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I want to struggle / strive

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Mr. Learner, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Mr. Learner Senior Member

    Costa Rica
    Hola there! I have been having some problems when I want to say either 'strive' or 'struggle' in a sentence because I don't get the difference between them. Could somebody tell me if there's a difference? My try: I want to strive in order to accomplish my goals. Shark defenders struggle to create shark santuaries. I'm not sure through, still don't know if they're the same! Thanks for any help
  2. Simio Senior Member

    British English
    To strive is to work hard towards a goal you wish to achieve. To struggle is to have difficulty achieving something.

    You used both words correctly in your examples, well done. :)
  3. Mr. Learner Senior Member

    Costa Rica
    Thank you Simio!! :)

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