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

The meaning of "Had" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Had one over the eight mean?
A: Yes, it makes sense, but it doesn't sound natural. You can say:

Don’t give him more beer because he's already one over the eight.
Q: What does "Had better" mean?
A: Depends on the context.

1. Something is not good
A: "How's your dinner?"
B: "I've had better." (It's not very good)

2. Same as "should," but more like a warning.
"You had better go home." (You should go home)
"You'd better get out of here right now."
Q: What does Had to do mean?
A: 第一个had to do,跟...有关
第二个had to do,一定,非要,非得是
Q: What does Had to mean?
A: @Sting_moonorbiter I'm glad you figured it out quicker than I could reply. Happy to help :]
Q: What does Had she just said that out loud? mean?
A: interesting, yeah I think “you’re gorgeous” is Anna’s line.

Example sentences using "Had"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Had.
A: My mother had a baby before me, but he passed.

I didn't know you had a sister.

She wouldn’t have had to give up her electronics if she behaved herself.

I had many stuffed animals as a baby.
Q: Please show me example sentences with "Had been / Has been" .
A: "i had been telling her this for years"
"he has been there already"
Q: Please show me example sentences with Had had.
A: He was tired and wanted to sleep. He had had a very long and tiring day.

I was relaxing because the day before I had had two tests.

I had had so much fun at the party that I decided to throw another one!

Most of the time if you just say "had" people will still understand
Q: Please show me example sentences with Had we not better〜?.
A: 難しですよ。
”had we not better~" が口語ではありません。
すみません、私の日本語はあまり上手ではありません。)
We don't say this.

You might see this phrase in old poetry.
古い韻文であります。(?)
Q: Please show me example sentences with Had had .
A: I had had that painting for years but someone stole it

Synonyms of "Had" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between "Had been" and "Have been" ?
A: Generally, ‘Had been’ is past tense, while ‘have been’ is ongoing.
“She had been working at the company for three years, before it went out of business.”
“I have been working at this company for three years, but i’m worried it will soon go out of business.”
Q: What is the difference between Had and Has ?
A: Had would suggest the person no longer is in possession of an object . Has suggest they currently still are in possession .
Q: What is the difference between Had seen and have seen ?
A: "Had seen" is when it happened before something else. "Have seen" – general experience.
I have seen this movie (in general).
I had seen this movie before he invited me to the cinema (first I saw it, then he invited me).
Q: What is the difference between Had been happened and Had happened ?
A: Had been
or
Had happened

but not both.

Those are both examples of the Past Perfect tense. You can have the Past Perfect Continuous but that looks like this:

had been happening
Q: What is the difference between Had you better not go now? and Hadn't you better go now ? ?
A: @haha860036: The meaning of the second sentence is more clear.

Translations of "Had"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Had you been there?
A: Have you been there = has estado ahí
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Had
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Had
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Other questions about "Had"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce Had
heard .
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Q: Had we better wait here until he comes ? does this sound natural?
A: “Should we wait here until he comes?”
Or
“We better wait here until he comes.”

Both of those sentences would sound more natural. If you are asking someone if you should wait, the first sentence would work. If you’re telling someone you should wait, the second would work better. Hope that helps!
Q: Had he known better what he was going to undergo, he wouldn't have accepted. does this sound natural?
A: perfect
Q: Had you been here? does this sound natural?
A: Have you been there?

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