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Soho • Broadway • hanging out
grad school • touristy
  1. My parents took us to a play every year when we were young.
  2. Let's pick a restaurant in and then go to a gallery after lunch.
  3. I want to go someplace that isn't for vacation.
  4. I hope to finish next year.
  5. We are just at my house if you want to come over.
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Mari talks about her favorite places to hang out in New York City.

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Soho

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There's lots of great shopping in Soho.

'Soho' is a neighborhood in New York City, that has many art galleries, restaurants, and fashionable shops.  Notice the following:

  1. Let's go to Soho this weekend.
  2. Many artists live in Soho.

on Broadway

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I went shopping on Broadway.

'Broadway' is a road in New York City that is famous for shopping and theater.  Notice the following:

  1. Shopping on Broadway is expensive.
  2. Have you ever seen a Broadway play?

they just hang out

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People just hang out.

'Hang out' means to spend time, usually with friends, at a place such as a shopping mall or coffee shop.  Notice the following:

  1. Do you want to hang out this weekend?
  2. She usually hangs out in the library.

grad school

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I went to grad school at Colombia.

Grad school is where we study for a Master's Degree.  Notice the following:

  1. Grad school's expensive.
  2. I start grad school in August.

commercial and touristy

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It's very commercial and touristy.

A place that is 'commercial and touristy' has many shops and restaurants for tourists.  Notice the following:

  1. I dislike commercial and touristy places.
  2. The island's become a bit too commercial and touristy.