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

The meaning of "Was" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Was he your super? mean?
A: I would say it's a shorter way of saying "Supervisor" (감독관?), but I'm not 100% sure that's what they mean without knowing more about the situation.

It can also be a shorter way of saying "Superintendent", but supervisor seems more likely..
Q: What does Was mean?
A: “Was” mean “era/estava”
Q: What does Was I missed? mean?
A: If someone asks you, "was I missed?" they're asking if you missed them.
Q: What does Was that supposed to happen? mean?
A: It happened unexpectedly. And you may be surprised by it.
Q: What does Was that bad for me to say? mean?
A: it doesn't necessarily mean "did I offend YOU" but it means "did I offend someone by saying that"

Example sentences using "Was"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Was.
A: i was there(afirmativo)
she wasn't/was not my friend anymore(negativo)
Q: Please show me example sentences with Wasn't.
A: wasn't = não era/ não estava

He wasn't happy
She wasn't beaultiful
Q: Please show me example sentences with Was watching.
A: She was watching the game, but lost interest half way through. I was watching a bird, but it flew off. Peter was watching the sky for over three hours.
Q: Please show me example sentences with Was, were.
A: "I was with my friend yesterday"
"Were you feeling okay on Saturday?"
"There were many people at the festival"
"Was she with you on the train?"
Q: Please show me example sentences with "Was he calling you just to ask that?".
A: @philoin88: Two peas in a pod = 2 people that are very alike and get along well
bob's your uncle = then it's all finished (don't actually need to have an uncle named bob)

Synonyms of "Was" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Was it helpful for you? and Did it help you? and I'm teaching Japanese to a foreigner student. I want to make sure she understand the word. Which is right way to use? Please teach me. Thank you. ?
A: They're both correct! :) They both mean the same thing.
Q: What is the difference between "Was it good?" and "Was it any good?" ?
A: There is no real difference
Q: What is the difference between Was and Were ?
A: Examples: He was a famous singer back in the day.
There were too many people at the mall today.
I was so tired by the time we finished dancing.
Where were you?
Q: What is the difference between Was able to and Could ?
A: There's very little difference between the two, and they can be used in the same situations. For example, "I was able to attend class today." And, "I could attend class today." They can both be used in past tense, present and future tense. Could is generally a more informal version of was able to
Q: What is the difference between Wasn't able to ~ and Was unable to ~ ?
A: "Wasn't able to" means "was not able to"

And "was unable to" means un-(prefix meaning not) able to "was not able to"

Basically they mean the same thing but in my personal experience I hear "was unable to" when someone is speaking more formally or professionally. It differs for different areas and people but I feel that the use of a contractions (wasn't) make a sentence more casual because it's kind a 'lazy' or 'shortened' way of speaking. Not always of course, you can still use contractions in formal or professional situations, but I just find that it sounds better without them. :)

1Ex: Sorry, I was unable to attend the event last night.

2Ex: I wasn't able to attend the family gathering last year.

Hope this helped!

Translations of "Was"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Wasn't
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Was soll‘s
A: I think Was soll translates to: ‘What should’.

Is that your question?
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Was
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? This Was Never Up To Me
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Was it natural?
A: the pronunciation is very good! but with the word 'church', you don't need to say 'the' - you can say: 'I am going to church'

Other questions about "Was"

Q: Was it this clean here before? Does this sound natural?
A: It’s natural. I would probably say “was it this clean in here before,” but what you have is fine!
Q: Was I paged already? Does this sound natural?
A: Some other options:

Did you already call me?
Did you already page me?
Did you page me? I was in the bathroom?
Q: "Was it about to start?" Does this sound natural?
A: Yup very natural
Q: Was she keen to you? Does this sound natural?
A: "Was she keen on you?"

keen on = to really like a person, place or thing

keen to = to wait impatiently, to want the moment to come as quickly as possible
Q: She Was or She Were?
A: I was , he was , she was , it was
o resto é were

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