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

The meaning of "Prefer" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does to prefer mean?
A: to like something more than other thing
example:
-I would prefer the vanilla ice cream to the chocolate one
-I prefer roses to orchids
Q: What does I prefer him to you to be honest. mean?
A: to be honest
実は

I prefer this to that
あれよりこの方がよい

But I think the nuance might be a little different...

If I say, "I prefer apples to oranges," it means I want to eat apples. It doesn't mean that I hate oranges. I might like oranges. But I don't want to eat oranges. I want to eat apples.

It is a polite way to say, "I want apples. I don't want oranges." It does not say if you like oranges or if you don't like them, just that you like apples more.
Q: What does To prefer to say mean?
A: To prefer = to like something more than the other.

They want to say something more than doing something else.
Q: What does I prefer to know what I am getting into. mean?
A: It means you want to know what's going to happen.
Q: What does "I would prefer to love you and never see you again" mean?
A: I would prefer = I would like
To prefer something means to like something more than something else. 好む

Example sentences using "Prefer"

Q: Please show me example sentences with I'd rather, I would rather and I'd prefer.
A: “I’d rather” and “I would rather” are the same thing. In spoken English, it’s more common to hear “I’d” than “I would.”

- I’d rather read the book before watching the movie.
- I’d rather do it later.
- We’d rather walk than take a taxi.

- I’d prefer to do it alone.
- They’d prefer to go with us.
- We’d prefer to eat at home than eat at a restaurant.

Hope that helps!
Q: Please show me example sentences with prefer.
A: I prefer sleeping on the couch. My bed isn't comfortable.

I prefer studying at my workplace. My apartment neighbors are so loud.

I prefer visiting Seoul in the summer when it's warmer.
Q: Please show me example sentences with prefer.
A: "Do you prefer to eat chicken or pork for dinner?"

"I prefer the first movie."

You can also say: "I have a preference for..." or "My preference is..."

Eg. "We are going to the movies this weekend. We are going to see X or Y. Do you have any preference?"

You use "prefer" or "preference" when you like one option more than the other options. You can only use these words when there is a choice out of a number of options. You cannot use it when it's a completely open question. Eg. "Do you like to play sport?" You cannot use "prefer" here because there are no alternative. You could say: "Do you prefer to play sport or computer games?" This means: "Which do you like more: sport or computer games?"
Q: Please show me example sentences with prefer.
A: Common expressions and structures:
1. Which do you prefer? (when asking someone to make a choice)
2. I prefer ___. (when answering the above question)
3. I prefer ___ to ___. (when making a comparison, for example "I prefer cats to dogs." = "I like cats more than dogs.")
4. What is your preferred ___? (when asking someone about what they like, for example "What is your preferred drink?")
5. I tend to prefer ___. (for example, "I tend to prefer quiet places." "She tends to prefer strong coffee.")
6. This is how I prefer ___. (for example, "This is how I prefer my coffee.")
Q: Please show me example sentences with "I'd prefer".
A: I'd prefer if you told me the truth instead of lies.

I'd prefer if she rode with me to the party.

Synonyms of "Prefer" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between What is your prefer drink? and What is your favourite drink? ?
A: The first sentence is actually "What is your preferred drink?"

The difference between prefer and favorite is when someone is asking you whether you prefer a drink over another, they're asking you to choose the drink you would drink out of all the drinks. They give you options. For example "What is your preferred drink out of all the different Kool-Aids?"

When they ask for your favorite, they want to know the drink you love the most. It's an open-ended question rather than limited like prefer. For example, "What is your most favorite drink in the world?"
Q: What is the difference between prefer and like ?
A: prefer means you like something more than the other. example:"Do you prefer cats or dog?".
Q: What is the difference between like and prefer ?
A: In jap ,
Like -> 好き
Prefer ->AとBの中で、Bがもっと好き
Q: What is the difference between prefer and fancy ?
A: Firstly that prefer is more formal, second that prefer is a choice between options, where fancy means you want something.
Q: What is the difference between prefer and rather than ?
A: The difference is that "prefer" is placed before the word/s that describes what you would like to do, while "rather than" is placed before the word/s that describes what you would not like to do.

Example:
"I would prefer reading a book this afternoon, rather than going to the mall."

"I would prefer going to bed early tonight, rather than stay up late."

"I would prefer having coffee this morning, rather than black tea."

Translations of "Prefer"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I prefer orange.
A: I like oranges.(果物)
オレンジが好き

I prefer oranges to apples.
リンゴよりオレンジが好き

I like orange.(色)
orange(s)じゃない

Orange is my favorite color.
(一番好きの色)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? i prefer orange
A: I said it fast and then slow
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I prefer orange
A: I’m sorry if my accent is noticeable
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? "I would prefer to give you present personally, but we'll decide how to arrange it" - how to say it simple, properly and informal?
A: "I'd rather give you a present personally, but we can decide what to do later"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I prefer to chat or I prefer chating
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Other questions about "Prefer"

Q: Ι prefer to go at work by car rather than by metro. Does this sound natural?
A: I prefer to go to work by car rather than metro.
Q: prefer Does this sound natural?
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Q: I prefer pitching to hitting. Does this sound natural?
A: You can say:
I prefer pitching over hitting
I prefer pitching compared to hitting
I prefer pitching more than hitting

(All of these have a similar meaning)
Q: i prefer to travel alone why is relaxed. Does this sound natural?
A: Maybe you mean "I prefer to travel alone because it is relaxing"?
Q: I prefer going out by alone. Does this sound natural?
A: you can say, I prefer going out by myself, or i prefer going out alone.

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