Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper. As well as this special glossary, which relates to the article Shoppers, merchants ready for holiday season, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

annual volume - ročný objem
appliance - spotrebič
approach - blížiť sa/postup
assume - predpokladať
attributing - prisudzovanie
beverage - nápoj
brick-and-mortar store - kamenný obchod
consumer loan - spotrebiteľský úver
decline - klesať
deliver - doručiť
detriment - ujma
disappointment - sklamanie
estimate - odhad
feasible - uskutočniteľný
fret - starosti
harvest season - čas zberu úrody
household - domácnosť
impact - dopad
in this regard - v tejto súvislosti
inevitable - nevyhnutný
instalment - splátka
interest rate - úroková miera
involve - zahŕňa
jewellery - šperky
lag - oneskorenie
mimic - napodobňovať
moderate - mierny
ongoing - pokračujúci
opt - zvoliť si
persistent - vytrvalý/neústupný
pleasant - príjemný
purchasing power - kúpna sila
quarter - štvrťrok
refurbishment - rekonštrukcia
retail - maloobchod
rush - zhon/náhliť sa
share - podiel
stagnant - stagnujúci
strap - zviazať
unemployment - nezamestnanosť
upcoming - blížiace
wave - vlna

This glossary is published as part of Spectator College, a programme created by The Slovak Spectator with the support of Union poisťovňa.