Glossary: Communities that lead by example

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.

Amphitheatre in Banská BystricaAmphitheatre in Banská Bystrica (Source: Ján Krošlák)

As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles Communities that lead by example and Delay in funding causing problems, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

accessible – prístupný
attempt – pokus
asylum seeker – žiadateľ o azyl
attitude – postoj
aware – byť si vedomý
civic association – občianske združenie
community – komunita
contagious – nákazlivý
daycare centre – centrum dennej starostlivosti
delay – omeškanie
detecting – odhaľovanie
development – vývoj
dignified – dôstojný
diverse – rozmanitý
domestic product – domáci produkt
emergence - vznik
ensure – zaistiť
excluded – vylúčený
extension – rozšírenie
facilitate – pomôcť
feasible – uskutočniteľný
foundation – nadácia
frontline – prvá línia
further – ďalší
health awareness – zdravotné povedomie
homey environment – domácke prostredie
impact – dopah
infectious diseases – infekčné choroby
inhabitant – obyvateľ
initiative – iniciatíva
lead by example – ísť príkladom
lighten – odľahčiť
load – záťaž
maintaining – predĺženie
matter-of-fact – pragmatický
mushroom – rozšíriť
natural environment – prirodzené prostredie
negotiate – rokovať
non-governmental organisation – mimovládna organizácia
open-air theatre – divadlo pod holým nebom
organisation cofinanced from the state budget – príspevková organizácia
permit – povolenie
point out – ukázať
potential – potenciál
precarious – riskantný
preventive check-up – preventívna prehliadka
reconsider – prehodnotiť
refugee – utečenec
remote community – vzdialená komunita
revive – oživiť
salary – mzda
self-sufficiency – sebestačnosť
spoil – pokaziť
spreading – rozšírenie
startup brand – začínajúca značka
support – podporiť
sustainable – udržateľný
threaten – ohrozovať
uncertain – neistý
urban – mestský
vulnerable – zraniteľný

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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