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

The meaning of "Hunting" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "He is just off hunting as usual". mean?
A: Ele saiu para caçar como de costume

Synonyms of "Hunting" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between I'm busy hunting for a job and I'm busy looking for a job ?
A: There is no difference in meaning. It’s just a difference of stress. If you say you are “hunting” for a job rather than “looking” for a job it implies you are looking very hard and very actively for a job. In general when you use “hunting for” rather than “looking for” in English it’s because you want to emphasise that you are spending more effort to find what you want. For example “I’m hunting for a new place to live” as opposed to “I’m looking for a new place to live”.
Q: What is the difference between Hunting and Preys on and If "hunting" concerns the animals like foxes,bears, wild boar which are "catched" by the people and "preys on" concerns the animals which "catch" other animals? Can people "prey on" animals? ?
A: To prey on/upon has multiple meanings but in relation to 'hunting', it has the same meaning i.e. to catch and kill another animal, usually to eat it.
In general, 'hunting' is usually used in relation to larger animals who catch and kill other animals the same size, or larger than themselves e.g.
1) The lion is hunting a buffalo.
'To prey on/upon' is usually used when an animal catches (or lays waiting for, in a trap) and kills another animal that is smaller than itself e.g.
2) Cats prey upon mice and other small rodents. Or
3) The spider sits patiently on it's web, waiting to prey on small insects.
'To prey on/upon' suggests that the victim is vulnerable in comparison to the hunter.
'To prey on/upon' is sometimes used in relation to humans taking advantage of other, more vulnerable humans. e.g.
4) The con man preferred to prey upon older, more vulnerable people.
'To prey on/upon' is rarely used when referring to humans catching and killing animals. This is nearly always referred to as 'hunting'. e.g.
5) He hunted lions in Africa. Or
6) Last week, he hunted rabbits on a field near to his house.
Q: What is the difference between hunting and chasing ?
A: chasing is to follow something or someone, hunting is more strategic and usually includes a capture

Translations of "Hunting"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? hunting
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? hunting man
A: a hunter
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? hunting
A: Check the question to view the answer

Other questions about "Hunting"

Q: Though I used to go hunting bugs when I was a child, I don't want to touch them anymore for now. does this sound natural?
A: I used to go hunting for bugs when I was a child, but now I don't want to touch them anymore
When I was a child I used to go hunting for bugs, now that I’m older I’ve realized I don’t like them/I don’t have any interest in them/ anymore
Q: About hunting. Please tell me the meaning of “a little bird, that you still get around here that he loved to kill. “ Especially what does it mean”get around here”?
A: “You still get ______ around here” means that it is still available or still lives in the area.
He loved to kill a type of little bird that still lives around here.
We don’t get visitors around here very often.
Are green apples something you still get around here?
Q: I'll go flat hunting, but later. Right now, there is one thing i got to do. does this sound natural?
A: In the US, flat is apartment. So you'd say, "I'll go apartment hunting later. I have something else to do right now."
Q: Illegal hunting leads to some animals died out. does this sound natural?
A: Illegal hunting leads to some animals being extinct or endangered
Q: I've been hunting for a job. So recently I've kept in touch with an owner for the job hunting.
I want to ask the owner politely about the salary, paid holidays and the health insurance, the national (employee's) pension.
However these questions are very sensitive, aren't they?
What should I write on email to the owner?
I don't want to be rude behavior.

Could you kindly to inform me about the salary condition?
Would it be possible to have a holiday, health (social?) insurance, and national employee's pension?
How long can I take maximum days off?

Please let me know polite sentences.

A: In terms of politeness, the US isn't too strict. To appear polite, avoid using imperatives ("Tell me about...") and ask "could you tell me about..." instead.

For the US, people do not usually ask about about the salary in the interview. You negotiate the salary when the company gives you the job offer. However, some interviewers are okay with talking about salary and will ask you how much you are expecting. It is better for them to ask you first, rather than for you to ask them.

You can just ask "Could you tell me about the job/company benefits?". If you want to ask about each thing individually:
"Could you tell me about paid vacations? Is there a limit to how many days I can take off in a row? What kind of health insurance and social security plans do you have?"

Meanings and usages of similar words and phrases

Latest words


HiNative is a platform for users to exchange their knowledge about different languages and cultures. We cannot guarantee that every answer is 100% accurate.