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Glossary:Third sector facing hard times

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 Third sector facing hard times, 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 Third sector facing hard times, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.


allocate - prideliť, rozdeliť
alter - zmeniť
arising - vyplývajúci
assess - posúdiť
attention - pozornosť
attitude - postoj
be aware of - uvedomovať si
civic - občiansky
commitment - záväzok
conduct - vykonať
consider - považovať
contract - zmluva
corporate - podnikový
counter-value - protihodnota
cover - pokrývať
crucial - rozhodujúci
current - súčasný
deadline - lehota
declare - vyhlásiť
development - rozvoj
disadvantage - nevýhoda
distribute - prerozdeliť
diverse - rozmanitý
donate - darovať
during - počas
encourage - podporovať
ensure - zaistiť
enterprise - podnik
entity - entita/objekt
equal - rovnaký
experience - skúsenosť
explain - vysvetliť
extend - rozšíriť
follow - dodržiavať/riadiť sa
force - vynútiť
formula - vzorec
foundation - nadácia
fulfilling - plnenie
funding - financovanie
fundraising - fundraising
generally - zvyčajne
government - vláda
challenge - výzva
immediate - bezprostredne
impact - účinok
implementation -
uskutočnenie, uplatnenie
improve - zvýšiť, zlepšiť
in the event - v prípade
include - obsahovať
interrupt - prerušiť
knowledge - znalosť
move - pohyb/krok
neighbour - sused/blížny
NGO -
mimovládna organizácia
non-governmental -
mimovládny
participation - účasť
perform - vykonať
philanthropy - filantropia
plenipotentiary -
splnomocnenec
possibility - možnosť
preservation - zachovanie
public affairs -
verejné záležitosti
purpose - účel
rather - skôr
reach - dosiahnuť
refine - zlepšovať, kultivovať
regardless - bez ohľadu na
reveal - odhaliť
sceptical - skeptický
shape - podoba
significant - významný
silent - tichý
sponsorship - sponzorstvo
sufficiently - dostatočne
sustainability - udržateľnosť
tax - daň
term - termín
tool - nástroj
trigger - spúšťať
underlying - základný
underwent - prešiel
valid - platný
volunteerism -
dobrovoľníctvo
weak - slabý
widen - rozšíriť
willingness - ochota


This glossary is published as part of Spectator College, a programme created by The Slovak Spectator with the support of Sugarbooks, a distributor of foreign language books.

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