Did you know?
The almond tree in front of the the Church of Our Lady on Havihegy in Pécs has officially been named the European Tree of the Year in 2019.
Did you know?
Marlow Bridge in England is the smaller scale version of The Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest.
Both bridges were designed by William Tierney Clark in the XIXth century.
Opinion Rhapsody (to the tune of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen) Lyrics
We think it’s real nice
To have freedom of speech
Grateful for that right
No complaints about liberty
It’s just sometimes
Exchanges online get mean
I’m at my keyboard
So then I get fired up
And I post
Get some likes
Gain some foes
I love my opinions
Others are inferior to me
Someone posted a new meme
That’s politically extreme
Comments, fights have just begun
As these quote unquote adults
Start to engage
Drama (I love my opinions) Ooooooo
Maybe one will change their mind
From this Facebook debate
Said no one ever
Can’t be wrong, can’t be wrong
Gotta help inform the others
Oh great, there’s always one
Who with privilege knows what’s best
For a culture that’s oppressed
Busy memorizing talk radio
And an oxymoron called Unbiased news
Drama Ooooooo (I love my opinions)
It’s a bloody cyber fight
I think we might need prayer or alcohol
I see a little twit who’s ranting in all caps
They’re a douche, They’re a douche
I will shortly unfollow
But at first I’ll smite him
With my QWERTY typing keys
You’re a lamo-o
You’re an a$$%^&*
You big ego
You’re a keyboard warrior
Come at me bro (bro, bro)
Now there’s a tool boy
Posting his hate speech
He’s just a tool boy with insecurities
Can’t wait to block all his misogyny
Comment wars dying down
Have we let it go?
We will, no!
Cause now here come the trolls
We will not
Cause now here come the trolls
We will not
Cause now here come the trolls (Thirsty trolls)
Now here come the trolls (Thirsty trolls)
Now here come the trolls (Thirsty trolls)
Now here come the trolls
TROLLS, TROLLS, TROLLS
Oh, I’ll delete them, I’ll delete them
I’ll delete them if they troll
Make all of my friends
Sound just like me
Maybe we could discuss
This together online?
You mean talk face to face?
Are you out of your mind?
You’re still suck in the 80s
I’ve gotta log out
Just gotta log right out of here
Ooooooo, Oooooh Yeah, Oooooh Yeah
We should love each other
Although we disagree
Your opinion matters
Especially when it sounds just
I love my opinions
Face shapes / Arcformák
rectangle [ˈrek.tæŋ.ɡl] = téglalap alakú
heptagon [ˈhep.tə.ɡn] = hétszög alakú
kite [kaɪt] = sárkány alakú
round [raʊnd] = kerek
teardrop [ˈtɪə.drɒp] = könnycsepp alakú
square [skweər/] = négyszögletes
oblong [ˈɒb.lɒŋ] = hosszúkás
oval [ˈəʊ.vəl] = ovális
heart [hɑːt] = szív alakú
FUTHER SLEEP-RELATED EXPRESSIONS AND IDIOMS:
1. a catnap = a short sleep in the day / szunyókálás
2. a night owl = someone who stays up late, someone who functions better at night / éjszakai bagoly
3. an early riser = koránkelő
4. not sleep a wink = not sleep at all / egy szemhunyásnyit sem alszik
5. fast/sound asleep = deeply asleep / mélyen alszik
6. sleep tight = sleep well / jól alszik
7. sleep like a log = to sleep very deeply / alszik mint a bunda
8. to get up on the wrong side of the bed = to start the day in a bad mood that lasts all day / bal lábbal kel fel
9. to hit the hay / to hit the sack / to turn in= to go to bed / lefekszik
10. to lose sleep over something = to worry about something / valami miatt nem tud aludni
Címkék: friendship women Lily Tomlin Jane Fonda TED-ED
audacious [ɔːˈdeɪ.ʃəs] = merész, vakmerő, szemtelen
forthcoming = közvetlen
sense of justice = igazságérzet
worthwhile = értékes
You be quiet now = Te most maradj csendben
less likely to develop impairments, physical impairment as they age = kevésbé valószínű, hogy az életkor előrehaladásával megbetegszenek, fizikailag leromlik az állapotuk
not having close female friends is detrimental to your health as much as smoking or being overwieght = a közeli barátnők hiánya ugyanolyan káros, mint a dohányzás vagy a túlsúly
our bodies get flooded by oxytocin which is a feel-good, calming, stress-reducing hormone = a testünket elárasztó oxytocin, örömet kiváltó, nyugtató és stressz csökkentő hormon
we were so in sync = szinkronban, egy hullámhosszon voltunk
we must have added at least a decade to our lifespans = legalább egy évtizedet adtunk az életünkhöz
I have a lot of compassion for men = Nagyon sajnálom a férfiakat
our friendships are full-disclosure = a mi kapcsolatunk teljesen nyitott
it’s a more manly behaviour = férfiasabb viselkedés
patriarchal culture = patriarchális kultúra
girly = lányos
we just don’t have our masculinity to prove = nem kell a férfiasságunkat bizonyítani
- a piece of cake = pofonegyszerű, gyerekjáték
- as cool as a cucumber = közömbös, hűvös
- to egg sb on = nógat, ösztökél
- have to eat humble pie = elismerni vmit
- a smart cookie = ügyes, okos, agyafúrt
Further EXPRESSION with FOOD
1. As flat as a pancake = lapos, mint a deszka / az alföld
2. As sour as vinegar = olyan, mint a savanyú uborka
3. Have a sweet tooth = édesszájú
4. Sell like hot cakes = viszik, mint a cukrot
5. Take with a pinch of salt = fenntartásokkal, kételkedve fogad
6. Spice up my life = hozz egy kis szíbt az életembe
7. Apple of his eye = kedvence vkinek
8. You can't compare apples and oranges = nem hasonlíhatod össze az almát a körtével
9. Go bananas = megőrül
10. In a pickle = benne lenni a pácban
11. Life is a bowl of cherries = az élet egy habostorta
12. Like two peas in a pod = úgy hasonlítanak egymásra, mint két tojás
13. You cannot have one's cake and eat it too = Nem lehet egy fenékkel két lovat megülni
14. As nutty as a fruitcake = tiszta őrült
15. peanuts = olcsó, filléres
16. In a nutshell = dióhéjban
17. Have a lot on one's plate = nagyon elfoglalt
18. There is no such thing as a free lunch = Semmit sem adnak ingyen
19. Couch potato = lusta, naplopó
20. Bring home the bacon = a kenyérkereső
21. Smells fishy = Gyanús
22. Packed in like sardines = heringként összezsúfolódva
23. Bread and butter = megélhetése vkinek
24. Butter up = hízeleg, törleszkedik
25. Full of beans = tele van energiával
26. Spill the beans = elárul, kikotyog valamit
27. Not for all the tea in China = A világ összes kincséért sem
28. It's (not) my cup of tea = (Nem) tetszik, (nem) az esetem
29. Cry over spilled milk = Eső után köpönyeg
30. The best thing since sliced bread = A legnagyszerűbb dolog
Címkék: barátság friendship idioms
like two peas in a pod = úgy hasonlítanak egymásra, mint két tojás
to bury the hatchet = elásni a csatabárdot
a shoulder to cry on = lelki támasz
to see eye to eye with someone = egyetérteni valakivel
to build bridges = baráti kapcsolatokat létrehozni
to be as sick as thieves = puszipajtás, közeli jóbarát
to clear the air = tisztázni a dolgokat
friends in high places = befolyásos barátok
to know someone inside out = alaposan ismerni valakit
strike up a friendship = összebarátkozni
fit = illeszkedik, megfelel, méretben pont jó
The shoe fits Cinderella. = A cipő jó Hamupipőkére.
suit = illik vkihez, vmihez
Blue looks great on her, it suits her. = A kék nagyszerűen áll neki, illik hozzá.
match / go with = passzol, megy vmihez
Her blue headbend matches /go with her dress = A kék hajpánt passzola ruhájához.
Types of people
couch potato [ˈkaʊtʃ pəˌteɪ.təʊ] = léhűtő, naplopó, lusta, semmirekellő
busybody[ˈbɪz.iˌbɒd.i] = fontoskodó, izgága
behind the times [bɪˈhaɪnd ðə taɪmz]= maradi, ódivatú, régimódi
worrywart [ˈwʌr.i.wɔːt] = borúlátó, aggodalmaskodó
down-to-earth [daʊn.tuːˈɜːθ] = gyakorlatias, praktikus, józan gondolkodású
go-getter [ˈɡəʊˌɡet.ər] = eltökélt, törekvő, (pro)aktív
social butterfly [ˈsəʊ.ʃəl ˈbʌt.ə.flaɪ] = társasági, közösségi ember
armchair critic [ˈɑːm.tʃeər ˈkrɪt.ɪk] = okoskodó
cheapskate [ˈtʃiːp.skeɪt] = smucik, fösvény
to take a coat = elvinni egy kabátot
to leave a coat = ott hagyni (valahol) egy kabátot
to buy a coat = venni egy kabátot
to inherit a coat = örökölni egy kabátot
to put on your coat = felvenni a kabátod
to take off your coat = levenni a kabátod
to turn your coat inside out = kifordítani a kabátodat
to have your coat cleaned = kitisztíttatni a kabátod
to hang up your coat = felakasztani a kabátod
flour [flaʊər] = liszt
fudge [fʌdʒ] = tejkaramella
gateau [ˈɡæt.əʊ] = (gyümölcs) torta
gravy [ˈɡreɪ.vi] = (barna)mártás
ham [hæm] = sonka
hamburger [hæmˌbɜː.ɡər] = hamburger
herb [hɜːb] = fűszer/gyógynövény
honey [hʌn.i] = méz
hotdog = hotdog
icecream = jégkrém
jam [dʒæm] = lekvár
jelly [ˈdʒel.i] = zselé, dzsem
butter [ˈbʌt.ər] = vaj
cake [keɪk] = torta
cereal [ˈsɪə.ri.əl] = gabonapehely
champagne [ʃæmˈpeɪn] = pezsgő
bangs [bæŋz] = frufru
braid [breɪd] = copf
bun [bʌn] = konty a fejtetőn
buzzcut [bʌnt] = kefefrizura
cornrows [kɔːn.rəʊ] = raszta haj, afrofonás
updo [ʌp.duː] = oldalkonty
layers [ˈleɪ.ə] = fokozatosan vágott
perm [pɜːm/] = dauerolt
spiky [ˈspaɪ.ki] = tüsi
flat top [flæt.tɒp] = a fejtetőn egyenesre vágott
pig-tails [ˈpɪɡ.teɪl] = lófarok vagy két fonat
chignon [ʃiː.njɒ] = konty a tarkón
Monday morning feeling:
the feeling after the weekend when no-one wants to go to work or school
„I’ve got that Monday morning feeling”
Black Monday: Monday, October 28, 1929, when the price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange lost a lot of their value, causing very serious economic problems in the US and Europe, and leading to the Great Depressions of the 1930s
„Black Monday kicked-off the Depression”
Blue Monday: the third Monday in January, said to be the most depressing day of the year
“Blue Monday is definitely the most gloomy day of the year.”
Cyber Monday: the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, when online stores reduce the price of goods in order to attract customers
“I’ve bought my new TV on Cyber Monday. You wouldn’t believe how cheap it was!”
Black Friday: the Friday after Thanksgiving, when shops reduce the price of goods in order to attract customers who want to start their Christmas shopping
„The store was full of Black Friday shoppers chasing deals.”
Fat Cat Friday: the third working day (and first Friday) of 2019, by which time the highest-earning UK employees have each already earned more than the average UK employee will earn in the whole of the year
„By Friday at 1pm, dubbed “Fat Cat Friday”, chief executives of leading UK companies will have been paid as much as a British worker across 12 months.”
Girl Friday: a female office worker who does different types of work
"They hired additional help, a girl Friday, to finish the work.”
Man Friday: a man who helps someone with their work and is loyal and can be trusted
“The first known man Friday was Friday the servant in Robinco Crusoe”
Super Saturday: the last Saturday before Christmas Day, the day on which shops expect to make the most money in the whole year
“Supermarkets have prepared for Super Saturday to be their biggest day of the year.”
In one’s Sunday best: your best clothes, which you wear on special occasions
“This is going to be a formal event, so please come dressed in your Sunday best.”
Oh, hi Danny come on in.
Looks like you’re having some trouble with addition.
Now don’t be upset.
You’re here to learn. And we learn from mistakes.
Everybody makes mistakes.
Look at this question here.
What is 2 + 2?
See you wrote 22.
But when we do addition we don’t just put the numbers next to each other.
Alright, think about it this way.
If I have two markers in this hand...
...and then I add the two markers from this hand...
How many markers do I have now?
No, Danny. It’s four.
We’re Danny’s parents.
Oh yes! Hello. Please, come in.
Now don’t worry. It’s completely normal for kids to get frustrated when they’re struggling with a subject.
So what’s this about Danny getting some answers wrong on this so-called test of yours?
We had a test. One of the questions was what is 2 + 2.
Danny answered 22.
And that’s not the right answer.
Are you calling my son stupid?
No, of course not!
Who are you to say that your answer is right and that his is wrong?
No no, she’s right.
Right out of Nazi Germany.
You can’t honestly tell me that you don’t know what two plus two equals.
So you’ve got it all figured out, don’t you.
You smart-ass little tramp.
Uhhhh uhhhhh uhhhhh.
What are you? Some kind of retard?
Alright! I’m sorry, I’m not going to be able to continue this conversation.
We’re going to complain to the principal about you.
Danny is a free thinker!
I’ll have your job, bitch.
Not if you can’t add two and two together you won’t.
Oh, sorry Principal. I didn’t see you.
I understand you had an issue yesterday with the parents of one of our students.
It did get a little crazy.
When things get out of hand I really need you to let me know about it.
Sure. So how do you want to handle it?
I guess you could apologize.
Apol- What? His mom hit me!
I understand you told Danny he had a wrong answer on his test.
He did have a wrong answer on his test.
It’s not our job to tell students when they’re right and wrong.
That is exactly what our job is.
Parents don’t want you ramming your biased views down their kids’ throats.
That’s not biased. That’s how math works.
You know what doesn’t work? Your attitude.
Maybe I can explain this in math terms, so you can understand.
If you took all the kids in this classroom, and divided them by zero, that’s exactly the amount of respect you’re giving them.
Something you’d like to say?
You can’t divide a number by zero and get zero.
So now I’m stupid.
Just some crazy administrator doing paper work, while you superstar teachers change the world!
Students Count! Teachers Divide!
Stop undermining our kids’ confidence!
Are you going to apologize to the parents?
Why did you even start teaching if you hate children?
Please have a seat, Mrs. Wells.
You know, I honestly think this will all blow over if we just wait a week or so.
I’m afraid we can’t do that.
Emotional distress to a minor.
Mrs. Wells, can you please tell the members of this board exactly when you became aware of this fiasco and the events leading up to the riot.
I just told a student that two plus two equals four.
We need for you to recant that.
Just say that you’re open to the possibility that there might be multiple correct answers.
But that’s not true.
We can’t let them bully us.
This is so stupid!
Stupid. That’s your problem. Anyone who disagrees with you is stupid.
There is nothing to disagree with. There is only one correct answer.
For your sake, I certainly hope you have that correct answer when the media gets wind of this.
I do. It’s four.
I have my own answer.
This school minus you equals tomorrow.
You’re firing me?
Suspending. While you reconsider your extremist views.
You brought this on yourself.
TV: Breaking News.
In what’s being called Mathgate an activist elementary school teacher was caught abusing her student’s First Amendment Rights.
So this teacher, this liberal elitist, tells this innocent little first-grade kid that his answer is wrong. Only her answer is acceptable.
Yeah, from what I hear, she doesn’t even keep these students for more than a year.
After that, they all leave her and go to another teacher.
It’s called graduating!
It’s creating some good healthy debate in this country.
Some experts say that 2 + 2 = 4. Others say that it’s 22.
No they don’t!
If you hate America that much, why don’t you just go teach in Commie France.
(Principal) Hello, Mrs. Wells.
The Board decided that for everyone’s benefit, your services will no longer be required.
For everyone’s benefit?
How about the kids?
I need you to come by the school tomorrow.
We don’t want you radicalizing our students anymore.
Mrs. Wells, thank you so much for coming.
I’m just so sorry it happened this way.
If only you’d been willing to be more open-minded.
About math? What about academic integrity?
You were warned. Given an explanation.
And yet you persisted.
But we will of course fulfill our financial obligations.
Now, that’s $2,000 for your last pay period, and $2,000 for this one.
So that’s $4,000.
It’s twenty-two thousand!
Vocabulary / Expressions:
don’t be upset = ne aggódj, ne legyél dühös
struggling with a subject = küzködik / nehézsége van egy tantárggyal
a so-called test = egy “úgynevezett” teszt
retard = visszamaradott, debil
ramming your biased views down their kids’ throats = ráerőltetni a gyerekekre a elfogult, torzított elképzeléseidet
undermining our kids’ confidence = aláásni a gyerekeink önbizalmát
this will all blow over = ez majd le fog csengeni
They’re suing = Perelnek
Emotional distress to a minor. = Kiskorú számára előidézett lelki sérülés
riot = lázadás, zavargás
recant = visszavon
the media gets wind of this = a média kiszagolja, lecsap (valamire)
suspend = felfüggeszt
reconsider your extremist views = gondolja át a szélsőséges nézeteit
You brought this on yourself = Magadnak okoztad ezt /köszönheted.
for everyone’s benefit = mindenki érdekeit szem előtt tartva / mindenki érdekében
your services will no longer be required = nem tartunk igényt a további munkájára
Michael Palin, 75, has been knighted in Britain's New Year's Honours List.
The comedian becomes the first member of the Monty Python show to receive a top honour after fellow star John Cleese previously declined, describing the system as “silly”.
Palin's knighthood recognises his successful career as a travel writer, documentary-maker and television presenter.
to be knighted = lovaggá ütni vkit
fellow star = (színész) társ
previously declined = korábban visszautasította, elutasította
recognises = elismer
Címkék: Rowan Atkinson Alan Rickman Love Actually
Looking for anything in particular, sir?
- Yes, um- That necklace there. How much is it?
- lt's £270.
- Um, all right. Uh, l'll have it.
- Would you like it... gift-wrapped?
- Uh, yes. All right.
- Let me just pop it in the box. There.
- Look, could we be quite quick?
- Certainly, sir. Ready in the flashiest of flashes. There.
- It's great.
- Not quite finished.
- Look, actually, l-l don't need a bag. l'll just put it in my pocket.
- Oh, this isn't a bag, sir.
- This is so much more than a bag. Ooh!
- Could we be quite quick, please?
- What's that?
- It's a cinnamon stick, sir.
- Actually, l really, uh, can't wait.
- Oh, you won't regret it, sir.
- Wanna bet?
- 'Tis but the work of a moment.
- There we are. Almost finished.
- Almost finished? What else's gonna be? Are you gonna dip it in yogurt? Cover it with chocolate buttons?
- Oh, no, sir. We're going to pop it in the Christmas box.
- But I don't want a Christmas box.
- But you said you wanted it gift-wrapped.
- l did, but...
-This is the final flourish.
- Can I just pay?
- All we need now...
- Oh, God!
- ...is a sprig of holly.
- No. No. No. No. No bloody holly.
- But, sir, the...
- Leave it, leave it, just leave it.
- Ooh, loitering around the jewellery section, I see.
- No, I was just looking around, you know.
- Don’t worry. My expectations are not that high.
- a kind of beverage that looks as misanthropic as you feel
misanthropic [mɪsnθrɔpɪk] = emberkerülő, embergyűlölő
It is made from activated charcoal, an ingredient that's a lot healthier than it sounds). Charcoal is thought to help rid the body of unwanted substances because toxins get trapped in its millions of tiny pores.
charcoal [tʃɑkoʊl] = növényi szén, faszén
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Barbie is 59 years old this year
10 facts about Barbie
1. She was created in 1959.
2. The doll’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
3. Her boyfriend, Ken, showed up two years after Barbie in 1961.
4. Barbie has represented more than 40 different nationalities.
5. Barbie has more than 130 careers over the years, including nurse, paleontologist, rock star, TV anchor and McDonald’s cashier.
6 Barbie traveled into space in 1965, four years before man walked on the moon.
7. Although she has never won an election, Barbie has run for president 6 times.
8. In 2015, Barbie launched her first video blog (vlog) on YouTube.
9. Barbie has never been married and has never been pregnant.
10. Ken and Barbie broke up on Valentine's Day in 2004 after being together more than 43 years. They rekindled their relationship on Valentine's Day 2011
Five scary idioms:
1. to ghost someone = to end a romantic relationship suddenly and without telling the other person
2. you could murder something = you really want something (food or drink)
3. dying for something = you really want something (but does not refer only to food or drink)
4. something is killing you = it causes you physical or emotional pain
5. to be gutted = to be very disappointed
BREXIT and 19 Other FRANKENWORDS - 21 Portmanteau words (a word formed by combining two other words)
Címkék: Portmanteau words
21 Portmanteau words (a word formed by combining two other words):
1. carjack [car+hijack] = to attack the owner of a car in order to steal to steal it from them
2. hangry [hungry+ angry] = a feeling of anger caused by hunger
3. brunch [breakfast+lunch] = a meal in between breakfast and lunch
4. Brexit [Britain+exit] = Britain's proposed exit from the EU
5. bromance [brother+romance] = a very close friendship between two men that is non-sexual
6. Singlish [Singapore+English] = Singaporean English
7. glamping [glamorous+camping] = luxory camping
8. chillax [chill+relax] = to relax and not worry about things
9. shopaholic [shop+alcoholic] = someone who loves shopping and does it very frequently
10. Bollywood [Bombay+Hollywood] = Indian film industry
11. cosplay [costume and play] = the activity of dressing up as a TV/film character
12. Oxbridge [Oxford+Cambridge] = Oxford and Cambridge universities
13. smog [smoke+fog] = gas/fog made up of pollution
14. motel [motor+hotel] = a cheap hotel often situated by a roadside for motorists
15. spork [spoon+fork] = an item of cutlery that combines a spoon and a fork
16. ginarmous [gigantic+ enormous] = very large
17. biopic [biography+picture] = a life about someone's life
18. sexting [sex+texting] = the act of sending sexually explicit messages to someone
19. sitcom [situation+comedy] = a TV comedy located in a specific location
20. lisicle [list+article] = an article in the form of a list
21. podcast [iPod+broadcast] = an audio programme that can be listened to at any time
A stitch in time saves nine / Amit ma megtehetsz, ne halaszd holnapra
It is better to act or deal with problems immediately, because if you wait and deal with them later, things will get worse and the problems will take longer to deal with