Hang in There! - Idiom of the Week
Idioms. It’s impossible to learn any language without encountering these non-literal uses of vocabulary, but English is particularly plentiful with them. And while they give speakers colorful, creative, and often powerful ways to explain, describe, and communicate, they are not always easy to understand, learn, or use for non-native speakers.
Apto is an informal language learning tool - a cultural-linguistic simulator that introduces learners to English idioms as part of real-life, scenario-based video lessons. We will pull commonly encountered idioms from everyday, non-staged scenarios and present them here each week for our expat community of learners.
To kick off the series, we introduce you to the expression “hang in there.” We find this idiom particularly helpful - so much so that we used it to title our blog! The goal of Apto is to alleviate the stress and anxiety that go along with adapting to a new life, language and culture by preparing our learners for the situations they will face on a daily basis. We understand the challenges, and have a passion for giving learners the confidence they need to thrive in their new role and home. When we tell our clients and learners to “hang in there,” we are reassuring them that things will get better.
The handy, online Free Dictionary provides the following definition:
Hang in there. - Be patient, things will work out.Bob: Everything is in such a mess. I can’t seem to get things done right. Jane: Hang in there, Bob. Things will work out. Mary: Sometimes I just don’t think I can go on. Sue: Hang in there, Mary. Things will work out.
So to our expat community of learners. We understand what you’re going through, and Apto is here to help. In the meantime, hang in there!