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

The meaning of "Way" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does on the way out mean?
A: It means “as someone is leaving”

“I spoke to my brother and on the way out I shut the door”
Q: What does A) I was on my way to home l and I met my friend in the bank.

B) I step into the bank and I met my friend in the bank. mean?
A: A.) On your way home, you ran into a friend when you went into the bank. (planned stop at bank to meet your friend)

B.) When I went in the bank, I ran into my friend. (coincidence)
OR
I went to the bank and met my friend (planned meeting)
Q: What does By the way mean?
A: Por cierto, a propósito.
Q: What does way back when mean?
A: A long time ago. Usually a long enough time ago for the speaker to have been a child or young adult.

Other similar idioms:
Back in my day
Back in the day
In the good old days

Or even...
Long ago in a galaxy far far away (this one is a Star Trek reference 🤣)
Q: What does "He is all the way over there" mean?
A: He is really far away.

Example sentences using "Way"

Q: Please show me example sentences with one way or another.
A: It means that, no matter what, you will find a way
Q: Please show me example sentences with way more.
A: I want way more guitars than I’ve got.

But they cost way more than I can afford.

People who weigh way more than they should, ought to weigh way less.
Q: Please show me example sentences with You don't say! It is similar to 'no way!'?.
A: The relevance of Nicolas Cage is not entirely clear. Seems like someone just used it like that one time and everyone else thought it was a good idea. =)
Q: Please show me example sentences with by way of.
A: "I said it by way of a joke."

"I went to Japan by way of the United States."
Q: Please show me example sentences with by way of.
A: I don't think it's used often.

Synonyms of "Way" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between I spend way too much time watching movies. and I spend way too much time ON watching movies. ?
A: They're pretty much the same! You can omit "on" or leave it in, doesn't really matter. In natural conversation, I would be more likely to use the first one.
Q: What is the difference between a way and a means and a resort ?
A: A "way" is like ”方”. It's a method of doing something. There can be a lot of these for one thing you do.
A "means" is a method by which something is possible.
A "resort" is a way, but one that you don't want to use. It's generally bad.

You really want to find a "way" to travel more. You could work longer hours, and be paid more for that; you could ask for a raise; or you could beg your family for money. You obviously don't want to do the last one, but the first two don't work, so you "resort" to begging for money.

For "means", I like to use criminal justice. In a trial, you need to prove that the suspect had means, motive, and opportunity to commit the crime.
Motive: a reason.
Opportunity: there was a time they could have committed the crime.
Means: that they were physically able to commit the crime.
Q: What is the difference between No way! and You're kidding! (Are you kidding?) ?
A: No way is when you can't believe something is true or when you refuse to do something. "No way, that can't be true!" "Will you do the dishes for me?" "No way!".

You're kidding is similar but it's specifically for when you are shocked or in disbelief.
"I heard Mr Smith cheated on his wife".
"You're kidding!"
Q: What is the difference between by the way and just so you know ?
A: I'm sure you know the literal meanings of the two phrases. Their difference is simply that they have different literal meanings. 😄
Q: What is the difference between By the way and Anyway ?
A: You use "by the way" when you need to add in something that is a little new to the conversation.
- "Are you traveling to France next month?"
- "Yes. By the way, I need to borrow your French phrasebook."
(You can also use "and" instead of "by the way")

You use "anyway" to change the topic.
- "I went to the Louvre, then I saw the Eiffel Tower. Paris was so beautiful! Anyway, let's talk about your vacation now. I heard you went to Italy."

Translations of "Way"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? behaving in a very controlled way
A: If you need the one-word synonym for that, then it's "obedient" (an adjective) or "obedience" (a noun).
the pronunciation of what you've written is in the audio
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 나를 표현하는 방법/방식 = way of expression about me? (want to use 'expression')
A: way of expressing about me

표현 - expression
표현하는 - expressing
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? No way
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? no thank you in polite way
A: No thank you I'm fine.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "You're fired" in a different way to say
A: We have to let you go
or
I'll have to let you go
or
We'll (I'll) have to terminate you.

Other questions about "Way"

Q: I'd like to know what "screamed our way to" means in this sentence.
Thanks in advance.
A: I'm assuming their screaming is supposed to be a release that improves their emotional health.

So if it's a journey, and better emotional health is the destination, on their way to the destination/to get to the destination they screamed.

I hope that makes sense
Q: When I was on my way to home where it's 30 minutes away from my home, my bike was broken.
I had to walk to a cycle store while carried my bike for almost one hour. Does this sound natural?
A: × When I was on my way to home where it's 30 minutes away from my home, my bike was broken.
✓ When I was on my way home, 30 minutes away from my house, my bike broke.

× I had to walk to a cycle store while carried my bike for almost one hour.
✓ I had to walk to a cycle store while carrying my bike and it took almost an hour.

Q: No way! What the hell are you talking about?
We're never going to buy such an expensive car.
You know we are low on cash right?
I'm positive that at least it's not the time, now.


Does this sound natural?
A: × What the hell are you talking about?
✓ What on earth (more polite) are you talking about?

× We're never going to buy such an expensive car.
✓ There's no way we'll ever buy such an expensive car.

× You know we are low on cash right?
✓ There's no money anyway.

× I'm positive that at least it's not the time, now.
✓ At the very least, now it's not the time.

文法的には上の文章はすでに良いと思いますが、

I'm correcting the sentence by approximating it to the Japanese sentences' meaning.

日本文を書いた通り、翻訳的に添削してみます。
Q: I was way in over my head and had no idea what the fuck I was talking about. What does "way in over" mean?
A: "way in over my head" is a metaphor like being in a pool full of water, and it is deep, so the water goes over your head.
Q: I think that’s too much.
I think that’s too expensive.
I think it’s way too expensive.
I think you ask too much.

Are these expressions similar and natural?
A: You can omit "I think" from all the sentences except the last one. These are more natural:
"That's too much."
"That's too expensive."
"It's way too expensive."
"I think you're asking too much."

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