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

The meaning of "Situation" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does odd situation mean?
A: odd situation means that you were caught in an unexpected situation.
Q: What does unusual situation mean?
A: I think that you do not remember the weird situation/occurrence that you have.

They have a unique "situation." The word situation is vague and you should know what they mean based off of context.
Q: What does Catch-22 situation mean?
A: A "catch-22" is a situation that results in a paradox, usually because of something outside of your control.

For example: "I want to get a job so I can get some experience, but every job I see requires that I already have experience."

Another example: "I went to the bank to get a loan, but the loan officer said I don't make enough money to qualify for one."

Another one: "I applied for my first credit card but was rejected because I had no credit history."
Q: What does 'have another have and have not situation' mean?
A: (No escuché la grabación porque no funciona en esta computadora...)

Tipícamente "have and have not" refiere a la gente y dinero. Aquí en Canadá a veces referiamos a la gente de Alberta (una provincia) como "haves" y la gente de los provincias en el este como "have nots". Es porque Alberta tiene mucho dinero por sus recursos naturales, y los otros tienen nada y la gente de Alberta envia mucho dinero (por el gobierno y el sistema de impuestos) para apoyar los otros.

Problamente hablen sobre dos grupos, un grupo con dinero y el otro sin dinero, y los tensiónes que surgirán.
Q: What does We will have to stay tuned to the situation. mean?
A: stay tuned in = continue to follow = continue to pay attention to

This expression started when people literally "tuned in" to a particular radio station using their radio tuner. To deter listeners from changing stations, they would advise you to "stayed tuned". Later TV stations would encourage the same or say "don't touch that dial".

Example sentences using "Situation"

Q: Please show me example sentences with ‎Speak to me casually. (tell me the situation of examples. like ...when do you say that?).
A: You wouldn’t really need to say that within a conversation since it isn’t necessary. English doesn’t have the same formal/informal sentence structures as Japanese. Speak casually and others will follow your lead (to speak casually just means to not be overly polite - without Sir/Madame/Ms).
Q: Please show me example sentences with most situations need.
A: https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/basic-english-phrases/
Q: Please show me example sentences with situation.
A: Have you ever been in an uncomfortable situation?

So, what's the situation?

A situation like this calls for some alcohol.

I can't believe I've gotten myself into this situation again.
Q: Please show me example sentences with In what situations do you prefer to use BEGIN instead of START or vice versa?.
A: The first thing that comes to mind is "Press start to begin." You might see that on a game, app, or test.
In some situations, "begin" is a slightly less casual way to say "start," but not always.

When referring to the start of a school semester, you could say "classes start June 1." You could use "begin" there, and it sounds just slightly more formal.

Same thing when referring to the schedule of a class, like "class starts at 8," although "begins" sounds sort of stuffy there to me, like an upset teacher might say, "class began at 8" if you're late.
Same with something like, "I'm starting to think you're hiding from me." Using "beginning" there is sort of stuffy and also condescending.

If you're taking a timed exam and have to wait to start, they'll probably say, "begin." or "you may begin."

There are some phrases that work best with just one. Like,
"what time does the movie start?" "It starts at 8."
"I'm starting to get a cold."
"I've got the beginnings of a cold." (very unusual, but some in my family say this)
"Let's get started." (with a task or project)
"I'll start studying tonight."
"I'll begin the procedure once the patient is sedated."
"I'll start with the [name of appetizer]."
"Start from the beginning." (tell me what happened, starting with what happened first...or, perform the piece, starting with the first part of it.)
"This job is a fresh start." (something unpleasant happened in previous one)
"This year is going to be a new beginning." ("fresh start" would work here.)
Q: Please show me example sentences with The situation that you want to say kind of "thank you" to those who help you when you are also supposed to do the job but you can't because of some reasons..
A: I'm sorry I wasn't able to go with you. I appreciate it very much.

Synonyms of "Situation" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between situation and atmosphere and circumstance ?
A: 1.Atmosphere is the mood of the people around you or the mood of the place you are in.
Ex: john left the atmosphere tense after fighting with the professor.
(so every body was feeling tense and uncomfortable)

2.Circumstance is the existing conditions or state of affairs surrounding and affecting an something/someone and usually you have no control of.

Ex: They were men of ideas who were forced by circumstance to become soldiers.
(They didn't have any choice but to become soldiers becuase of whats happening around them 'or the situation that they are in')


3.Situation is a set of things that are happening and the conditions that exist at a particular time and place.

Ex: its a difficult situation to handle, only a professional can handle it.
Q: What is the difference between situation and circumstance ?
A: A situation is an event (usually negative). A circumstance is the result of an event.
The situation is that you didn't do your homework, the circumstance is the detention you get for not doing your homework.
Q: What is the difference between situation and circumstance ?
A: "Circumstance" is more like your surrounding, situation that you are in and "situation" is something that is going on for a while.

ex: She has this health situation and I don't know when will she be home.

I can't do it in these circumstances. It is too stressful right now
Q: What is the difference between situation and circumstance ?
A: They mean pretty much the same thing. Situation is used commonly for large event and circumstance is normally for small changes or allowances.
Q: What is the difference between situation and circumstance ?
A: As nouns, the difference between circumstance and situation is that circumstance is that which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things while situation is the way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings.

As a verb circumstance is to place in a particular situation, especially with regard to money or other resources.

Translations of "Situation"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? How do you say the situation when a person feel extra hungry?
A: "I'm starving!"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? what would you do in this situation
A: @livelylife:
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? The situation: when you use Skype, sometimes you can hear the voice and sometimes you can't hear it.
A: You can say
Today I talked to my friend on Skype. I couldn't hear her voice. We had a bad connection.
or
Today I talked to my friend on Skype but the connection was bad and her voice kept cutting in and out.

*For example, if I wrote in my diary: ~
Does it make sense?
:)
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? It is too far future? How can I say the situation? For example, I want to buy an airplane ticket and I looked the price on website, but it didn't come up because it was too far future.
A: "It is too soon to buy the tickets." Another example: "I want to read the book, but it has not been released yet."

"It is too far in the future" sounds like sci-fi: "I can't see what will happen because it is too far in the future!"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? How do you say in a situation when you don't want to be ignored by friends who have more big size of dick. can I say don't ignore my dick size!
A: Alternatively, if you're feeling particularly brave, you can always say that yours was more than enough for the listener's mother, but be advised that this is quite crude, and only to be used jokingly between close friends.

Other questions about "Situation"

Q: It depends on the situations. Does this sound natural?
A: × It depends on the situations.
✓ It depends on the situation.

Unless there is explicitly more than one situation, it is best to use the singular form of the word in this sentence.
Q: I thought you had better taste than this.
I thought you would have had better taste than this.

In a situation where you find out a person has a bad taste, which is normal? I heard the second one, how different are they?
A: @KAPUCHINO Yes you can use either. As I have said, in common speech shorter is preferred. When you want to either be formal or really drive your point. You add extra words that are normally left out.
Q: 1. He was in the situation that he was being chased by gansters.
2.He was in the situation where he was being chased by gansters. Does this sound natural?
A: It would be better if it is “a”

As well as the context, if we’re talking about a situation, especially negative, then it would be assumed that the person wasn’t willing to be in to. So a better sentence would be:

He GOT into A situation that he was being chased by gangsters.
Q: the situation around my area is...
OR
the situation over my area is...
Which one does sound natural?
A: "around my area" sounds like you're talking about things happening in your neighborhood or city.

"over my area" sounds like you're talking about things in the sky, like rain clouds or airplanes.
Q: If i say like ' Here's your key' in a formal situation,
Does it sound rude to natives??
ex) Here's a card, here's your phone etc
A: I think its okay, it just depends on how you say it. If you say it really quickly, and do not look in their eyes, and maybe have rude voice... Then it will be rude. But if you smile and look in their eyes when you say it.. It's okay!

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