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

The meaning of "Couple" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa a couple of minutes later?
A: 2 or 3 minutes later
Q: O que significa I know we come off as a couple of lady-killers

what is the meaning of "come off" and "a couple of"??
A: "I know we look like some/two lady-killers."

"Do I come off as a rude person?" / "Do I seem like a rude person?" - come off is thhe impression you have on people.

"I know a couple of good places to visit!" / "I know some places we could visit." - couple of isn't a specific number but it's usually small
Q: O que significa couple time?
A: Yes you can use #CoupleTime on Instagram. That is exactly what it means.
Q: O que significa This couple admits that they fell in love with their partner over a shared love of a box set.?
A: No it means that they both like the same thing, so they have more in common
Q: O que significa only couple days away.?
A: Couple means 2, so "a couple days away" is, "around 2 days away" so the event will happen in (close to) 2 days

Example sentences using "Couple"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com a couple of.
A: my kids used to always come up to me and say can I have a couple of dollars. a couple of means a few
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com couple of.
A: "a couple of" = a few, a small number, several. We usually use this when there are 2-5 things.

"There were a couple of birds in the tree" = there were several birds in the tree
"I listened to a couple of the songs" = I listened to several of the songs

We often remove the word "of" and just say "a couple ____."

"I saw a couple friends today" = I saw several friends today
"He ate a couple donuts" = he ate several donuts
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com couple.
A: There are a couple of meanings to this word

One of them is a couple, boyfriend and girlfriend, two lovers, etc.

But the other definition of the word " couple" says it means two people or things, but many native speakers say that "a couple" can mean "several/a few".

...so there are a couple of interpretations of "couple" ...

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com a couple of~.
A: 'You just need a couple of nice decorations here and there'
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com couple of ....
A: I'll give you a couple of example sentences. :)

How much does this cost? I've only got a couple of bucks.
There are a couple of clouds in the sky, but I don't think it'll rain.

("Couple" means "two," but when we say "a couple of," we usually mean AROUND two. It could be three, or two and a half, or only one; we're not sure.)

Synonyms of "Couple" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre That's the couple whose house my sister bought. e That's the couple who house my sister bought. ?
A: Whose - shows possessions, someone's object. For example
Whose bag is this?

Who - asking about the person, their name/identity.
For example: Who is that girl?
Therefore "That's the couple who house my sister bought" is incorrect
Q: Qual é a diferença entre She already has a couple of good wins. e She already has a couple of good wins under her belt. ?
A: there's not much of a difference. when you say, "under her belt" you're using an idiom that means "something she has already accomplished"
Q: Qual é a diferença entre a couple of days e about two days ?
A: That is true. When someone says "a few days" it means generally 2-5. But a person might also say "a couple of days" and not mean exactly 2. It can be a vague term.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre couple years ago e a couple of years ago e a few years ago ?
A: Usually yes. couple=2-3, few=4-6, several=7-10. But like I said, they are usually used loosely. What I mean is that if something happened to you 4 years ago, you could say 'a couple years ago'. They are not exact units of time so it's more of a feeling if that makes sense. Sorry if that is confusing lol
Q: Qual é a diferença entre a couple of days e a few days ?
A: A 'couple' means 'two': 'a couple of days' = 'two days'
A 'few' means (roughly) 3-10; not many: 'a few days' = 'several days'

'A few' can be used for 'two' as well, but it isn't usually more than 8-10.

Translations of "Couple"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? couple
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? "Dull" and couple of sentences. please
A: no ... dull means lack of shine/light so if something is dull it means that it is just plain and boring or without colour
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? the individual who is hanging out with couples but has no girlfriend?
A: Lol. 3rd wheel?
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? スピード結婚(means that a couple marries a couple of months after they meet first time. It doesn't always mean 'a shotgun marriage). They may use their intuition)
A: Unfortunately, I don't think we have this sort of expression. You would just describe the situation; "They got married very quickly" とか "They got married only a few months after they first met"
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 身長差がちょうどいいよね。for a couple
A: Maybe "they're a good height for each other."

Other questions about "Couple"

Q: It took me a couple of times to quit smoking. soa natural?
A: I clicked the wrong button. It sounds good. I think "it took me a couple of tries" is a lot clearer though.
Q: Many couples badmouth one another behind their back. soa natural?
A: The sentences sounds good the only thing is just to change "back" into "backs" as you are talking about 2 people so therefore back should be plural
Q: I am a couple of days shy to complete my homework. soa natural?
A: I think instead of "to" it should be "of completing"
Q: Each of a couple paid their own costs soa natural?
A: I'm unsure here how many people are paying. If it's two people on a date, "Each person paid their own costs." If it's 4 people on a double date, "Each couple paid their own costs."
Q: A couple of days ago I had an English test at school; one of the exercises was a "fill-the-blank" type.
The sentence was "By the year 2020 more people than ever ... (to move) to the cities".
I wrote "will have moved", but according to my teacher it can only be "will be moving".
The motivation given was that in this sentence "by the year 2020" means "during the 12 months of 2020". Wouldn't that have been expressed with "within the year 2020"?
Thanks in advance! :D
A: The teacher is wrong.

I am a native English speaker, English teacher, and qualified linguist, and I assure you that your teacher is wrong.

1. Both are potentially correct answers, in this situation I and many other native speaks will certainly say what you said.

2. By in this context means up until, not throughout, within or during

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