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

The meaning of "Hone" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa hone ?
A: It is a synonym to "sharpening" and "polishing". But usually it is meant in a context like "I honed my skills". Meaning that someone trained a lot to get good at something.
Q: O que significa hone?
A: It means to sharpen or to be better over a period of time. For example to hone your skills means to sharpen your skills (not literally) and get better at it over a certain duration. Hope this helps :)
Q: O que significa to hone?
A: You could also apply it to mastery of a skill -- "I use HiNative to hone my English skills".
Q: O que significa hone?
A: To perfect, to make perfect, to shape, etc.

Example sentences using "Hone"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com hone .
A: “Hone in on the man with the suitcase 🧳 He is acting strange. 🧐Let’s follow his movements.”

The context here is to “focus” or “zoom” in. Move in closer. Pay more attention etc.

In this context we could substitute “hone” with “focus” or “zoom”.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com finely hone .
A: yes, almost. The skills of the master sushi chef have been finely honed.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com hone.
A: The tennis player practices several hours a day to hone her skills.
I will work hard to hone my skills.
I will hone this blade.

The first 2 sentences are the most common ways to use hone.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com hone.
A: "She honed in on the expression"
"She was honing her skill"

Synonyms of "Hone" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre hone e improve ?
A: "Hone" is more specific to fine tuning in improvement, and "improve" is just more general or broad. "Hone" is not used very often and is not interchangeable with "improve".

"I've been honing in my English speaking skills for the last year." This implies that the person already knew English somewhat well and is just mastering the smaller things.

"I've been improving my English speaking skills the past year." This doesn't imply anything other than the person got better.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre hone e polish ?
A: To hone something is to take some misshapen and refine it, in the case of honing an axe, you would take the dull edge and make it sharper. To polish something is to make it soft and shiny, such as flooring, and silverware
Q: Qual é a diferença entre "hone in" e "home in" ?
A: Hone in: focus on a certain thing or subject. "Home in" doesn't really make sense.

Translations of "Hone"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? hone
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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? funny hone
A: I've never heard it. Was "funny honey" what you intended to say?

Я никогда не слышал это. Был ли "funny honey" то, что ты хотел сказать?
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? funny hone
A: Funny honey

Other questions about "Hone"

Q: I think being hones is the key to a nice and smooth conversation. Telling lies might end up pretty awful. soa natural?
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