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right out of • first impression • came up
transportation • pristine
  1. I can't believe she to me and told me that she liked my boyfriend.
  2. She met him high school, but they got married after college.
  3. Local is cheap in this city, but it is always very crowded.
  4. The landscape is so that it feels like you are in a painting.
  5. He never makes a very good .
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806 Prague Vacation
Anita asks Todd about his time in Prague and what he thought about her city.

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right out of

I lived in Prague for two weeks right out of college.

When we are 'right out of' a place, that means we have recently finished a long term commitment.  Notice the following:

  1. He got married right out of the military.
  2. I got my first job right out of school.

first impression

What was your first impression of Prague?

A 'first impression' is the opinion we have of something when we first see it, or of a person when we first meet them.  Notice the following:

  1. My first impression was positive.
  2. He made a poor first impression.

came up

A young kid came up to me and convinced me to live in his house.

We 'come up' to somebody, meaning we approach them, to start a conversation.  Notice the following:

  1. He came up and asked me for directions.
  2. A beggar came up to me and asked for money.

local transportation

I took the local transportation to see the old buildings.

Metros, buses and taxis are examples of 'local transportation.'  Notice the following:

  1. The local transportation is really cheap.
  2. We used the local transportation to get around town.

pristine

Those old buildings were just so pristine and perfect.

A 'pristine' old building is clean and in the same condition as when it was new.  Notice the following:

  1. The forest was pristine and unspoiled.
  2. We camped next to a pristine lake.