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destination • culture • approximately
spicy • fired
  1. There are 3 million people living in this city.
  2. Part of their is that they never say no.
  3. This is a popular for people who like beaches.
  4. Two employees here were for stealing money.
  5. Some Indian food is too for me.
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158 Favorite Place
Kentaro talks about his favorite country.

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destination

We're going to talk about destinations.

A "destination" is the place a person travels to or the location you traveling to.  We also use "destination" for the place that something is being sent.  Notice the following:

  1. Is Paris your final destination today?
  2. He is writing a book about the best travel destinations in Asia.

culture

I love Thailand. The people, the food and the culture.

The "culture" of a place is the social habits, beliefs and norms of the people who live there.  Notice the following:

  1. What are some differences between your culture and mine?
  2. It is part of their culture to smile a lot.

approximately

Approximately 7 hours I would say.

You can use the word "approximately" when you don't know the exact amount of something like time, money, distance, etc.  Notice the following:

  1. He works approximately 10 hours a day.
  2. The beach is approximately 100 miles from here.

spicy

Is Thai food spicy?

"Spicy" food contains chili peppers.  It makes your mouth feel hot and sometimes makes your eyes cry.  Notice the following:

  1. The soup was so spicy that I couldn't eat it.
  2. Do you like spicy food?

fired

As long as I don't get fired.

To get "fired" from a job is when you lose your job because you did something wrong and your boss is angry.  Notice the following:

  1. Has he ever fired any employees?
  2. He got fired from his last job.