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

The meaning of "Rather" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I would rather mean?
A: "I would better do something instead of something"
I'd rather go home ~ I choose to go home (instead of staying here)
Q: What does rather mean?
A: It could mean 'a bit' (ex. I am rather cold) or 'like better to' (ex. I would rather eat an apple than an orange)
Q: What does rather mean?
A: @Roxa6890: Choosing between ideas.
"Would you rather go to the movies or go to the park?"
Q: What does Would rather mean?
A: "Rather" in "would rather" is to prefer something over another.
Used in a sentence: "I would rather eat dirt than get anywhere near that snake!" This person is expressing how much he/she dislikes snakes, and that he/she would be more willing to eat dirt than be near the snake.
Q: What does rather surprisingly mean?
A: Rather - to a certain degree

It was rather surprising that she...
It was a bit surprising that she..
It was somewhat surprising that she...

As opposed to.. it was completely surprising that she...

Rather surprisingly, she had turned up to the party despite her bad day.

Example sentences using "Rather"

Q: Please show me example sentences with i/you/he/she would rather.
A: I would rather go to the beach than staying at home.
Would you rather work or study?
Q: Please show me example sentences with rather.
A: EX: He is limping rather badly

EX: 'What was the examination like ? ''Rather difficult , I am afraid.'

EX: I was quite pleased with the hotel but she was rather disappointed.

EX: These pears are rather nice (nicer than expected) where did you buy them ?
Q: Please show me example sentences with "Would rather".
A: I would rather go see a movie than go to work.
Would you rather go to this restaurant or that one?
I would rather you didn't do that.
Q: Please show me example sentences with rather.
A: I'd rather eat an apple than an orange.
Rather than going to the movies, why don't we go to the park?
Q: Please show me example sentences with rather than.
A: I walk to school rather than ride the bus. (Choice)
I would rather walk to school than ride the bus. (Preference)
Rather than ride the bus, let's walk.
I'll ride with you, but I'd rather be walking. ('than' is implied)

Synonyms of "Rather" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between rather and prefer ?
A: Prefer is more of like you would like to do that more Ex: I would prefer doing that if I got paid. Rather isn't that your would like to do it more, you would just do it over doing another thing Ex: I would rather eat pizza than I would salad.
Q: What is the difference between rather and prefer ?
A: Son sinónimos

Por ejemplo:

Prefiero ir a la playa que a la plaza.

I prefer to go to the beach than to the mall.

I'd (I would) rather go to the beach than to the mall.
Q: What is the difference between I rather and I prefer ?
A: You would have to say "I'd rather" as in "I would rather".
"I rather" means something else entirely.

"I'd rather chew off my left foot than listen to another lecture."
"I prefer chocolate ice cream over vanilla."

"I rather like this band- I don't know why everyone hates them!"
"I rather enjoy this sport."
Q: What is the difference between rather than and more than ?
A: Rather than is saying one instead of the other, while more than is saying that one has more than what the other does.

"I like her rather than him." Means that you like "her", but you don't like "him".

"I like her more than I like him." means that you like them both, but you like "her" more
Q: What is the difference between I'd rather not. and I'll pass. ?
A: They are very similar. Rather not means if you have a choice you would not do the action. I'll pass simply means you are not going to do it

Translations of "Rather"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? rather
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? i would rather
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Other questions about "Rather"

Q: I’d rather not を失礼のないようにやんわり伝える言い方はありますか?
A: some people will think it is rude, even if you are being polite. So it's ok to say any of these, just say it with a smile and they will see you are trying to be polite 😉
Q: Please show me how to pronounce I'd rather.
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Q: Please show me how to pronounce rather than.
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Q: Please show me how to pronounce I'd rather.
A: I’d rather
Q: Please show me how to pronounce I'd rather not....
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