SPECTATOR COLLEGE

Glossary: Crackdown on shifty sellers

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 Crackdown on shifty sellers, 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 Crackdown on shifty sellers, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

addiction - závislosť
advanced payment - platba vopred
affect - ovplyvniť
appeal - príťažlivosť
appliances - spotrebiče
be in rush - ponáhľať sa
beverage - nápoj
blanket - deka
brainwash - vymývanie mozgu
buying contract - kúpna zmluva
concern - zaujímať sa
consider - považovať
consumer - spotrebiteľ
crackdown - zásah/opatrenie
credit contract - úverová zmluva
deceive - oklamať
deception - klamanie
degrade - ponižovať
demand - požadovať
door-to-door - podomový
equipment - vybavenie
event - podujatie
exceed - prekročiť
expenditures - výdavky
fine pastries - jemné pečivo
flyer - leták
footwear - obuv
free lunch - obed zadarmo
fulfil - plniť/splniť
furnishing - vybavenie domu
furniture - nábytok
glassware - sklenený tovar
gross income - hrubý príjem
header - hlavička
health anxiety - strach o zdravie
household - domácnosť
household utensils - domáce náradie
ID (card) - občiansky preukaz
indicate - naznačovať
infant - dojča
interest payments - úrokové platby
invalid - neplatný
judicial protection - právna ochrana
laundry detergent - prací prášok
lure - lákať
maintenance - údržba
miscellaneous - rozličný
mislead - zavádzať
misuse - zneužiť
oblige - nútiť
oppression - nátlak
otherwise - inak
overpriced - predražený
partial - čiastočný
periodical - periodikum
poultry - hydina
pretend - predstierať
prevail - pretrvať
provide - zabezpečiť
reason - dôvod
refreshment - občerstvenie
relatives - príbuzní
request - požiadavka
resemble - pripomínať
respond - odpovedať
scam - podvod
separate - oddeliť
shifty - záludný/prefíkaný
sign - podpísať
significantly - značne
smoke - údiť
socialise - socializovať/ byť s ľuďmi
sort - druh
spirits - tvrdý alkohol
statement - vyhlásenie
subconsciously - podvedome
subset - časť/množina
suddenly - zrazu
sue - žalovať
tableware - stolný riad
violate rights - porušiť práva

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

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Theme: Spectator College


Top stories

Most-Híd is losing MPs

Party chair Béla Bugár has rejected claims about the decay.

Béla Bugár

Slovak triathlete awarded for saving his competitor's life

Michal Buček helped another triathlete last September during a race in the Yellow Sea.

Michal Buček

First a special levy, now leaflets. Brussels is checking SNS measures again

Retailers question whether the new rule breaks the free movement of goods principle.

Retailers in Slovakia keep secret how many tonnes of paper they spend on printing promotion catalogues.

Chamber music festival Konvergencie kicks off with a special concert

Anti-communist Prague band, Plastic People of the Universe, opened the festival.

The Plastic People of the Universe and Brno Philharmonic concert in Brno in 2018