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  1. I am not with this part of town.
  2. She is the smartest person in class.
  3. The weather is cold in the Arctic .
  4. Well, , you will need a pan to cook the eggs.
  5. New Yorkers are not friendly, but in reality that is not true.
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Mixer Audio Notes #112 Favorite City


All the things that are stereotypically Mexican come from my city.

Stereotypes are opinions about cultures or people common, but they are not always true. Note the samples.

  1. Just because I'm tall, everyone stereotypes me as being a great basketball player, but I'm not.
  2. Tokyo is a stereotypically Japanese place to visit. It looks just like what you see in movies.

year round

You can do outdoor sports year round.

If you can do something year round it means that you are not limited by bad weather. Here are two samples.

  1. Basketball is a year round sport because you can play indoors and outdoors.
  2. In many places, baseball can not be played year round because it's not fun to play in the winter.


My favorite city is definitely Brussels.

Definitely means that you are 100% sure about what you are saying. Notice the following.

  1. I definitely like chocolate more than vanilla.
  2. I'll definitely be at your party on Saturday.

to start with

Well to start with, we speak two languages in Brussels.

To start with means that you are going to say something now and you are also going to say something else. It is the same as saying "first of all,..." Here are a couple of examples.

  1. I have many things to do today. To start with, I have to do my laundry.
  2. There are three reasons why I don't like TV. To start with, you usually have to sit through commercials.


My favorite city is Pusan because I'm more familiar with it.

If you are familiar with something it means that you know it very well. Notice the following.

  1. I'm very familiar with the Harry Potter books because I've read all of them twice.
  2. I'm not familiar with that word. What does it mean?