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Słówko Definicja Tłumaczenie Przykład


(both n. and v.) a petty tyrant, esp. a schoolboy, who hurts or intentionally frightens weaker boys, often intimidating them into handing over their lunch money in little league protection racket. ktoś, kto się znęca nad słabszymi The bully terrorized the smaller boys into doing his bidding. The Taliban has called the US a "world bully". He loved to bully his younger brother.

to be truant / to play hooky

to be absent from school without permission. wagarować Her excessive truancy resulted in her being suspended from studies. Shouldn't you be in class right now? You're not playing hooky again, are you?

a grind / a crammer

an informal term for an excessively diligent student. (See SWOT) My roommate is such a grind! She's always studying like mad.

to crib (from)

to pilfer or steal, esp. to plagiarize, i.e. to copy from some source, be unoriginal. zwalać od kogoś His research paper failed since fully half of it was cribbed straight from Sarett and Foster. She was caught trying to crib answers from her neighbor during the exam.

a makeup test

an exam in cosmetics (just kidding!). Actually, a student who failed to appear for a test but has a documented excuse for the absence is entitled to 'make up' the missed test.


a stick of colored wax or chalk used by children for writing or drawing, esp. on paper. kredka świecowa Mom! Eddie broke my yellow crayon in two! Grandma gave our twoyear-old a new 16-pack of crayons.

a bookworm

an avid reader; sb who also has his/her nose in a book. Going to curl up with War and Peace? Don't be such a bookworm, come see the film with us.

to cram (for a test or exam)

to study in a rather panicked and superficial, last-minute, 11th-hour sort of way, esp. the night before an exam, or even in the corridor right before entering C-1 to be tested. If all you do is try to cram for the exam, you might pass but you won't retain a whole lot. They were up all night with their lists, cramming for the vocabulary test.

a resit

(both n. and v.) an examination taken again. egzamin poprawkowy Well, Bolek, looks like we'll be seeing you in September at the resit. Students who failed or had low scores were offered an opportunity to retake the test.


dress/clothing. strój You're attire's very smart today - have you got an interview


put on/worn. być przyodzianym Having donned his hat, Gerald decided it was time to leave!


obvious. oczywisty I'm surprised the contestant got that question wrong - I thought the answer was quite blatant!


well founded, healthy. pewny, rozsądny Investing for one's future seems like a sound idea to me.


fair, just. sprawiedliwy Blaming the poor for their poverty seems hardly equitable to me.


trickery, deceit. przebiegłość I've had enough of your chicanery why can't you be less deceitful for a change?


prosper, or to brandish sth. kwitnąć, wymachiwać, wywijać Plants won't flourish unless you water them!


impress upon. wpajać coś komuś I cannot inculcate upon you enough that you must think about your future!


revert to ancestral character (usu. In passive), compel to rely on. przejaw czegoś z przeszłości As neither Gerald nor his wife had red hair, they could only assume that their baby's red hair was a throwback to Gerald's Celtic origins?


(adj astute, wise. uczony Only once you have studied law for many years and are truly learned may you become a judge.


estimation. oszacowanie, ocena It's difficult to give an accurate appraisal of the situation following the earthquake, but things do look bad.

to abide by

obey, remain faithful to. One should always abide by the law, no matter how unreasonable it is!

precluded by

prevented. The possibility of the company being sued is precluded by this clause here...

to pass with flying colours

to excel, do very well - esp. in an exam or test. After studying very hard, Gerald passed his exams with flying colors!

rite of passage

initiation. Going out for a drink on one's eighteenth birthday is almost considered a rite of passage by some people in Britain!

in decline

going downhill, deteriorating! Many a person's memory may go into decline as they get older.

to come a cropper

to succumb to some misfortune, fail. If you don't study hard for your exams you'll come a cropper - like my grandmother who wasn't concentrating when she was walking on the ice!

to be up a gum tree

to be in a difficult position. With only one parachute between the three of them and the plane about to crash, they were definitely up a gum tree - or at least the other two were, decided Gerald!

to have one's work cut out

to face a situation in which one has a lot of work to do if one is to succeed. Tony Blair has his work cut out for him if he is going to create peace in the middle east.

to be in the soup

to be in trouble. Gerald's in the soup - he's smashed yet another window while playing football!

to be no great shakes at sth

to not be very good at sth. I'm afraid I'm no great shakes at decorating - I'd only make a mess of things if I tried to help!
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Komentarze (12)

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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