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

The meaning of "Jest" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa to make me the jest of my companions?
A: Tease me in front of my friends
Q: O que significa half in jest?
A: It means halfway joking. Like, kind of joking, but also kind of serious.
Q: O que significa just a jest (is this expression same with just kidding? ?
A: just a joke
Q: O que significa just in jest?
A: just kidding or teasing--it was meant as a joke.

Example sentences using "Jest"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com jest.
A: He told her that she was foolish, but it was said only in jest.

Sometimes we say things in jest that are taken more seriously than we intended.

They teased him mercilessly, but he knew it was all in jest.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com jest.
A: Jest is not very common! Most people say "joke."
"His words were said in jest."
"You should never insult your boss, even in jest."

Synonyms of "Jest" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre jest e joke ?
A: Joke is more common. Jest is probably common in old literature.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre jest e joke ?
A: Traditionally joke is a humorous story or anecdote. Jest is an act that is amusing such as a jester or clown would perform. Though the term jest is quite old and doesn't see much use in todays spoken or written English.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre jest e joke ?
A: Jest is a super formal way of saying a joke.

"It was just a jest"
"It was just a joke"

They both can be used in the same spot, just Jest is way more formal, and not very common in modern American English

Translations of "Jest"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? Pokój dzielę jest w kolorze żółtym, dzielę go z dwoma sympatycznymi dziewczętami z mojego wieku. Nie daleko obozowiska są sklepy, gdzie można kupić obiad albo pizze. Drugiej noc miała miejsce nie spodziewana sytuacja.
A: The walls in the room are painted yellow. I share it with two nice girls who are my age. Not far from the camp, there are shops where we can buy something for lunch or a pizza. At the second night, something unexpected happened.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? Moją motywacją do działania była i jest głównie świadomość nieciekawej sytuacji rodzinnej, w której się znajdowałam i znajduję.
A: I have a troubled family situation and that has been my motivation.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? „Która jest godzina”?
A: What time is it?
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? Myśle że jest to fajna aplikacja
A: I think this is a cool app
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? dziś jest ładna pogoda
A: today is beautiful weather

Other questions about "Jest"

Q: która forma jest poprawna ?Flame of death czy Death flame ? 😅
A: Both :)
Q: sometimes I'm juvenile, yes, I good and I jest soa natural?
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Q: To jest naturalne ? soa natural?
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Q: I said she's fat in jest. I didn't mean it.

or

I said she's fat jestlyI didn't mean it. soa natural?
A: 'I said she's fat in jest. I didn't mean it.' is correct. I've never actually heard someone say 'in jest' before so it sounds a bit unnatural to me. Maybe you could say 'I jokingly said she's fat' instead.

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