Accept an offer przyjąć ofertę I was reluctant at first, but I finally decided to accept the offer accept the fact that
I was reluctant at first, but I finally decided to accept the offer.
accept the fact that
pogodzić się z tym/z faktem, że
I don’t like learning languages. I really want to learn English fast, but I have to accept the fact that it takes time.
accidents will happen
wypadki chodzą po ludziach
No matter how careful you are, accidents will happen.
according to the custom
zgodnie ze zwyczajem
According to custom, it’s the groom that has to pay for the wedding reception.
achieve a desired effect
osiągnąć zamierzony efekt
The project is not perfect, yet. I am sure that if we put our heads together we will manage to achieve a desired effect.
achieve a goal
Peter is a really hard worker and always manages to achieve the goals he sets for himself.
act one’s age
zachowywać się, jak przystało na swój wiek
Laura is 40 and incredibly irresponsible. It’s high time she started acting her age.
add fuel to the flames
dolewać oliwy do ognia
Our managers had a really heated discussion during our last weekly meeting. Peter’s interference only added fuel to the flames.
add insult to injury
To make things worse, he added insult to injury.
add variety to something
My flat is all white. I am considering redecorating. Some colour would definitely add variety to the interior.
przyznać się do porażki
Kate had put a lot of work into the project, but unfortunately it fell through and she had to admit defeat in the end.
after a fashion
w pewnym sensie
I agree with you after a fashion. He shouldn’t have done that but it seems he had no choice.
again and again
ciągle, w kółko
I called him again and again and no one answered.
against somebody’s will
wbrew czyjejś woli
I told my sister that I absolutely hated blue, but she decided to paint our sitting room blue against my will.
against the law
niezgodnie z prawem
It is against the law to buy alcohol if you are under 18.
ahead of time
He was really ahead of his time in terms of employing women, quite unusual at the turn of the last century.
Samantha is only six but she still makes her way back home from school all alone.
all in all
ogólnie rzecz biorąc, w sumie
All in all, we are happy with how it worked out. It could have been much worse.
all over again
jeszcze raz od początku
I was writing my essay last night but my computer crashed. I lost all my work and had to start all over again.
over the world
na całym świecie
Italy is known all over the world for its pastas and pizzas.
all rights reserved
wszelkie prawa zastrzeżone
All rights for the book are reserved. Copying is not allowed.
all sorts of things
I do all sorts of things at work, run errands, assist managers, and organise meetings.
all’s well that ends well
wszystko dobre, co się dobrze kończy
We had many problems while preparing the wedding, but in the end, it all worked out fine! All’s well that ends well!
and so on
i tak dalej
As a secretary, she has to run errands, prepare tea and coffee, organise meetings and so on.
and that kind of thing
i tym podobne
would like to manage projects
, organise conferences, and those kinds of things.
and that’s the end of the matter
i na tym koniec dyskusji
I will not let you go on holiday on your own and that’s the end of the matter.
Kate: Do you fancy a drink tonight?
Sam: I’d love to but I can’t. I’ve already made some other plans.
Kate: No problem, another time.
Kate: I’m looking for the new book by Mac Ewan, have you got it?
Peter: Yes, it’s on the shelf over there, help yourself.
Peter: Any luck?
Kate: Yes, I’ve found it already. Many thanks.
any old thing
There’s nothing interesting on TV today, but I’m so bored that I can see any old thing.
anything can happen
wszystko się może zdarzyć
We are going away for a year, on a round the world trip. We are very well prepared, but anything can happen when you travel for such a long time.
anything is possible
wszystko jest możliwe
Anything is possible, when you really want it.
apply for a job
się o pracę
I always wanted to work in this company so I decided to apply for the job they advertised yesterday.
are you all right?
nic ci nie jest?
Are you all right? You look rather pale today! Are you sure you don’t want the afternoon off?
We are currently experiencing a developing arms race between the main political powers in the world.
arrive at a conclusion
dojść do wniosku
I read the book twice and finally arrived at the conclusion that the ending is rather disappointing.
art for art’s sake
sztuka dla sztuki
I really don’t understand the purpose of studying dance at university level. What kind of career can you get out of that? It really is art for art’s sake.
as a general rule
As a general rule, we do not employ students, but as you seem to have all the relevant experience we are happy to make an exception for you.
as a last resort
I really don’t want to ask John for help. I’d rather try to solve the problem myself. I’ll wait until tomorrow and if nothing happens I will ask him, as my last resort.
as a matter of fact
prawdę mówiąc, w rzeczywistości
As a matter of fact, I didn’t know that they were together.
as a result
Kasia grew up in the USA. As a result, she speaks English fluently.
as a rule of thumb
, z grubsza, na oko
As a rule of a thumb, we don’t work with students. You could try and apply when you graduate.
jak zawsze, jak zwykle
Kate, so good to see you! And of course you are as beautiful as ever.
as far as I know
z tego co wiem, o ile mi wiadomo
As far as I know this book is out of print but you could always try to find it in some second hand bookstores.
as far as possible
w miarę możliwości
As far as possible I will try to help you out, but I can’t promise anything.
as likely as not
It really is as likely as not that you will not pass your driving licence test the first time you take it.
as long as I live
As long as I live, I haven’t seen anything like that!
as luck would have it
traf chciał, że
As luck would have it, the weather was good.
as many again
jeszcze raz tyle
I’ve already done 25 exercises and have to do as many again to go to finish my home work.
We are really pleased with your progress and involvement in the role. As regards to your holidays, I regret to inform you that we can’t spare you at the moment. It will have to wait until later.
as right as rain
zdrów jak ryba
I am as right as rain.
as soon as possible
tak szybko, jak to możliwe
Please send me the form as soon as possible. Without it we are unable to process you payment.
as the case may be
w zależności od okoliczności
As the case may be, we might arrive a bit later.
as things stand
w tej sytuacji, w tych okolicznościach
As things stand, it might be difficult to manage on time.
She’s late as usual.
ask somebody over for dinner
zaprosić kogoś do siebie na obiad
I have twice as much cooking to do now because Peter invited the Browns over for dinner.
at a distance
I thought it was Kate, but it turned out to be someone else. The girl looked just like her at a distance.
at a guess
There were 25
people at the last lecture
, at a guess.
at a later stage
w późniejszym etapie
At a later stage, we will all be taking part in the project.
at a profit
We can only do it at a profit. We are not a charity.
at a run
He went off at a run.
at a steady pace
ze stałą prędkością
We are progressing at a steady pace and will manage on time.
at all costs
za wszelką cenę
I absolutely love Coldplay. I just have to get tickets for their next concert, at absolutely all costs.
at all events
w każdym razie
At all events, we will finish the project on time, no worries.
at all points
pod każdym względem
She is a perfectionist at all points.
w każdej chwili
The plane landed about 30 minutes ago so they will be coming out at any moment now.
at any rate
w każdym razie
At any rate, we can’t afford any mistakes, you will have to do it again.
at any time
I can meet you at any time. I am free all day on Friday.
at death’s door
u progu śmierci
At 98, she is at death’s door.
at every step
na każdym kroku
I felt the pain at every step.
at first glance
na pierwszy rzut oka
I went to look at a flat that I wanted to buy. At first glance, it seemed quite nice, but it turned out to be in a very bad condition.
at full speed
z maksymalną prędkością
I have a deadline tomorrow and still so much to do! If I work at full speed, chances are I’ll
manage on time
At least I have finished the first half, just 50 more pages to go.
I can’t sleep at night so I read books or watch movies.
Kate! Come here at once! Why are you making me wait so long? I really don’t have time!
losowo, na chybił trafił
I chose the book totally at random and it turned out to be absolutely fantastic.
at short notice
I do appreciate it is very important but you have to realise that I am unable accept the task at such a short notice. There is simply not enough time to cover everything.
at somebody’s command
do czyjejś dyspozycji
I am at your command. Just tell me what needs doing.
at somebody’s request
na czyjąś prośbę
I am doing it at Kate’s request. I owe her a favour.
at the bottom of one’s heart
w głębi serca/duszy
Alison works as a marketing manager but she studied performing arts. At the bottom of her heart, she really is an artist.
at the cost of something
I got promoted, but at the cost of my personal life.
slowniki -> According Everything went according to plan. S-14 account
slowniki -> Advantage What are the advantages of this method? S-38 adventure
slowniki -> After We are leaving after breakfast. S-50 afternoon
slowniki -> Przedimek nieokreślony
slowniki -> Accept an offer
slowniki -> Parcel There’s a parcel for you. S-1238 parent
slowniki -> Cap He wears his cap backwards. S-290 capital
slowniki -> Thanks Thanks for everything! S-1766 that
slowniki -> Motion The machine was put in motion. S-1106 motor
slowniki -> Be What can it be? S-182 beach