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struggling • dust • eradicate
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  1. It's easy to take public transportation for until you move out of the city.
  2. Most of the pictures we took on our trip were of the religious .
  3. We have a mold problem in the basement that we are trying to .
  4. I think she is still with her decision.
  5. We learned how to skate at the same time, but it wasn't long before she left me in the .
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1169 Camboida Road Trip Part 3

Julia talks about the hardships of biking across Cambodia on bike.

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struggling

The hardest things was seeing this country which is so beautiful, with such amazing people, but struggling in so many different ways.

When you are 'struggling' with something, it means that it is difficult or impossible for you to do.Notice the following:

  1. Can I help you carry that? You look like you're struggling.
  2. I have been really struggling with math this year.

left in the dust

The car that caused the accident didn't stop, and the guy that was left in the dust didn't have much of a chance.

When you 'leave someone in the dust,' it means that you leave them behind. In this case, it is literally leaving someone in the dust, because the roads were dusty. Notice the following:

  1. You'd better hurry up, or you're going to get left in the dust.
  2. As soon as the race stated, he left me in the dust.

eradicate

People are still dying from poor sanitation, water, malaria, these kind of things that we should be able to eradicate.

You can 'eradicate' a problem by removing or destroying it. Notice the following:

  1. Water shortages are big problems that we need to eradicate.
  2. There are many issues that we need to eradicate before this company can expand.

take for granted

It made me realize how privileged I really am in life and things that I take for granted.

If you 'take something for granted,' you act in a way that shows you think it will always be there or it is something you will always have. Notice the following:

  1. He is always taking his girlfriend for granted.
  2. Having a washing machine is something that is easy to take for granted.

temples

Going through these temples and the jungle with these young kids...

A 'temple' is a religious building. Notice the following:

  1. These ruins used to be an old temple.
  2. You should spend about 2 days exploring the temples.

 

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