Lekcija 4 – “Britishness” engleskog jezika

U ovoj lekciji predstavit ćemo izraze koje koriste Britanci. Lekciju su pripremili dvoje naših profesora koji žive i rade u Ujedinjenom Kraljevstvu. Dijalozi su sročeni prema njihovim opažanjima.

In this lesson we will present phrases used by the British. This lesson was prepared by two of our teachers who live and work in the UK. The dialogues have been scripted upon their observations.

 


Zadatak 1 / Task 1

Pokušajte otkriti značenje podcrtanih izraza.
Guess the meaning of the underlined phrases:

1.
A: Hi John.

B: You alright?

A: I’m fine. How are you?

 

2.

A: I’m resigning! Tomorrow is my last day.

B: Seriously?! You should have told us before!

 

3.

A: What do you think will be the outcomes of our negotiations with the bank?

B: Basically, there is not a lot we can expect.

 

4.

A: Let me open the door for you.

B: Cheers!

A: No problem. Cheers then.

 

5.

A: One more drink?

B: Sorry, I’ve got to go now.

 

6.

A: I can’t lend you the car this weekend cos I’m driving my parents to Leeds.

B: Fair enough.

 

7.

A: Go to the classroom! Chop-chop!

 

8.

A: What time are we meeting?

B: Half three in front of the station.

 

Zadatak 2 / Task 2

Zamijenite podcrtane izraze britanskim izrazima spomenutim u Zadatku 1.
Replace the underlined phrases with the British phrases mentioned in the Task 1:

 

1.
A: How are you?

B: Not too bad.

A: I’ve got the book you’ve asked about.

B: Oh! Thanks!

A: Not at all.

B: I can’t give you the book back by the end of the month if that’s ok. I’m in the middle of reading something else.

A: That’s ok.

 

2.

A: I watched a really good documentary on TV yesterday. You must see it!

B: What was it about?

 

3.

A: Let’s go guys! Hurry up! We have to be at the station by half past five.

 

4.

A: I’ve booked the tickets for another day.

B: Really?! You didn’t even bother to ask me whether it’d suit me!

 

Odgovori na Zadatak 1 / Answers to task 1

“You alright?” je pozdrav sličan pozdravu “How are you?” ili “Hello / Hi”.

 “You alright?” is a greeting similar to “How are you?” or “Hello / Hi”.

 

“Seriously” se koristi umjesto “really” kada želite pokazati negodovanje.

“Seriously” is used instead of “really” when you want to show your disapproval.

 

 “Basically” se koristi kada dajete svoje mišljenje ili naglašavate nešto bitno vezano za određenu situaciju; ova fraza se često koristi pri započinjanju razgovora i kada želite naglasiti bit teme o kojoj se govori. Postoje oprečna mišljenja treba li se ovaj izraz koristiti ili ne.
Pročitajte više o ovom izrazu u novinama The Guardian:
http://goo.gl/9tew6n
http://goo.gl/3fdiBr

 

 “Basically” is used when you are giving your opinion or stating what is important about the situation; this phrase is often used when starting a conversation and when your interlocutor wants to highlight the essence of the discussed issue. There are diverging opinions should this phrase be used or not.
Read more about the phrase in The Guardian:
http://goo.gl/9tew6n
http://goo.gl/3fdiBr

 

“Cheers” u prvoj rečenici znači “thank you”, dok u drugoj znači “goodbye”.

“Cheers” in the first sentence means “thank you”, whereas in the second one it means “goodbye”.

 

“Have got to” se koristi kako bi se naglasilo da se nešto doista mora napraviti; u drugom kontekstu izraz se koristi kako bi se nešto savjetovalo, preporučilo, naglasilo da nešto mora biti istinito ili da se mora dogoditi (You’ve got to try this cake! / You’ve got to be joking!).

“Have got to” is used to show that you really have to do something; in other context this phrase is used to advice or recommend something or that something must be true or must happen (You’ve got to try this cake! / You’ve got to be joking!).

 

“Cos” je skraćenica od “because”.

“Cos” is the abbreviation of “because”.

 

“Fair enough” se koristi kako bi se naglasilo da je ideja razumna.

“Fair enough” is used to say that the idea is reasonable.

 

“Chop-chop” znači “hurry up”.

“Chop-chop” means “hurry up”.

 

“Half three” znači “half past three” – 15:30 sati.

“Half three” means “half past three”.

 

Odgovori na zadatak 2 / Answers to task 2

 

1.

A: Are you alright?

B: Not too bad.

A: I’ve got the book you’ve asked about.

B: Oh! Cheers!

A: Not at all.

B: I can’t give you the book back by the end of the month if that’s ok. I’m in the middle of reading something else.

A: Fair enough.

 

2.

A: I watched a really good documentary on TV yesterday. You’ve got to see it!

B: What was it about?

 

3.

A: Let’s go guys! Chop-chop! We have to be at the station by half five.

 

4.

A: I’ve booked the tickets for another day.

B: Seriously?! You didn’t even bother to ask me whether it’d suit me!

 

 

 

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