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

The meaning of "But" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does OK BUT THIS GUY’S VOCAL IS FIRE, I’M SWERVING?!?! (I found this comment on YouTube and I’d like to know what ‘swerve’ means in this context.) mean?
A: Instead of "I'm swerving", I think "no cap" would be more common. It's this generation's slang, and it means: "no lie"
Q: What does which is more natural??


I think 'BUT IF' is wierd mean?
A: The colored version on top reads better to me.

Think of “but, if...” as a conversational way to say “however, if...”
You do need the comma between the two words.
Q: What does BUT IM ALREADY COOLEST mean?
A: però sono gia il più figo/figa
Q: What does BUT IT TURNS OUT, ... mean?
A: "but it was revealed to me that...". or " I now know and understand that...". for example " I thought she did something, but it turns out she didn't

Synonyms of "But" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between BUT and EXCEPT ?
A: But shows a contrast or difference between things.

I like coffee, but she does not like coffee.
I saw him walking, but I didn't say hello.

Except shows that something is left out.

Everyone except me went to the party.
I like all food except fish.

Hope this helps!

Translations of "But"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? BUT RECENTLY , I'VE BEEN WONDERING IF THIS IS REALLY ALMOST A SELF-FULFILING PROPHECY IN MY LIFE . OR A VICIOUS CYCLE.

WITH ME UNCONSCIOUSLY PERPETUATING WHAT I FEEL PEOPLE ARE THINKING ... OR SHOULD BE THINKING , ABOUT ME ...

Pls , help me
A: … I wonder if I deserve this or is it a repetition in my life.

With me unaware of doing what I feel again and again, people…

Other questions about "But"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce "BUT" and "BAD".
Q: how's it = how is it
BUT
how's it = how was it?
A:

The first one is correct. There is no contraction for “how was it?”
Q: BUT -- as the Learner's Dictionary (on the Web) says -- there is one time when you

must use "for."

(a) When a word suggests a particular idea or quality:

(i) He is a tyrant whose name has been a synonym for oppression

in this sentence,what does "one time"mean? means once?
A: Here it means a specific instance
Q: BUT -- as the Learner's Dictionary (on the Web) says -- there is one time when you

must use "for."

(a) When a word suggests a particular idea or quality:

(i) He is a tyrant whose name has been a synonym for oppression

in this sentence,what does "one time"mean?
A: "One time" means "one situation," or "one type of sentence/grammar where you must use it."
Q: BUT – if we dared to speak that way down the main street, we’d cop it.

down the main street?
cop it?
A: Cop it means get in trouble, Main Street needs some more context, but in general refers to everyday normal places and people

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