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Glossary: Greetings from the Land of Spices

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 Greetings from the Land of Spices, 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 Greetings from the Land of Spices, Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

absorption – pohltenie, vsiaknutie
adventurous – dobrodružný, s dobrodružným duchom
array – množstvo, rad, škála
as I understand – podľa môjho názoru
available – dostupný
be fond of – obľubovať, mať/robiť rád
be up to – byť na úrovni, výške (istej), držať krok s
beef – hovädzina
bland – mdlý, bez chuti, nemastný-neslaný
boast – pýšiť sa, chvastať sa
broil – grilovať, opekať na ražni
brush with oil – potrite olejom
casserole dish – kastról s pokrievkou
cilantro sprig – vetvička koriandru siateho
cinnamon – škorica
cloves – klinček(y)
coal fired clay ovens – hlinené pece vykurované uhlím
coastal – pobrežný, prímorský
commonly – bežne
complement – doplnok
considerable part – značná časť
consist of… – pozostávať z…
conventional – obyčajný, priemerný
cottage cheese – domáci čerstvý hrudkovitý syr
crossover – miešanie štýlov
crushed – podrvený
cuisine – kuchyňa (=gastronómia, nie priestor)
culinary palette- kuchárska paleta
dill – kôpor
dish – jedlo, pokrm, chod
diversity – rozmanitosť, rôznorodosť
eat out – jesť vonku, mimo domov
evaporate – vypariť sa
expat = expatriot – vysťahovalec, exulant
extract excess marinade – vyžmýkať prebytočnú marinade
feature – vystupovať, vyskytovať sa, hrať úlohu
fennel – fenikel
fenugreek seeds – senovka grécka
fermented rice – fermentovaná skvasená ryža
flavour – chuť, aróma
for garnish – na ozdobu
fragrant – aromatická
garlic – cesnak
ginger root – koreň zázvoru
grill rack – grilovacia mriežka
ground cumin – mletá rasca
haldi/turmeric – kurkuma
hot spices – pálivé korenie
challenging task – náročná úloha
chef – šéfkuchár
chopped onions – nakrájaná cibuľa
impression – dojem
in terms of – z hľadiska, vo vzťahu k…
ingredients – prísady
juices run clear – kým šťava nie je číra
kebab – mäso marinované a opekané na ihlici, zvyčajne so zeleninou
kokam – garcínia indická
local palette – miestne podnebia (t.zn. jazýčky)
long-grained rice – dlhozrnná ryža
lower the flame – stíšiť plameň
malt vinegar – sladový ocot
marinate – marinovať, nechať nasiaknuť ochutenou omáčkou
match up – skombinovať, usporiadať
minced – mletý
options – možnosti, výber
pair well – dobre sa hodiť
partly – čiastočne
peeled and grated – ošúpaný a postrúhaný
pierce with knife – prepichnúť nožom
plain yogurt – čistý jogurt
plenty of… – mnoho, veľa
pork – bravčovina
pour over… – nalejte na…
prefer – uprednostňovať
preheat – predhriať
promote – propagovať
refrigerate – chlaďte
rice with peas – ryža s hráškom
roasting pan – pekáč
rub into – votrite do…
saffron – šafrán
sauté – rýchlo opražiť
score – narežte, urobte zárezy
seafood – plody mora
seasoned with – okorenený
semolina – krupica
serving pieces – kúsky na servírovanie
simmer – mierne sa variť (na slabom plameni)
skinned –zbavené kože
slices of cucumber – plátky uhorky
sprinkle – pokropiť
stick of cinnamon – kúsok škorice
stir until well-mixed – dobre rpemiešajte
tablespoon – polievková lyžica
teaspoon – kávová lyžička
tone down – tlmiť, zjemňovať
tremendous – fantastický, nesmierny
trimmed of – okrájané, zbavené
turn brown – zhnednúť
variety of spices – škála korenín
vents open – otvorené otvory, prieduchy

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