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

The meaning of "Formal" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does somewhat formal mean?
Q: What does formal, informal mean?
A: Formal means like dressing professionally or modestly. Or being proper. Like wearing a fancy dress or suit. Or going with a dress code or good etiquette and saying respectful words. Informal in clothes is like causal, daily wear like things. Sweaters, T-shirts, and such. Informal is also like casual ways of speaking and doing things.
Q: What does formal
informal mean?
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Q: What does formal mean?
A: a serious and/or professional situation. for example when you have to talk to your boss or when world leaders discuss politics.
in such situations you might even use a formal attire( clothes)
Q: What does formal or informal mean?
A: Formal is polite, like adding 요 or 입니다 in Korean. (Hope that's right)
Informal is for talking with your friends and family.

Example sentences using "Formal"

Q: Please show me example sentences with formal , informal.
A: @Gimbonmyeong

If you write a letter to the US President, a formal language is needed.

Tonight party dress code is informal: we are among friends!
Q: Please show me example sentences with formal.
A: In Asian cultures, you must speak formally to those older than you.
Q: Please show me example sentences with formal.
A: I am in my formal attire

Formal version is awaited
Q: Please show me example sentences with Presentación formal en inglés .
A: I did a formal presentation at work.
I was nervous doing the formal presentation.

Synonyms of "Formal" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between formal and polite ?
A: "Formal" refers to being structured or conventional. When we mention "formal writing/speech" we are referring to writing or speech that is strictly grammatically correct as well as using certain vocabulary. Also, "formal writing/speech" is generally unemotional and objective

"Polite" refers to being respectful and well mannered towards others. When we mention "polite writing/speech" we are referring to writing or speech that is considerate towards other people's feelings.
Q: What is the difference between formal and official ?
A: They have the same meaning, and either can be used most of the time. When to use which can be nuanced.

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〇 Will have a formal meeting and decide.
〇 Will have an official meeting and decide.

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〇 × The group was granted formal recognition by the government.
〇 × The group was granted official recognition by the government.

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〇 It was a formal dinner.
× It was an official dinner.

Here "formal" refers to the style of dress and etiquette of the dinner.

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× Let's make it formal.
〇 Let's make it official.

"make it official" is a common phrase. "make it formal" isn't wrong, but usual.
Q: What is the difference between formal and official ?
A: formal sentence examples:
He ask her to the formal at the end of the year.
I didnt pack any formal clothes
I want to lodge a formal complaint.
You don't need to prepare a formal speech.
official examples sentences
This already far enough beyond his official duties.
So you're not even official forster parents?
let me know if you need more examples
Q: What is the difference between less formal and casual ?
A: Less formal just means standard but appropriate for strangers and guests; it may not always include formal or technical vocabulary. Casual means informal and may include slang, abbreviations, and even foul language and looser grammar and pronunciation rules. When I'm with other American friends and we speak casually, we may not always speak correctly or in full sentences and may use more slang. I'm a male so the language can be rougher. I often hear close friends say "mines" for "mine" (e.g. It's mine) or "yeah" for "yes" or "ain't" for "isn't" or "aren't." However, as soon as we meet a stranger or want to speak in a standard way to someone with authority such as at school or work, we speak in a standard way and drop the slang, abbreviations, and mispronunciations. Therefore, less formal means not casual but also not formal, so standard.

Translations of "Formal"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? あなたの作品はとても美しくて大好きです

画家の知人に言いたいです(formal )
A: your product is beautiful and I really like it.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 1.여행 왔어요? 아니면 여기 살아요??
2. 먼 곳에서 오셨네요
(formal & informal )
A: 1. 여행 왔어요? = Did you come on a trip? / You came on a trip? (not a natural sentence)

아니면 여기 살아요? = Or (if not), do you live here?

2. 먼 곳에서 오셨네요 = (your subject) came from a far away place / (subject) came from far away
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 申し訳ありません。現在のところ海外発送は行っておりません。(formal)
A: I’m very sorry. We currently do not ship internationally.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 교수님, 성적 정정 부탁드립니다. (formal)
A: Professor , I need my grade corrected
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? 꼼꼼한 사람, or 준비성이 철저한 사람 as both formal and informal
A: 꼼꼼한 사람( detail oriented person) (detailed person)

준비성이 철저한 사람
A thoroughly prepared person

Other questions about "Formal"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce formal.
A: Thanks a lot!😍
Q: Please show me how to pronounce formal / informal.
A: Is this sound right?
Q: 이름이 뭐예요? - it's formal?
A: Second one, I'm pretty sure
Q: Hello (formal) does this sound natural?
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