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    #1

    learn from cradle to tomb

    Hello

    In my language we have a saying that literally translates to "learn from cradle to tomb".

    Can the English expression "from womb to tomb" be used as an equivalent?

    You should learn from womb to tomb.

    I thought that people don't have the ability to learn in a womb. But they also don't have this ability in a cradle maybe.

    If that does not work, what other expression can be used?

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    #2

    Re: learn from cradle to tomb

    from the cradle to the grave

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    #3

    Re: learn from cradle to tomb

    Is this okay?

    We should learn from the cradle to the grave.

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    #4

    Re: learn from cradle to tomb

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Is this okay?

    We should learn from the cradle to the grave.
    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: learn from cradle to tomb

    I would probably use the continuous there.

    We should keep learning from the cradle to the grave.
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