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

The meaning of "Bum" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I'm bumming mean?
Q: What does I’m just bummed mean?
A: It means I am sad or disappointed
Q: What does "Okay, you bum, I'll buy it." mean?
A: いいだろう、このやろう、買う。

"Bum" can refer to a homeless person. If you use it as an insult, you are implying that someone is irresponsible, lazy, and/or useless. Maybe 役立たず is the Japanese equivalent.
Q: What does I'm such a bum mean?
A: It means "I'm lazy" in a sort of joking manner.
Q: What does to bum books mean?
A: To borrow books permanently. To ask for and be given the books from someone in exchange for nothing.

Example sentences using "Bum"

Q: Please show me example sentences with it bums me out.
A: "I don't want to go to the cemetery. It bums me out."

bums me out = makes me sad

"What did you get on the test?"
"I failed it."
"So did I."
"These bad grades are bumming me out."
Q: Please show me example sentences with bum.
A: "That homeless man is a bum"

"Ouch! That hurt my bum!"
Q: Please show me example sentences with bum.
A: Stop being a bum.
Q: Please show me example sentences with bum.
A: I was bumming around the house (meaning: I was doing nothing)
Q: Please show me example sentences with bum.
A: He's such a lazy bum, staying at home all day watching TV.

Synonyms of "Bum" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Can I bum a cigarette? and Can I bum a drag? ?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: What is the difference between bum and arse ?
A: These mean the same thing, but bum is used more by children, whereas 'arse' is more of a rude or vulgar term. Arse would be okay to use with a friend, but not a superior.
Q: What is the difference between bum and butt ?
A: US English - butt, UK English - bum. The latter is considered slightly rude.
Q: What is the difference between lazy bum and lazy ass and slacker ?
A: A slacker is usually referring to someone not participating in school or work well enough. They “slack” behind on duties.

A lazy bum is someone who is lazy and pretty much lazes around.

A lazy ass is the same thing as lazy bum but used in a more joking way.
Q: What is the difference between bum and butt ?
A: Bum is more polite lol

Translations of "Bum"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? bumming around
A: bumming around can mean that you’re not doing anything with your day. like spending your time just watching television :)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? What does it mean ‘hits some bum notes?’
A: Meaning “wrong notes” or “bad notes”
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? she bums me out. what is the meaning?
A: It means "She makes me sad". This could be a result of her cheating but not neccesarily.

Other questions about "Bum"

Q: I'm so bummed out since it happened.
It shouldn't have happened. does this sound natural?
A: I'm so bummed out that it happened.
It shouldn't have happened.
Q: A : Can I bum a cigarette, buddy?
B : You're always bumming cigarettes off me. Why don't you buy your own for a change?
A : OK, I will from tomorrow. Today I'm broke. does this sound natural?
A: A : Can I bum a cigarette, buddy?
B : You're always bumming cigarettes off me. Why don't you buy your own for a change?
A : OK, I will after tomorrow. I'm broke today.
Q: Can I bum one of your beer cans? does this sound natural?
A: "May I have a beer, please" is the best form
Q: I'm a bum. You call me whatever you want. does this sound natural?
A: You can call me whatever you want

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