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absolutely

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US / ˈæbsəlu:tli /

UK / ˈæbsəˌlutli, ˌæbsəˈlutli /

A2
  • adverb
  • Completely; totally; very

enough

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US / ɪˈnʌf /

UK / ɪˈnʌf /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Sufficient to answer the need
  • adverb
  • To a satisfactory degree
  • pronoun
  • Equal to what is needed; as much as required
  • Adequate number or amount

mean

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US / mi:n /

UK / min /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being good at
  • Nasty; unkind
  • Not liking to spend money; cheap; stingy
  • noun
  • Average of a set of numbers
  • verb
  • To express a particular idea or thought
  • To intend to do something in particular
  • To have a particular meaning or value

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

UK / əˈbaʊt /

A1
  • adverb
  • To be ready to; going to
  • Nearly; approximately; roughly
  • Near; next to; close to
  • In every direction; in the area of
  • preposition
  • Concerning or of (a topic)

like

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US / laɪk /

UK / laɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
  • Similar; the same
  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
  • Used as a filler; used to ad emphasis
  • In a way similar to the way something is done
  • Such as; for example
  • verb
  • To want to
  • To find something pleasing; to prefer something

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

A1
  • noun
  • Persons sharing culture, country, background, etc.
  • Men, Women, Children

prefer

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US / prɪˈfɜ:(r) /

UK / prɪˈfɚ /

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  • verb
  • To like something better than something else

second

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US / 'sekənd /

UK / ˈsɛkənd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • 2nd; the one following first
  • noun
  • Unit of time; one sixtieth of a minute
  • Short period of time that you wait for someone
  • (Do) soon

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
  • adverb
  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
  • Used as a noun to refer to something
  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

bill

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US / bɪl /

UK / bɪl /

A2
  • noun
  • Plan for a new law being discussed by a government
  • Sign or poster advertising something
  • Paper money; a bank note
  • Piece of paper showing what you have to pay
  • Hard, often pointed part of a bird's mouth
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To request payment by handing over an invoice

nothing

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US / 'nʌθɪŋ /

UK / ˈnʌθɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Item of little or no value, importance, interest
  • Number or value of zero
  • pronoun
  • Not anything, not a single thing

stay

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US / steɪ /

UK / ste /

A1
  • noun
  • Legal order to stop or delay an action
  • Strong rope or wire that supports a ship's mast
  • Period of time spent living in or visiting a place
  • verb
  • To keep trying without giving up
  • To remain in the same place and not move away
  • To spend time visiting a place or someone's home

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

A1
  • verb
  • To become affected by illness or disease
  • To begin to feel or understand an emotion or idea
  • To send or bring someone or something home, etc.
  • To go somewhere to obtain something
  • To (cause to) do a particular thing
  • To obtain, receive or be given something
  • To currently have
  • To prepare for use
  • To understand something being said or read

first

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US / fɜ:st /

UK / fɚst /

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  • adjecitve
  • 1st; Coming before all others in time or place
  • noun
  • Something that has not happened before
  • Position of the winner of a competition

house

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US / haʊs /

UK / haʊs /

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  • noun
  • Place where a specific activity or business occurs
  • Building in which a family, person lives
  • verb
  • To give someone a place to live
  • To contain or store something

family

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US / 'fæməlɪ /

UK / ˈfæmli /

A1
  • noun
  • Close group of people or organizations
  • A group of people who are related through blood
  • Group of related plants or animals

student

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US / ˈstju:dnt /

UK / ˈstudnt, ˈstjud- /

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  • noun
  • Person studying at school

slowly

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US / ˈsləʊli /

UK / ˈsloʊli /

A1
  • adverb
  • In an unhurried or not speedy manner

then

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US / ðen /

UK / ðɛn /

A1
  • adverb
  • A time that is not now
  • Following another thing in time or arrangement
  • Following on reasonably from what was just stated
  • At that time, not now

profit

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US / 'prɒfɪt /

UK / 'prɑ:fɪt /

A2
  • noun
  • Benefit from doing something
  • Money earned from sales, after costs are deducted
  • verb
  • To be a benefit to someone
  • To earn money from something

decrease

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US / dɪˈkri:s /

UK / dɪˈkris /

B1
  • noun
  • Amount by which something has been reduced
  • verb
  • To reduce the size, amount or number of something

example

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US / ɪgˈzɑ:mpl /

UK / ɪɡˈzæmpəl /

A1
  • noun
  • Thing, person which represents a category

flexible

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US / ˈfleksəbl /

UK / ˈflɛksəbəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Bending easily
  • Able to adjust to new events, requirements easily

yeah

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US / jeə /

UK / ˈjɛə, ˈjæə, jɛ- /

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  • exclamation
  • Another way of saying 'yes'

anywhere

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US / ˈeniweə(r) /

UK / ˈeniwer /

A1
  • adverb
  • To any extent or degree (often used with not)
  • In, at or to any place
  • other
  • Use to indicate limits or variation

quality

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US / 'kwɒlətɪ /

UK / ˈkwɑlɪti /

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  • noun
  • Feature associated with someone or something
  • High level of worth or excellence

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

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  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

spend

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US / spend /

UK / spɛnd /

A2
  • verb
  • To use money to pay for something
  • To use time in order to do something
  • To use up something completely

time

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US / taɪm /

UK / taɪm /

A1
  • noun
  • Speed at which music is played; tempo
  • Point as shown on a clock, e.g. 3 p.m
  • Number of hours, minutes needed to do something
  • Occasion when something happens
  • Period or occasion that something occurred
  • Period in history or the past
  • Something measured in minutes, hours, days, etc.
  • How long an event takes; duration
  • verb
  • To check speed at which music is performed
  • To choose a specific moment to do something
  • To measure how long an event takes, e.g. a race
  • To schedule something to occur at a specific moment

soon

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US / su:n /

UK / sun /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a time not long from now

sound

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US / saʊnd /

UK / saʊnd /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Sensible, dependable and reliable
  • Unbroken or undisturbed, as of sleep
  • Firm or solid in structure
  • Sane; not mentally ill
  • Clearly reasoned; involving sense, good judgment
  • noun
  • Unique quality that characterizes a style of music
  • Waves traveling in air or water that can be heard
  • verb
  • To seem or appear to be, from what was said
  • To say in a clear deliberate manner
  • To make a noise, e.g. to ring a bell

harm

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US / hɑ:m /

UK / hɑrm /

A2
  • noun
  • Damage or injury
  • verb
  • To damage, injure, or hurt someone or something

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

laugh

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US / lɑ:f /

UK / læf, lɑf /

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  • noun
  • Happy noise you make when something is funny
  • verb
  • To make a happy sound when something is funny

luxury

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US / ˈlʌkʃəri /

UK / ˈlʌɡʒəri, ˈlʌkʃə- /

A2
  • noun
  • Something expensive bought for pleasure
  • Something that gives great comfort and pleasure
  • Something useful, helpful but not always available

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

UK / mʌtʃ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Very; to a high level or degree
  • adverb
  • A lot; large amount; a high degree of
  • Nearly; basically
  • On many occasions; often
  • noun
  • A large amount; a great quantity

victim

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US / ˈvɪktɪm /

UK / ˈvɪktɪm /

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  • noun
  • Person/thing affected by an unpleasant event
  • Person/animal killed and offered as a sacrifice
  • Person feeling helpless in times of bad luck
  • Person who is tricked or made to suffer

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to stress something that is said; definitely
  • In a true or accurate manner
  • Very

reputation

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US / ˌrepjuˈteɪʃn /

UK / ˌrɛpjəˈteʃən /

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  • noun
  • Common opinion that people have about someone

would

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US / wʊd /

UK / wʊd /

A1
  • other
  • Used to indicate something imagined
  • Used to ask or request something politely
  • Verb used to indicate possibility, request etc.
  • Used to indicate a preference
  • Used to indicate a reaction
  • Indicates something that occurred repeatedly
  • Used to indicate willingness or ability to do

child

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US / tʃaɪld /

UK / tʃaɪld /

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  • noun
  • A very young person, between about 2 and 15

somebody

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US / 'sʌmbədɪ /

UK / ˈsʌmˌbɑdi, -ˌbʌdi, -bədi /

A1
  • noun
  • Important well-respected person
  • pronoun
  • Person who is not known or named

subscribe

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US / səb'skraɪb /

UK / səbˈskraɪb /

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  • verb
  • To regularly pay to receive a service

safety

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US / ˈseɪfti /

UK / ˈsefti /

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  • noun
  • Device on a gun to prevent accidental shooting
  • State of being free from harm or danger

video

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US / 'vɪdɪəʊ /

UK / ˈvɪdiˌo /

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  • adjecitve
  • Of a moving film, with sound
  • noun
  • Recording capturing action with sound
  • verb
  • To make a moving film of, with sound

support

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US / səˈpɔ:t /

UK / səˈpɔrt, -ˈport /

A1
  • noun
  • Assistance or advice given to someone
  • Evidence that helps prove something is true
  • A thing to hold up or prevent from falling down
  • verb
  • To give assistance or advice to someone
  • To help prove or show that something is true
  • To hold up or prevent from falling down

can

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US / kæn /

UK / kən,kæn /

A1
  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

UK / aʊr /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

not

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US / nɒt /

UK / nɑt /

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  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

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  • adverb
  • At the present time or moment
  • Right away or in the next possible moment
  • Used to refer to something that just happened
  • Time between the present and a moment in the past
  • conjunction
  • Resulting from or because of something

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

bye

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US / baɪ /

UK / baɪ /

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  • exclamation
  • Saying farewell to someone

give

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US / ɡɪv /

UK / ɡɪv /

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  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
  • verb
  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

good

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US / ɡʊd /

UK / ɡʊd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper, appropriate or right
  • (Of an amount) enough; plenty
  • Excellent; high quality
  • Acting well or properly; of moral character
  • In a positive or happy emotional state
  • noun
  • Advantage or benefit

life

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US / laɪf /

UK / laɪf /

A1
  • noun
  • All the living things e.g. animals, plants, humans
  • Period of time things live, from birth to death

phrase

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US / freɪz /

UK / frez /

A2
  • noun
  • Common expression or saying
  • Section of musical notes in a piece of music
  • A set of words used together
  • verb
  • To choose words to say what you mean clearly

price

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US / praɪs /

UK / praɪs /

A1
  • noun
  • Person's name
  • Cost of something in money
  • verb
  • To determine or set the cost of something

client

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US / 'klaɪənt /

UK / ˈklaɪənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Person paying for professional services

latin

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US / ˈlætɪn /

UK / ˈlætn /

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  • adjecitve
  • Of or typical of a Spanish-speaking culture
  • noun
  • Ancient Roman language affecting many languages

let

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US / let /

UK / lɛt /

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  • verb
  • To allow someone to do something
  • Introducing a suggestion to do something together
  • To rent a house, etc. to others

little

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US / 'lɪtl /

UK / ˈlɪtl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being short in length of time
  • Not great in size, amount, or degree; small
  • Being very young or younger than others
  • adverb
  • By an amount or degree that is not very much
  • Not often; rarely
  • noun
  • A person's name

person

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US / 'pɜ:sn /

UK / 'pɜ:rsn /

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  • noun
  • Man, woman or child

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

love

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US / lʌv /

UK / lʌv /

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  • noun
  • Person's name
  • A very strong feeling of affection
  • The person you care very deeply about
  • Strong, deep emotional and sexual attraction
  • verb
  • To care for and like someone very strongly, deeply
  • To like doing very much; enjoy greatly
  • To feel a strong emotional and romantic attraction

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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  • pronoun
  • You; we; people in general; someone
  • The thing or person previously referred to
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to people generally
  • Being a strong example of (something mentioned)
  • number
  • Number 1

than

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US / ðən /

UK / ðən /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used to compare two things that are not equal

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

word

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US / wɜ:d /

UK / wɚd /

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  • noun
  • Unit of language that has a meaning
  • Promise
  • Short remark or piece of information
  • verb
  • To express something by choosing particular words

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

UK / ˈɔlso /

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  • adverb
  • In addition; too; in a similar way

cheap

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US / tʃi:p /

UK / tʃip /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not costing a lot of money
  • Having a low quality or value
  • Not liking to spend money; mean; stingy

five

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US / faɪv /

UK / faɪv /

A1
  • number
  • 5

live

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US / lɪv /

UK / liv /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being broadcast as events happen, not recorded
  • Carrying electric current; able to give a shock
  • Glowing because burning; hot
  • Not yet killed (for food)
  • adverb
  • (Music, drama) as it is performed
  • verb
  • To be alive
  • To experience a particular type of life
  • To make your home in a house or town

payment

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US / ˈpeɪmənt /

UK / ˈpemənt /

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  • noun
  • Amount of money that is paid for something

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

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  • noun
  • Product made by a particular company; brand
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
  • To cause or force a person to do something
  • To cause something to happen or be formed

bit

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US / bɪt /

UK / bɪt /

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  • noun
  • Device put in a horse's mouth to control it
  • Small piece of something
  • verb
  • (E.g. of fish) to take bait and be caught

nice

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US / naɪs /

UK / naɪs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being attractive or of high quality or value
  • Good or enjoyable
  • Being kind or friendly

pay

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US / peɪ /

UK / pe /

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  • noun
  • Money you receive from your job, work, etc.
  • verb
  • To give money for goods or work done
  • To give (attention, respect, etc.) to
  • To be punished or suffer for something you did
  • To make (a visit) to a person or place

damage

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US / ˈdæmɪdʒ /

UK / ˈdæmɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • Physical harm that is done to something
  • verb
  • To harm physically; to hurt or break something

everything

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US / 'evrɪθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛvriˌθɪŋ /

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  • pronoun
  • All of the things mentioned

pursue

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US / pə'sju: /

UK / pɚˈsu /

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  • verb
  • To follow and try to catch, or to reach a goal
  • To try to achieve or get something over time

very

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US / 'verɪ /

UK / ˈvɛri /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

clearly

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US / ˈklɪəlɪ /

UK / ˈklɪrlɪ /

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  • adverb
  • In a way that is easy to understand; obviously

speed

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US / spi:d /

UK / spid /

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  • noun
  • How fast or slow something is or is done
  • verb
  • To move quickly when completing an action
  • To drive a vehicle faster than laws allow

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

A1
  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

both

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US / bəuθ /

UK / boθ /

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time
  • pronoun
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time

taxpayer

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US / ˈtækspeɪə(r) /

UK / ˈtæksˌpeɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person who pays taxes

work

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US / wɜ:k /

UK / wɚk /

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  • adjecitve
  • Activity completed in order to make money
  • noun
  • The product of some artistic or literary endeavor
  • Everything created by an author, artist, musician
  • Activity you do in order to make money
  • Place of employment
  • Final product or result of a some labor or effort
  • verb
  • To bring into a specific state of success
  • To be functioning properly, e.g. a car
  • To do your job in your company or workplace
  • To make an effort to do something
  • To operate a machine or device

else

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US / els /

UK / ɛls /

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  • adverb
  • Otherwise; if you fail to
  • (Of person place thing etc.) besides; in addition

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

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  • adverb
  • Used to emphasize the amount of something
  • noun
  • Particular aspect of something being thought about
  • One of various choices that could be made
  • Particular existing condition or state
  • (Often long) distance or length of time
  • How something is done
  • Route to go to a place
  • Small street
  • Usual behavior, emotions or habits of someone

yes

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US / jes /

UK / jɛs /

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  • adverb
  • Way to say you agree or will do something

expend

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US / ɪk'spend /

UK / ɪkˈspɛnd /

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  • verb
  • To use a lot of something, such as time or energy

society

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US / sə'saɪətɪ /

UK / səˈsaɪɪti /

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  • noun
  • A group who meet to share values or interests
  • Group of people living together
  • Upper class of a community

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

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  • noun
  • Filming of a single scene for TV or the movies
  • verb
  • To accept something that is offered
  • To use a method of traveling, e.g. a bus or train
  • To use a camera to make (a photo)
  • To pick up something and go away with it
  • To study a subject in school
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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • At the Expense of Meaning - At Someone's Expense Examples - At the Expense of Definition
    In this video, we will be discussing the phrase 'at the expense of' and its various examples and meanings. The phrase 'at the expense of' means to the detriment of someone or something, often resulting in harm or sacrifice.
    Let's begin with an example to illustrate this concept. If a company decreases the price of a product, but as a result, compromises its quality, then they have made the product cheaper at the expense of its quality. In other words, they have prioritized reducing the price, but at the cost of the product's overall value and effectiveness.
    Another way to understand 'at the expense of' is when someone is made a subject of mockery or laughter. For instance, if someone is being laughed at or made fun of, we can say that others are enjoying themselves at that person's expense. This means that person is the target or victim of the laughter or jokes, causing harm or embarrassment to them.
    Furthermore, 'at the expense of' can also refer to prioritizing one aspect over another, often resulting in negative consequences. For example, many individuals in our society dedicate significant time to their work, neglecting their families in the process. They prioritize their careers, but at the expense of spending quality time with their loved ones. This choice harms their relationships with their children, spouses, and other family members.
    Moreover, the phrase 'at someone's expense' can also mean that someone else is bearing the financial burden. For instance, if someone invites you to stay at their house and mentions that everything will be at their expense, it means they will be covering all the costs. Similarly, if a company organizes a trip for its employees and mentions that it will be at the company's expense, it means the company will be paying for the entire trip.
    Additionally, 'at the expense of' can be used to indicate the negative impact one thing has on another. For example, if someone supports a cause, but as a consequence, their reputation is tarnished, we can say that they supported the cause at the expense of their good reputation. In this case, their dedication to the cause harmed their image and public perception.
    Another significant aspect of 'at the expense of' is when it refers to sacrificing or harming the environment for personal gain. For instance, if individuals prioritize profits over environmental conservation, then they are pursuing profit at the expense of the environment. This highlights the harmful consequences of prioritizing financial gain without considering the damage inflicted on nature.
    To summarize, 'at the expense of' is a phrase that implies a cost or sacrifice for the sake of something else. It can refer to the detrimental impact on someone or something, the financial burden borne by someone, or the negative consequences of prioritizing one aspect over another. Understanding this phrase helps us analyze situations where choices and actions come with trade-offs and potential harm.
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  • Hi there, students.
  • At the expense of.
  • Okay, this means to the detriment of.
  • An example will explain this much more clearly.
  • They have decreased the price at the expense of quality.
  • So they made it cheaper but it's also not as good as it was.
  • So at the expense of, to the harm of something, to the harm of somebody.
  • So they all had a really good laugh at my expense.
  • They were laughing at me.
  • Many people in our society spend a lot of time at work at the expense of their families.
  • So they don't get time to spend with their families and they are working at the expense of spending time with their children, with their families, with the people that they love.
  • So notice, at the expense of, at somebody's expense.
  • This idea of at somebody's expense could also mean that somebody is paying for it.
  • So I would like to invite you to come and stay in my house.
  • Everything at my expense.
  • I will pay for everything.
  • The trip was at the company's expense.
  • The company was paying for it.
  • Yeah.
  • Okay.
  • So at somebody's expense, this is the person who's paying the bill, who's actually fronting the money.
  • So yeah.
  • Living in the lap of luxury at the government's expense, at the taxpayer's expense.
  • So at the expense of, you do one thing at the expense of another.
  • The first thing harms the second thing.
  • Yeah.
  • So he supported this cause but at the expense of his good reputation.
  • So it harmed, it damaged his reputation.
  • At the moment we are pursuing profit at the expense of our environment.
  • We are sacrificing it.
  • We're, it's costing the environment.
  • And then something is at someone's expense, paid for by someone, or with someone at the victim, as the victim.
  • So this trip was at the taxpayer's expense, the taxpayer paid, and they were all having a good laugh at my expense.
  • Yeah.
  • With me as the victim.
  • So at the expense of, in a way that harms something, that harms something else.
  • So, well, life very often is a trade-off.
  • You can't have anything.
  • And you have one thing at the expense of another.
  • I can do it very quickly, or I can do it very well, but I can't do both.
  • So I can do it quickly at the expense of accuracy, or I can do it slowly at the expense of time.
  • Okay.
  • So the second thing is harm.
  • Yeah.
  • One thing at the expense of another.
  • So, let's see, it would be good to have more time, but not at the expense of the client getting angry with us for taking too much time over it.
  • Okay.
  • So with the sacrifice of, with the loss of, at the cost of, at the price of, and this is the idea, to the detriment of, to the expense of.
  • So, yes, speed at the expense of safety.
  • Yeah.
  • No, there is nothing that you should do at the expense of safety.
  • If you have an accident, then it doesn't, it doesn't bear thinking about.
  • Okay.
  • So, yeah, with the payment of, at the expense of, quantity at the expense of quality.
  • Now, I prefer quality at the expense of quantity.
  • A little bit of something very good is much better than a lot of something not very good.
  • Yeah.
  • So quantity at the expense of quality, no, quality at the expense of quantity sounds much better.
  • Okay.
  • At the expense of formality.
  • I think I'm going to give this a five in formality.
  • I think you could use it absolutely anywhere.
  • So nice, flexible phrase.
  • And let's see, as to origin, well, at the expense, expense, this comes from this word, expense, expensive.
  • Okay.
  • From expendo in Latin to expend, to spend money, to pay out.
  • Yeah.
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  • At the expense of, at someone's expense.