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

The meaning of "Father" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does He offended her in her father's wake mean?
A: Wake in this sentence is a term used for the morning ceremony Americans have before the funeral
Q: What does I'm not looking for a father figure. mean?
A: A father figure is someone (a man) who acts like a father to a person. It's typically used when a person doesn't have a father, or has a bad father.

In this case, since the lady is divorced, this man would be acting like a father figure to the children. I don't really understand why the ex-husband would say "I'm not looking for a father figure". That would suggest that the ex-husband wants a father figure for himself.

Edit: I think I misread the context. Is the man (not the ex-husband) saying "I'm not looking for a father figure"? If so, it should probably say "I'm not looking to be a father figure". That would mean that he doesn't want to be a father figure for the lady's children.
Q: What does one in their father's eye mean?
A: Another saying we have is "you're the apple of my eye."
It basically means that you're my favorite and the center of my attention.
I'm not really sure of your question, but hopes this helps :-)
Q: What does You don't deserve the father you've got. mean?
A: Based on that context I would say yes, but I think the father in the story believes he is the good father (second example).

By that I mean, if a man has to tell his family he's a good father, he might not actually be as good as he believes.

But yes, I would say the first example applies here, even though the father actually means the second.

I hope that isn't confusing. ^^;
Q: What does Their new father and new mother is married so the children become sibling. mean?
A: Stepchild, stepbrother and stepsister. Would be unblood related, but related through marrage.

Example sentences using "Father"

Q: Please show me example sentences with ①He little thinks of his father without being close to tears.
②I seldom went shopping but I met(without meeting) her father.
③Such a weak point fails to go unnoticed.
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A: 1. He can hardly think about his father without being close to years.
2. I seldom went shopping, but I met her dad, (without ‘a planned’ meeting?)
3. Such a weak point God’s to go unnoticed (natural).
Q: Please show me example sentences with my father transform his job to mumbai.
A: You mean transfer his job?
Q: Please show me example sentences with like father like sone.
A: This is usually said on its own rather than as part of a sentence :]
Q: Please show me example sentences with my father always reminded me that.
A: @chr1sn: My father always reminded me that you shouldn't give up hope.
My father always reminded me that things can/will get better.
My father always reminded me to stay safe.
My father always reminded me that we all have our own opinions.

(These are all random and off the top of my head. You can replace "father" with a different noun such as mother, sister, friend, etc.)
Q: Please show me example sentences with my father always reminded me that.
A: My father always reminded me that my shoelaces were undone.

My father always reminded me that I wouldn't get paid if I didn't work.

Synonyms of "Father" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between He looks like his father and He is just like his father and He ressembles his father and He seems like his father ?
A: he looks like his father/ he resembles his father= the same he seems like his father/he is just like his father= same. the first one means appearance and the second means his mannerisms
Q: What is the difference between father and daddy ?
A: Father is more formal and can be used for a reverend
Daddy is used by younger children or sometimes as a term for a male in a relationship
Q: What is the difference between Your father and The father of yours ?
Q: What is the difference between my father made me wash the car and my father had me wash the car ?
A: @FelipeAlejandro: using "made" has a stronger emphasis on your father forcing you to do it.
Q: What is the difference between Father wants me to be a baseball player. and My father wants me to be a baseball player. ?
A: In the first one, just saying "Father" would mean that you call your dad "Father." You would not add my if you state the person's name or what you call them by.
"Sarah wants me to drive."
"Smith wants me to turn in her homework."

In the second one, saying "my father" is just saying that specifically your father wants you to be a baseball player. My is possessive. My is like the no particle in Japanese. (私の犬です。)
"My dog likes to play." (I'm just talking about the dog whose name is Hachi)
"My sister loves cookies." (Her name is actually Sophia)


Translations of "Father"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? She had her father drive to the station. but Her father drove to the station ,leaving her at home. (correct?)
A: @masa_sapporo_jp いいです。

She had her father drive to the station, but her father drove to the station leaving her at home.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? If you insult your father or mother, your light will be snuffed out in total darkness.
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? “‎His father is Italian,hence his name.” Is the sentence complete?what does it mean?
A: The sentence is complete. Any sentence with "is" in the middle of two nouns is a sentence.

It means that the father is Italian so the son has an Italian name like Mario or Corleone.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? my father will take us there
A: Hope this helps
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I work with my father!
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Other questions about "Father"

Q: How is your father like?

or

What is your father like?

Does this sound natural?
A: What is your father like makes more sense and is grammatically correct.
Q: His father died, and what was worse, his mother fell ill. Does this sound natural?
A: To me they're both fine.

When you're describing how good or bad something in the past was, you can use either past or present tense.


e.g.
It's good that you went to the doctor.
It was good that you went to the doctor.
Q: Where is your father from? Does this sound natural?
A: Yes. It sounds perfectly natural.
Q: I appreciate my father having given it. Does this sound natural?
A: you want to say "I appreciate it because my father gave it to me."
Q: If your father knows what you just did, he'll skin you alive.

or

If your father knows what you just did it, he'll skin you alive.
Does this sound natural?
A: You could also say "If your father finds out what you just did, he'll skin you alive."

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