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Glossary: Slovakia struggles to raise top athletes

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 Slovakia struggles to raise top athletes, 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 Slovakia struggles to raise top athletes, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

accompany - sprevádzať
accusation - žaloba
alleged - údajný
apology - ospravedlnenie
appreciate - vážiť si
approximately - približne
athlete - športovec
attempt - pokus
avoid - vyhnúť sa
base-group -
základná skupina
beverage - nápoj
biathlete - biatlonista
boast - chvastanie
budget - rozpočet
cast doubts - spochybňovať
circumstances - okolnosti
cite - uviesť
claim - tvrdiť
committee - výbor
comparable - porovnateľný
consequently - teda
contemporary - moderný/súčasný
costs - náklady
cross-country -
bežecké lyžovanie
crucial - rozhodujúci
detain - zadržať
development - vývoj
dignity - dôstojnosť
disappear - zmiznúť
disappointment - sklamanie
dispute - spor
eventually - nakoniec
expenditures - výdavky
face - čeliť
figure skating - krasokorčuľovanie
grass-roots level - koreň/začiatok
hang - visieť
highlight - zdôrazniť
hire - najať
hold nerve - udržať nervy
chess - šach
insufficient - nedostatočný
meanwhile - zatiaľ
medal per capita -
medaila na obyvateľa
mixed relay -
zmiešaná štafeta
modestly - skromne
municipality - obec
narrowly - tesne
obligatory - povinný
outstanding - vynikajúci
overzealous - príliš horlivý
participate - zúčastniť sa
performance - výkon
physical education -
telesná výchova
playing field - ihrisko
properly - správne
public funds -
verejné prostriedky
pursuit - stíhanie
raise - vychovať
recognise - uznať
severe - drsný/ostrý
slice - kúsok
spirits - tvrdý alkohol
standings - poradie
strip - odobrať
struggle - mať ťažkosti
target - cieľ
via - cez
violation of rules -
porušenie pravidiel
voucher - poukaz

This glossary is published as part of Spectator College, a programme created by The Slovak Spectator.

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