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Glossary: Finding new uses for old buildings

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 Finding new uses for old buildings, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

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 Finding new uses for old buildings, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

adaptive re-use – adaptívne opätovné použitie
advancement award – cena za pokrok
achieve this balance – dosiahnuť túto rovnohváhu
altered interior – zmenený interiér
assemble materials – montovať materiály
assembly hall – montážna hala
attribute to – prisudzovať niečomu
auditorium – poslucháreň, hľadisko
auxiliary functions – pomocné funkcie
be acknowledged by – byť uznaný
be far from shining example – mať ďaleko od žiarivého vzoru
beneficial – prospešné
biggest challenge – najväčšia výzva
boast – pochváliť, pýšiť sa
brand new – zbrusu nový, úplne nový
carry out – vykonávať
cease to serve – prestať slúžiť
civic initiative – občianska iniciatíva
clean slate – s čistým stolom, od piky
conduct research – robiť výskum
contrary to – na rozdiel od
conversion projects –projekty konverzií
convert into – zmeniť na
create a link – vytvoriť spojenie
deem wrong – považovať za zlé
dignified and sensible – dôstojné a rozumné
display – vystaviť
disused – nepoužívaný
energy distribution company – energetická distribučná spoločnosť
enlightened business entities – osvietené podnikateľské subjekty
exceptionally important – mimoriadne, výnimočne dôležité
exhibition spaces – výstavné priestory
extent of interventions – rozsah zásahov
general public – verejnosť
genius loci – duch, atmosféra miesta
given how… - vzhľadom na to, ako…
granary – sýpka
greater significance – väčší význam
hidden traps – skryté nástrahy
highlight – zvýrazniť
historical essence – historická podstata
historical structure – historická stavba
challenge – výzva, úloha
challenging – náročný
cheerless situation with regard to – bezútešná situácia s ohľadom na
impart further – odovzdať ďalej
in common – spoločné
in terms of – v zmysle
industrial premises – priemyselné priestory
lack of promotion – nedostatok propagácie
legacy of previous regime – dedičstvo minulého režimu
military barracks – kasárne
new output – nova tvorba
non-governmental organisation - nezisková organizácia
ongoing – prebiehajúci
opt to… - rozhodnúť sa (niečo urobiť)
pasteboard – lepenka, kartón
place restrictions on… – miesto obmedzenia na ...
power station – elektráreň
preservationists – pamiatkari
preserve – zachovať
prominent (adj.) – popredný
proof – dôkaz
proper suitable function – správne, prispôsobené funkcie
providing a sense of continuity – poskytujúc pocit súvislosti
purpose – účel, zámer
receive acclaim – získať uznanie
refinery – rafinéria
remove – odstrániť, zbaviť
retain – zachovať
salvage – zachrániť
scope of adaptations – rozsah úprav
serve new purpose – slúžiť novému účelu
simultaneously – zároveň
specify – konkretizovať
stand out – vyniknúť
start from scratch – začať úplne od začiatku
switching room – rozvodňa
to be complemented – byť doplnený
to be preceded by – predchádzať
to run smt. – prevádzkovať
urban fabric – mestská štruktúra
varying sizes – rôzne veľkosti
warehouse – sklad

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