1. scorpio1984 Senior Member

    catalan and spanish

    I would like to know the difference between "I did it!" and "I made it!" when you mean "I succeeded". Are they interchangeable or are they used in different situations??

    many thanks!!

  2. Chris K Senior Member

    Tacoma WA, US
    English / US
    In some cases both can be used. If you ran a marathon, for instance, you might say either. In general, "I made it" requires crossing some kind of finish line, metaphorical or real (graduating from college, for instance); "I did it" refers to the completion of some specific task.

    I did it! I invented a clock that never needs winding!

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