Glossary: Slovaks still drawn to satellite towns

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.

Terraced houses were built also in Dunajská Lužná.Terraced houses were built also in Dunajská Lužná. (Source: SME)

As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles  Slovaks still drawn to satellite towns and  Rentals perceived as temporary solution for the young, you can find more expressions in our    Glossary for politics & business or in the    List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

accommodation – bývanie
affect – ovplyvniť
affordable – dostupný
and the like – a podobne
appropriate – primeraný
board of directors – predstavenstvo
burden – záťaž
bustle – ruch
cease to exist – zaniknúť
comfortable – pohodlný
community amenities – občianska vybavenosť
comparable – porovnateľný
contribution – príspevok
draw – ťahať
duty – povinnosť
emphasise – zdôrazňovať
expansion – rozmach
fee – poplatok
flat – byt
gap – rozdiel, medzera
housing – bývanie
impact – ovplyvniť
income – príjem
income tax – daň z príjmu
inhabitant – obyvateľ
insufficient – nedostatočný
interest rate – úroková sadzba
lease – nájomná zmluva
lifestyle – životný štýl
living – život, bývanie
local authority – miestny úrad
long for – túžiť
maintain – udržiavať
mortgage – hypotéka
municipality – obec
new building – novostavba
notice period – výpovedná lehota
offer – ponuka
owner – vlastník
peak – vrchol
perceive – vnímať
permanent residency – trvalý pobyt
plot – pozemok
populate – obývať
property – majetok
real estate – nehnuteľnosť
regional capital – krajské mesto
rent – prenajať (si); nájom
rental – prenájom
resident – miestny obyvateľ
rural – vidiecky
sewer system – kanalizácia
share – podiel
short-term – krátkodobý
schoolchild – školák
significantly – významne
solution – riešenie
spread – rozšíriť sa
sufficient – dostatočný
surrounding – okolie
temporary – dočasný
tenant – nájomník
tension – napätie
terminate – ukončiť
terraced house – dom v radovej zástavbe
traffic jam – dopravná zápcha
wane – slabnúť
working trip – pracovná cesta

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

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