Filologia angielska - słownictwo

Zestaw 2500 słówek i wyrażeń przydatnych na studiach filologii angielskiej oraz osobom uczącym się angielskiego na zaawansowanym poziomie.

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Bad tempered

Dr Smiggles is always scowling and snapping he is such a grouchy old man.

delusions of grandeur
the belief that one is more important or powerful than one actually is
mania wielkości

Some shop assistants in this town apparently suffer from delusions of grandeur.

to hunch
to bend the top part of one's body forward and raise one's shoulders and back
garbić się

He hunched his shoulders and thrust his hands deep into his pockets.

to incline
to bend forward a part of one's body, esp. the head

As the verdict was read out, the accused inclined his head in repentance.

a stiff upper lip
an ability to appear calm when in pain or trouble, etc.; a sign of stoicism.

I never once saw my father cry or show any sign of vulnerability; he always kept a stiff upper lip.

that cannot be understood or known.
niezbadany, nieodgadniony

His inscrutable expression contributed to this overwhelming feeling that he was hiding something.

delve into sth
to 'dig deep' (i.e. search long and hard) for information about/on sth; investigate.

Once you start delving into such matters there's no telling what you're liable to unearth.

different from what is normal or usual; deviating from a general rule; irregular.

Psychologists consider mystic and spiritual experiences as plainly anomalous. NATO described the bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade as an 'anomaly'

home truth
an unpleasant fact about a person told to him by others; the unvarnished truth.
bolesna prawda

It is time you listened to a few home truths about yourself, Bolek.

too important (i.e. 'sacred') to be challenged, changed, disturbed or argued about.

She doesn't mind working late on occasion, but her weekends are sacrosanct.

To be very drunk.

Because the drinks were so cheap we got completely hammered!

Slow, irritating noise

The rush-hour traffic was a complete dirge.

al fresco
In the open air.

There's something very pleasant about dining al fresco.

per se
In itself.

The music wasn't particularly good, per se, but I enjoyed the overall performance.

excessive desire and determination to get things done or to achieve something.

According to the doctor, her depression was caused by her hyperdrive to become a celebrity.

the writing (is) on the wall
(there are) clear signs that warn of failure, disaster or defeat.

The firm was headed for rough sailing; the writing was on the wall and lay-offs were imminent.

to play hooky
to stay away from school without permission.

John's parents decided to punish him severely for playing hooky.

to fly/ leave the nest
to leave your parents' home for the first time in order to live somewhere else.

Once the kids have all flown the nest we'll sell this flat and move to the country.

a series of words used as a magic spell or charm.
zaklęcia, słowa magiczne

The gambler muttered an incantation to himself as he released the dice.

an example serving as a model; pattern, ideal, e.g. a paradigm of virtue.

They always held his brother up as a sort of paradigm.

to intimidate
to force into or deter from some action by inducing fear; to make timid; to overawe or cow, as through the force of one's personality or by display of wealth, talent, etc.

The gang tried to intimidate the merchant. I must admit I felt more than a little intimidated.

to intimate sth
to indicate or make known indirectly; hint; imply; suggest, insinuate.

The report intimated that more was involved than met the eye.

communication of thought by words; talk; conversation; treat a subject formally in speech or writing.

The lawyers enjoyed hours of leisurely discourse at their club. We listened to a discourse on the evils of drugs. The professors discoursed on Mycenaean civilization for an hour.

to permeate
to be diffused through; pervade.

His cigar smoke permeates the house. The rain permeated the old tent. Bias permeated the report.

cutting to the heart of the matter; brief but comprehensive; succinct.

Write a concise summary of the book.

mysterious, secretive.
tajemniczy, skryty

The arcane attitude of the FBI must be dealt with soon - we need more openness in government, not less.

Opposite to...

Those at the top end of the alphabet have high self-esteem while, conversely, those at the bottom have low selfesteem,

Absolute nonsense

Upon hearing Mr. Smith's claim that 'All dogs have four legs, my cat has four legs, therefore my cat is a dog', they realized that he was talking complete codswallop.

in unfavorable conditions,
(będący w niekorzystnym położeniu

Those at the lower end of the alphabet are disadvantaged by their position when things are arranged in alphabetical order. They certainly have to wait longer, at any rate

absurd, ridiculous, laughable,
absurdalny śmieszny

There's a spaceship in your back garden? What a ludicrous idea!

severely critical,
krytyczny, zjadliwy

The manager of our football team came in for scathing criticism after yet another defeat

dostatni, będący w dobrobycie

Most people would say that Britain is an affluent society, particularly compared to third world countries.

to champion sth
to support the cause of/defend sth. Some people say we should all champion the cause of feminism for in the end its in everybody's interest to do so.

to plough through sth
to plod heavily through some tiresome, laborious task.

to strike out
to hit/lash out at sb or sth.

on the wane
in decline.

to be sitting pretty
to be in a comfortable position/doing well.

Manchester United are sitting pretty at the top of the league yet again.

in the bag

The union representative assured his colleagues that the pay rise was in the bag.

to pull/bring sth off
to be (unexpectedly) successful in one's attempt to do sth.

The union leader had pulled it off yet again - nobody had expected such a large pay rise.

to have oneself a ball
to really enjoy oneself.

The children had succeeded in opening the can of paint and were having themselves a ball painting the living room walls!

to carry all before one
to triumph/make a big impression on others.

Portsmouth carried all before them in their campaign to win the league by a record number of points.

to be at the top of one's tree
to be at the top of one's profession.

President Bush is at the top of his tree - he can't go any higher.

to come up to scratch
to meet required standards.

Having passed all the tests given to them so far, it had to be said that the students were up to scratch.

a high flyer
descriptive term for sb who is doing very well.

Most company executives can be described as high flyers.

to go great guns
to be doing very well, often at speed.

Having won their first seven matches, the Portsmouth football team are going great guns.

to be a dab hand at sth
very good at doing (normally) practical things.

George is a dab hand at decorating.

to be hunky dory
swell, okay, fine!

With the pay rise assured, everything was hunky dory with the staff.

to be coming up roses
to be turning out fine!

Promotion, a pay rise and an offer of the chairman's daughter's hand in marriage! Everything was coming up roses for Gerald.

to be streets ahead
to be much better than sth else.

Manchester United are streets ahead of any other English football team at the moment.

run of the mill
so-so, average, nothing special.

Very few television programs are special - most of them are run of the mill.

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Dużo "literówek" i kilka poważniejszych błędów.

nursery school - oznacza również ŻŁOBEK (tak podaje słownik Cambridge), kindergarten - tłumaczy się jako PRZEDSZKOLE.

Jeśli dla niektórych z Państwa brak polskiego tłumaczenia, to co robicie na tym dziale, skoro jest to dla studentów filologii? Skoro student filologii jest poziomu B2/C1 powinien, jak nie musi, być w stanie zrozumieć znaczenie
z kontekstu. Jeśli znów rozchodzi się o wymowę, to jakim problemem jest wejść na stronę słownika takiego jak, longman, czy oxford, wpisać słowo i przeczytać transkrypcję/odsłuchać wymowę? Wystarczy odrobinę pomyśleć i odpowiedź się sama nasunie. ;) Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

Na jaki poziomie są te słówka ? Czy ich znajomość jest potrzebna do zdawania CAE ?

Wielka szkoda że, nie ma możliwości wydruku w pdf...

No właśnie w pdf by się przydało ;)

ma ktoś te wszystkie słówka w PDF ??

Zdania w przykładach są proste, co tu tłumaczyć? Zwłaszcza na tym poziomie. Ja bym raczej poprosiła o wymowę słówek. Czasem akcent albo głoska wymówiona nie tak -i klapa. Ale to drobiazg. Strona świetna, dziękuję i pozdrawiam.

Jest napisane, że to dla osób, które myślą o języku poważnie. Ucząc się zaawansowanego słownictwa, przeważnie już na poziomie B2/C1 rozumie się podaną po ang. definicję. Nie ma zatem co marudzić. :)

Moim zdaniem jeżeli ktoś już jest na filologii to powinien znać podstawowe zdania, sformułowania czy słowa jakie zostały zastosowane w tych przykładach słów ciut bardziej unikalnych, jak dla mnie bajka. Świetna strona, pozdrawiam.

Brak. Mnie np brakuje tłumaczenia zdania. I to jest też głównie największy problem w książkach. Tłumaczy się słówko a nie całe zdanie. I przez to niby zastosowanie jest - no jest... ale niepełne.

Genialny pomysł, ale nieprecyzyjne wykonanie...brak polskich tłumaczeń utrudnia pracę.