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

The meaning of "Grain" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does with a grain of salt. mean?
A: (With a) grain of salt", or "(with a) pinch of salt", is an idiom of the English language, which means to view something with skepticism or not to interpret something literally.

One should take all economic forecasts should be taken with a grain of salt.
Take a beginner's advice with a grain of salt.
I'll take anything he says with a grain of salt. He has a habit of exaggerating things.
Q: What does follow the grain mean?
A: do what everyone else does, be normal
Q: What does take with a grain of salt mean?
A: If you take something with a grain of salt, it means that you don't (completely) believe it.

for example "I’ll take anything he says with a grain of salt. "
-> you don't quite believe anything he says (maybe because he's lied in the past) and are very sceptical of his statements.
Q: What does grain mean?
A: small fruits such us wheat and other seeds
Q: What does grain of salt mean?
A: It is an idiom which means to not take something too seriously. To take something with a grain of salt means to not believe it fully. Pretty common expression!

Example sentences using "Grain"

Q: Please show me example sentences with take it with a grain of salt.
A: "This story is slightly exaggerated, so please take it with a grain of salt."
"The video you are about to see is not meant to be taken seriously, so take it with a grain of salt."
"He did a parody of the show, so please watch it with a grain of salt."
Q: Please show me example sentences with ‎请帮我用go against the grain ; is it a normal phase or an oral phase? 请帮我.
A: It’s not very commonly used, but it can be found in both speaking and writing. It means that something is different from the norm.
Q: Please show me example sentences with with a grain of salt.
A: @Ri-na It means "somewhat doubtful".

The phrase is "take [something] with a pinch of salt", "take [something] with a grain of salt".

It means that [something] is not certain.
Q: Please show me example sentences with grain pattern of timber .
A: no idea... have never heard this phrase

Synonyms of "Grain" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between “Anything” they say should be taken with a grain of salt and “Whatever” they say should be taken with a grain of salt ?
A: there is no difference in meaning.
Q: What is the difference between grain and particle and mote ?
A: grain = a single fruit or seed of a cereal.
mote = a tiny piece of something
particle = a very very very tiny piece of matter
Q: What is the difference between grain and cereal(s) and crop and corn ?
A: grains are millet, corn, rice, barley field crops and so on while cereal is a breakfast item usually had with milk
Q: What is the difference between grain and cereal ?
A: Grain is still in plant mode. 🌾
Rice is a grain.
Cereal is a processed food that is often made from grains.
Cereal is not a grain but is MADE from so.

Translations of "Grain"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? When you see a grain of rice on someone’s face. Can you say “There is a rice on your face”
A: You’ve got some rice on your face.

There’s a piece of rice on your face.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? grains
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? grain de beauté
A: "mole" or "beauty mark"

Other questions about "Grain"

Q: You should take it with a grain of salt, all Japanese people in fact can do ninjutsu. does this sound natural?
A: You should take it with a grain of salt. All Japanese people can, in fact, do Ninjitsu.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce grain & green.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: what does gazing grain mean in this sentence?
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we passed the fields of gazing grain
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p.s: it's a part of one of Emily Dickinson's poems

A: Grains whose heads are looking upward as if they have eyes looking at the passers by.
A great poem👍
Q: Which is correct?
It goes against the grain with me
It goes against the grain of me
A: if you are talking about an emotion you would say it goes against my grain.
if you are talking about a piece of wood you would say it goes against the grain.
Q: Much of what he said you should have taken with a grain of salt. does this sound natural?
A: A pinch of salt

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