Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Dwell"

The meaning of "Dwell" in various phrases and sentences

Q: I rarely dwell on my problems. ne anlama geliyor?
A: It’s more like someone who prefers/chooses not to ponder over their problems. Rather than forgetting about their problems It’s much closer to ignoring them. It essentially means not giving the problems much attention.
Q: dwell ne anlama geliyor?
Oops. I almost forgot. Dwell can have different meanings. And the meaning in that context means to hold onto something emotionally or to carry emotional baggage. So in that context, "don't dwell" doesn't mean "don't live", but "don't hold on to emotional baggage".
Q: dwell on ne anlama geliyor?
A: Dwell is like your thinking about something negative when u can’t change it .

Example: “don’t dwell on the past”
“Don’t keep thinking about the past “
Q: dwell on ne anlama geliyor?
A: It means to be concerned with a topic or aspect of a situation. Often it’s used in a negative construction, like “Don’t dwell on the cost...” or “Let’s not dwell on our differences...”
Q: I was trying not to dwell too much on that fact ne anlama geliyor?
A: similar to worry or think about, maybe the fact is a sensitive subject or not worth worrying about because you can't change it. I hope this makes sense :)

Example sentences using "Dwell"

Q: dwell ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: Figuratively (most common) - get stuck on an idea/thought, think excessively about it (especially something negative)
Don’t dwell on the past.
I wouldn’t dwell on the fact that he said that, you should move on.

The bata dwell in the cave (they live in the cave).
Q: dwell ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: DWELL isn't a verb we use very often in everyday language. You see it most often in stories about monsters, ogres and monarchs who DWELL in caves, castles, or even (faraway) lands. So it sounds quite literary. However, we do use DWELLING in modern English to refer to any type of residence or place to live.
Q: dwell ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: He dwells in a small house.
They are dwelling on the idea.
Q: "dwell", "duties" and "flood" ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: @Felipeoutb: I seem to dwell in the past.

Dwell means to live, or remain.

"My duties as a cook include cooking food"
Duties is a responsibility, something that you have to do.

"It rained so much that there was a flood"
Flood is when there is too much rain and you cannot drive on the road.
Q: "to dwell" ile örnek cümleler göster.
A: It's useless to dwell on things that you cannot control.

Synonyms of "Dwell" and their differences

Q: dwell ve live arasındaki fark nedir?
A: There are the same. Dwell is to live somewhere.
Q: dwell ve live arasındaki fark nedir?
A: dwell sounds very formal and archaic, I never hear that word.

A random link to support my opinion.
Q: dwell ve live arasındaki fark nedir?
A: “Dwell” means more to be/reside in a place. You use this when you’re talking about the location someone lives, but no one really talks like this anyway (not casually or commonly at least.)

“Many creatures dwell in this forest.”

Sometimes it’s used to talk about someone who’s lingering on something by writing, speaking, or thinking about it constantly. This is used more commonly than the original definition.

“Don’t dwell on the past.”

“Live” can mean the exact same thing as dwell, but it also has a lot of other meanings. If you don’t know those other meanings then just ask. It’s a lot more common; it isn’t necessarily informal, just way more modern.

“She’s been living in that house for decades.”

Q: dwell ve inhabit arasındaki fark nedir?
A: DWELL takes a prepositional object "they dwell IN caves" and is used for animals and in literature. INHABIT takes a direct object and basically means to occupy a space or even a region: "they inhabited a large part of the city"
Q: dwell ve live arasındaki fark nedir?
A: dwell- to move around or to be situated in a general area
live- to be alive; have a home somewhere

I think you are referring to "dwelling", which can mean "home" or "house".

Translations of "Dwell"

Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? dwell
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Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? dwell
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Q: Bunu İngilizce (ABD) da nasıl dersiniz? dwell on
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Other questions about "Dwell"

Q: "Let's not dwell on the past. "Means" stop thinking Or talking about the past"?
A: Yes 👍
Q: dwell on the past bu doğru görünüyor mu?
A: Yes, it’s a common phrase.
Q: which is more commonly used?

1) dwell on the past
2) carry a grudge
A: The phrase would be "bear a grudge".

They are both a bit different.

Dwell on the past sounds like "worrying about what's happened in a negative way, excessively."

Bear a grudge = hold a grudge against somebody, again excessively.
Q: she has dwelled here all her life.
she has lived here all her life.
which one is right? is "dwell" a verb which is commonly used?
A: It's a rare verb, mostly used in old books.

The past tense should really be "dwelt", but even native speaker might say "dwelled" because it's so rare to say.

The noun form ("dweller") is used a bit more when combined with a place, as in "swamp dweller".
Q: I have studied English for 10years. But I still can't speak it fluently. I dwell why
A: English is an odd language. The grammar structure is difficult to learn and the rules aren't always true

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