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

The meaning of "Bus" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Where the short bus meets the wild west. mean?
A: @asar88 No. "The short bus" is used to mean "dumb" or "dumb people." "Meet" doesn't mean 出会う. It means "mixes with."

"Where ___ meets ___" is a common sentence structure.

For example, let's say there's a summer camp that focuses on teaching science to kids. They might say, "Where fun meets science!" That means they mix fun with science.
Q: What does A bus is more trouble than its worth. mean?
A: It depends on who's talking. In general, though, there are advantages and disadvantages to owning, or driving, or riding a bus. Let's say this was said by someone who might ride a bus. The bus is inexpensive to ride. It is good for the environment compared to a car. You don't have to worry about parking. You can read a book instead of driving. These are all the "worth" of a bus. However, riding the bus takes a long time. You have to walk to the bus stop and again to your destination. You can't just come and go whenever you want. The bus might be crowded. You can't carry things with you easily. These are all the "trouble" of a bus. For the speaker, the trouble is more than the worth, so he can say, "A bus is more trouble than it's worth. Let's just take the car."
Q: What does runaway bus mean?
A: A bus that isn't working properly/is out of control
Q: What does se can Still make the 5:12 bus? mean?
A: Ella aún puede alcanzar el bus de las 5:12
Q: What does a bus wanker mean?
A: This is an insult that originated in the British TV programme 'The Inbetweeners'. It was used as a derogatory comment to people who had to catch the bus because they were not lucky enough to be traveling in a car. It is not used in everyday language.

Example sentences using "Bus"

Q: Please show me example sentences with take the bus.
A: "I'm planning to take the bus there"
"I always take the bus to get around town"
"all my friends take the bus"
"I only take the bus in the morning"
Q: Please show me example sentences with bus.
A: I ride the bus to school
Q: Please show me example sentences with 'throw under the bus'.
A: Throw under the bus means to
sacrifice some other person, usually one who is undeserving or at least vulnerable, to make personal gain.

Synonyms of "Bus" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between bus and Limousine ?
A: Bus is just the public transport, and usually is so big. And a limousine is like a very large car, and is too much expensive, because only is private.
Q: What is the difference between He *should have notice* me. We are in the same bus. and He *could have notice* me. We are in the same bus. ?
A: "should have noticed" means that you he could not have missed you. (in the past)

Example: I walked right past him and he looked in my direction. He should have noticed me.

"could have noticed" means he may or may not have noticed you.

Example: I was in the back of the bus. He was in the front of the bus. I do not ("don't" in shortened form and speech) know if he looked in my direction. He could have noticed me. I do not know if he did.

Notice how anything referring to the past is in a past or past perfect tense.


Bonus lesson: a lot of native English speakers in the USA, especially southern states, will say this by speaking it differently.

They will say "coulda" (pronounced "could-uh" ), instead of "could have". "should have" would be spoken like "shoulda" (should-uh)
Q: What is the difference between she is getting out of the bus and she is getting off the bus ?
A: @english_po: Two ways of saying the exact same thing.
-The girl was sitting on the bus, but then she got off the bus at her stop.
-While I was waiting for the train to arrive, I couldn't help but notice a girl getting out of the bus next to me. She had so many shopping bags, she could hardly walk.
Q: What is the difference between I am waiting for a next bus and I am waiting for the next bus ?
A: Waiting for the next bus is the correct way to say this. You could also say that you are waiting for a bus, but using waiting for the next bus sounds more natural.
Q: What is the difference between There is only one bus every an hour. and There is only one bus per an hour. and There is only bus an hour. ?
A: So none of those sound natural. You would be asking:

There is only one bus every hour.

There is only one bus per hour. (Uncommon)

There is only on bus an hour.

They all have potentially the same meaning. They all mean that there is only one bus that arrives each hour.

"One bus every hour" would indicate that the busses come at the start of each hour. 1:00 2:00 3:00

Translations of "Bus"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? why do we use ON the bus, "ON" the train.. but "IN" the Car?
A: This is something that kind of has to be learned however generally when talking about vehicles where you can stand up and move around (planes, buses...) you use 'on' and you also use 'on' when you have to actually get on top of something like a bike or motorbike
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? bus
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? when you are in a crowded bus and a woman with her baby is standing in front you, you just want to hold the baby not to offer seat. in this situation what can i say to the woman?
A: I can understand what you mean, but it sounds incorrect.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "I came here by bus. I came here in a bus." both are right?
A: Yes, in a taxi, in a car. I understand this might be confusing. The link below explains it in a good way that I couldn't think of. They say you use "on" with bus because you can stand up and walk around inside of it. That still might be confusing, but it makes it a little more clear when to use "on" vs "in".

https://www.italki.com/article/86/transportation-prepositions-in-english-by-in-and-on?hl=en-us
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I am being on bus to go to my home
A: You could say:
"I'm currently on the bus on the way home."

Other questions about "Bus"

Q: When you take a local bus in Los Angeles, how do you let driver know when you want to get off the bus.
does this sound natural?
A: I would add "the" in front of "driver." Also, "the bus" at the end is optional. You can leave it out. :)

"When you take a local bus in Los Angeles, how do you let the driver know when you want to get off?"
To answer your question, it depends on the bus. Some buses require you to pull a wire and others require you to push a button. :)
Q: Where is the bus station does this sound natural?
A: suena más natural si juntas las palabras "where is " y dices "where's" has énfasis en la palabra "bus"
Q: When I was waiting for a bus, Suddenly it started to hail does this sound natural?
A: When I was waiting for a bus, it suddenly started to hail.
Q: I rarely go by bus. does this sound natural?
A: I rarely go by bus or I don't take the bus often.
Q: You can use a bus to get there.

does this sound natural?
A: You can take the bus to get there.

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