"These days" means "recently". But "recently" is used to talk about things that have happened over the last few weeks or months. "These days" is a longer time period, usually from the last 6 months to the last 20-30 years. You use "these days" to talk about major changes in your life or in society.
I don't watch much TV these days.
Kids these days don't even remember what life was like before mobile phones and the Internet.
It's getting harder and harder to earn a living as a photographer these days.
This phrase appears in these lessons:
- “Everybody seems to be critical of the President these days, but I still believe in him.”
- “She's talking up a storm these days.”
- “It's getting harder and harder to earn a living as a photographer these days.”
- “We have it so easy these days.”
- “I'm so out of touch with pop culture these days.”
- “It seems to be trendy these days to have a bit of stubble. To me, it just looks messy.”
- “I feel sorry for young folks these days, entering this job market saddled with these enormous student loans...”
- “I don't watch much TV these days.”