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

The meaning of "Ant" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "to work like an ant" mean?
A: To work hard
Q: What does ant mean?
A: A ant is a small bug
Q: What does "more ants may be needed to haul the bounty home". What does "bounty home" mean? mean?
Q: What does Just went on an ant killing spree mean?
A: @Aidai: it means you purposely set out to kill a bunch of ants and succeeded.

Example sentences using "Ant"

Q: Please show me example sentences with ant.
Q: Please show me example sentences with ants in your pants.
A: "why are you moving so much? Do you have ants in your pants? Stay still."

Synonyms of "Ant" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between I thought there was a ant. and I thought there is a ant. ?
A: I thought there was an ant — this one is correct because if you think in past tense, the thing’s verb you were thinking about will also be past tense.

I thought (past) there was (past) an ant.
I knew (past) that the bus was (past) late.
I saw (past) a car that was (past) very colorful.
Q: What is the difference between don't step on the ants and don't tread on the ants ?
A: Not really, though it's closer to "walk" than it is to "step." However Americans don't use "tread" all that much. And when we do, it is often in more poetic, metaphorical cases, or only if using the past participle (trodden.) For ants, I'd probably simply ask people not to walk or step on them.

Here are some examples for how we might usually use tread.

1) My father always treads lightly around the topic of dogs when my mom is around because she still gets upset about Rover's death.
2) Scientists are treading new ground in the area of fertility treatments.
3) My dog will climb paths that even the boldest adventurers don't dare tread.
4) As a teacher, I must tread carefully around sensitive topics.
5) He treads a fine line between brilliant and insane.
6) We could see where someone had trodden through our newly-planted garden.
Q: What is the difference between ant and aunt (speaking) ?
A: Yep, if you just said aunt/ant without context, english speakers wouldn't know which you meant
Q: What is the difference between ant and aunt (pronunciation) ?
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Q: What is the difference between ant and aunt (pronunciation) ?
A: They are pronounced exactly the same, in most of the US. There are some dialects in which "aunt" sounds more like "ont," but that's not typical.

Translations of "Ant"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? ant bhale Ka bhala
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? ant bhala to sab bhala
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? as quiet as ant
A: People usually say "quiet as a mouse"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? the ant who wouldn't die
A: @SwarS: the ant who wouldn't die
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? have ants in your pant
A: @zumidori: it's normally just said "You have ants in your pants" or as a question "Do you have ants in your pants?"

Other questions about "Ant"

Q: Seeing an ant walking in front of you, you may casually kill it. However, when you remember that it inherits several billion years history from its ancestors, and it is alive because of it, you will hesitate to kill it.

I’m trying translate exercise from Japanese to English but I don’t think this sentence make sense... does this sound natural?
A: I would say "years' history" or "years of history".
Q: Many ants appeared even if I started an ants killer. I vacuumed antes 3 times a day. But after 1 week, I rarely see them. does this sound natural?
A: Ants still appeared even if I kill those ants. I vacuumed those ants 3 times a day. But after 1 week, I rarely see them.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce ant and aunt.
A: They are pronounced the same way.
Q: ant egg ink box study does this sound natural?
A: Yes. 良く頑張りました(よくがんばりました。
Q: When I was younger, I used to catch the ants does this sound natural?
A: remove the word 'the' and it's perfect :)

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