1358 Colombian Music
Felipe talks about the music scene in his home country of Colombia.

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in terms of

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It’s such a diverse country in terms of music.

Here, 'in terms of' means 'regarding'. Notice the following:

  1. In terms of music, my city has lots to offer.
  2. Tokyo is a great place to live in terms of food.

I have heard of it

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Salsa? I have heard of it.

The phrase 'I have heard of it' lets the speaker know the listener only knows a little about something and would like to hear more. Notice the following:

  • Have you heard about Parkour?
  • I have heard of it, but know little about it. Tell me more.

influence

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It’s popular because of the African influence.

Influence means to have an affect on something. Notice the following:

  1. We are all influenced by our parents.
  2. Developing countries are influenced by Western Culture.

even

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Most Colombians can dance salsa, even children.

Here, 'even' refers to something that is not expected to be part of a group. Notice the following:

  1. The whole family danced, even grandpa.
  2. All the stores, even gas stations, have wifi.

highlands

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The indigenous people are living in the highlands.

Highlands are flat lands in the mountains. Notice the following:

  1. Scotland is famous for its highlands.
  2. The highlands are pretty but cold.

get into

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I want to get more into music.

When you 'get into' something, you become interested in it. Notice the following:

  1. As a kid, I got into manga.
  2. She is getting into urban gardening.

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