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

The meaning of "Hours" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Eat at odd hours mean?
A: It means when a person eats at a time that someone usually doesn't eat at. For example, an odd hour to eat at 3 AM
Q: What does What are the hours at 〜? mean?
A: いつからいつまで開けている意味です。
Q: What does The crossing took him *rather* under 22 hours. mean?
A: It is something you would hear in Britain more than in the USA. It can mean "really, well, a lot, a significant amount" or "approximately". In this case I would say it means a significant amount. It was well under 22 hours.
Q: What does How many hours later was it before I wasn't even informed? mean?
A: She says "..before I was even informed." Aha! That makes more sense!
She is scolding the other woman for not informing her about the situation until hours after it happened (when it became too late to help her).

How many hours was it before you informed me? Is the general meaning, but the use of "even" emphasizes that the other woman didn't even inform her, which would have been the least she could have done.
Q: What does hours if not days mean?
A: They had warning signs at least hours before. At the very minimum, they should have known that the volcano would erupt hours before it happened. However, it is a possibility that they had warning signs days before the eruption. People today are not sure how early the warning signs were; we only know that they had at least a few hours. Some people believe they had a day or two.

Example sentences using "Hours"

Q: Please show me example sentences with About how many hours~? / Around how many hours~?.
A: I should correct to give the example you seek.
About how many hours will it take to finish?
Around how many hours does it take to go from Korea to Thailand?
Q: Please show me example sentences with it takes me hours to~.
A: it take me hours to finish the work
Q: Please show me example sentences with She put in long hours. What does this mean?.
A: She out in the long hours at work. that's why she got promoted.

the phrase is used to describe someone putting in a lot of effort and time into something
Q: Please show me example sentences with odd hours.
A: Working a night shift means that you always have to be awake at odd hours.

Synonyms of "Hours" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between 3 hours lefts and 3 hours left ?
A: 3 hours lefts is incorrect because we don't say 'lefts' in English. it's Just 3 hours left.
Q: What is the difference between I sleep 8 hours everyday. and I get 8hours sleep everyday. ?
A: They both imply the same message, but it's more natural for people to say "I get eight hours of sleep." And you might want to say "every night," unless you're sleeping during the day!
I hope this helps :)
Q: What is the difference between working hours and business hours ?
A: @mihaskh пожалуйста ^_^

I used person (singular) with "their" because I didn't want to specify the gender of the person. It doesn't matter in this context whether it is a male or female, so instead of saying his or her job, I say their.

Generally when you don't want to specify the gender of the person, or it isn't important - saying the plural form is fine.

In spoken language it is
normal to do so but in written language it is often a style choice. So if you choose to say "their" instead of "he/she" - make sure to be consistent 🙂
Q: What is the difference between over 10 hours and above 10 hours ?
A: Over and above are kind of the same thing. So "Over 10 hours." And "Above 10 hours." Basically means the same thing.
Q: What is the difference between Just two hours. and Only two hours. ?
A: "just" is used a little more in giving time. While "only" implies time is being lost
Examples:

Students will have just two hours to finish the test

There's only 2 hours left before school ends

Translations of "Hours"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? we don't arrive for at least 2 hours yet.
we will arrive for at least 2 hours yet.
are they the same meaning?
A: no you can’t use “yet” in this situation. You could say “2 more hours
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? (당신이) 어제 5시간 자고 오늘 아침에 출근해서 일을 한다는 게 조금 걱정되기는 했는데, 일 잘 마무리 됬다니 기쁘네 ^^ [ i worried about you only slept 5 hours and how you go to work today morning, anyways i'm glad to hear that you done very well
A: Since you only slept five hours and had to work this morning, I was a little worried; so, I'm glad that it all worked out in the end.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "Within 12 hours, exclude weekends and celebrate days"
A: The box will be shipped within 12 hours, excluding weekends and holidays

I hope this helps!
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I have to go, we have talked for more than two hours.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "It is four hours forward from our time zone"
A: @scienceblossom grammatical yes. It is more natural to say "It's four hours ahead of our time zone" though

Other questions about "Hours"

Q: What hours is best to take the vitamin B1? does this sound natural?
A: What is the best time to take the vitamin B1?
Q: I need at least eight hours' sleep. does this sound natural?
A: "i need to sleep at least eight hours" is better^^
Q: "only 2 hours is alloted to this task" does this sound natural?
A: That is correct but you sound like a robot. To sound natural you can say: "You only have two hours to do this" or "You only have two hours for this task" or "Only two hours are given for this task".
Q: I lock myself away for hours in front of the computer and go online to the World of Warcraft as frequent as possible even in the day. does this sound natural?
A: I would remove "the" before World of Warcraft, and replace it with "to play". You can leave off "as frequent as possible even in the day" because It's redundant. Like this:

"I lock myself away for hours in front of the computer and go online to play World of Warcraft."
Q: ​​I went 2 hours in the park in the morning. The sun was very hot ,i was very tired and I came out with a lot of sweat. Today is my second day learning English, I feel a bit lazy. I also learn to sing today,it's hard to me。 这个 does this sound natural?
A: ​​I went to the park for 2 hours today. It was very hot. I was very tired and sweated a lot. Today is my second day learning English, I feel a bit lazy. I also learnt to sing today,it's hard for me.

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