Glossary: Foreigners can vote for a better life in Slovakia

The Spectator College glossary relates to the Multicultural Society topic.

Members of the local election commission register a voter in the list of voters during the by-elections to the local government bodies on October 3, 2020 in the village of Veľká Hradná in the Trenčín Region.Members of the local election commission register a voter in the list of voters during the by-elections to the local government bodies on October 3, 2020 in the village of Veľká Hradná in the Trenčín Region. (Source: Radovan Stoklasa/TASR)

The glossary below relates to the following articles:

It is a simple question. How many foreigners vote in Slovakia?

'No one has come to me and spat on my face': Briton on being a councillor in Slovakia

In Sheffield, discriminatory posters targeting Slovaks remain unpunished.

You can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

Topic: Multicultural Society

abuse [əˈbjuːs] urážka, napadnutie

approach [əˈprəʊtʃ] prístup, postoj

area [ˈeərɪə] oblasť

Briton [ˈbrɪtən] Brit/ka

cast (a vote) [kɑːst] odovzdať hlas, odhlasovať

civic [ˈsɪvɪk] mestský, občiansky

civil war [ˈsɪvəl wɔː] občianska vojna

complaint [kəmˈpleɪn] sťažnosť

copy editor [ˈkɒpɪ edɪtə] editor textu

corporate [ˈkɔːpərɪt] podnikový, firemný

councillor [ˈkaʊnsələ] regionálny/obecný poslanec

deplore dɪˈplɔː] odsúdiť, kritizovať

destiny [ˈdestɪnɪ] osud, údel

determined [dɪˈtɜːmɪnd] odhodlaný, rozhodnutý

elderly [ˈeldəlɪ] starší (obyvatelia)

election [ɪˈlekʃən] voľby

emerge [ɪˈmɜːdʒ] vynoriť sa, objaviť sa

enquiry [ɪnˈkwaɪərɪ] zisťovanie, vyšetrovanie

entitled [ɪnˈtaɪtəld or enˈ-] oprávnený

hateful [ˈheɪtfʊl] nenávistný

hence [hens] a tak, a preto

hope [həʊp] dúfať

legislation [ˌledʒɪsˈleɪʃən] legislatíva, zákony

litter [ˈlɪtə] smeti, odpadky

lit the fire - motivovať, “zapáliť v niekom oheň”

mayor [meə] starosta

mismanagement [ˌmɪsˈmænɪdʒmənt] zlé vedenie, zlé riadenie

municipal [mjuːˈnɪsɪpəl] obecný, komunálny

municipality [mjuːˌnɪsɪˈpælɪtɪ] samospráva, obec

national [ˈnæʃənəl] štátny príslušník, štátny občan

note [nəʊt] poznamenať, zaznamenať si

notorious [nəʊˈtɔːrɪəs] neslávne známy

pensioner [ˈpenʃənə] dôchodca

permanent residence [ˈpɜːmənəntˈrezɪdəns] trvalý pobyt

pin [pɪn] prišpendliť

pothole [ˈpɒtˌhəʊl] výtlk, diera v ceste

property [ˈprɒpətɪ] majetok, vlastníctvo

public office [ˈpʌblɪk ˈɒfɪs] verejná funkcia

refugee [ˌrefjʊˈdʒiː] utečenec

regardless [rɪˈgɑːdlɪs] bez ohľadu na

resident [ˈrezɪdənt] miestny obyvateľ

resonate [ˈrezəˌneɪt] rezonovať, znieť

reward [rɪˈwɔːd] odmena

ridiculous [rɪˈdɪkjʊləs] smiešny, absurdný

seeker [ˈsiːkə] hľadač

sentiment [ˈsentɪmənt] postoj, nálada, cítenie

small-scale [smɔːl skeɪl] existujúci v malom rozsahu

Spaniard [ˈspænjəd] Španiel/ka

spirit [ˈspɪrɪt] duch, duša, nálada

stir [stɜː] nepokoj, rozruch

street crime - pouličná kriminalita

suburb [ˈsʌbɜːb] predmestie

target [ˈtɑːgɪt] cieliť, zamerať sa

undertake [ˌʌndəˈteɪk] vykonať, podniknúť

vandalism [ˈvændəˌlɪzəm] vandalizmus

vibrant [ˈvaɪbrənt] pulzujúci, plný života

well-established [wel ɪˈstæblɪʃt] rozvinutý, vybudovaný

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.

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