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1116 The Right Age

Kat and Matthew talk about the right age to do various things in life.

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I think that's a pretty appropriate age.

Appropriate is similar in meaning to suitable. Notice the following:

  1. That was not an appropriate thing to say.
  2. Do you think this gift is appropriate?

find ... backwards

I always found the American situation rather backwards.

Something we find backwards is the opposite of what we think. It is also used to talk about old style thinking. Notice the following:

  1. They've got kind of a backwards justice system.
  2. That seems backwards to me.

nothing big

They've already been drinking for a few years before they get their license and drinking is nothing big.

The term 'nothing big' means not serious. Notice the following:

  1. His absence was nothing big.
  2. Sure, it's a problem, but nothing big.


People drink a lot of wine and beer and it's deeply ingrained in the culture

Something that is ingrained is a deep belief that is not likely to change. Notice the following:

  1. Religion is deeply ingrained in their culture.
  2. Distrust of foreigners is ingrained in their culture.

turn out

That's not going to turn out to be very good.

We use the term 'turn out' to talk about the result of an action or situation. Notice the following:

  1. It turned out really well.
  2. I hope it turns out better than the last project.