Hello, everyone! I was just wondering if the expression “how are you bearing up?” was universally used in English. To be honest, I’ve only seen it once in a Cambridge textbook and never heard it used by native speakers. Don’t get me wrong, it is a great expression, which is closely related to what we say in Russian, it’s just that I’m worried that it is dated and not so commonly used these days. Thank you in advance!
Feb 3, 2023 11:11 AM
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I have never heard of this! A very common expression that is similar to "How are you bearing up?" is, "How are you holding up?" <3 Nicky
Feb 3, 2023 4:37 PM
It is used a lot here in Britain but perhaps not much by young people.
Feb 3, 2023 3:41 PM
I hear it frequently. It is common.
Feb 3, 2023 1:18 PM
Hello, Ivan! I can't speak to if it's spoken in the UK, but as a native American English speaker, I've also never heard it used aside from in dictionaries. My guess is that it's a British phrasal verb. In the U.S., it would be more common to say any of the following: 1. How are you handling (the situation)? 2. How are you dealing (with the problem/situation)? 3. He are you coping?
Feb 3, 2023 12:01 PM
Yes it is used in The UK.
Feb 3, 2023 3:54 PM
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