Glossary: Turn off the light every time you can, experts advise

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(Source: Gabriel Kuchta, SME)

As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles Turn off the light every time you can, experts advise and How to learn science in a fun and easy way, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

adhere – dodržiavať

admission – vstup

adventure – dobrodružstvo

advise – radiť

angle – uhol

artificial – umelý

aspect – aspekt

astrophysicist – astrofyzik

belong – patriť

building permit – stavebné povolenie

cast – vrhať

cause – spôsobiť

ceiling – strop

certified – certifikovaný

demonstrate – demonštrovať

developing – rozvíjajúci sa

dim – nejasný

disorder – porucha

divide – rozdeliť

due to – kvôli

ecosystem – ekosystém

effort – snaha

emit – vyžarovať

engineering – inžinierstvo

entertainment – zábava

eventually – nakoniec

excessive – nadmerný

exhausted – vyčerpaný

flat – plochý

gas – plyn

chronically – chronicky

illuminate – osvetliť

indefinitely – na neurčito

inner – vnútorný

insect – hmyz

inventor – vynálezca

join – pridať sa

knowledge – znalosť

lit – osvetlený

lower – znížiť

magnetism – magnetizmus

matter – hmota

obtuse – tupý

optics – optika

origin – pôvod

pollution – znečistenie

remove – odstrániť

renewable resources – obnoviteľné zdroje

revolve – krúžiť

robotics – robotika

serve – slúžiť

shaded – zatienený

sight – pamiatka

steam – para

streetlight – pouličné osvetlenie

suffer – trpieť

technician – technik

traffic light – semafór

trap – pasca

turbine – turbína

upwards – nahor

various – rôzny

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