Do you prefer to live in an urban, rural, or suburban area?
Most people have strong preferences and opinions about this topic.
Would you like to know how to discuss this topic using common English phrases and vocabulary words?
Check out today's article!
#1) "I wouldn't like to live in the countryside but to each his own."
The phrases "to each his own" means that everyone has different taste and everyone should be able to make their own decisions based on their own unique tastes. Here are a few other ways to say this:
- "I wouldn't like to live in a rural area but everyone is different."
- "I would hate living far from a city but everyone has different preferences."
#2) "The city life is just not for me."
When you say that something is "not for you," you are saying that it doesn't suit you or it doesn't match you.
Here are a few other ways to say it:
- "The city life is just not my thing"
- "The city life wouldn't be right for me."
#3) "If you live in New York you are just a face in the crowd."
- "If you live in New York, no one knows your name."
- "If you live in New York, you are totally anonymous."
- "If you live in New York, you are one of eight million."
#4) "There are too many stressors in the city so I prefer to live in the suburbs."
A "stressor" is something that makes you feel stressed. Here are a few other ways to say this:
- "There are too many stressful things in the city so I prefer to live in the suburbs."
- "The city is too stressful for me. I would rather live in the suburbs."
Now you have learned four phrases and expressions that you can use when you talk to someone about where you want to live.
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