Friday, June 20, 2014

Other common English phrases with the word WIN


During the World Cup we will hear the verb win a lot. (hopefully used for our favorite teams!) We can win a game but we can also win respect. In English this means to earn the esteem or admiration of someone.  (get someone to think highly of you)


The phrase win respect is common in English.

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”


-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Here is a news story from the World Cup that uses this phrase:

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We can also win the heart (of someone) or hearts (of many). This also means have someone respect you, think highly of you. Check out this story:

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