Glossary: The loss of small bookstores

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: Jozef Jakubco, SME)

As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles The loss of small bookstores and The smallest and biggest book, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

add - pridať

allow - povoliť

among - medzi

avoid – vyhnúť sa

belong - patriť

bookstore - kníhkupectvo

browse - prehľadávať

care – starať sa

carry - niesť

cartographer - kartograf

close down - zavrieť

competition - konkurencia

consider - považovať

content - obsah

customer - zákazník

deal – vysporiadať sa

despite - napriek

differ – líšiť sa

disappear – zmiznúť

emerge – objaviť sa

expect - očakávať

facsimile - faksimile, kópia

foggy - nejasný

fund - fond

gift - dar

height - výška

chain – sieť, reťazec

chart - rebríček

impulse - podnet

independent - nezávislý

kind - druh

launch - spustiť

lead - viesť

loan - výpožička

major – hlavný

origin - pôvod

otherwise - inak

periodical - periodikum

physical - fyzický

point out - poukázať

poster - plagát

presence - prítomnosť

processing - spracovanie

pulp - brak

rather - skôr

regular - pravidelný

sample - vzorka

seat - sídlo

silently - potichu

Smarties - lentilky

specific - konkrétny

stencil - šablóna

store - obchod

success - úspech

support - podporiť

survive - prežiť

unique - jedinečný

variety - škála

via - cez

width - šírka

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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