quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity
"have some milk"; "some roses were still blooming"; "having some friends over"; "some apples"; "some paper"
relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent
"we talked for some time"; "he was still some distance away"
relatively many but unspecified in number
"they were here for some weeks"; "we did not meet again for some years"
"that was some party"; "she is some skier"
approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so(adverb)
(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
"lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party"
A certain number, at least one.
Some enjoy spicy food, others prefer it milder.
An indefinite quantity.
Would you like some grapes?
An indefinite amount, a part.
Would you like some water?
A certain, an unspecified or unknown.
A considerable quantity or number of.
He had edited the paper for some years.
He is some acrobat!
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How to use some in a sentence?
Those are the two things one everyone's minds, that's why you have some of this selloff.
These are all really exciting initiatives that will make a huge difference to some people, but they are very expensive... they're not going to be available to the vast majority of disabled people.
Alexander Skarsgard's such a goofy Swede and no one gets to see that side of him -- Alexander Skarsgard's always cast as these really serious handsome dudes, really, Alexander Skarsgard's very funny. I hope that people see this and Alexander Skarsgard gets some other types of roles.
I ’m a warm person ; I hug people, i’ve learned from recent stories that in some of these encounters, I crossed a line for some women -- and I know that any number is too many.
When this started to become an issue in November, with the lease provision, I said find me a plaintiff and I ’ll take the case. Scott Rome is a business lawyer in D.C. Rome approached me and said Scott Rome could get some restaurants.
Translations for some
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- тро́хі, некато́ры, не́калькіBelarusian
- peth, rhai, rhywWelsh
- irgendein, etwas, einige, manche, etliche, ein paar, welche, ungefähr, etwa, umGerman
- λίγο, μερικοί, περίπουGreek
- unos, alguno, algo, algunas, unas, algunosSpanish
- joskus, melkoinen, muutamia, joitakin, jotkut, eräs, vähän, muutamat, aikamoinen, jonkin verran, joku, jotakin, jotakuinkinFinnish
- certains, des, quelques, du, quelque, certain, la, de la, quelconque, environFrench
- daoine, roinnt, ábharIrish
- air choireiginScottish Gaelic
- कुछ, थोड़ा, कोई, के लगभगHindi
- որոշ, մի քիչ, մի, ոմանք, ինչ-որ, մի քանի, մի քանիսը, մոտArmenian
- alcun, qualqueInterlingua
- sum, sumar, sumirIcelandic
- ある, いくつか, いくつかのJapanese
- អ្នកខ្លះ, ន្តិចបន្តួច, បន្តិចបន្តួចKhmer
- ētahi, heMāori
- wat, sommige, sommigenDutch
- sommeNorwegian Nynorsk
- noen, enkelte, visseNorwegian
- łaʼNavajo, Navaho
- kilka, niektórzy, trochę, niektóre, jakiśPolish
- algum, um pouco, que, um, alguns, mais ou menos, unsPortuguese
- не́который, немно́го, како́й-то, не́сколькоRussian
- neki, neke, nekaSerbo-Croatian
- en del, lite, några, somliga, någon, något, vissaSwedish
- кі́лька, тро́хи, де́якийUkrainian
- کوئی, کچھUrdu
- một sốVietnamese
- ene fameuse, kékès, sacwantès, on fameus, ene, puzieurs, sacwants, on, on pô do, puzieurès, do, on pô del, ene miete di, del, desWalloon
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