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

The meaning of "Kinda" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa kinda?
A: "Kinda" is shortened from "kind of", used in casual conversations through speech or text.
Q: O que significa kinda(=kind of)?
A: it is used in a lot of ways. i don't think there is a fixed meaning as it is more of a colloquial expression.

when you are not 100% sure about something -
약간 이해하지 못했어.. = i kind of don't get it

가: 대충 이해하지? = you kind of get it right?
나: 어.. 응.. 아마.. = kind of i guess..

or when you want to downplay what you say -
오.. 약간 추운데 = it's kind of cold (it's cold.. but not so cold)
아.. 조금 배고프다 = i'm kind of hungry (i'm hungry.. but not so hungry)

가:영어 잘하시네요
나: ㅎㅎ 아니요.. 잘하긴요 = not really.. i'm only kind of good at it.

가: 이거 (옷) 어때?
나: 어.. 글쎄.. 괜찮은 것 같아 = i guess it's kind of okay.

가: 밥 먹으러 가자!!
나: 아 집에 있고 싶은데.. = ah but i kind of want to stay at home..

그 사람은 조금.. 나쁜 사람이긴 해. 조심해야 해. = that guy is kind of a bad person.. you have to be careful
Q: O que significa kinda ?
A: It is short for kind of.
Example: It's kinda hot today.
Q: O que significa raining kinda day?
A: Like the day is gloomy.
Q: O que significa it was kinda in the air that this was it?
A: "In the air" is an expression meaning that there was a general sense among the people present. When we say that this is it, without pointing at a specific object, we often mean that this is the end. Without more context it's hard to say for sure, but I think this sentence means that there was a general feeling among the people that the narrator is talking about that the end is near.

Example sentences using "Kinda"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com kinda.
A: kinda is like a slang for kind of so...
That's kinda awesome.
That's kinda your problem.
That's kinda the reason why I told you not to come here.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com kinda.
A: Examples:
"It's kinda cold outside"
"I kinda like it, I don't know why"
"I kinda want to just go dancing"
You can also use 'kinda' as a casual answer for example:
Question: "Do you like running?" Answer: "Kinda..."
to show that you do, but you're not too sure.
I hope this helps :)
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com kinda.
A: The joke is kinda funny.

"Kinda" a short version of "kind of", and is used to say that you're not completely satisfied with something. That's what I think.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com 'kinda'.
A: It’s kinda cool.
He's kinda cute.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com kinda.
A: Kinda is slang for "kind of" and it means "a little bit"


It's kinda hot today.
That boy is kinda cute.
The episode last night was kinda interesting.
The interview went kinda well.

Synonyms of "Kinda" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre I'm kinda busy. e I'm a little busy. ?
A: They both mean the same thing, but "I'm kinda busy" is a little bit more casual than "I'm a little busy."
Q: Qual é a diferença entre kinda e a little ?
A: "Kinda" is a contraction of "kind of" which expresses uncertainty and/or vagueness about something. "A little" expresses an amount of something.

"Do you like her?"
"I kinda like her"

"How much do you like her?"
"I like her a little"
Q: Qual é a diferença entre kinda e kind of ?
A: kinda is the informal way of kind of. it's more proper to use the latter.
I'm kinda hungry. (informal/slang)
I'm kind of hungry.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre kinda e kind of? Is there even a difference? ?
A: they mean the same thing but kinda is just a shortened version of kind of
Q: Qual é a diferença entre kinda e a little bit ?
A: Kinda is colloquial of 'kind of'. I would say meaning is the same but kinda is less formal than a little bit

Translations of "Kinda"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? I sometimes hear “you made my day”or that kinda thing.Is that means “this is the best thing happened to me today” ? (please answer the question and correct the sentence if I made mistake. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
A: It means pretty much that. If you do something nice or something the person likes they might say this as a way of showing appreciation also
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? 갑자기 조금 뜬금 없는 질문이긴 한데, 만약 초능력이 생긴다면 어떤 능력을 가지고 싶으신가요? it's virtually kinda ridiculous question tho, have you ever though about having superpower? if it's possible what superpower would you like to have?
A: Although this is a bit of a ridiculous question to ask all of a sudden, if you could have any superpower you wanted, which superpower would you like to have?
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? I kinda like it
A: I think it appeals me or I think I like it. Kinda' is slang word. Kind of is formal.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? kinda
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Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? なんか めんどくさい
Kinda troublesome or kinda tiresome?
Is this correct?
A: "Kinda troublesome" sounds better to me. Also, more informally, I would say "kind of a pain in the ass."

Other questions about "Kinda"

Q: I love kinda people those who have positive thinking. soa natural?
A: "I kinda love people who have positive thinking" or "I love the kind of person who has positive thinking"
Q: Not just kinda soa natural?
A: It sounds natural, but not by itself. If someone asks you if you "kinda" want something or "kinda" like something, you could say:

"Not just kinda, I really want to!"


"Not just kinda, I really like it!"

Hope this helps. ^^

Q: I kinda think that you are gifted in dealing not only with people but also with animals. 君にはなんとなく人間だけじゃなくて、動物ともうまくやってける天賦の才能があると思うよ。
soa natural?
A: I think you could improve it a little by saying it this way:
"I think that you are gifted in dealing with animals as well as people."
If you say "kinda" before "think" in this context, it makes the praise weaker, which probably isn't want you want.
Q: I admit I'm kinda beat because we traveled a lot.

As a photo caption. soa natural?
A: If you're putting it on social media (ex: Facebook, etc.) then it's fine if you upload it right away and add the caption. But if it happened a while ago you should change it to the past tense. "I admit I was kinda beat because we travelled a lot."
Q: I kinda know the reason you're now in a poor mood. なんで今気分が冴えないのか, なんとなく私にはわかるよ。 soa natural?
A: If you still would like to keep it informal. In my opinion, this would sound more natural:

"I kinda know the reason why you're in a bad mood".

Since you are talking in present tense you don't need the "now". It's still a little natural :)

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