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    hang in there/ catch on

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Hang in there! You'll soon catch on to the language.
    hang in there = keep at something, persevere
    catch on = understand

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.


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    Re: hang in there/ catch on

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentence?

    Hang in there! You'll soon catch on to the language.
    hang in there = keep at something, persevere
    catch on = understand

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Yes, you're correct. You can also say that "catch on" means "learn" or "learn how to do something".

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