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basic • perspective • rupees
order-made • just like
  1. I got these pants for only $5.
  2. He looks your brother.
  3. I think you have a different about the situation than I do.
  4. The idea is the same, but the design is completely different.
  5. How many should I pay for a hotel room?
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823 Bargains
Mini talks about shopping for clothes and other items in her country.

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The basic difference

The basic difference is that you can bargain.

The phrase 'the basic difference' describes the main reason why two things are not the same.  Notice the following:

  1. The basic difference is the features.
  2. What's the basic difference?

from this perspective

From this perspective it's cheap.

Our 'perspective' is how we see a certain situation. It's often used to express an opinion.  Notice the following:

  1. It looks good from this perspective.
  2. From this perspective, I don't see how it can work.


100 rupees.

The rupee is the currency of India, Pakistan, and several smaller countries.  Notice the following:

  1. It cost about 2000 rupees.
  2. How much is that in rupees?


Order-made, it's 5,000 yen.

Actually, in common usage we say 'made -to-order'. Something that is made-to-order is specially made for one customer.  Notice the following:

  1. My order-made suit was finished in 24 hours.
  2. Made-to-order stuff's way too expensive in my country.

just like

It's just like the suit in the shop.

The term 'just like' is similar in meaning to 'the same as'.  Notice the following:

  1. It's just like my other one.
  2. Your car is just like mine.