Glossar

EN: Unit 3 switch trainer

Kontakt

There is little contact between the two tribes.

zurechtkommen mit

She found it hard to cope with the death of her father.

eifrig

Rosie was eager to leave work as early as possible last Friday.

neugierig

Our neighbours are really nosy.

ungefähr

I've got a rough idea of how much I want to spend on a new car.

Logik

There is no logic in releasing criminals just because prisons are crowded.

Rad

Where is the spare wheel in your car?

Versuch

All attempts to resolve the problem have failed.

flexibel

I'm lucky that I have flexible working hours in my job.

ältester

He is the eldest of six children.

kommunizieren

We communicate by email.

tendieren

People tend to need less sleep as they get older.

Verhalten

I’m not very pleased with your behaviour.

Schritt halten mit

I find it hard to keep up with the latest music these days.

unmittelbar

The band became an instant success.

Gegenstand

If no one objects, I would like to be present.

Reihe

His parents asked him a series of questions about why he arrived home so late.

Freiheit

Kids have too much freedom nowadays.

schlagen

Spain beat the Netherlands 1–0 in the 2010 World Cup final.

jemandem nachfolgen

Follow my lead and you'll learn the dance in no time!

auftauchen

What time did your parents turn up in the end?

vorbeikommen

Can I come over to your place tonight?

etwas vorbeibringen

If you bring your homework round to my house later, I'll help you with it.

Ausrüstung

I'd really like some new photography equipment for my birthday.

es schaffen

We made it to the station just in time.

so schnell wie möglich

I need that work finished asap.

buchen

Have you booked a holiday this year?

Mitbewohner

Do you get on well with your flatmates?

sich entschuldigen

I’m so sorry, I do apologise.

diskutieren

We could hear the neighbours arguing.

angeben

He’s always boasting about how much money he has.

Kompliment

I was trying to pay her a compliment.

Geschwätz

She told me all the latest gossip.

klagen

She's always moaning that she doesn't have any money.

warnen

We tried to warn her, but she wouldn’t listen.

Rugby

Rugby is more popular than football in Wales.

borgen

Can I borrow the car tonight, dad?

Oberteil

Nice top – where did you buy it?

übersetzen

I am translating the book into English.

Daumenabdruck

My new laptop's really cool – I have to use my thumbprint as a password to log on.

digital

Do you have a digital or an analogue camera?

Unterschrift

Put your signature here, then print your name underneath.

Scan

They use a scan of youe eye as a digital signature.

Vermittler

Jackson acted as an intermediary between the two parties.

Absperrung

The most difficult thing about moving to a foreign country is the language barrier.

Retina-Scan

To get into the building you have to pass through a retina scan.

einfach

The directions you gave me were very straightforward, thank you.

auf Anforderung

Do you feed your baby on demand?

Bereitstellung

There’s free delivery on orders over £25.

langfristig

In the long term, I think the government's changes will have a positive effect on the country.

in naher Zukunft

The school hopes to open in the near future.

kurzfristig

I think there will be a lot of bebefits in the short term.

bald

The report will be published shortly.

Projekt

The project to biuld the new opera house will take three years.

Physiker

When he graduates from university, he wants to become a physicist.

Futurist

George Orwell was a writer and a futurist.

erkunden

When I went to Costa Rica, we went exploring in the rainforest.

passiv

Passive smoking is very bad for your health.

Beobachter

Political observers are watching the situation with interest.

Designer

Dave wants to move to Milan and become a fashion designer.

künstliche Intelligenz

More and more technology uses artificial intelligence.

revolutionieren

New technology is going to revolutionise everything we do.

Reparatur

How much will it cost to repair the car?

Übergang

The transition from work to retirement is not always easy.

Genetik

She's going to university to study genetics.

Biotechnologie

Biotechnology is a huge global industry.

virtuelle Realität

Have you ever tried one of those virtual reality simulators?

ferngesteuert

We bought our son a remote controlled racing car for his birthday.

Mikrochip

How many things in your house have microchips?

Popularität

The popularity of the Internet has grown dramatically.

wettbewerbsfähig

Boys are more competitive than girls.

Problem

This is a very important political issue.

etwas beobachten

Can you keep an eye on my bike while I go into the shop, please?

in ein Fettnäpfchen treten

I think I may have put my foot in it – I asked her how her dog was and she told me that he died yesterday!

die Zeit ausgehen

I didn't answer all the questions in the exam because I ran out of time!

jemanden auf dem Kieker haben

What's wrong? Tell me what's on your mind.

gegen die Zeit arbeiten

We're working against the clock to get the project finished on time.

in Schwierigkeiten stecken

If my husband hasn't cleaned the house when I get home, he'll be in hot water!

eine leichte Übung

That maths exam was a piece of cake!

ein Außenseiter

I didn't know you were so good at football – you're a dark horse, aren't you?!

etwas nicht mögen

Cricket's not really my cup of tea!

am Herzen liegen

Animal welfare is an issue that's very close to my heart.

der Tretmühle entfliehen

Pete and I want to escape the rat race and move to Hawaii!

jemandem helfen

Can you give me a hand with the housework, please?

nominieren

The film was nominated for an award.

Preis

She won an award for her book.

Gastgeber

Our host greeted us at the door.

Reservierung

Have you made reservations at the restaurant yet?

mieten

I rented a room from friends while I looked for work.

einfangen

I'm sorry, I didn'y catch any of that. Could you say it again, please?

jemanden verlieren

You've lost me. Can you explain that again?

jemanden verstehen

Do you get what I'm saying? It's really not that complicated!

ausgebucht

We tried to book a table at Casa Puga but it was fully booked!

Empfang

You can book a taxi from the hotel reception.

Missverständnis

In the end we solved the problem – it was all a misunderstanding.

erstellen

The new factory should create 450 jobs.

Reichtum

She enjoyed sharing her wealth with her friends.

Behörde

Which country has authority over these islands?

spionieren

My boss asked me to spy on Terry to see if he was stealing company money.

zensieren

Songs containing bad language must be censored on the radio.

Generation

Three generations of the Lambe family have lived here.

Süchtiger

Another word for a chocolate addict is a 'chocoholic'.

sich eröffnen

New business opportunities are opening up all the time.

Fachgebiet

This year, there have been many new discoveries in the realm of science.

Wissen

You don’t need to have any special knowledge to do this job.

Pionier

Alexander Fleming was a pioneer of modern medicine.

Spielmacher

Bill Gates is a key player in the computer industry.

leistungsfähig

That director is the most powerful man in Hollywood.

e-Shopping

This Christmas, I'm buying all my presents through e-shopping.

Revolution

We are in the middle of a social networking revolution.

revolutionär

She's the designer of a revolutionary new product.

einflussreich

Recycling has a huge positive impact on the environment.the environmental impact of car use

Innovation

This is the latest innovation in personal computing.

Kommentar

One of my favourite things about watching sport on TV is the commentary.

Blog

My friend has a blog about surfing in Bali.

Milliarde

Scientists believe the Earth to be about 4.5 billion years old.

Zensur

People will always disagree about how much censorship there should be in the media.

auseinandernehmen

The internet has completely shaken our world apart in the last ten years.

bevollmächtigen

Education can empower you.

Werkzeug

The internet is a fantastic tool for learning.

Potenzial

His football coach says he has the potential to become a professional player.

erstaunlich

The popularity of Facebook is astounding.

Umstand

I can't imagine a circumstance in which I would steal.

praktisch

Would 10:30 be a convenient time to meet?

schätzen

People really appreciate it when you say 'please' and 'thank you'.

intern

Have you received the internal email about our meeting next week?

Memo

Did you get the memo from the manager?

extern

How many external emails do you send every day?

reduzieren

They’re trying to reduce the number of students in the college.

zusätzlich

Additional information can be obtained from the centre.

Fragebogen

Students were asked to fill out a questionnaire (=answer it).

Initiative

There's a new government initiative to promote public transport.

pensioniert

Are your parents retired?

Autobiographie

Do you like reading autobiographies?

Wiedervereinigung

The reunification of Germany was a huge political event.

Demokratie

The country wants to become a democracy in the long term.

Energie

Many people are opposed to the use of nuclear power.

atomar

Nuclear power' is another term for atomic power.

solar

In the future, everyone will drive solar-powered cars.

Industrie

Most of these men work in the construction industry.

die allgemeine Öffentlichkeit

Members of the general public have been invited to ask the Prime Minister questions.

übernehmen

His son will take over the business.