Glossary: Mortgage state bonus: How the young can cut their living costs

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.

(Source: Vladimir Simicek, SME)

As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles Mortgage state bonus: How the young can cut their living costs and Natural gardens – a piece of nature in town, 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

afford – dovoliť si

aim – gól

approved – schválený

attempt – pokúsiť sa

available – dostupný

average – priemer

berry – bobuľa

burden – bremeno

bush – krík

certainty – istota

claim – nárokovať si

claimant – žiadateľ

commute – dochádzať

concerning – týkajúci sa

coniferous – ihličnatý

consider – posúdiť

contract – zmluva

decade – dekáda

decide – rozhodnúť

deciduous – opadavý

department – oddelenie

direct – priamy

due to – kvôli

dweller – obyvateľ

efficient – účiný

enhance – zlepšiť

extracurricular – mimoškolský

feeder – kŕmidlo

fifth – pätina

grant – poskytnúť

herb – bylinka

cheap – lacný

impact – dosah

including – zahŕňajúci

indirect – nepriamy

interest rate – úroková miera

keen on – túžiť

labour market – pracovný trh

lessen – zmenšiť

limit – hranica

loan – pôžička

meadow – lúka

mortgage – hypotéka

necessity – nutnosť

neighbouring – susedný

nest – hniezdo

payment – platba

previous – predchádzajúci

property – majetok

pupil – žiak

purchase – kúpiť

quarter – štvrtina

rare – zriedkavý

real estate – nehnuteľnosť

recipient – príjemca

reminisce – spomínať

rent – prenajať

repayment – splátky

residence – obydlie

restore – obnoviť

reward – odmena

salary – plat

scale – škála

sensational – pocitový

spokesperson – hovorca

spot – miesto

state bonus – štátny príspevok

success – úspech

support – podpora

sustainable – udržateľný

update – aktualizovať

useless – zbytočný

youth – mládež

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