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

The meaning of "Bother" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Not fussed/not bothered mean?
A: It means you don't mind. For example "Do you want to get Indian or Chinese takeaway?" "I'm not fussed/bothered." Means you wouldn't prefer one over the other. Either way you'd be happy.
Q: What does bother mean?
A: bother means to annoy.

but in this context, it means to care. Nobody cared enough about the birthday. Nobody wanted to be annoyed by the birthday.
Q: What does bother mean?
A: To pester someone (he bothered me) or to not give time to something (I couldn't be bothered about that).
Q: What does I never bothered to ask mean?
A: @dodo9: she simply didn't ask about it, it might have never came to her mind, or she might have not wanted to ask about it.
Q: What does bother mean?
A: Bother はたいてい「迷惑/迷惑かける」という意味ですが、その場合には多分「めんどくさい」とか「やだな」とか「やれやれ」という意味だと思います。

Example sentences using "Bother"

Q: Please show me example sentences with so why bother?.
A: She’s already got a boyfriend, so why bother?
I’ve already eaten, so why bother going out?
Why bother going out when it’s raining?
It’s so dark, why bother writing now?

You may want to use ‘what’s the point?’ as well, it can sound more natural and can be used more broadly. It’s pretty much the same as ‘so why bother?’
Q: Please show me example sentences with why bother complaining ?.
A: If it is hot outside, why bother complaining? It will just make it worse.
Q: Please show me example sentences with bother rushing .
A: We have been given more time to finish the project, so don't bother rushing.

The train has been delayed, so don't bother rushing.

Don't bother rushing to get that to me. I'm in no hurry.
Q: Please show me example sentences with Sorry to bother you ,but.
A: It is used between people who don’t know each other as a polite way of telling them something. Does that make sense?
Q: Please show me example sentences with bother trying.
A: I'm sorry if I made any mistake, I'd be happy if you would correct my mistakes.
-That seems impossible for me, I shouldn't bother trying.
-Won't you bother to try finding a new job.
-He's not the kind to be friends with, you shouldn't bother trying to get closer to him.
-She didn't bother to try moving her bag from the chair for people to sit.
-Please don't bother trying to convince her otherwise.

Synonyms of "Bother" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between bother and interrupt and disturb ?
A: Bother is you're taking the trouble to do something. Interrupt is breaking a continuation of something. And disturb is messing with the normal function of something.
Q: What is the difference between bother and disturb ?
A: Both are very similar but to disturb someone is usually used when you interrupt someone while they are doing something.

Example:
Your friend is in a meeting and you call him so you interrupt the meeting and say:
"I'm sorry to disturb you during your meeting."

Your brother is studying and you enter his room while making noise so you interrupt his studying and say:
"I'm sorry to disturb you while studying."

You are reading a book and you are very concentrated but then you get a call, so you are disturbed.

To bother someone means you make that person upset or you talk to them when they are in a bad mood so you don't really interrupt anything they were doing, you just bother them.

Example:
You are sad and don't want to talk to anyone but your parents keep asking you a lot of questions about work so you say:
"I'm in a bad mood, can you please not bother me?"

You see older kids shouting at a small kid so you go up to them and say:
"Stop bothering him!"



Q: What is the difference between bother and annoy ?
A: They're very similar, but annoy is stronger.
Q: What is the difference between bother and disturb ?
A: Not really a big difference, but I think that 'disturb' is more often used when it has to do with seclusion....if that makes sense haha
Q: What is the difference between "bother" and "worry" ?
A: To bother is to annoy someone, or be annoyed. "Stop talking, you're bothering me". To worry is to be anxious about something. "I'm worried he's not going to do well on the test".

Translations of "Bother"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? disturb / bother (what's the difference?)
A:
Bother is when the person is annoying the other person (bothering is the verb)
Example:

"Stop bothering me!"

Disturb can be when a person is interrupting/interfering with anything the other person is doing.

'he disturbed the others when making loud noises'

Disturb can also mean to make someone feel anxious or uncomfortable.

'I feel disturbed about what I just read.

Hope that helps :)
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? I'm waiting on her to ask what bothers me with her (like what i don't like about her)
A: Instead say: I'm waiting for her to ask me what bothers me about her.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "I'm sorry for such a bother".
A: I'm sorry to be such a bother
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? bother
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? bothering you
A: You could say
Nagging you
Annoying you
Pestering you
Irritating you

Other questions about "Bother"

Q: You’ll never bother me! does this sound natural?
A: If it's meant as positive try adding don't worry at the start.

"don't worry, you will never bother me"
Q: I'm sorry if I bother you. does this sound natural?
A: yes, for example
Chief, sorry if I am bothering you or If I'm bothering you, I can leave.
Q: Who else bothered you again? does this sound natural?
A: Has anyone else bothered you again?
Q: If it's bothers you, let me know. does this sound natural?
A: @Emi85614: if IT bothers you, let me know. don't use “it's" in that sentence. it's= it is.
Q: It bothers me for you to hang out with them does this sound natural?
A: It bothers me that you hang out with them.

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