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stop over • partial to • mid
take advantage • exotic
  1. Our plan was to in Colorado for a few days to see them.
  2. There were many new fruits at the market.
  3. Her friends always of her.
  4. We are looking for someone to start in October.
  5. I am dishes with a lot of vegetables.
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254 Spanish Travel Tips
Jessica gives some ideas for people wanting to go to Spain.

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stop over

On my way home, I decided to stop over in Europe.

If you 'stop over' someplace you go to a location that wasn't part of your original plan.  Usually you are passing over or through this location and decide to stay for a short period of time. Notice the following:

  1. Why don't you stop over in Chicago on your way?
  2. I am going to stop over at my mother's house on the way home.

partial to

I lived in Madrid, so I'm a little bit partial to that city.

If you are 'partial to' something you have a biased opinion in favor of it or you think it is better than other similar things. Notice the following:

  1. She is partial to the work that her husband's company does.
  2. I am definitely partial to the home team.


I should get to Spain mid August.

'Mid' is a short way of saying 'in the middle of.' Notice the following:

  1. Their baby was born mid June.
  2. She will be into the office mid-morning.

take advantage of

You have to take advantage of the siesta, and sleep through the majority of the day, so you wouldn't burn outside.

When you 'take advantage of' something you make use of it for your own personal gain. Notice the following:

  1. People always take advantage of him for his car.
  2. Try to take advantage of the sales that they have at the markets.


If you want something very exotic and different, Morocco is definitely the place to go.

Something that is 'exotic' is very different from what you are used to in an interesting and exciting way. Notice the following:

  1. There are many different types of exotic foods to try.
  2. She definitely looks very exotic.