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upscale • acceptable • horseradish
totally • go without
  1. I ate too much and my eyes are watering.
  2. It's totally to ask your teacher for extra help.
  3. It's not a good idea for you to lunch.
  4. We almost never go to restaurants.
  5. If you just want to stay home and watch a movie, that's fine.
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718 Sushi Ways and Wasabi
Hiroshi discusses how to eat sushi and when to use wasabi.

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upscale

The restaurant if it's more an upscale restaurant, that it has a little art deco that you feel that it is not like old school.

When something is 'upscale,' it means that it is formal and of a higher class.

Notice the following:

  1. For a treat I like to take my parents to upscale hotels.
  2. I think there is nothing better than going to an upscale restaurant and trying really good food.

totally acceptable

It's totally acceptable to use your hands.

If something is 'totally acceptable,' it means that it is fine to do it.

Notice the following:

  1. I think kissing in public is totally acceptable.
  2. I am not sure if wearing that skirt is totally acceptable for school.

horseradish

Wasabi is a horseradish and it's really hot.

'Horseradish' is a condiment that is used to compliment different types of food. It has a very strong flavor and can feel almost spicy in your mouth.

Notice the following:

  1. I like beef and horseradish sandwiches.
  2. I have never tried horseradish before.

that's totally fine

You add the wasabi on to the soy sauce tray and that's totally fine.

'That's totally fine' means something is acceptable and that there is no problem.

Notice the following:

  1. That's totally fine, I will pick you up a little bit later.
  2. Don't worry; that's totally fine.

go without

You can just go without wasabi and just enjoy the natural flavor of fish.

You 'go without' something if you don't use it or have it. We usually use this to talk about something you would prefer to have.

Notice the following:

  1. I am on a diet so I have to go without cakes and biscuits.
  2. It's hard to go without music when you are driving long distances.