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We will post popular English phrases here. You can memorize or write them down in your notebook.
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Hi! Hello! Good morning! Good afternoon! Good night! Good day. Have a good day. Have a good night. Greetings. I'm glad to see you.
Good bye! Best wishes. Best regards. Cheers! Ciao.
Nice to meet you. Pleasure to meet you.
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to take care of
-Take care of yourself. Do what makes you happy.
-Thank you, I'll do it.
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-What's up?
-Nothing much.
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to care
-Do you care how birds will outlive this winter?
-I don't care of it at all.
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you are welcome
-I made the work.
-Thank you.
-You are welcome.
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To ask how someone is doing.
How are you?, What's up?, How's it going?, What's new?, How are you doing?, How are things? How is your life?
I'm fine. Good. It's going well. All right.
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To ask about someone's job or work.
-What do you do?
-I work as a teacher in English school.
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have been verb+ing
-Where do you live?
-I have been living in Berlin for 15 years.
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have been verb+ing
-How long have you been learning English?
-I have been learning English since my teens.
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to hear of
-Have you ever heard of the Maya civilization?
-I know they had an own calendar.
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I'm about
-I'm about to work.
-Okay. No problem.
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going to
-I'm going to watch TV soon.
-See you later then.
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have you been to
-Have you ever been to London?
-I have never been to London.
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to talk about
-What are you talking about, guys?
-We are talking about books.
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to think of
-What are you thinking of?
-I'm thinking of my summer holidays.
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to worry about
-You will have the exam soon. We will worry about you.
-Nothing to worry about. I'm ready to this exam.
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-What are you doing right now?
-I'm looking at a beautiful picture on a wall.
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-Someone accidentally spat at me at a bus stop.
-I'm sorry to hear that.
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-Are you fluent in English?
-My English is perfect.
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interested in
I'm interested in learning new languages.
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to reach out someone
-Hi. I phone you to ask. Could you make a big dining table for me?
-Thank you for reaching out to me. I'll try to make it on the weekend.
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on my own
-Do you need a teacher to learn English?
-No. Thank you. I'll do it on my own.
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to bother
-The TV told me that we live in the simulation.
-Does this question still bother you?
-No. This seems like a fantasy for me.
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listen to me
Listen to me, the next video clip will be with my voice.
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behave
-I saw, that our father brought a whole bag of sweets and new toys.
-I'm not sure that I'll get some gifts because I was naughty yesterday.
-You must behave if you don't want to get a pair of boots for Christmas.
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dummies
-I want some programming book for beginners.
-There is "Python For Dummies" in our local bookstore.
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to taint
He is a very noisy man. He will taint our voice chat all the time.
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whenever
Whenever I see that cute bulldog, I want to pet him.
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to book something
I'm a beginner in learning English. I want to book a few lessons with a teacher to improve my pronunciation.
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impressed
-I'm a polyglot. I know 5 foreign languages.
-I'm impressed.
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impressive
-I'm a powerlifter. I can lift up to 120 kg. I look like Arnold Schwarzenegger now.
-Impressive.
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to depend on
-My coworker won $500 in a lottery today. He is perhaps a rich man now.
-Depends on what is the richness for you.
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never mind
I bought a useless book today. Never mind, I'm a loser all my life.
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doesn't matter
In the end, it doesn't matter why he resigned.
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someone is wanted
No one speaks with me on this website. I think I'm not wanted here.
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as a matter of fact
It's much more expensive than my budget will allow as a matter of fact.
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I have been told
-I have been told that mayonnaise is not healthy.
-Yes, I heard of that too.
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to know about
-Do you know something about math equations?
-Yes, I know everything about math equations. I'm good at math.
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to know of
-Do you know him? Do you know something of his job?
-Yes. I know him. I know he works as a car driver.
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What is the time by your watch?
4:15 PM is quarter past four
4:30 PM is half past four
4:45 PM is quarter to five
5:00 PM is 5 o’clock
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where have you been
-I was looking for you the whole day. Where have you been?
-I'm sorry; I went to a local cafe.
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-Are you for democrats or against?
-I'm for democrats. I'm a nationalist and pro American.
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-How about we meet for coffee next Monday at 9, at The Red Eye?
-I could do Monday, but not until 10.
-That works. See you on Monday at 10 at The Red Eye.
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boring
-I cannot say anything interesting. I think I'm boring.
-Come on, boy. You are not boring.
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bored of
This conversation is not interesting and I'm bored of this talk.
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annoying
This child makes a loud noise, she is annoying.
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annoyed with
I'm annoyed with my little brother.
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annoyed
I annoyed my parents on the weekend by asking stupid questions.
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-Will you take picture with us?
-Sure, I'll be ready in ten minutes.
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-Why are you crying now? Do you need any help?
-Leave me alone, please.
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a use of
-What is the use of this picture?
-This picture hides a hole in the wall.
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to rely on
-You should help me with work, I rely on you.
-Sure, I'll help you, I'm a very devoted friend. I'll do that without any obligations.
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made of
-What are ingredients of that cake?
-That cake is made of dough, sugar and raisins.
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either
-Either apologize or leave us.
-I apologize, it was my mistake.
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neither
-I don't like sushi.
-Me neither.
-So, neither me nor you will go to the Japanese festival today.
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despite
Despite the stress, Joe loves his job.
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to look for
-What are looking for?
-I'm looking for my hat. I forgot where I put it yesterday.
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to look at
-I have a new jacket on me. Can you look at me?
-It looks nice.
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so
-You don't like winter holidays?
-Did I say so? You definitely misunderstood me.
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although
They are good friends, although they don't see each other very often.
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although
Although the road was long, he never gave up.
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to look after
-Will you go to the nightclub tonight?
-No, I'll look after children tonight.
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look up
-I don't know the meaning of this word.
-You can look up the meaning of the word in a dictionary.
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though
-Should I wear a black coat for the party today?
-No, it's a summer season now. You should have some money though.
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though
I like to watch the movie Million Dollar Arm, though it's not popular one.
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to lift someone's mood
-I'm very sad today.
-Your buddies are here. They will lift your mood.
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to fish for
-Have you already hired some people for your new work?
-I hope to find some men today. I'm fishing for new workers right now.
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to search on
-My name is Ehsan.
-This is a very unique name. I'll search on your name in Google Search.
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with
-Is there something I can help you with?
-I'm thirsty and hungry. Buy me a beer and make a pizza for me.
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to pick up someone
-I phone you that I'm on my way home.
-I'm in a car now. I'll pick up you at the central square.
-Sounds good!
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to mess with someone
-Who was the first president of the USA?
-Churchill.
-No.
-Reagan.
-No. It was George Washington. Don't you really know who was the first president of the USA?
-I know the answer. I was messing with you.
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to make someone to do something
-Where were you yesterday?
-I was at home. Parents made me to clean my room for holidays.
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to hit on someone
-Will you date me?
-No. Don't hit on me.
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something sounds harsh
I understand why you want to cancel the project, but that sounds harsh - can't we reconsider?
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to sound harsh
-We live in the most difficult time. Our economic declines and a dollar has lost about a third of its value.
-Why do you see only bad things in our life?
-Sorry, I didn't want to sound harsh.
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-I don't understand biology.
-I'll do my best to help you.
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to carry on
-Should we stop our text chat now?
-No. Carry on, guys. I just have some work to do.
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whatever
-Could you help me with Python programming for newbies?
-You can read about Python in programming books. It's the best option.
-No, I want you to help me.
-Do what I told you or whatever.
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whatever
We are providing technical support or whatever they call it.
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whatever
-Despite his nickname "Bad boy", he is a good scientist.
-Whatever, I respect people for their behaviour only.
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drab existence
-How are things today?
-Nothing special, just drab existence.
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I assume
-I want to learn a new foreign language. How to start?
-I assume you are a beginner, you can start from an alphabet.
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-I like avocados.
-Me too.
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I suppose
I suppose technologies will get villages in one day.
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to pass on
-Will you eat milk chocolate and drink liquor?
-I'll eat milk chocolate, but I'll pass on liquor.
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to be afraid of
He is afraid of getting lung cancer after smoking many cigarettes.
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to be afraid
I’m afraid, I can’t help you.
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to be afraid
-Will you really have to look for a new job?
–I’m afraid so.
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I suggest
-I want to have an own animal.
-I suggest a bird or fish as a pet.
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to figure
-Did you see my friend in the chat recently?
-Your friend was in the morning today.
-Morning? It's night, 1:00 AM.
-It's morning in my location.
-I have figured what you meant, you live in another time zone.
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to cheat on
I have a very good husband. He doesn't cheat on me.
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believe me
-Do you know the next-door neighbor?
-Believe me he never said a word.
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if I were you
If I were you I would prepare to those exams better.
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skip these things
-Will you watch the movie Terminator? Many people watched and liked it... So?
-Skip these things, I don't like horror.
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to torture
I'm an old sinner, my conscience tortures me.
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up to you
-I know a good cure for you illness. It's alternative medicine. You have to relax and meditate.
-I'm not sure if alternative medicine is the right cure for me.
-It's up to you.
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to be scared of
-Do you want to go to a terrarium with me?
-No. I'm scared of snakes. Better we go to a zoo.
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to be scared of
-Have you read what I sent you?
-No, I was scared of the picture in your email and deleted everything.
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to take a look
I have my all medicine analysis in the bag. Please, take a look.
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to be frightened
A child was so frightened that didn’t want to talk to anyone.
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who is who
-Be careful. Watch out. This man can cheat you.
-Thank you for your advice. I'm old enough and know who is who.
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-Can I lend some money?
-I'm afraid I have no money left.
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attitude towards me
His attitude towards me as a patient was fantastic.
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over
-I want to buy a new car. What is better Toyota or Suzuki?
-I would choose Toyota over Suzuki. Toyota is a more bigger car than Suzuki.
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don't trash
-I think Windows 10 is the best operating system. Linux is useless, it has only a black screen with the console.
-Don't trash Linux. You know nothing about Linux.
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nothing in complete
-Do you ever sit and just do nothing in complete?
-Yes, I often relax after a hard work.
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to take into account
I hope my teacher will take into account the fact that I was sick just before the exams when she grades my paper.
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to stick to
-I want to have a big biceps.
-You have to lift a dumbbell, do 10 repetitions with a dumbbell every week.
-Since I'll be more stronger with time, I'll lift a dumbbell more than 10 repetitions then.
-You have to increase a weight of your dumbbell and stick to 10 repetitions all the time.
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to be incoherent
-Do you like fresh fruits? Do you know that first people were gatherers? I like to blah blah blah about anything.
-You are so incoherent. I don't understand you.
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-ChatBots can replace managers soon.
-Yeah. That's pretty true.
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to be mean
-I like bossing my wife, I ask her to buy me a food and new clothes.
-Don't be so mean to her!
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Jack of all trades
-He knows philology, philosophy, math, chemistry.
-He is Jack of all trades.
-I think so.
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to roast someone
-Your have bad eyes. Your skin is dark, you look like a black woman.
-Stop to roast me!
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be up to
-My dog is barking at me all the time. He has had a good life with me for 5 years. Now I'm thinking...
-What are up to?
-I'll close him in a cell for a while.
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to calm down
-We will make jokes of you today.
-Calm down, guys.
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whether
I don't know whether I'll look for another job or not.
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to indulge
Unlike your sisters, I won't indulge you.
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to indulge
-My doctor, I like to drink more than 3 liters of a cranberry juice every day.
-You shouldn't indulge. Everything in moderation.
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to indulge
We must not indulge in pessimism or defeatism.
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to indulge
I indulged myself with an ice cream.
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to wonder
-Bonjour.
-I wonder you can speak French.
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to root for
-It's the soccer game today.
-I'll root for Real Madrid.
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-You are a handsome and smart man.
-I'm flattered.
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to go on
-I have an brilliant idea.
-I have doubts but go on.
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good vibes
Developing a home would bring good vibes.
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I'm blushing
-You dropped down the vase of our mother.
-I'm blushing now.
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to rock
Ricky Martin will rock the concert today.
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to drop
Macroeconomic is a useless subject for me. I want to drop this class.
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something particular
-Buy me a game today.
-Do you want to get something particular or any game is good?
-I want to get chess.
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-What is wrong with my phone?
-No idea.
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an issue
-I don't have a shoe brush to clean my shoes.
-Not an issue, you can put on another shoes.
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to work on
-What are you doing?
-I'm going to work on my project.
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obsessed with something
-A Red rose, a red rose...
-What are you thinking of?
-I'm thinking of a red rose.
-You are obsessed with a red rose.
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opposite
-Seems it was you who told me that you like a cold weather.
-No, opposite, I like a hot weather.
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to switch
-What language do you speak in South Africa?
-We have 11 languages in South Africa. I speak Afrikaans in my daily life.
I switch to English when people don't understand me.
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not permitted
-Can I share the content of your website with others?
-No, it's not permitted
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-I made all medicine tests. Now I have been waiting for the doctor for over one hour.
-The doctor will consult you in 5 minutes. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
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let me do something
-I have a Portuguese Water dog.
-I don't know about this breed. Let me google on this breed.
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to agree on
Everyone on the team agreed on a date for the meeting.
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to be concerned
I'm concerned that someone will read my messages.
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to have ideas on
-My new PC is getting power but still won't turn on. Do you have any ideas on how to fix it?
-I need some time to find out a malfunction.
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in case of
In case of emergency, press the red button.
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indeed
-My little dog chews all things in my house.
-Small puppies have to get rid of energy somehow.
-Indeed.
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to be tired of, bragging
-I have a new car. My car is an unique car. No one in my location has never had such model of a car.
-I'm tired of your bragging.
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don't despair
-I lost my job.
-Don't despair. You will find a new job soon.
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hugs
-I haven't seen you for a long time.
-Hugs.
-Hugs.
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exactly
-We must hurry up because the doctor will close his office soon.
-Exactly.
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regarding
Norway is a leader regarding environmental policy.
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regarding
Regarding grammar, what grammar tests you recommend me to take to improve my English.
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may
May you find peace and joy in the company of family and friends.
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to handshake
-I can help you with math now and you will help me with biology.
-Agree. Handshake.
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don't give up
-I cannot solve this task.
-Don't give up. You will solve it soon.
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don't hurry, take your time
-I'm at your house.
-I'm busy right now, I'll come to you in 10 minutes.
-Don't hurry, take your time.
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not needed
-I can help you with your work.
-Not needed, I'll do it by myself.
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at least
Each post is reviewed at least once by one of our moderators.
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Give me some useful tips to improve my recipe.
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a nerd
-Do you know there are 200 billion galaxies and 200 billion trillion stars in our universe?
-Don't be a nerd.
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-I'm sick.
-Get well soon.
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I hope no
-It's almost 1:00 PM. I think that we will miss the train today.
-I hope no. Usually this train goes at 1:05 PM.
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no bet
-Do you think we are a famous musical band?
-I think we are not famous, since we don't earn much money.
-No bet, we are famous, because all people applaud when we sing songs. It takes time to get much money.
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I bet
-I'm a very talented programmer. I can earn $1000 every week.
-I bet you can earn even $100 every month, since you are only a junior.
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to fulfill
It takes time to fulfill any desire.
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hold on
-Could you give me the book White Fang by Jack London?
-Hold on, I have to find that book.
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keep on
-My English lexicon is poor.
-Keep on learning and you will be fluent soon.
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to put it more precisely, no wonder
-You are early today. Did you go to bed early?
-I slept more than 9 hours. Or, to put it more precisely, I slept almost the whole day yesterday.
-No wonder.
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an approach
We use a modern approach and new techniques to teach ESL students English.
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look like
-I put your white sweater and your black hat on me.
-You are like me now.
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makes sense
-Do you know how to open a can of sardines?
-You have to make a hole in a can and work with your knife then.
-Oh, I have to make a hole in a can at first, it makes sense.
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I'm not convinced
-Do you know that birds evolved from dinosaurs?
-I'm not convinced. I should read a biology book to check that fact.
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what is current
-Do you know some modern books about robots?
-You can check Internet to find what is current.
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a good point
-I would like to have an own business.
-Do you know that you should have a capital for an own business?
-It's a very good point.
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I'm done with you
-Could you help me with math?
-I was in a store and I saw a beautiful cap...
-I'm done with you, you don't help me.
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enlighten me
I don't know anything about Computer Science. Could you, please, enlighten me?
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a night shift
-Will you go to a night club with us?
-No, I have a night shift today
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hands on
-Will you do a work soon?
-Yes, it's time to lay hands on it.
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with
We will create a computer program now. To begin with, we need to define new variables.
We have settings you can experiment with.
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applied
I like an applied math more than fundamental, since I want to be an engineer.
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essentially
Machine learning is essentially a form of applied statistics.
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essential
Suggestions and your opinion are essential for us.
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emphasis on
He puts emphasis on certain points that he believes are primarily important.
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based on
Google ranks websites based on several metrics.
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focus on
Focus on exercises that target the lower back.
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it features
It features both modern and original look.
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to affect
-Does this noise affect you?
-Yes, I cannot sleep because of it.
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to insist on
I must insist on being paid right now.
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to get something from
You have to find a TV channel to get the signal from.
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handy
It can be handy to add some light to your video stream.
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to plan on
We are planning on going to Australia this year.
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to implement on
This task is implemented on raw datasets.
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face-to-face
We can go to Skype to speak face-to-face.
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to face
-I'm going to emigrate.
-Be prepared to face many obstacles.
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to impact on
Water quality surely has some impact on my health.
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to deal with
Bandit organizations are associations that mainly deal with illegal actions.
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to be honest
To be honest, your English is more better now.
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tell you the truth
I tell you the truth, they have received their reward.
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you know
I'm not happy with the situation but, you know, there isn't much I can do about it.
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to be prone
Intelligent people are less prone to offend others.
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to run on
This program can run on Windows, Linux and Macintosh.
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