Q: put sth down to sth とはどういう意味ですか?
A: To put A down to B means: B happened because of A. For example : 'This child is mean to the other children. I put his behavior down to bad parenting'
Q: sth is likely to have struck at least some readers as faint praise. とはどういう意味ですか?
A: "faint praise" means weak praise, as in praise that is so "light" it might not be considered praise at all, like, "The food they served at the restaurant was edible."
Q: get the hang of sth とはどういう意味ですか?
A: To feel comfortable doing something, usually after practicing for a while. For example, "I'm getting better at this video game. I finally got the hang of it."
Q: get hung up on sth とはどういう意味ですか?
A: When someone gets "hung up" on something or someone, it means they are obsessed or too focused on that one thing/person.

Ex. He was so hung up on his ex-girlfriend that he didn't even notice the pretty girl flirting with him at the bar.
Q: "sth beg the question" とはどういう意味ですか?
A: "Begging the question" is a logical fallacy in which a conclusion that you're attempting to prove true is assumed to be true before the argument begins, or that the premise otherwise lacks support.

For example, I want to prove that chocolate is healthy:

1. Everything that grows on trees is healthy.
2. Chocolate comes from cacao, which grows on trees.

Therefore, chocolate is healthy.

However, premise number one lacks support - in fact, it's easy to prove it false. I've begged the question - started with an assumption that made the conclusion true.

(In modern usage, however, it's come to mean the same as "raises the question". Don't do that. In fact, if you find someone using "begs the question" to mean "raises the question", get a big red pen and fix it. =P)


Q: 1-Look up
2-Look for (sth)
3Look into (sth) を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: I’m looking up at my teacher.
I’m looking for my pencil.
I’m looking into our theme in biology.
Q: 1-Look up
2-Look for (sth)
3Look into (sth) を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: 1. You should look up the law about what to wear in public.
2. You should look for your underpants and then put them on before you get arrested.
3. After arresting you, the police want to look into why you had no underpants on in the park.
Q: you're fond of sth or someone を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: "I am very fond of her. She is very nice to me."

"My mom was fond of him when she met him for the first time."

"they are fond of my cooking."

Q: who needs sth? を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: *It is used more "jokingly." For example, "Who needs sleep?" Meaning that you aren't getting much sleep. @deep31, see what I mean?
Q: "to heed sth." を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: I would heed your parents advice if I were you. Heed the sign, stay off the grass. Take heed of the landmines.


Q: "to depict sth." と "to constitute/to present sth." はどう違いますか?
A: Depict= something appears in a picture, photo, or movie

Present= a person is actually talking about a powerpoint in front of others
Q: be interested in doing sth と be interested to do sth はどう違いますか?
A: The difference is "interested in" sounds more like a hobby whereas "interested to do" sounds like you want to experience something.

"I am interested in astronomy."

"I would be interested to see an example."
Q: send sth to sb と send sb sth はどう違いますか?
A: It's texting language. "Send something to somebody" and "Send somebody something." There is no difference.
Q: get around to doing sth. と go about doing sth. はどう違いますか?
A: "Get around to doing something" is referring to time. As in, you don't have time to do something at the moment, but you will get around to it. It is mostly used to talk about something that is low on your list of priorities.

"Go about doing something" is talking about how you do something. If you don't know how to do something, or want to know how someone else would do it, you might ask "How would you go about doing this?"
Q: "indulge in sth" と "succumb" はどう違いますか?
A: To indulge in something means to allow yourself to enjoy the pleasure of something.

"I indulged in a piece of chocolate cake."
"I indulged in a good book."

To succumb to something means to fail to resist it (pressure, temptation or some other negative thing).

"I resisted for 3 days, but eventually succumbed to my nicotine addiction and smoked a cigarette.
"He was the last to succumb to the desire."


Q: To keep sth so that sb can use it which word is it? は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
Q: I like to do sth. I love to do sth. What are the differences? は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: The difference is the intensity of liking.

like = 好き
love = 大好き

I like animals.

I love animals.
Q: is “by”or“multiply”or sth else when we say 4*200-meter relay race in spoken?thx は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: I think we say 4 by 200
Q: Could I say sth like "john's team's goals "? I mean using apostrophes twice? は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
Q: what is the word/expression when you expect sth but the result is totally opposite? は 英語 (アメリカ) で何と言いますか?
A: "Horse of a different colour" but I have only heard this expression one time and that was this morning


Q: When we are enjoying sth, he always screws / squeezes in a discouraging comment. この表現は自然ですか?
A: I would use "squeezes in". "screwing in" I would only use when literally talking about screws.
Q: Not bad, but I caught a cold or sth like this a couple of days ago. It doesn't really bother me but annoys a little xd
Wow, that's great! I've always wanted to letter with somebody but all my attempts failed :0 この表現は自然ですか?
A: 2 things I noticed

"... bother me but it annoys me a little"

You can't say "to letter". You should use to write with somebody/your pen pal
Q: when do you use 'basically'?
is it used to emphasize sth?

thank you in advance!
A: basically: fundamentally, essentially, mostly

Used to indicate the statement is a summary of the main point(s).

It's useful when you want to emphasize the general idea without getting into the details of why.


I've had some trouble with him but he's basically a good dog.

I basically play the same CDs every time I drive.

Basically, that was not a good idea.
Q: 类似于take sth seriously的结构的短语,就像take sth ~~~
A: 1. take sth to heart (She took the advice offered by her professor to heart.)

2. take sth in stride (He doesn't allow the pressure of the situation to affect him. He takes it in stride.)

3. take sth badly (She took the news of her friend's death badly.)

4. take sth hard (same as #3)

5. take sth literally (He took my remarks literally and was offended by them.)

These are the ones I can think of at the moment.
Q: Sth Be important to do sth 👉👈be important in doing sth
Which one is more natural?
A: Try: "We should emphasize the power of culture in building a nation's comprehensive strength."

Power and importance mean very similar things in your sentence. You just need one or the other.