Thanks evgueny40, that's kind of what I figured. Your examples Fasulye make more sense in this situation, I wouldn't have had any trouble figuring out what these phrases meant. I really like these lessons as most of there are pretty funny, which motives me, however sometimes a beginner might struggle when there's an idiom in the sentence to which no dictionary has a definition. BTW my reading is really improving but my listening skills aren't close to the same level. I almost always read and listen to the audio at the same time, but when I try listen without reading along, my comprehension drops quite a bit. I guess i need to listen more.