s'en sortir

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s'en sortir

  1. to overcome a difficult situation; to manage
    Tu t'en sors ?Can you handle it?
  2. to come out of a situation; to get out; to escape a fate
    Personne ne s'en sort vivantNobody gets out alive


This is one of a fairly large group of irregular -ir verbs that are all conjugated the same way. Other members of this group include partir and dormir. The most significant difference between these verbs' conjugation and that of the regular -ir verbs is that these verbs' conjugation does not use the infix -iss-. Further, this conjugation has the forms (je, tu) sors and (il) sort in the present indicative and imperative, whereas a regular -ir verb would have *sortis and *sortit (as in the past historic).