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

The meaning of "Sum" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa that sum of money will be acceptable to him in lieu of COURT-AWARDED damages?
A: Court-awarded damages are the sum of money the a court of justice deems necessary for the part at guilt to pay to repay for the damage they might have done.
Q: O que significa A large sum! ?
A: Significa tipo,uma grande quantia,a large sum of apples,uma grande quantia de maças
Q: O que significa mid-four-figure sum?
A: four figure sum - $1000 to $9999 literally because there are 4 digits in the number.
mid 4-digit sum would suggest that the value is around $5000, give or take :)
Q: O que significa zero sum game?
A: "Zero-sum game" is more of an economical term around a balance in trades. Basically, the gains and losses if either side are equal or nobody has made gains or losses in this exchange.
Q: O que significa small sums go a long way?
A: With not a lot of money, you can last long/use the money for a long time. Generally because you are good at saving money! :)

Example sentences using "Sum"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com greater/more than the sum of its parts.
A: A person may have many talents. Maybe they are a musician, a good speaker, and a good cook. Each of these talents alone may not get them very far in life. A person, though, is more than just a list of their talents. They are “greater than the sum of their parts.”
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com To sum up.
A: To sum up, we can say that Japanese is pretty tough to acquire.

My job is too complicated to sum up in a few words.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com sum up .
A: sum up is used to add things up
ex: can you sum up the total/ please sum up the total
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com to sum up .
A: @Garciadanieltsr

Suppose a politician just talked for a long time about the different things he or she will do if elected. At the end of his or her speech, the politician might say

"To sum up, I am the best candidate and you should vote for me."

Synonyms of "Sum" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre sum it up e long story short ?
A: To “sum it up” means I’m just going to give a brief statement/summery of the main points that have happened. So for explain if someone ask “could you were to sum up what you did today” you would just state the main big/important things that happened (almost in like dot point form).

For the meaning long story short means I’m going to basically skip all the boring/unnecessary parts and basically tell you the ending of the story. For example someone may say to you “how did your date go tonight” and it went absolutely terrible but you don’t want to give details why you could respond “well long story short it did not go that well”

I really hope this helped in someway:)
Q: Qual é a diferença entre sum up e summarize ?
A: Summarize means to make a summary - take something large, and make it small.
"He summarized the book."
"To summarize, the article says you should feed your dog natural food so it is healthier." (About reading an article on which dog foods are good and bad for a dog.)

To sum up is to come to a conclusion, or to end something.
(After telling a story about how someone's bike was stolen) "To sum it up, I should have bought a better bike lock."
The difference here is that "sum (it) up" is referring to what the person learned, and it is the end of what they are saying. It is similar to the phrase "in conclusion".
"Summarize" is just taking the most important information from something, and making it shorter.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre a sum of money e an amount of money ?
A: They both have very similar meanings but
sum of money: a certain quantity
He needs to pay the sum of £100

amount of money: more general and used more often. Doesn't specify how much.
He needs to pay an amount of money.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre ①A tidy sum e ②A tidy sum of e ③A tidy amount of ?
A: Tidy's original meaning as an adjective is meant to describe things being clean and in their proper order.

In slang talk you might hear it used as a word to describe things or even people being good or desirable.

"Did you see her?"

"Yeah she was tidy"

From this we can see tidy can also give the impression of being pleasing to the eyes

Knowing this, we can return to "a tidy sum" and see that it gives the image of a neat pile of money, large enough to be jealous of, or proud of owning.

A tidy sum generally does refer specifically to money. Your second and third sentences have approximately the same meaning and can be swapped with no problem :)
Q: Qual é a diferença entre ①A tidy sum e ②A tidy sum of e ③A tidy amount of ?
A: "a tidy sum" just means a large extent or amount

1) A tidy sum is usually dealt with money, but it can be used with different things too like "a tidy sum of fish" or "a tidy sum of books"

2) Yes, you can switch it with "a lot of", just make sure you actually do have "a lot of" it

3) Yes, they can be used apart from money. I gave examples up there, but here are more:
-"a tidy sum of apples"
-"a lot of apples"
-"a tidy amount of apples"
-"a tidy sum of pencils"
-"a lot of pencils"
-"a tidy amount of pencils"
-"a tidy sum of happiness"
-"a lot of happiness"
-"a tidy amount of happiness"

You can use these phrases with any noun.

But, it's more common to say, "have a lot of" or "have many." :)

Translations of "Sum"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? He....a large sum of money when his father died (came over/out/into/off) help me !
A: yes.he came into a large sum of money
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? Can you sum up some of the main points of Japanese culture?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? A large sum of money!
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? sum and some
A: they sound the same, no difference
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? sum
A: Check the question to view the answer

Other questions about "Sum"

Q: That pretty much sums up what's going on with my life currently. soa natural?
A: What’s currently going on in my life.
Q: To sum up... soa natural?
A: (Where did my answer go? I tried to post. Sorry if it double posts.)
Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to work the microphone on my new computer.

Now that I know what you're saying, I can understand it just fine; but I listened three times and couldn't understand it without seeing it written, so clearly there is room for improvement.

One simple fix would be to remove the word "some," which doesn't add much here.

My sense is that you need a little more tension in the vowel of the -ly of clearly, but I am far from certain about that.

By the way, I disagree about "as a summary" and "to sum it up," neither of which sounds at all natural to me here.
Q: sum up a story soa natural?
A: I think a better way or proper way to say it is "Summarize the story"
Q: In sum, to be exact, there are more differences between these two types, but the fact remains that they are both tasty and popular. soa natural?
A: The word "sum" is used in math, "to be exact" is not needed unless you use examples. I also made another sentence for grammar purposes. I apologize if it is too hard to understand!
Q: Could you please sum up this text for me? soa natural?
A: It is correct but "Could you please summarize this text for me" sounds a bit more natural

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