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  3. Most cultures are foreigners.
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1098 Couch Surfing

Jonathan talks about a new inexpensive way to get a place to stay when traveling.

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It's for people who are like-minded.

When people are like-minded that means they think alike. Like-minded people have similar interests. Notice the following:

  1. Even-though we're not like-minded, we are close friends.
  2. My mother and father are very like-minded.


You can't just show up and expect to freeload.

When a person freeloads, that means they expect many things for free. A freeloader is someone who might live with a person or family and pay for nothing. Notice these examples:

  1. He freeloads off his girlfriend a lot.
  2. He was a terrible guest. He stayed for three weeks and freeloaded the entire time.

a lot in common

We have a lot in common and we've gone out several times.

When two people have a lot in common, that means they have many similar things about their lives. For exemple: people with a lot in common might have the same background, hobbies or interests. Notice the following:

  1. My boss and I have a lot in common, so he likes me a lot.
  2. Australians and Kiwis have a lot in common.

vouch for people

There is a system where you can vouch for people.

When you vouch for someone, that means you speak for them and say they are a good person. If you vouch for someone, you basically are saying they can be trusted. Look at the examples below:

  1. I can vouch for Dave. He is a good guy.
  2. I could not rent the house until my friend vouched for me.

suspicious of

You do not have to offer a couch to someone you are suspicious of.

If you are suspicious of someone, you are not sure about them. When police are suspicious of someone, they usually stop them and ask them questions. Here are a few examples:

  1. I was suspicious of him, so I googled his name.
  2. My mother was suspicious of my behavior.