Glossary: Cafés now a natural part of bookshops

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.

Visiting bookshops is not only about buying reading material any more.Visiting bookshops is not only about buying reading material any more. (Source: SME)

As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles  Cafés now a natural part of bookshops and  Slovaks mostly download detective stories, you can find more expressions in our    Glossary for politics & business or in the    List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

accompanying – spojený
actor – herec
alongside – zároveň
annual – každoročný
associate – spájať sa
autograph session – autogramiáda
bookshop – kníhkupectvo
burn-out – vyhorený
café – kaviareň
cake – koláč
coffee – káva
comfortable – príjemný
common – spoločný
competition – súťaž
contemporary – súčasný
contribute – prispieť
cooperate – spolupracovať
criminal – kriminálny
crow – vrana
customer – zákazník
delve – zahĺbiť sa
demand – požiadavka
densely – husto
derailed – vykoľajený, vyšinutý
deserve – zaslúžiť si
detective story – detektívka
develop – vyvinúť
disturbing – znepokojujúci
divide – rozdeliť
download – stiahnuť
downtown – centrum
draw – pritiahnuť
event – podujatie
evoke – vyvolať
facility – zariadenie
favourite – obľúbený
fort – pevnosť
founder – zakladateľ
homey – domácky
chill – zdesenie
image – obraz
inferno – peklo
invite – pozvať
join forces – spojiť sa
kind – druh
launch book – pokrstiť knihu
lure – nalákať
nerve-racking – nervydrásajúci
network – sieť
novel – román
offer – ponúknuť
one-off – jednorazový
palpable – zreteľný
pen name – pseudonym
piece – dielo
plotted – premyslený
premise – priestor
publisher – vydavateľ
purchase – nákup
rainbow – dúha
rank – byť hodnotený
renowned – slávny
short story – poviedka
sip – popíjať
snack – občerstvenie
space – priestor
staging post – prechodná stanica
therefore – preto
tower – veža
turn out – ukázať sa
workshop – seminár
writer – spisovateľ

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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