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Glossary: Slovakia remembers Ľudovít Štúr

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 remembers Ľudovít Štúr, 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 remembers Ľudovít Štúr, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

ability – schopnosť
achieve – dosiahnuť
allocate – vyčleniť
apply – aplikovať, využiť
archaic – zastaraný
attribute – pripísať
basin – kotlina
basis – základy
birth – narodenie
birthplace – rodisko
blurry – rozmazaný
circulation – obeh
commemorate – pripomenúť si
contribution – prínos
creator – tvorca
culminate – vyvrcholiť
curse – zatracovať
devote – obetovať, zasvätiť
dialect – nárečie
disapprove – odsudzovať, neschvaľovať
distinct – odlišný
emancipation – zrovnoprávnenie
establishment – založenie
estate – stavovský
feature – črta
fellow – spolupracovník, kolega
focus – zameranie
genesis – vznik, pôvod
give up – vzdať sa
glamorise – idealizovať
headquarters – sídlo
hunting – lov
impact – ovplyvňovať
in favour – v prospech
intervene – zasiahnuť
legacy – odkaz, dedičstvo
linguist – jazykovedec
loyal – verný
manage – zvládnuť
memorial – pamätník
mint – raziť
morality – morálka
nationalist – vlastenec
outstanding – výnimočný
oversimplified – zjednodušený
parsonage – fara
penetration – preniknutie
perceive – vnímať
pilgrim – pútnik
promoter – propagátor
reduce – zúžiť
reformer – reformátor
refuse – odmietnuť
request – žiadosť
revival – obrodenie
reward – odmena
sacrifice – obetovať sa
settlement – osídlenie
scholar – učenec, vzdelanec
Slav – Slovan
smooth – ľahký
stamp – známka
standard – spisovný
support – podporiť
suppress – potlačiť
target – zamerať sa
textbook – učebnica
transformation – zmena, pretvorenie
upon – na
volunteer – dobrovoľník
widespread – rozšírený
will – vôľa

This glossary is published as part of Spectator College, a programme created by The Slovak Spectator with the support of Petit Academy Foundation and Orange Foundation.

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