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  1. He always orders the same on his pizza.
  2. For me it's very to eat fruit with chili salt.
  3. The Thai restaurants are very here than they are in Thailand.
  4. His car was completely destroyed, but he wasn't hurt in the accident.
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112 Favorite Foods
Diana talks about food she loves and what she likes to put on it.

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style

Chicago is famous for its Chicago style pizza.

A 'style' is a distinctive or unique method of doing something.  In this case, this method of preparing pizza is unique to Chicago, and is not the same as pizza in New York.  Notice the following:

  1. She has always had a unique clothing style.  I'm not surprised that she became a fashion designer.
  2. I really like his style of music.

different

The pizza is different because the sauce is on top.

'Different' is the opposite of the same.  In the example, 'different' can be replaced by special or unique.  Notice the following:

  1. This year we are going to do something different on our family vacation.
  2. He likes to be different than everyone else.

toppings

Toppings of sausages the size of your hand.

A 'topping' on a pizza is an ingredient that goes on the top, like cheese, pepperoni or vegetables.  Notice the following:

  1. I would like a large pizza with 3 toppings.
  2. What toppings do you want?

amazingly

They have amazingly huge toppings.

In this sentence 'amazingly' could be replaced by surprisingly or incredibly.  We use it to describe something that is different in a positive way or unexpected.  Notice the following:

  1. He drove amazingly quickly to the hospital.
  2. She did amazingly well on her Calculus exam.

weird

It's kind of weird but it tastes good.

'Weird' is an informal and negative way to say strange.  Notice the following:

  1. I don't think she is really weird, just a little bit different.
  2. The food was good, but a little bit weird.