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Tricky Words in this week's OVI

Tricky Words in this week's OVI

Payment in kind. The idea behind this is repaying like with like (like in the sense of "podobné"), so if someone does a good deed (skutok) or a favor (láskavosť) and they are repaid in kind, not with money, but they enjoy a good deed or a favor in return. There is a saying: One good deed deserves another. This also applies in a negative sense, though, because a trick or a swindle can be repaid in kind.

This is "kind" in the sense of "druh", not "milé" or "ústretové" - the positive meaning developed from the expectation that family members (kin) should be well-disposed towards each other. Repaying bad with bad is the English idea of revenge (payback - see the Mel Gibson film), so there's another tricky word, because it sounds like the Slovak "na revanš", but I understand that as something positive, like returning a favor, inviting somebody back, or buying the next round of drinks.

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