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comfortable • back • single
forever • immediate
  1. I have a dog, but she's in California with my family.
  2. She hasn't been since she was 18 years old.
  3. This chair is really . I think I could fall asleep.
  4. This is just temporary. We aren't going to live here .
  5. We have to make plans if you want to leave next week.
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355 California Guy
Conrad talk a little about his home in California.

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It's more comfortable than Japan cause it's dry heat.

When something is 'comfortable' it means that it feels good and is just right.

Notice the following:

  1. The jumper is very comfortable, I could wear it all the time.
  2. You have to make sure you buy a comfortable bed, as you need to get a good night's sleep.

back in

My older brother and younger brother, they're both married back in California.

'Back in' refers to a place or time other than where you are now. It often refers to places or times that are a part of your past.

Notice the following:

  1. Back in school I was very popular.
  2. I got my driver's license back in 1995.


Yeah, and I'm still single.

When you are 'single' it means that you are not in a relationship and you are not married.

Notice the following:

  1. I would not mind being single. I think it has its advantages.
  2. I hate being single as I get very lonely.


Do you think you'll be single forever?

'Forever' means for the rest of time.

Notice the following:

  1. I will love you forever.
  2. When you get married you have to realize that it is forever.


Not forever. But I have no immediate plans to be married.

'Immediate' means right now or this instant.

Notice the following:

  1. If you bring it back I will give you an immediate refund.
  2. Come here immediately!