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

The meaning of "Is" in various phrases and sentences

Q: Is it hot in here or is it just you? ne anlama geliyor?
A: If it's phrased that way then yes it would be word play on being sexy

It's also said "Is it hot in here or is it just me" which can be said when trying to lighten an uncomfortable or awkward situation
Q: Is there any way I can get a plus three? ne anlama geliyor?
A: Plus one means you are bringing one person with you but plus three the man wants to bring 3 people
Q: Is anybody out there? ne anlama geliyor?
A: "Is anyone out there?"

Anyone and anybody mean the same thing and can be use interchangeably. As "any one" or "any body" would make sense.

However "anyone" is a little more formally used.
Q: "Is that so?" ne anlama geliyor?
A: It's synonymous with "Really?", "For real?" or "Is that really true?"

It indicates you are surprised by a fact/statement or you find it hard to believe. Example:
A: "This painting is worth over $1 Million dollars
B: "Is that so? Wow!"

The expression can be used both sincerely and sarcastically.

When used sarcastically it implies that you are surprised the person is even claiming the fact to be true because it is literally unbelievable or you clearly do not think it's true.

Example:
A: "I can jump over a car"
B: "Is that so? Well... I'll have to see that before I believe it"
Q: What of it? (Is there any particular crime in your buck teeth?) ne anlama geliyor?
A: "What of it?" means "who cares?", "it's nothing", "what does it matter?", "it's no big deal".

Example sentences using "Is"

Q: Is it okay ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: Is it okay to sit beside you?
Is it okay if I call you later?
Is it okay eating while working?
Q: Is there anything like "was use/used to"? How can we make past the "get used to"? ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: to get used to - got used to

He didn't like the city before, but he got used to it.

to be used to - was used to

She treated him badly, but he was used to it.
Q: Is there any situation I can use these chunks of words " "do volleyball"/ "do french / "do judo" / "do ballet"? ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: I think it's more common to say "play volleyball" "practice/speak French" "practice Judo" or "practice ballet" than "do" for any of these.
Q: Is there ~ ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: Is there a doctor in the house?
Is there a reason why you are so crabby?
Is there any milk left?
Q: cherry-pick. Is it means"choose something carefully"? ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: @Mariamisme: Not really.

It's rare to hear someone use the term 'cherry-pick' because most people would just use 'pick' or something else.

Synonyms of "Is" and their differences

Q: Is there something to eat? ve Is there anything to eat? arasındaki fark nedir?
A: No difference, you can use both.
Q: Is there any way I can help? ve Can I help you with something? arasındaki fark nedir?
A: They could be used interchangeably, but one may fit better than the other in specific situations.

If someone looks lost (holding a map, turning it around etc), a passerby could say"can I help you with something?" But "is there any way I can help?" would work as well.

If a friend is in a very difficult situation, you would ask "is there any way I can help?" implying that you are ready to offer a lot to help. "Can I help you with something?" works also, but the first one suggests more dedication.
Q: Is it gonna be raining tomorrow? ve Is it gonna rain tomorrow? arasındaki fark nedir?
A: Almost the exact same thing! Except the first one sounds like "all day", and the second sounds like a shower.
Q: Is Harry bringing anyone to the wedding? ve Will Harry bring anyone to the wedding? arasındaki fark nedir?
A: They are the same, just different ways of wording it :)
Q: Is this your pen? ve This is your pen? arasındaki fark nedir?
A: "Is this your pen?" is something I would ask people if I found a pen on the floor at work or school.

If I had found the pen and kept it for my own use, someone would eventually come up to me and say "Hey, that's mine!", to which I would respond "Oh, this is /your/ pen??"

To me, "Is this your pen?" is a seemingly harmless question, while "This is your pen?" is something I would say if I unknowingly took someone else's pen and they confronted me for doing so.

Hope this helped!

Translations of "Is"

Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? Is it ok to call my daugthers “my dovey lovies”? Or is it used only by couples?
A: It would be "lovey dovey" and it sounds weird, a) usually only with couples and b) usually only people 70+ or older would say that.
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? Is it natural??

I think the reason why starbucks in korea is so expensive is to maintain high quality of restroom for free to everyone.
A: instead of that you can say "I think the reason why Starbucks is so expensive in korea is because of the high maintenance of the free restrooms"
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? If she's not motivated, then I'm not going to be motivated.
Is this correct?
A: 100 percent correct
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? Is it natural??

20 years ago?? I must be a child for that year
A: No, maybe you mean: “20 years ago?? I was a child back then.”
Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? Is it natural??

"I think Korea's scenery is just too normal.
It's not worth to visit for watching scenery."
A: @Goritabune@Goritabune
I think Korea's scenery is just too bland. It's not worth visiting for the scenery.
( this is one option).

Other questions about "Is"

Q: Is this sentence natural?

I have to send out my diving equipment to the factory for overhauling, but there isn't any cardboard for packing. So I'll get it from a supermarket for free and am going to send out my equipment today.
A: I would say:

I have to send my diving equipment to the factory for overhaul, but there isn't any cardboard for packing. So, I'll get it from a supermarket for free and send out my equipment today.
Q: Is there anyone know how to change this sentence to you-viewpoint?

“We cannot provide any fringe benefits until after you have been with our company for three months.”
A: You have to be with our company for three months before we can provide any fringe benefits
Q: Is this correct?
He is the first man to have broken the 100-point barrier in the men’s short program.
= He is the first man that has broken the…
= He is the first man having broken the…

Context: this is a report which talks about an athlete.
A: “He is the first man that has broken the”, would mean the same. We would probably say “first man to break”, though. “First man that has broken” and “first man to have broken” both sound a little formal, like an announcer during a sports broadcast. They are all understandable and mean the same thing, though.

“He is the first man breaking” sounds unnatural to me. The only way I can think to phrase it that way is “He has scored over 100 points, breaking the 100 point barrier for the first time” but we tend to avoid unnecessary duplication so maybe “he has set a new record in the men’s short program, breaking the 100 point barrier for the first time”.
Q: Is this correct?

I got three mails.
A: Yes. "I got three pieces of mail."
Q: Is it written correct?

Have we got any apple?
A: *Is this written correctly?

Have we got any apples? Or Have we got an apple?

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