Nice is one of those words which have changed in meaning over time.
Yesterday I was a sent a picture of my young great niece running at her first school sports day. Her mum said, ‘She was going like a train.’ That is with full power, very fast.
If I ask my children to do something a lot of different things may happen: They could do it , they might do it, they ought to do it, they must do it, they should do it.
Learning English can be so much fun, but those pesky little prepositions are often very tricky. They may be small and seem like no big deal to look at, but they can get on your nerves, get you into trouble and can mean the difference between: going with your friend for lunch or having your friend for lunch! Yuck!
There is an old fairy story, from France I think, about a princess who kisses a frog and he turns out to be a handsome prince. Out of this has developed the adage, ‘You have to kiss a lot of frogs, before you find your prince’. In other words you will get what you want if you persist, but getting there might not be that pleasant.