Glossar

EN: Unit 8 switch trainer

Störung

Sorry to be a nuisance, but could I use your phone?

um einen Gefallen bitten

Can I ask you a favour? Would you help me with my maths homework, please?

einen Gefallen tun

I always used to do favours for my grandparents when they were alive.

kennen lernen

My husband seems really grumpy at first, but once you get to know him, he's a very nice man.

einem auf die Nerven gehen

It really gets on my nerves when people eat noisily!

zu sich einladen

Mike and Ilene have invited us over for a cup of tea this afternoon.

für sich bleiben

I don't know anything about my neighbour – he keeps himself to himself.

sich befreunden mit

Have you made friends with many people since you moved here?

sich um seine eigenen Angelegenheiten kümmern

I never listen to people gossiping – I prefer to mind my own business.

austauschen

The two armies exchanged prisoners.

unabhängig von

I'm going to do it, regardless of what you say.

ländlich

What are the advantages and disadvantages of rural life?

Ziffer

The latest unemployment figures are extremely worrying.

fallen

Car sales this year have dropped to an all-time low.

wohlhabend

Her family are quite well-off.

Parkplatz

Do you have to pay to use the car park?

Autovermietung

Do you know how much car rental from the airport costs?

Stadtzentrum

We live just outside the city centre.

Duty-Free-Laden

Can you buy me a bottle of whisky from the duty-free shop in the airport, please?

Geschenkeladen

I never buy anything from gift shops when I'm on holiday – they're so expensive!

Hauptstraße

A new bookshop has opened on the high street.

Wohngebiet

That new housing zone has destroyed a lot of animals' habitats.

Industriegebiet

Their new office is in the industrial zone to the west of the city centre.

Sprachschule

I've just enrolled for Swahili classes at the language school round the corner from where I work.

Einbahnstraße

Be careful the police don't catch you driving down a one-way street!

Markt im Freien

The outdoor market is every Sunday, and is open from 6a.m. to 2p.m.

Grundschule

Which primary school did you go to?

Doppelhaus

We used to live in a semi-detached house when I was a child.

Einkaufszentrum

What do you think of the new shopping centre they're building next to the industrial zone?

Einkaufsstraße

Does your city have a shopping mall?

Sportzentrum

I've just enrolled in yoga classes at the sports centre.

Supermarkt

I'm going to the supermarket. Do you need anything?

Haus mit Terrasse

Living in a terraced house can be very noisy.

Verkehrsstau

We were stuck in a traffic jam for hours.

Ampel

My house is just after the traffic lights, on the left.

provozieren

If you provoke my dog, he'll probably bite you.

Anmerkung

Carl made an unkind remark about her hair.

rückversichern

Police have reassured the public that the area is now perfectly safe.

Wohnblock

What do you think of that new block of flats they're building next to the river?

Hilfe

Can I give you some assistance?

retten

He rescued two people from the fire.

terrorisieren

Many people have been terrorised into leaving their homes by the army.

Goldfisch

When I went to the fair last weekend, I won a goldfish from a stall.

Chef

My brother is training as a chef.

dankbar

Mona was very grateful to Peter for his advice.

füttern

Have you fed the cats?

mehrere

I called her several times but she didn't answer.

wesentlich

A balanced diet is essential for good health.

Graffiti

Do you have a problem with graffiti where you live?

Verkehrsstau

The bad weather is causing serious traffic congestion.

Hauptstraße

We live just off the main road.

öffentlich

Public opinion is in favour of the war.

Schaufensterbummel

Window shopping is a cheap alternative to real shopping!

faktisch

What's the best website to get accurate factual information from?

Kolonie

Algeria was formerly a French colony.

treu

Dogs are very loyal animals.

soziale Netzwerke

Are you a member of any social networking websites?

Entstehung

There has been a rise in the amout of organised crime in the last twelve months.

Videoclip

Do you ever watch funny video clips on the internet?

Plattform für die Veröffentlichung von Videos

Have you ever put any videos on a video sharing platform?

Entwicklung

Vitamins are necessary for a child’s growth and development.

mit Technologieverständnis

My mum is really technology-minded – she knows more about the internet than I do!

Link

the link between drug use and crime

Funktion

Lighting performs several functions in the home.

kommentieren

The politician said he was unable to comment on the situation.

Gefühl

There was a great sense of sadness when they heard the news.

veröffentlichen

Have you seen the photos from New Year's Eve? I posted them on my blog yesterday.

LOL (laugh out loud)

LOL those pictures are so funny!

Starten

The new women's magazine wll be launched tomorrow.

telefonische Anmeldung

I've got a brilliant app for my phone that lets me read e-books.

Abonnent

How many subscribers do you have to your weekly newsletter?

Ressource

The internet is a fantastic information resource for students.

Dating-Seite

My sister met her partner on a dating site.

Animation

The site has too much animation which makes it very slow.

hochladen

Does this website allow you to upload photos?

Inhalt

The website’s content comes from its users who upload photos and videos.

Benutzerprofilbereich

The site has user profile areas, where users can say who they are and what their interests are.

nachlesen

When I want to find something out quickly, I Google it on my phone.

nachschlagen

When I find a new word, I look it up in a dictionary to get the definition.

empfehlen

Everyone I speak to recommends that I read this book!

Bereich

Our shop has a new range of clothes for the spring/summer season.

Menü

You can chose from a range of different links on the menu.

Kategorie

Our local library has every category of book that you could imagine.

Suchmaschine

Which search engine do you use the most?

probieren

My brother-in-law lent me his camera to try it out.

sei mein Gast

‘Could I use your phone?’ ‘Be my guest!’

die Unordnung entschuldigen

Come in! Excuse the mess, I haven't finished unpacking from my holiday yet!

Platz nehmen

Come in and have a seat. The doctor will call you when he's ready.

sich bedienen

Please help yourself to more tea and biscuits.

es sich gemütlich machen

Sit down and make yourself at home.

die Füße hochlegen

You've had a hard day – go and put your feet up!

Erlaubnis

Did your father give you permission to use his car?

Gast

How many guests are coming to your party?

sensibel

The reason she loves him is because he's so sensitive.

Tipp

I'm a subscriber to a website which sends me weekly photography tips.

formal

I only wear a suit on formal occasions.

mit leeren Händen

You should never go to a party empty-handed; take a gift for the host.

Begrüßung

Shaking hands is the typical greeting in the UK.

Titel

His official title is Doctor Jones, not Mr Jones.

Professor

My father was a professor of economics before he retired.

Direktor

Who is the chairman of British Airways?

einsehen

I suddenly realised that the boy was crying.

anrufen

Is it OK to take a personal call during a meeting?

Milchprodukt

She's allergic to dairy products.

versehentlich

I accidentally set off the fire alarm.

Riss

I ripped this advert out of the local newspaper for you.

Gastfamilie

My host family were horrible and their house smelled of wet dog!

Stamm

One of the most famous tribes is the Masai of Kenya.

isoliert

I grew up an isolated farm in northern England.

Fern-

The tribe lives in a remote village in the middle of the Amazon rainforest.

Tradition

The people are very proud of their traditions.

Brauch

She follows Islamic custom by covering her hair.

verbinden

A tribe's customs help to bind them together.

traditionell

My wife is a master of traditional Italian cooking.

Rasse

The school welcomes children of all ages.

teilen

The teacher divided the class into groups.

inmitten

The decision has caused a lot of anger amongst women.

Bevölkerung

What’s the population of Tokyo?

Erderwärmung

Scientists knew about global warming before the rest of the population.

bleiben

In a few years, there won't be much rainforest remaining.

Regierung

The Government is not doing enough to help the unemployed.

kombinieren

I try not to combine my work and my personal life.

umweltfreundlich

Scientists say that electric cars are more environmentally friendly than petrol-powered ones.

Bau

Local residents are against the construction of a new airport.

Hängematte

Have you ever slept in a hammock?

Sturm

There was a terrible storm last night.

schaukeln

The boxer swayed for a few seconds then fell to the floor.

beitragen

Everyone should contribute £2 for his birthday present.

abstimmen

Let's vote on who's going to discuss the problem with the boss.

Hauptgeschäftszeit

I got caught in the morning rush hour and was late for work.

Banker

She used to be a banker, bu tnow she's a primary school teacher.

Nationalhymne

What's the national anthem of Scotland?