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

The meaning of "Major" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does major mean?
A: Major (noun):
1. A college major refers to what you are studying in college
-"my major is biology"
2. A military rank
-"Major Johnson and Major Smith"

Major (verb)
1. Describes what you're studying in college
-"I'm majoring in Civil Engineering"

Major (adjective)
1. Big or very important
-"Global Warming is a major problem"
Q: What does "major " mean?
A: It depends how you use it. It could be a major like in college the major you graduate in.
Or a big thing like "a major problem"
Q: What does major mean?
A: alcalde
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Example sentences using "Major"

Q: Please show me example sentences with major.
A: My little brother is so mean, he's a "major" pain in the butt.

When I go to college I'm going to "major" in Psychology.

The woman I met yesterday was a "Major" in the military.

I'm learning how to to play a song on the piano in the key of "B-major"
Q: Please show me example sentences with I majored in...
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Q: Please show me example sentences with major.
A: this is a major building.
Q: Please show me example sentences with major.
A: He is the major of this school (director)

He is the city major (alcalde)

(I think this is the more appropriate use for it)
Q: Please show me example sentences with major.
A: My major is math for my master's degree.

Don't forget the apostrophe s on master. This sounds a little unnatural to me, but makes sense.

I majored in math, when I was in college.

Don't forget the comma to separate the clauses. Otherwise that sounds perfect. I would probably use this one most likely.

I recieved a master's degree in math.

Same problem as number one

I hope I helped :)

Synonyms of "Major" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between major and department ?
A: Your major is the specific discipline you are studying. The department at a university holds an umbrella of majors. For example, the science department has chemistry majors, biology majors, physics majors and more.
Q: What is the difference between major in and specialize in ?
A: "Major" is specifically for a "college major". "Specialization" is a much more general term that can be used at school, work, or other situations. It's more generic.

You could say a college major is a *kind of* specialization, the kind you have for an undergraduate degree.
Q: What is the difference between major and minor ?
A: Major is something big or important.
“This test is a major part of my grade.”

Minor is something that is small or not very important.
“There was only a little bit of traffic today, it was a minor problem.”
Q: What is the difference between a major and adult ?
A: I don't think there is a difference. I've never heard of a person being referred to as a major. Heard them being referred to as minors but never majors. Didn't know that was a thing honestly. lol ^_^
Q: What is the difference between major and main ?
A: It's ok! It is a bit confusing haha but you'll get it!

So I guess another way of explaining is MAJOR is something big and MAIN is something important or significant.

For example:

At school there is a major exam coming up. (So this sentence means that a big exam will happen soon. "Major" describes that the exam is a big deal).

The main part of the test is the essay. (This sentence means that the important part of the exam is the essay. So even though the whole exam is important, it's the essay that needs to be focused on. That's the MAIN point).

Translations of "Major"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 제가 이 전공(major)을 선택한 이유는 취업이 잘 되기 때문이에요.
A: Hi there!

Your sentence roughly translates to, "The reason I chose this major is because it is easy to get a job." or "The reason I chose this major is because I can get a job easily."

I hope this helped! :)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? one major, one minor
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? major
A: It's a tricky one!
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 전공강의( major)말고 교양강의는 뭐라고 하나요?
A: What does a liberal lecture say?
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? major
A: 私はイギリス人で、大学で日本語を勉強するので、'my degree is Japanese Studies' も言います。'major'も正しいですけど、ちょっとアメリカっぽいだと思います。

Other questions about "Major"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce major; minor.
A: major, minor
(minor and miner sound exactly the same.)
Q: major Does this sound natural?
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Q: Please show me how to pronounce a major.
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Q: what's your major? Does this sound natural?
A: yes that is perfect!
Q: major Does this sound natural?
A: Perfect!

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