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Glossary: Unknown places worth visiting in Slovakia

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: Ján Krošlák)

As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles Unknown places worth visiting in Slovakia and Slovakia has 15,000 kilometres of marked hiking routes, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

abyss – roklina

accessible – prístupný

altogether – dokopy

amount – množstvo

arch – oblúk

arise – vzniknúť

army – armádny

beaten – vyšliapaný

broken – zlomený

cave – jaskyňa

cemetary – cintorín

connector – spojka

contribute – prispieť

dam – hrádza

direction – smer

district – región

due to – kvôli

educative path – náučný chodník

employee – zamestnanec

enemy – nepriateľ

eponymous – rovnomenný

expense – výdavok

explore – objaviť

flag – vlajka

foothill – úpätie

full-time – plný úväzok

height – výška

hidden – skrytý

chasm – roklina

church – kostol

importance – dôležitosť

improve – zlepšiť

keep up – držať krok

ladder – rebrík

length – dĺžka

majority – väčšina

mast – stožiar

mountain ridge – horský chrbát

nestle – hniezdiť

notable – významný

observation – pozorovanie

obvious – jasný

overall – celkový

platform – plošina

prop – rekvizita

renew – obnoviť

resemble – byť podobný

reservoir – nádrž

route – trasa

site – miesto

span – premostiť

spot – miesto

stroll – prechádzka

threshold – hranica

track – chodník

trail – chodník

unknown – neznámy

valley – údolie

water down – riediť

waterfall – vodopád

wing – krídlo

wooden – drevený

worth – stáť za

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