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

The meaning of "Snail" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "we do not want to be the snail or the nail, and we imagine the passing birds to have ultimate freedom" mean?
A: @estenopeica small thin piece of metal. However it is a metaphor phrased in a way that it may be open to interpretation of the meaning.
Q: What does snail mail mean?
A: Mail that uses the traditional method of using regular postal services. Also, physical pieces of mail rather than email.
Q: What does I've always wanted to try traditional snails mean?
A: The person has not had an opportunity before to eat snails cooked the "traditional" way, but has wanted to taste them. The "traditional" way is almost certainly one of the French ways of cooking snails. To "try" here is 试试 or 尝尝。
Q: What does snail mail mean?
A: Sending a letter by post. It's called snail mail because snails are creatures that move very slowly, and sending something by post is much slower than emailing someone. Snail also happens to rhyme with mail.

Example sentences using "Snail"

Q: Please show me example sentences with at snail's pace(do u use this phrase?).
A: The economy grew at a snail's pace this year. I usually don't use this. I would usually just last it litterally; E.g. The economy grew very slowly this year.

Synonyms of "Snail" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between small snails and little snails ?
A: We use little to denote amount/quantity. Eg: we have little time to prepare for the exam. I have got little money left with me. Whereas, small indicates size. Eg: A small snail A small girl. I live in a small town.
Q: What is the difference between snail and icicle ?
A: An icicle is a sharp long piece of ice. A snail is a type of animal lol
Q: What is the difference between snail and escargot ?
A: The snail is the animal when it is alive. Escargot is cooked snail, eaten as food.

Translations of "Snail"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? The snail mail has arrived.
A: the snail mail has arrived
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? snail's house
A: "shell" >> Snails have shells. / I found an empty snail shell.

Other questions about "Snail"

Q: I went to see a snail snow sculpture. It was giant!!! Before going, I was assuming that there would be many different snow sculptures, but there was just one giant snail in front of the ordinary house. It was incredibly huge and good quality although just one family built it privately. There were also photo panels of the snow sculptures they made in the past. I’m wondering what they will make for the next year. does this sound natural?
A: I went to see a snail snow sculpture. It was gigantic!!! Before going, I assumed that there would be many different snow sculptures, but there was just one giant snail in front of the ordinary house. It was incredibly huge and good quality although only one family built it privately. There were also photos of the snow sculptures they made in the past. I wonder what they will make next year.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce snail / golden fish.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: When did the snail stick into a tire? does this sound natural?
A: When did the nail get stuck in the tire? (snail は蝸牛のことですが)
Q: "A snail was crossing road when I walked this evening." was corrected to "A snail was crossing the road when I was walking this evening." Is 'cross the road' a set phrase? Thank you.
A: It not only sounds odd but is ungrammatical.

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