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1255 Spanish Education

Adelina talks about the education system in her country and what disappoints her about it.

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let's say

How long do you have to study for that, let's say, if you want to become a translator.

We use the phrase 'let's say' to introduce a possible, but unreal situation. Notice the following:

  1. Let's say you win the lottery. What would you buy?
  2. Let's say we get lost. How can we contact each other?

cut

They cut it one year.

Here, cut means to reduce or shorten. Notice the following:

  1. We cut the meeting short ten minutes.
  2. We cut our vacation short because of the weather.

era

We are in the technology era.

An era is a distinct time period in history. Notice the following:

  1. Some think the 50's was the golden era.
  2. It was the end of an era.

only the best

They only want the best for their childen

When you want 'only the best' then you expect high standards. Notice the following:

  1. He stays in only the best hotels.
  2. Every parent wants only the best for their children.

what to do with your life

They don't know what to do with their lives.

This phrase refers to one's life plans. Notice the following:

  1. I've always known what I wanted to do with my life.
  2. He is not sure what to do with his life.

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