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Słówko Definicja Tłumaczenie Przykład

gutter press

newspapers that print a lot of shocking stories about people's lives rather than about real news; She's ignorant to what's going on in the world because she only reads gutter press.


the reporting of news in newspapers, radio and TV; The demonstration received live coverage.


a part of a film showing a particular event; The footage was from post-Communist Hungary.

soap opera

an ongoing story about the lives and problems of a group of people which is broadcast on TV; The Young and the Restless is on everyday at 11:00 a.m.

to tune into sth

to listen to a radio program or watch the television; Every morning I tune into 98 FM to check the weather.

voter turnout

the number of people who go to vote. frekwencja na głosowaniu Voter turnout in Poland this year was very low, with very few people going to the polls.


beginning, in early stage. w początkowym stadium Gerald's illness was incipient, so there was lots of hope for a recuperation.


burdensome, unpleasant. uciążliwy Most soldiers probably consider it an onerous duty to have to kill their enemy, but often it is a case of kill or be killed.


brisk, or neat and elegant. szybko albo: dobrze ubrany) You look very snappy today - why are you so well dressed up?


Scatter about, sow in various places (esp. fig. Of doctrines, sedition, disease, etc). rozpowszechnianie The Taleban in Afghanistan recently accused several Christians of disseminating


popular, catchy and pleasant sounding words that in fact convey very little substance, often used with reference to political speeches. When the prime minister declared he wouldn't involve himself in any argy-bargy with the Argentineans it all sounded very nice, but what did he really mean it was pure sound bite, the sort of thing the public wanted to hear!


lowered in rank, etc. (1) zdegradowany The sergeant was informed that his actions were irresponsible and that he was going to be downgraded to the rank of corporal.


lowered in rank, etc. (2) o pogarszającej się jakości (2) The quality of McDougal's flour has definitely been downgraded recently, don't you think?


body of electors, those entitled to vote. elektorat The electorate of Poland has once again decided to choose a communist government.


Continuous changes and problems which affect someone's life ups and downs; He would often sit and reflect on the vicissitudes of his life.


Sb who makes secret information public. David Shayler, the MI5 whistle-blower, is taking his case to the European Court of Human Rights.


give political character to. upolityczniać I wish you'd stop politicizing about Gerald's birthday being a great moment for the state and just give him your best wishes


sagacious, prudent, judicious, expedient. rozważnie I think Anna's saying about Gerald's birthday being a great moment for the state was rather politic considering her own forthcoming candidacy to be elected Gerald's party!


the busying of oneself in elections, trying to get elected. agitacja wyborcza When the prime minister announced that he was increasing pensions, some people accused him of already indulging in electioneering and not really being concerned about the plight of the elderly!


Either weak or unclear ideas or a person whose ideas are thus;; The problem with the Liberal Democrats is that their policies are so wishy-washy.


a QUAsi- Non-Governmental Organization; Some people say that the new committee set up to study government inefficiency will not really find anything wrong as it is just a quango and not really separate from the government!


body of voters who elect a representative, area so represented. okręg wyborczy Most of the people in my constituency vote Tory, but I never will!


secret voting, or (verb) process of voting in such a way. tajne głosowanie The union members were asked to vote in a ballot for a new leader.


counterbalance, compensating point. równoważenie, kompensacja The prime minister hoped that the increase in overall taxes would be offset for pensioners by an increase in their pensions so that they at least didn't suffer.


well defended, or set/fixed position. utrwalony, zakorzeniony Many people accuse the government of being entrenched in their taxation policy, refusing to listen to common sense!


Behaving in an annoying manner as if morally better than others; The most irritating thing about politicians is their sanctimonious preaching about family values.

to follow suit

to do the same as (sb else). The government having finally decided to cut taxes, the opposition has decided to follow suit and make it one of their policies as well.

a dumbing down of sth

making sth as simplistic as possible; Einstein's theory of relativity is very complex and needs dumbing down a little if the ordinary public is to understand it.

spin doctors

political speech makers, practiced in the art of oratory Some accuse the Labor party of having lots of spin doctors, practiced in the art of making clever sounding speeches.

to pander to

to minister to (often base passion or evil designs); I think the Conservative party often panders to the baser desires of the public.
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Komentarze (13)

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.


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