Glossary: Youngsters could do well in business

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.

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As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles Youngsters could do well in business and Meško: There is nothing I would do completely differently, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

aide – asistent
aspiring – snaživý
automotive – automobilový
baggage – batožina, príťaž
be afraid – báť sa
bookstore – kníhkupectvo
burden of taxes – bremeno daní
business environment – podnikateľské prostredie
challenge – výzva
chewing gum – žuvačka
co-founder – spoluzakladateľ
commitments – záväzky
company – spoločnosť
concern – starosť, obava
counterpart – náprotivok
demand – žiadať
devote – venovať sa
differently – odlišne
discourage – odradiť
employer – zamestnávateľ
encounter – naraziť na
entrepreneurship – podnikanie
extracurricular – mimoškolské
foreign – zahraničný
forward – vpred
go beyond – presahovať
go bust – skrachovať
head-start – náskok
inclusiveness – kompletnosť
initially – pôvodne
keen on – mať záujem o
labour market – pracovný trh
labouriously – nahámavo
luck – šťastie
mortgage – hypotéka
NGO – mimovládna organizácia
obstacles – prekážky
opportunities – príležitosti
option – možnosť
overcoming – prekonávanie
participate – zúčastniť sa
path – cesta
payroll taxes – odvody
private – súkromný
producing – produkujúci
production plant – výrobný závod
pursue – venovať sa, realizovať
ranking – hodnotenie, poradie
red tape – byrokracia
required – požadovaný
seek – usilovať sa
self-confident – sebavedomý
self-employed – živnostník
self-fulfilment – sebarealizácia
skills – zručnosti
slim – zoštíhliť
start up – založiť
suffice – postačiť
suit – hodiť sa
suitable – vhodný
tax policy – daňová politika
virtually – prakticky, v podstate
well-established – dobre zabehnutý
willing – ochotný
work on a shoestring – robiť na kolene
youngsters – mladí

This glossary is published as part of The Spectator College, a programme designed to support the study and teaching of English in Slovakia, as well as to inspire interest in important public issues among young people. The project was created by The Slovak Spectator in cooperation with their exclusive partner – the Leaf Academy.

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