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    'We're here' vs Here we are

    If I drive a car from city A to city B, when we've reached destination, I would say 'We're here'. I wonder if it is correct to say 'Here we are "?

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    Re: 'We're here' vs Here we are

    "We are here" refers to a specific place. In this case, the place you've arrived at.

    "Here we are" refers to your overall state or condition right now. In this case, your state of having arrived, rather than being in transit.

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    Re: 'We're here' vs Here we are

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    "We are here" refers to a specific place. In this case, the place you've arrived at.

    "Here we are" refers to your overall state or condition right now. In this case, your state of having arrived, rather than being in transit.
    Thanks, abaka.

    If we give something to somebody that they ask for, we would say 'Here you are. Other than that, I could not find the common use of 'Here you are and Here we are' on the internet or books.

    Could anybody help, please?

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    Re: 'We're here' vs Here we are

    Try these two for lots of context.

    Here we are

    We are here


    Note that (1) I've searched for phrases, in quotes, and (2) I've searched blogs only to avoid the endless references to song lyrics and videos.

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    Re: 'We're here' vs Here we are

    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    Try these two for lots of context.

    Here we are

    We are here


    Note that (1) I've searched for phrases, in quotes, and (2) I've searched blogs only to avoid the endless references to song lyrics and videos.
    Many thanks for your help,abaka.

    Here we are,Lord. It is us Lord.
    We have heard you calling in the night.

    1. From the above, does 'Here we are' have the same meaning of "We are here"?
    2. quote- Here we are" refers to your overall state or condition right now. In this case, your state of having arrived, rather than being in transit.
    I don't understand. Could you give me some examples, please?



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    Re: 'We're here' vs Here we are

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Many thanks for your help,abaka.

    Here we are,Lord. It is us Lord.
    We have heard you calling in the night.

    1. From the above, does 'Here we are' have the same meaning of "We are here"?
    2. quote- Here we are" refers to your overall state or condition right now. In this case, your state of having arrived, rather than being in transit.
    I don't understand. Could you give me some examples, please?


    In that context they mean the same.

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    Re: 'We're here' vs Here we are

    Other than 'We're here', do native speakers say 'Here we are' if we arrive somewhere by a motor vehicle.

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    Re: 'We're here' vs Here we are

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Other than 'We're here', do native speakers say 'Here we are' if we arrive somewhere by a motor vehicle.
    Yes.

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    #9

    Re: 'We're here' vs Here we are

    If we arrive somewhere by a car, are the following sentences correct ?

    Here we are in Greenwich ( a district of London)
    Here we are in Queen's Street.
    Here we are at Queen's Square.

    Is there any difference in the following sentences?

    Here we are at Queen's Park.
    Here we are in Queen's Park.

    Many thanks for your help!

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    Re: 'We're here' vs Here we are

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    If we arrive somewhere by a car, are the following sentences correct ?

    Here we are in Greenwich ( a district of London)
    Here we are in Queen's Street.
    Here we are at Queen's Square.

    Is there any difference in the following sentences?

    Here we are at Queen's Park.
    Here we are in Queen's Park.

    Many thanks for your help!
    They are all OK.

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