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Glossary: Village living not always idyllic

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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 Village living not always idyllic, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

accompanied - sprevádzaný
afford - dovoliť si
attempt - pokúšať sa
authorities - úrady
barrier-free entrance - bezbariérový vstup
bench - lavička
boost - podporiť/zvýšiť
communist-era apartment block -
panelák
competition - súťaž
countryside - vidiek
cover expenses -
pokryť náklady
deprived - zbavený, bezprizorný
deterioration - úpadok
drugstore - lekáreň
employment - zamestnanie
face - čeliť
fade - miznúť
grammar school - gymnázium
habitant - obyvateľ
handle - zvládnuť
income - príjem
income class -
príjmová skupina
influx - nával/prílev
junkyard - smetisko
keep up - držať krok
kindergarten - škôlka
master plan -
územný plán
mayor - starosta
mirror - odzrkadliť
mortgage - hypotéka
move - sťahovať sa
municipality -
samospráva/obec
negligible - zanedbateľný
neighbourhood -
štvrť/sídlisko
no matter - nezáleží
notice - všimnúť si
opt - zvoliť si
outskirt - periféria
overcome - prekonať
parking spot -
parkovacie miesto
participate - zúčastniť sa
particularly - hlavne/najmä
persuade - presvedčiť
pharmacist - farmaceut
policies - politiky
precursor - predchodca
pre-school age -
predškolský vek
proceed - postupovať
quote - citovať
rapidly - rapídne/prudko
reason - dôvod
regression - úpadok
relate - vzťahovať sa na
reside - sídliť/bývať
rural area - vidiecka oblasť
seek - hľadať, snažiť sa
seriousness - vážnosť
sewers - kanalizácia
share - podiel
shortcoming - nedostatok
spokesperson - hovorca
struggle - mať ťažkosti
suite - vhodný
surrounding - okolitý
power - právomoc
threat - hrozba
tool - nástroj
urban area - mestská oblasť
via - cez
wreck - vrak

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