Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Vocabulary for Milan English blog

Here are some of the most useful phrases from Milan English blog with explanations and language notes.

based in
If you are "based in" a country, city or town it means you live and work there.
I am based in Milan.

check out (phrasal verb)
This means to look at / examine / try / sample / evaluate.
Check out this article on British English v American English.

This means "now / at the moment" (attualmente in Italian). Don't confuse this with "actually" which means "really" (veramente / infatti / davvero etc).
Fluent (as in "She speaks fluent English" translates Italian "corrente".

Janice is currently based in Singapore.
I thought he was single, but actually he's married.
Keith is a fluent Portuguese speaker.

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