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  1. Younger are much more independent at an early age here.
  2. He was given many from his parents when he was younger.
  3. I'm because I'm so excited for this weekend.
  4. It is always a to wake him up in the morning.
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1156 The Economy for Europeans

Maria talks with Alex about her thoughts on the European economy and the outlook for jobs.

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What's the outlook for Denmark in the future?

The 'outlook' of something is a prediction about what will happen in the future. Notice the following:

  1. That computer company has been through some tough times this year, but the outlook is good for the future.
  2. We had a very serious meeting regarding the outlook of our magazine publications.



I'm from a generation where we had it very well.

Your 'generation' includes all of the people who were born around the same time as you. Notice the following:

  1. Kids from my brother's generation are very good with electronics.
  2. Many women were housewives during my grandmother's generation.



Compared to other countries where it is privilege to study...

A 'privilege' is a right or benefit that not everyone gets to experience. Notice the following:

  1. His parents keep reminding him that having a car is a privilege and he needs to keep it clean.
  2. She grew up in a very privileged family.



People began to struggle finding jobs.

You 'struggle' with something that is difficult to achieve or complete. Notice the following:

  1. I continued to struggle with math all year.
  2. She struggled with being overweight for many years.



My sister is like dying, because she has a fear that when she graduates, she won't be able to find a job.

When you are 'dying' about something, you are really anxious, nervous, frustrated or excited about it. Notice the following:

  1. I'm so scared for my interview that I feel like I'm dying inside.
  2. She is always dying to have the latest fashions.



We still have a lot of big enterprises.

An enterprise can be a large organization or business. Notice the following:

  1. He has been very successful and now has an important position at a big enterprise.
  2. This computer company has gone from being a small company to a large enterprise in only 10 years.



The future is vague.

If something is 'vague,' it is unclear or nonspecific.  Notice the following:

  1. I hate it when you give vague answers like that.
  2. The directions about what to do next are kind of vague.