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Tricky words in today´s OVI
           

Pridané: 12.7.2004
Autor: Andy BILLINGHAM
Kategória: 28/2004

Revision time again, looking again at a selection of tricky words which appear in these extracts, just in case you need reminding... First the Slovak "aktuálna", which in English is current, topical or present-day (English actual means "skutočný"). "Continuous" refers to a constant, unbroken process such as whistling, or even improvement. "Continual" refers to a sequence of repeated actions, such as cars stopping and starting in a long traffic-jam.

The word "jubilejný" is over-used in Slovak; in English "jubilee" is reserved for the 25th and 50th anniversaries of the monarch's coronation, while 10, 20, 30 etc. are called "round numbers (figures)". In English, to dispose of something means to throw it away like unwanted waste. Slovak "disponovať" translates as "have something at your disposal". Soccer is the word used in the USA for traditional European football, because American football is very different, more like rugby with helmets and lots of protective padding.

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