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

The meaning of "Adult" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does adult Dutch speakers of English mean?
A: Adults of Dutch ethnicity who speak English
Q: What does adult guardian or adult guardianship mean?
A: An adult guardian is a person who is responsible for taking care of and making decisions for a disabled adult who cannot handle those responsibilities.
Q: What does adult braces mean?
A: braces are usually for children to make their teeth straight. braces for adults is the same thing.
Q: What does adult mean?
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Q: What does adult ward(s) or person(s) under curatorship mean?
A: This is a person who needs supervision even though they are an adult. This could be a person with a severe learning disability or a mental illness for example, who needs assistance with day to day decision making.

Example sentences using "Adult"

Q: Please show me example sentences with “..customers, should they be adults or youth” I want to understand what’s the meaning of should they here and when do I use it like that.
A: In this example
The text had this part
“The company had different types of customers, should they be adults and youth” in which cases do i use “should they be” like that?
Q: Please show me example sentences with adult.
A: A frog is an adult tadpole.
Don't talk in front of the adults!
I just don't know how to adult anymore (this is a new slang, not standard to use adult as a verb)
Q: Please show me example sentences with "-ish" like "adult...ish?" .
A: "-ish" means sort of, kind of, somewhat, or partially (部分的に)

"This shirt is blue-ish."

"He was acting child-ish."

Synonyms of "Adult" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between adults and grown ups ?
A: usually adults say this when they talk about how it sucks to be a grown up

I never thought being a grown up would involve so many stupid bills.
Being a grown up sucks. Remember when we didn't have to do shit as kids and could just sit around the house.
Q: What is the difference between we're both rational adults that don't want anything bad to happen. and we're both rational adults that don't want anything bad happen. ?
A: the second sentence is incorrect, the 'to' is necessary.
Q: What is the difference between grown-up and adult ?
A: They both mean the same thing, however "grown-up" is more commonly used by young children.

"He is a grown-up."
"He is an adult."

Note: "grown-up" is not the same as "grown up".

"You have grown up." ✅
"You have grown-up." ❌
Q: What is the difference between adult and grown-up ?
A: A grown up can be an adult.
But sometimes an adult is not ‘grown up’, meaning they can be immature or juvenile.

Adult is just a fully grown person. (Or stage of a bug/animal).

Sometimes toddlers or children behave more grown up than some adults.
Q: What is the difference between adult ceremony and coming age ?
A: There's no such thing as an "adult ceremony"... It's just a ceremony like a graduation/wedding/confirmation/etc.
Coming of age is like you have some kind of experience or realization that you're no longer a child and you're an adult now... its kind of like a "self discovery" kind of thing.

Translations of "Adult"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Has been an adult, but still at school and do not make money,how to describe this kind of people,maybe young adult?
A: "Young adult" could work. Someone still in school but not working would be a "student" or "full-time student". "Student" works for people of all ages. "Full-time student" implies that the person is of working age, but is just in school. However, some ambitious people are full-time students and work a part-time or even a full-time job.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? adult
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? adult
A: a fully developed person from maturity."mature".
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "adult"
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? adult
A: Adult

You should act like an adult.
君は大人のように行動すべきだ

Other questions about "Adult"

Q: I think it is the best that adults train children to stop children from doing bad things. Does this sound natural?
A: it is better to say: It is good that adults teach children not to do bad things
Q: ⑴ There are many adults who want to buy cars.
⑵ There are many adults who want to buy a car. Does this sound natural?
A: More natural: Many adults want to buy a car
Q: I realized growing up to be an adult Does this sound natural?
A: No because it makes "growing up" the subject which means you're talking about growing up in general terms and your original sentence doesn't have a second verb

Ex. I realized growing up was something everyone does.
Q: How do native adults learn new words?
Will natives find words they don't know after completing the school education?
And when you find a word you don't know, can you guess the meaning of the word without dictionary?
A: In this day and age, if an unknown word appears while reading, it's as simple as a Google search to get the exact meaning. Especially if it is a slang, nonstandard, foreign-borrowed, or made-up word.

But depending on previous knowledge of grammar, sometimes the meaning can be inferred from the (frequently) Latin/Greek roots of the word, and comparing it to other similar words.

Ex. Geometry, geography, geology... All have the root "geo-" which relates to the earth.
Q: 30過ぎた良い大人がそんな次元の低いことできるか
How can an adult being more than 30 years old do such a vlugar thing? Does this sound natural?
A: How can an adult who is older than 30 do such a vulgar thing?

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