I wondered why 'je vais me battre à' is not as acceptable as 'je vais avoir du mal à' for 'I am going to struggle'. Perhaps not as colloquial?

I wondered why 'je vais me battre à' is not as acceptable as 'je vais avoir du mal à' for 'I am going to struggle'. Perhaps not as colloquial?

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Richard, 

In that context it is not correct to use 'se battre' as it is 'to fight'.

You might say -

Je vais me battre pour obtenir une réponse positive I am going to fight to get a positive answer

But it is not the same as to struggle/ find it hard to do something.

Hope this helps!

I wondered why 'je vais me battre à' is not as acceptable as 'je vais avoir du mal à' for 'I am going to struggle'. Perhaps not as colloquial?

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