Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SPECTATOR COLLEGE

Glossary: Getting old in Slovakia

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

abuse - zneužívať
access - prístup
aging - starnutie
apply - vzťahovať sa na
attention - pozornosť
average - priemer
bottom - spodok
compulsory - povinný
conduct - uskutočniť/vykonať
contribution - príspevok
currently - v súčasnosti
cycle - cyklus
depend - závisieť
domain - doména/oblasť
elder - starší
election - voľby
employ - zamestnať
enabling environment - priaznivé podmienky
expect - očakávať
force - nútiť
government - vláda
household - domácnosť
however - avšak
impact - dopad
legal awareness - právne povedomie
living wage - životné minimum
loan - pôžička
major concern - hlavný záujem
maltreat - týrať
measure - merať
mediocre - priemerný
minimum wage - minimálna mzda
narrow down - zužovať
nursing home - sanatórium
particularly - zvlášť
pension fund - penzijný fond
pensioner - penzista
poverty rate - miera chudoby
prove unable - ukázať sa neschopný
public transportation - verejná doprava
rank - umiestniť sa v poradí
recent - nedávny
recipient - príjemca
relatives - príbuzní
release - vypustiť
respectively - v tomto poradí
rest - zvyšok
retiring - ísť do dôchodku
satisfied - spokojný
securing - zabezečiť
slightly - trochu
spokesperson - hovorca
state-run social insurer - štátna sociálna poisťovňa
subsequently - následne
suffice - postačiť
survey - prieskum
think tank - poradný orgán
unfold - rozvinúť sa
verge of poverty - pokraj chudoby
voter - volič

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

Topic: Spectator College


Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava