Episode from the podcastThe Vocab Man - Fluent Vocabulary

#32 - To come to terms with - Special Guest Ahmad from Senegal

Released Friday, 11th September 2020
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Come to terms with something to come to terms with, it means to accept something negative or pleasant or tragic, which cannot be changed.

How does the world come to terms with those responsible for rounding up deporting and exterminating millions of innocent people.

This war too fast. Maybe this time, a bit slower.

How does the world come to terms with those responsible for rounding up deporting and exterminating millions of innocent...

00:34 to come to terms with it means to accept something negative or unpleasant. Or tragic, which could not be changed.

Thanks for tuning in. I am the vocab man. And this time Ahmad from Senegal helps me out a bit. Thank you very much Ahmad.

Example 1: I have to come to terms with the fact that our interview session hasn't been working out properly. We didn't realize it during the interview. But only found out after we've finished.

01:10 This is actually a great example from Ahmad and how come. Well, it's simple because the example comes from a real situation. Actually, we had a conversation together. I conducted an interview with Ahmad and we had to realize that there was this crackling during the interview, a sort of a cracking noise, you know, so a tip to you would be to use. examples from your real life. I mean phrases which are connected to you and that way the expression will stick better. You would remember it better believe me on that,

I have to come to terms with the fact that our interview session hasn't been working out properly. We didn't realize it during the interview, but only to found (find?) out after we've finished.

02:15 So let's see what words we could use instead of come to terms with a synonym could be just to accept or to come to grips with, to bite the bullet, to confront, to deal with, to face up, to, to manage, to handle. Well it always depends on the context and so on.

02:44 I'd (would) also finally come to terms. I'd also finally come to terms with the fact that my two cultures didn't have to be on a collision course, but instead became a space where I found my own voice. I stopped feeling like I had to pick a side but this took me many, many years.

03:03 Example number two, we've been suffering from heavy rains lately, but eventually we've came to terms with unfriendly weather.
Again, we've been suffering from heavy rains lately with eventually we've came to terms with unfriendly weather.

03:24 So we came to terms with the fact that the audio quality of the interview was not perfect, but to be honest, that's not the most important thing. The most important thing is the message or the conversation in itself.

I guess it's kind of similar to when a psychologist get someone to relive past trauma and come to terms with it.

As always guys, you can read along while you are listening to the Vocab man, just have a look at my show notes.

04:01 Hello there, mr. Daniel, I read your email only to discover that our recording session wasn't working properly, which is quite a shame, really?
Yeah. But it is not the end of the world. And even though maybe people aren't going to listen to it properly, but we did it, you know, we have conversation between me and you and you've been understanding what I was talking to you and it is very important. It is still important. And maybe one day we can make it out. Yes.

04:42 Thank you for tuning in this is Daniel Goodson. And if you are curious about our interview, you can just head over to my fluent podcast and learn about Ahmad's methods, how he learned, or is learning English. Bye!

The song is called "positive and fun". The artist is Scott Holmes and great musician.
How does the world come to terms with those responsible for
feeling like I had to pick a side, but this took me many, many years.
Maybe one day we can make it out. Yes!

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