live vs stay

We use ‘live’ to talk about permanent situations or long periods of time.

  • Where do you live? (= What is your current address/country of residence)
  • When I was younger I lived in Scotland, but now I am living in Germany.
  • Most Australian people live in cities.

We use the word ‘stay’ for temporary situations.

  • How long will you stay at your sister’s house?
  • Have you ever stayed at that hotel on the hill?
  • Where did you stay while you were at the conference?
  • When I first moved to Scotland I stayed with friends until I found a place to live.

Apple idioms

A bad apple

  • ‘A bad apple’ refers to a person who is unreliable or corrupt.
  • Example: They were a well behaved group of kids until Katie joined the class. She’s a bad apple.

The apple of my eye

  • ‘The apple of my eye’ is used to describe someone or something very precious, often the centre of your attention.
  • Example: My new puppy is the apple of my eye. I can’t wait to get home to see her.

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Gerimis Rindu

Semula hujan begitu gaduh, lalu jenuh. Ia kembali menjelma menjadi gerimis, menyeretku ke lorong ingatan bernama kenangan manis, bersama lelaki berkumis dan berjenggot tipis, padahal hari bahkan masih belum Kamis. Ah, r i n d u ini–rasa yg tak terlukis–semakin susah ditepis.