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Wygląd - angielskie idiomy

Added by Tomasz H. 27 November 2014 in category: English, Learning tips, Lexicon

look a sight

wyglądać okropnie, zaniedbanie


cut a dash

powodować, że ludzie podziwiają ze względu na wygląd

 

look like a million dollars

bardzo dobrze wyglądać

 



all skin and bone

być bardzo chudym lub za chudym


deck out

ubrać kogoś w specjalne ubrania

 

down at heel

nosić stare ubrania lub w złym stanie, ponieważ nie ma się pieniędzy

 

not a hair out of place

mieć doskonały wygląd

 

dressed to kill

ubierać się celowo w ubrania, które zwracają seksualną uwagę

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10 słów, których nie da się przetłumaczyć

Added by Tomasz H. 25 November 2014 in category: Learning tips, Lexicon

Mångata (szwedzki)

Odbicie księżyca w wodzie.

 

Pana Poʻo (hawajski)

Uczucie drapania się po głowie w momencie, kiedy czegoś zapomniałaś/eś i próbujesz sobie przypomnieć.

 

Sobremesa (hiszpański)

Czas, kiedy po obiedzie rozmawiasz z ludźmi, z którymi ten posiłek spożywałaś/eś.

 

Pochemuchka (rosyjski)

Osoba, która zadaje dużo pytań, często zbędnych.

 

Dépaysement (francuski)

Uczucie bycia cudzoziemcem lub imigrantem w jakimś kraju.

 

Jayus (indonezyjski)

Kiedy ktoś opowie dowcip tak źle, że aż wybuchasz śmiechem, mimo że nie jest śmieszny.

 

Iktsuarpok (inuicki)

Uczucie oczekiwania i niecierpliwości, kiedy wychodzisz i sprawdzasz czy ktoś już nie nadchodzi.

 

Culaccino (włoski)

Ślad pozostawiany na stole po zimnej szklance lub ...

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Buying and Selling Vocabulary

Added by Tomasz H. 18 November 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

price reduction

To make the price cheaper, to reduce the price of a product.

 

receipt

In a shop you are given a receipt. It's a written proof that you have paid for something.

 

refund

It means that the money will be given back by the seller if the buyer is unhappy with the product.

 

cash on delivery (American English: collect on delivery)

It means that you pay for something when it is delivered to you.

 

exchange

When the seller allows the buyer to return his item and take a different one, usually because there was a problem with the ...

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Adjectives to describe the taste of food

Added by Tomasz H. 13 November 2014 in category: English, General tips, Lexicon

Sticky

Like glue.

e.g. sauce

 

Bitter

Having a strong, sour, usually unpleasant taste.

e.g. dark chocolate

 

Sour

Having a sharp, sometimes unpleasant, taste or smell and not sweet.

e.g. lemon

 

Sweet

With a tase like sugar.

e.g. sugar

 

Oily

Containing a lot of oil or covered with oil.

e.g. olive oil

 

Crunchy

Crunchy food is hard and makes a noise when you eat it.

e.g. wafer

 

Stale

Old and not fresh.

e.g. bread

 

Salty

Tasting of or containing salt.

e.g. soy sauce

 

Hot

Having a high temperature.

e.g. boiling water

Differences between British & American English

Added by Tomasz H. 6 November 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

ll & l

In British English the 'l' is doubled for verbs ending in a vowel + l. In American English, the l is not doubled.

BrE: travel -> travelled

AmE: travel -> traveled


-our & -or

Words which end in -our in British English often end in -or in American English.

BrE: odour

AmE: odor


-yse & -yze

Verbs with -yse in British English are spelled -yze in American English.

BrE: analyse

AmE: analyze


-ence & -ense

In British English we have -ence and in American English it's -ense.

BrE: defence

AmE: defense


-re & -er

Words that end in -re in British English usually end ...

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Idioms with 'All'

Added by Tomasz H. 3 November 2014 in category: English, Lexicon

All or nothing

Completely or not at all.

If he can't be the best he won't even compete. It's all or nothing with him.


All over the shop

When something is badly organised or scattered in many different places.

What have you been doing with your clothes? They're all over the shop!


All eyes on me

Everyone is paying attention.

All eyes are on the Germany team after winning the World Cup.


All in your head

When you imagine something that is not real.

Nobody was telling it, it's all in your head.


All ears ...

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