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A-friend

Senior Member
Persian (Farsi)
Hi there

I wonder what word is normally used when you want to encourage someone and give them hope when they feel down and when they have given up hope in a specific matter?

For instance, which sentence below is most of the time used in this sense (I know it is a matter of preference, but please note that for example a word like "hopeless" has a pejorative meaning too these days and it can act as a limiting factor and so many other reasons.

1) Don't ever feel hopeless.
2) Don't ever get discouraged.

I know so many other variants. I want to know more about these two specific sentences.

Thank you in advance. ;)
 
  • reno33

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    1) Don't ever feel hopeless.
    2) Don't ever get discouraged.


    Sentence 2 is commonly used and is the one I'd use.
    Sentence #1 is somewhat odd sounding to me. I don't think I've ever seen it used . What' I've seen and used is:

    Don't ever lose hope.
     
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