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

The meaning of "Ration" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa I try to ration with you?
A: Normally we would say "I try to reason with you." Ration usually means a portion of food like in the military or when there's a disaster. Do you understand now or do you need further explanation or a translation?
Q: O que significa ration out
?
A: To “ration sth. (out)” means to give a certain amount of it to each person or group so that everybody has the same amount. Usually, things are rationed when there is a limited amount and it’s hard or impossible to get more.

So the sentence means that municipalities and local councils have been giving a certain amount of water to each community because of the water shortage.
Q: O que significa We've had more than our ration of problems recently.?
A:

Ration – the amount that you are allowed to have. The word's most commonly used in relation to food, during times of shortages.

So this person is saying – I understand that we are going to have a certain amount of problems, but we really have been having more than our share lately.

The Bible has a nice verse about the rationing of problems – sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. It means – don't cause more problems, because everybody has enough problems already.
Q: O que significa by ration of the clothing to skin????
A: The man wearing the rabbit head costume does no look very good with so much skin exposed. The balance (ratio) between clothing (costume head, socks, underwear) and exposed skin seen is unflattering and hard to look at.
Q: O que significa That's if I don't ration it. (from Martian)?
A: Correct. If he's not rationing the food, then he's just eating whenever he wants. If he was rationing the food, it mean's he's trying to make it last as long as possible. So if he was rationing it, he'd be able to make it last much longer than 300 days.

Example sentences using "Ration"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com ration.
A: “I gave my pet dog his daily ration in the bowl before I went off to work.”

“Because the shipwreck survivors were running low on food supplies, each person received only a small ration each day.“

this word is used when there is a limited amount to something, mostly used with food...

another example: “Staples such as bread, rice, and tea are already being rationed.”
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com ration.
A: Until we cross the desert, we need to ration our water.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com I've rationed it / ration of / ration .
A: I've rationed my chocolate supply for the week.
We've been given a strict ration of paper for printing this week.
We don't have much money at the moment so everything is rationed.
During the war, many things were rationed/many people went hungry waiting for rations.

Synonyms of "Ration" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre ration e rational e rationale ?
A: A ration is a measured amount of something given to a person, especially food given to a soldier. Rational means reasonable (in math it means a number that can be made by dividing two integers.) A rationale is an explanatuon for something, the reason why it was done.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre ration e portion e proportion ?
A: ration is like preserving, typically over a long period of time, portion is a split of something like taking a piece out of a cake, and proportion I dont really know to to explain but think of 2 to 1 or 10 to 3, it's taking a portion of one group and a portion of another though it can be fro. the same group and it kinda compares them
Q: Qual é a diferença entre ration e quota ?
A: Ration is a share of a limited resource.
Quota is an amount of work a person has a duty to complete.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre ration e portion e dose ?
A: They are all basically the same thing. Dose is usually used when talking about medicine or when the 'dose' repeats. Portion is used very widely and had no specific ties other than to say a certain amount. A ration is the same, but refers more to food.

Other questions about "Ration"

Q: Por favor, mostra-me como pronunciar I try to ration my television viewing to an hour a day. .
A: "I try to limit my television viewing to an hour a day." Is more correct.

Technically ration works, but ration is usually used when talking about food.
Q: The ration increased from two forth to three forth. soa natural?
A: × The ration increased from two forth to three forth.
✓ The ration increased from two quarters to three quarters.

1/4 is usually called "one quarter". So 2/4 can be called "two quarters". No one really says "three forths", it's always "three quarters"
Q: they closed off rations
they cut off rations
they shut off rations

do they all sound natural?
A: “They cut off rations” sounds the most natural, although the other two sentences could be sufficient and have essentially the same meaning.

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

Latest words

ration

HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures.

Newest Questions
Newest Questions (HOT)
Trending questions