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

The meaning of "Yesterday" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does He didn't make it yesterday on the plea of illness. mean?
A: It was a new expression for me too. Just learned it. Thank you for the post.
Q: What does "How do I miss you when I just saw you yesterday??" mean?
A: 「久しぶりっていうことじゃないけど、なんかマジで会いたかったよ」の意味が通じます。

Rephrasing: "I missed you, despite the fact that it hasn't even been more than a few days since I last saw you." The '??' in the original statement is actually just a rhetorical question.
Q: What does I wasn't born yesterday mean?
A: You already knew the fact
Q: What does be my yesterday mean?
A: 昨日のことである
Q: What does I want it yesterday. mean?
A: It means they want it very quickly.

Example sentences using "Yesterday"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Yesterday My sister’s birthday. I sent air mail to her before two weeks ago. The post officer said it need to receive two weeks. My sister is living in South Korea now. And then she just received air mail yesterday. I’m supposed. .
A: Yesterday was my sister’s birthday. Two weeks ago I sent her package by air mail. The postal worker said it takes two weeks to be delivered. My sister is living in South Korea right now and she received her package yesterday. I’m supposed...

or

Yesterday was my sister’s birthday. I sent her package by air mail over two weeks ago. The postal worker said it will take two weeks to get there, so I sent it even earlier than needed. My sister is living in South Korea right now and she finally received her package yesterday. I’m supposed...
Q: Please show me example sentences with yesterday.
A: We went to school yesterday.

I saw you yesterday.

Yesterday was my birthday.

That party yesterday was awesome.

She was here yesterday.
Q: Please show me example sentences with 昨日の行動をできるだけ詳しく知りたいのですがなんと質問すればいいでしょうか

what did you do yesterday?.
A: Examples:
What did you do yesterday?
Did you ride your bicycle yesterday?
Did you visit the museum yesterday?
Yesterday, did you climb a mountain?
What were you doing yesterday?
Were you and John visiting your mother yesterday?
Why weren't you in school yesterday?
What were yesterday's plans?
Q: Please show me example sentences with as of yesterday.
A: As of yesterday I have a new job / As of yesterday the team has won 3 games / Those books should have been thrown away as of yesterday /
Q: Please show me example sentences with I wasn't born yesterday..
A: Stop lecturing me about STDs mom! This is the 21st century and I wasn't born yesterday!

Oh really? Gravity makes things fall down???!!! GEE, NO WAY! You know Tom, I'm not an idiot!! I wasn't born yesterday!

I wasn't born yesterday. I know that the world is a harsh and cruel place. Only the strong survive.

"I wasn't born yesterday." is used mostly as a sarcastic bitter expression since stating such an obvious fact usually expresses strong disapproval with the thoughts/words of the other person. At the same time, it mocks the other person since the fact of "not being born yesterday" is obvious. This expression can be used in a "playful" way around certain people or it can be rude and mocking. No matter it's intent it always is sarcastic in nature and therefore, I highly wouldn't recommend it's usage.

Synonyms of "Yesterday" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between what did you get up to yesterday? and what did you do yesterday? ?
A: They mean the same thing. They can both be used in the same way.
Q: What is the difference between I got to see her yesterday and I saw her yesterday ?
A: This "got to" means the same as "was able to".

for example,
I got to meet Tom Cruise yesterday = I was able to meet Tom Cruise yesterday
Q: What is the difference between I defecated yesterday night and I took a dump yesterday night and I took a shit yesterday night and I did my own poops yesterday night and I shat yesterday night ?
A: English people don't normally use the word defecated and yesterday night is usually referred to as "last night". A "dump" is a crude, or immature, way of saying poop or defecate. Likewise with shat. The most natural way of saying this would be "I pooped last night".
Q: What is the difference between I got to do it yesterday. and I could do it yesterday. ?
A: Wait, I just thought of something.
"I could do it yesterday" can be a valid statement. For example:

You: Oh hey, want to see me do a hand stand?
Friend: Sure
*you try to do the hand stand but you can't*
You: Ah, but I COULD /WAS ABLE to do it yesterday.
Q: What is the difference between What did you do yesterday ? and What did you get up to yesterday ? ?
A: They can be used interchangeably (Can switch between) without changing the meaning. [What did you get up to yesterday] Is more common among friends.

Translations of "Yesterday"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? yesterday morning I excercised for 3 hours. Is the grammar correct?
A: The first. You could say "we were having a chat, but she had to leave quickly. " Or if your girlfriend asked why you were talking to her, "Oh, we were just having a chat. "
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I planned yesterday that I will stay in my house tomorrow. Can I say “ I was going to be at home tomorrow.” Is it right? I focus on “was” and “at”
A: I know my accent is not that good but I just wanna help
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I bought yesterday a DVD of High School Musical.I want it to arrive early.
A: I'll say it like this: I bought a DVD of High School Musical yesterday and I wanted it to be delivered soon.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I met new my flatmates​ yesterday
A: I met my new flat mates yesterday
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Oh. I slept over 10hour yesterday. You slept only 5 hours? Do u usually sleep like that amount?
A: I think it's more natural to say:
"Oh. I slept for more than 10 hours yesterday. You only slept for 5 hours? Do you always sleep that little?"
The last sentence carries a nuance of surprise at the other person's lack of sleep.
I hope this helps you.

Other questions about "Yesterday"

Q: It's so yesterday.
It's so outdated.
It's out of fashion.

which one do you usually use?

A: I would say, that's so outdated, that's old news, that's uncool, that's not in fashion, etc
Q: Please show me how to pronounce yesterday.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: 1:I'm sorry for not calling you "yesterday".(I had to call him yesterday, but I didn't do that. Can I remove "yesterday" in this sentence??)
A: Yes you can. It should make sense. You can also say I’m sorry I didn’t call you. The past tense shows that it happened in the past.
Q: I could get up early yesterday

why is this sentence incorrect?
I learnt that 'could' is the past expression(?) of 'can'...

please let me know how to use 'could'
A: Ahh. It's technically grammatical. However, it sounds unnatural because could refers to the possibility of something.

For example you could say:

While I was snorkeling, I could touch the stingray. I could imagine the possibilities. I could do better in the future.

Stating something you did yesterday in terms of a possibility sounds a little unnatural.

"I was able to get up early yesterday." Sounds more natural.
Q: It is a yesterday's story not today's. Does this sound natural?
A: No worries at all! Keep up the good work! 😊

To answer your question, if you substitute the [from] with [of] as in your example, it wouldn't be correct, no.

This is due to the tense. By using the word [from] as opposed to [of] you are putting the sentence in the correct tense, as anything involving yesterday is something that has already passed and thus the tense needs to reflect that.

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