
A: Bored is correct.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? if you what to say the contrary of "that's it" meaning that thre's something else left out, how would you say: "that isn't it"?
A: People would be more likely to say 'that's not it'
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? what's mean a " contrary to "? is it a phrasal verb?
A: The findings seem to be quite contrary to the general belief that smoking is on the rise. --> the results of the research are in contrast with the general belief (here it's an adjective --> to be contrary to smth)
Yet such efforts will necessarily run contrary to British sympathies and our attitudes to the state. --> what we do will result the opposite of our attitudes (adverb)
Contrary to popular belief, the employees work all year round to make the poppies --> here it's like conjunction (unlike what's widely believed...)
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? "on the contrary " correctly used?
A: contrary means opposite, things (usually said) does not match.

May be used to counter someone who said the opposite of what is true

"I heard basketball practice is tomorrow"
"on the contrary, it's in two days"

"Someone told me you like iced americano"
"on the contrary, I don't like coffee"

Other questions about "Contrary"

Q: I am surprised, because I thought it would be the contrary to what I read in the article. soa natural?
A: × I am surprised, because I thought it would be the contrary to what I read in the article.
✓ I am surprised because I thought it would be different from what I read in the article.

Q: I am surprised, because I thought it would be the contrary to what I read in the article. soa natural?
A: × I am surprised, because I thought it would be the contrary to what I read in the article.
✓ I was surprised, because I thought it would be opposite to what I read in the article.

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Q: What he said heard like what contrary persons say. soa natural?
A: What he said sounds like what a contrary person says. OR
What he said sounds like what a contrary person would say.

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