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

The meaning of "Nerve" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does The nerve on you mean?
A: "The Nerve of you" - kinda like "how dare you?" - "Did you think that was okay to do??" - Its describing something one should not have had the courage or confidence to do.
Q: What does you got some nerve mean?
A: You got nerves means you had to have a lot courage or used for showing anger or surprise at someone's rude behaviour
Q: What does Give a nerve mean?
A: poner de los nervíos
Q: What does What a nerve. mean?
A: Normally you would hear it, What nerve. It means someone is very bold in a slightly negative way, especially in a social situation. For instance, speaking disrespectfully to the boss or the teacher, it takes nerve. Cutting in line/queue, other people might say, what nerve.
Q: What does they have got some nerve mean?
A: It means when someone is rude, or acting annoying, contradictory, you would say "he has some nerves" acting like that!

Example sentences using "Nerve"

Q: Please show me example sentences with have the nerve.
A: it doesn't necessarily mean to criticise, but it implies bravery in a negative way (usually).

If someone said "You had the nerve to tell me such a thing" I would instantly know that they're pissed off or not pleased. "have / had the nerve" is usually used in a negative way.
Q: Please show me example sentences with nerve racking.
A: @tjstkdn Wow that test was really nerve racking, I hope I passed.
Q: Please show me example sentences with its getting on my nerve.
A: That computer is getting on my nerves . Like when something is really aggravating you or , that girl is really getting on my nerves . That teacher is getting on my nerves.
Q: Please show me example sentences with of all the nerve.
A: "You think I have time to answer this!?! The nerve of you"
"You want me to let you stay in my house!? The nerve of you"
"You kissed my girlfriend!? The nerve of you!"

Synonyms of "Nerve" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between nerve wracking and nerve racking and unnerving ?
A: Yes! Great work😁🙏
Q: What is the difference between get up the nerve to do sth and have the guts to do sth ?
A: @hellonativeperson "have the guts" is neutral :) whether it is positive or negative depends on the situation described in the sentence, whereas for "had the nerve" it is used specifically for negative situations :)

For eg, "How dare he!? He had the guts to approach my girlfriend!?"
Q: What is the difference between it gets to my nerve and it gets to me ?
A: "it gets on my nerves" means it annoys me, "it gets to me" can mean the same but more likely it upsets you.
Q: What is the difference between nerve and guts ?
A: (><)Ouch! I always forget to the existence of 'the'.
Q: What is the difference between nerve and nervousness ?
A: @Layladiaz9: nerve is the brain cell. and nervousness is the feeling you get when you are in some situations like a date, a meeting, etc

Translations of "Nerve"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I was nerve racking or nerve racked ??? which one is the right way to say it?
A: "nerve-racking" isn't used to directly describe a person being nervous or stressed, it's used to describe a situation/event that causes someone to feel nervous or stressed. Some examples:
- Sitting next to her was so nerve-racking that I didn't say a single word.
- Having to prepare for the speech was nerve-racking, but it wasn't that bad once I was actually standing in front of everyone speaking.
- It was a nerve-racking experience, I'm glad it's over.
- Sitting in the passenger seat while he's driving is so nerve-racking. He drives too fast!
- I shook the president's hand. It was so nerve-racking.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? perhaps we stuck a nerve
A: struck* (내가 널 화나게 했을지도 몰라)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? nerve racking
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? you've got some nerve
Basically it's someone telling someone else that they are really bold in a rude way to be saying or doing whatever they are doing.
Person A: "I'm way better at this job than you."
Person B: "You've got some nerve."

Other questions about "Nerve"

Q: "She has a nerve to ask me a question like that! " (If it doesn't sound natural then feel free to correct it :)) Does this sound natural?
A: I can’t believe she has THE nerve to ask me a question like that!
Q: You need to nerve yourself up for what is coming. Does this sound natural?
A: You need to get yourself together for what's coming.
Q: you got some nerve - can this be a compliment?

for example, when i was betting you 10 bucks you can't jump over a compfire. and you however nailed it. in that case, can i say "how dare you! you got some nerve i bow to you!"???
A: @tjstkdn: Yes, you got it. With your friends in a playful tone (so they know it's a joke) you can say that 😊
Q: I hit a nerve when they started using curse words in the argument. Does this sound natural?
A: @ChronicProcrastinato:
for me it's fine I don't know if someone else has another option, but you can also use the Idiom this way "I hit/ touched a (raw) nerve, when (curse words/ swear words) were starting to come out, while they were arguing about the subject of..."
Q: I don't have the nerve to sing in front of people Does this sound natural?
A: It makes more sense to say "I don't have the guts to sing in front of people.". Saying someone has the "nerve" to do something is usually implied as a bad thing.

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