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

The meaning of "Minister" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does The prime minister is believed to be inclining towards an April election. mean?
A: Here it means he's showing favor of having an election in April. Often people would say "he's leaning towards an election in April."
Basically he's coming to the decision, or will soon announce a decision, that an election in April will happen. He's becoming persuaded, more or less.
Q: What does The prime minister is not directly responsible to Parliament.

mean?
A: the prime Minister isn't exactly in charge or under the charge of parliament.
Q: What does a potential prime minister
mean?
A: this person is likely to become prime minister,
Q: What does The prime minister was right to counsel caution about military intervention. mean?
A: The prime minister was right to give advice to be careful about sending in our military.
Q: What does The prime minister made the charge in a speech to the conference in Paris. mean?
A: Either you mean "The prime minister led the charge in a speech to the conference in Paris."
This means that, in his speech, in Paris, the Prime Minister took the lead for the other world leaders, ie he made a choice or a decision that he expected the other leaders to follow. So he said "From now on America will allow Syrian refugees to live in America. All the countries in the world should do this" or something like that.

Or you mean "The prime minister made the change in a speech to the conference in Paris."
This means that, in his speech, in Paris, the Prime Minister changed his mind about something. So, before, he said "we will not invade Syria", but now he said "We will now invade Syria" or something like that.

Synonyms of "Minister" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between a prime minister and a premier (political term) ?
A: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-premier-and-prime-minister?share=1
Q: What is the difference between A prime minister's decision to resign and A prime minister's decision of resignation ?
A: a prime minister's decision to resign is natural. "a prime minister's decision of resignation" would be understood, but not natural to say.
Q: What is the difference between The minister advised leaving for his people as soon as possible. and The minister advised his people to leave as soon as possible. and The minister advised leaving to his people soon as possible. ?
A: The 1st sentence is wrong/bad English. The 2nd sentence is normal/perfect and how you would say it. The 3rd is weird, though you might say "The minister advised praying" or "the minister advised saving/investing", something that happens often. The 2nd sentence is really best for this case though.
Q: What is the difference between minister and officials ?
A: An official means 'government worker', essentially.
A minister usually presides over something quite specific. There is a minister for health, environment, economy, for instance.
Q: What is the difference between "I spoke to prime minister himself." and "I spoke to prime minister myself." ?
A: "I spoke to the prime minister himself." - I spoke to him directly, not to one of his team or his assistants.
"I spoke to the prime minister myself." It was I, and not anyone else, who spoke to the prime minister.

Translations of "Minister"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? もし私がprime minister になったら、日本の休日をもっと増やして家で働けるようにします。
日本人は仕事しすぎて家族と過ごす時間が少ないし、仕事の日過ぎは精神にも良くないからです。
A: If I become prime minister, I would make there be more holidays so that people can stay home more. This is because Japanese work too much and spend less time with their families, and the days after working too much are not good for the spirit.
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)?
The minister's speech fell flat on the audience
A:

His dad explained him for 2 hrs not to take drugs but all his words fell flat
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? prime minister
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? The prime minister narendr modi on Friday that said the water of satlej biyaas and raavi river right fully belong to India will be cut of from going waste in pak and he will be insure that the farmers here utilize it.
A: Prim minister narendar modi ne Friday ko kaha k satlej biyaas aur raavi river bharat se belong karta h is liye isse pak se kat k kisano k liye istemal kiya jaye ga

Other questions about "Minister"

Q: The Japanese prime minister is going to amend the constitution. Does this sound natural?
A: The Japanese...
Q: The prime minister's sudden policy changes in tax cuts made a lot of defections from the ruling party. Does this sound natural?
A: The prime minister's sudden tax cuts caused a lot of people to defect from the ruling party.
Q: I've watched our prime minister's awkward handshake with Donald Trump.

It lasted 19 seconds. One of Japanese media asked trump to watch their camera in Japanese, which Trump couldn't understand so he asked Abe about what their request was and Abe replied "please look at me" so Trump kept watching Abe instead of watching the camera.

Since it was important meeting for both of the countries,I thought that Abe should've learned English well before becoming a politician. Does this sound natural?
A: Since it was an important meeting for both countries,I think that Abe should've learned English better before becoming a politician. would be more natural.
Your accent is strong but you are understandable. I would work on trying to lose the katakana rhythms in your speech, and practice the English Rs and Ls. The Japanese ra ri ru re ro pronunciation is in between the English R and L pronunciation and that is why it is harder for both English speakers and Japanese to master the pronunciation in each other's languages, I think. I would just suggest listening to more native English speakers. But, very good!
Q: The prime minister changed the infrastructure of policy. Does this sound natural?
A: I think probably...

The Prime Minister changed Infrastructure policy.

(That would mean he has a new policy for infrastructure.)

When we say a government policy we say: tourism policy, farming policy, defence policy, and so on.
Q: Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe decided to dissolve the lower house of the Diet and hold a general election in order to have his economic policy which he calls "Abenomics" judged by the public if it had work or not to revive Japan's economy. Does this sound natural?
A: By the public whether it had worked to revive Japan's economy or not.

Also, it is better to break such a long sentence into a few smaller sentences.

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