to live with sth

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to live with sth

by | Last updated May 8, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 4 comments

This sentence contains the English phrasal verb 'to live with sth'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: Ireland

This sentence contains the English phrasal verb 'to live with sth'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

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Language: C1 (Advanced)  //  Accent: Ireland

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There’s now – you wallpaper just have to .
There’s no complaining now – you this wallpaper you’ll just have to with it.

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to live with sth

'to live with sth' = to accept a bad or difficult situation, usually because you have no other option. e.g. "It's the worst haircut I've ever had, but I suppose I'll just have to live with it".

This phrasal verb is often used with the verb 'learn' - you learn to live with something. This communicates the idea that sometimes you have to adapt to negative situations because you can't change them. e.g. "Joe generally only gets one or two hours of sleep a night. It's awful, but he's learned to live with it".


If there is 'no point (in) doing something', then doing it is useless, and will not achieve anything. e.g. "There's no point crying about it, you can't change the fact that you lost".

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  • Is there anything that is bad or difficult in your life, but which you have learned to live with?

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As a no native English-speaking and living in a country which the official language is Portuguese, is hard to find out a partner to practice English. And because of it, I’m still learning to live with it.

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I really come from a tropical country, where we can see beautiful and colorful sunrises and sunsets. There, we can also enjoy warm weather and nice beaches. But I had to move to Colombia, especially, to its Capital. Most of the days here are rainy and cloudy. Plus, beaches are too far from the Capital. Even though I don’t quite like cold and rainy days, I have learned to live with such weather conditions. Speaking of the last comment, something caught my eyes, and it’s the difference between find sth and find out sth. I looked up those phrasal verbs… Read more »

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