Accept an offer przyjąć ofertę I was reluctant at first, but I finally decided to accept the offer accept the fact that
a firm stand on something
przyjąć stanowczą postawę wobec czegoś
I really have to take a firm stand on the matter.
take a hint
She should finally take the hint and realise that what she’s saying is unsuitable.
take a holiday
You work too much. You should take a holiday.
take a leaf out of somebody’s book
wzorować się na kimś, naśladować
Kylie took a leaf from Madonna’s book and performed in an outfit similar to hers.
take a lot of trouble
zadać sobie dużo trudu
I took a lot of trouble to organise the party and no one came.
take a risk
ryzykować, narażać się
I think you should take the risk and go. It might be the trip of your lifetime.
take a turn for the better
polepszyć się, poprawić się
I am sure that it will take a turn for the better next year.
take action to
podjąć kroki w celu
We must take action to prevent the crisis.
take advantage of somebody
wykorzystać kogoś (nieuczciwie)
Sam took advantage of Laura so that he would have to do as little work as possible.
take advantage of something
wykorzystać coś, korzystać z czegoś (w pełni)
I took advantage of the sunny day and spent the afternoon outside.
take an exam
przystąpić do egzaminu
In order to practise law I have to take an exam.
uważaj na siebie!
Take care! Hopefully I’ll see you soon.
take early retirement
odejść na wcześniejszą emeryturę
I think I might take an early retirement as I am still allowed to do so under the current law.
The new law is going to take effect in January.
ćwiczyć, gimnastykować się
I should take more exercise in order to stay fit.
take issue with somebody
nie zgadzać się z kimś
I always take issue with my neighbours, they are always quite loud.
take it easy!
Take it easy! There’s no cause for worry.
We’ll have to take measures to solve the problem.
take my word for it
możesz mi wierzyć, masz moje słowo
It’ll be done by tomorrow. Take my word for it, you know you can trust me.
The new President took office in January.
take orders from somebody
The army took orders from the President.
take out insurance
ubezpieczyć się, wykupić ubezpieczenie
I have to take out insurance before I go on holiday.
odbyć się, mieć miejsce
The play is taking place in a nearby park.
In two months I am taking power over the department.
take second place
zająć drugie miejsce
I took second place in the dance competition.
We have to take shelter. We can’t possibly walk in heavy rain without an umbrella.
take somebody in one’s arms
wziąć kogoś w ramiona
He took me in his arms as I was feeling really cold.
take somebody to court
pozwać kogoś do sądu
Because Peter wanted to claim their flat, he took Sam to court after they broke up.
take somebody’s advice
skorzystać z czyjejś rady
I’ll take your advice and apply for that job, as well.
take somebody’s point
rozumieć czyjś punkt widzenia
I take your point but I still don’t think that you are right.
take somebody’s side
brać czyjąś stronę; stawać po czyjejś stronie
You always take Joanna’s side. You could support me for once.
take somebody’s temperature
mierzyć komuś temperaturę
I think you are ill. I’ll take your temperature.
take something on faith
przyjmować coś na wiarę
If you say so. I’ll take it on faith. But if it doesn’t work out, it will be your fault.
take something to heart
wziąć sobie coś do serca
You shouldn’t take everything to heart. You stress yourself too much.
take stock of something
ocenić coś, podsumować, zastanowić się
We have to take stock of last year’s sales during our next meeting.
take the blame
brać winę na siebie
No one wants to take the blame for the damage, so we’ll charge a fee to all students living in the house.
skorzystać z okazji
I am going to take the chance and apply to Oxford. Let’s see what happens.
take the floor
I am scheduled to take the floor after Peter’s speech.
take the lead
As of January, we are taking the lead over the organisation.
take the occasion
skorzystać z okazji/sposobności
I would like to take this occasion to thank everybody for their hard work.
take the opportunity to do something
skorzystać z okazji i coś zrobić
I am going to take the opportunity to go abroad on holiday.
take the view that
być zdania, że
I take the view that living abroad for awhile is extremely educational.
take the wind out of somebody’s sails
zbić kogoś z tropu, podciąć skrzydła
When Sam told me that my project was not running, he took the wind out of my sails.
take to flight
Sarah took to flight when she realised that she would be given more responsibility.
take various forms
przybierać różne formy
Love and affection take various forms.
mówić do rzeczy
Start talking sense! I really don’t understand what you’re talking about.
mówić o sprawach zawodowych
Even at a party they have to talk shop!
talk somebody to death
zagadać kogoś na śmierć
Sarah could talk anybody to death. She never stops talking.
teach somebody a lesson
dać komuś nauczkę
I know that’s not nice, but it’ll teach him a lesson. At least he won’t make the same mistake again.
tear to pieces
podrzeć na kawałki
I’ve torn the letter to pieces.
tell a joke
I can’t tell jokes. People never laugh when I do.
tell something apart
Can you tell Sam and Peter apart? They look the same to me.
tell the future
I can tell the future. Would you like to know what’s going to happen to you next year?
Don’t tempt fate. You never know what’s going to happen.
wystawiać czyjąś cierpliwość na próbę
Switch off this music! Are you trying to test my patience? I’ve had enough!
I was given a really thankless task, but, well, somebody has to do it.
that about sums it up
to by było wszystko w tej kwestii
Well, that about sums it all up. It really wasn’t worth the effort.
that makes a change!
to coś nowego!
It looks much better now. It really makes a change.
that reminds me
a propos, a tak przy okazji, a właśnie
Oh, and that reminds me, we have to arrange a meeting tomorrow.
that will do
I only have 10 pounds with me but I think that’ll do.
that’s just like him
to do niego pasuje
That’s just like Tom. He always does everything last minute.
takie jest życie!
Well, that’s life! You can’t have everything.
that’s not the issue
nie w tym rzecz/problem
That’s really not the issue. I don’t mind going, but I don’t want to go to that particular bar.
that’s not your headache
niech cię o to głowa nie boli
Don’t worry about that! That’s not your headache. I’ll deal with it.
That’s right. I am going to London by train but flying back.
that’s the point
o to właśnie chodzi
That’s exactly the point! You finally understand what I mean!
that’s the spirit!
to jest to! to mi się podoba!
Great! That’s the spirit! I am glad you’re enthusiastic about the task.
the apple of somebody’s eye
czyjeś oczko w głowie
His son has always been the apple of his eye.
the beginning of the end
It was the beginning of the end for their marriage when he started drinking.
the calm before the storm
cisza przed burzą
It feels like the calm before the storm. I am sure something is going to happen soon.
the chance of a lifetime
It is really the chance of a lifetime. You can’t waste it!
the devil is in the details
diabeł tkwi w szczegółach
You have to reread it carefully. The devil is in the details.
the exact opposite
Kate and I are the exact opposites of each other, but they say opposites attract.
the facts speak for themselves
fakty mówią za siebie
We don’t need any further explanations. The facts speak for themselves.
The museum is open for the general public from 8 am till 6 pm.
the good old time
stare dobre czasy
I’m meeting my university friends and we’re going to talk about the good old time.
the haves and have-nots
bogaci i biedni
You can read about the haves and have-nots in almost every novel.
the heart of the matter
The heart of the matter is that I really don’t want to carry on like that.
the height of stupidity
To climb without any protection is the height of stupidity.
the lesser of two evils
The first option sounds like the lesser of two evils, so let’s go for it.
the likes of you
tacy jak ty
The likes of you always misbehave. That’s why I don’t want to rent flats to them.
the next biggest
drugi co do wielkości
Mark my words! She will be the next biggest pop star.
the other day
kilka dni temu
I am sure I saw you in the city centre the other day. It must have been Monday or Tuesday.
the point at issue
The point at issue is that we will all have to get involved in the project.
the reason why
powód, dla którego
The reason why I don’t like Spain is that I had a really bad summer there when I was a child.
the results are as follows
wyniki są następujące
The results are as follows: Brown – 10 points, Witney – 11 points, Simpson – 9 points.
the same to you!
– All the best for Christmas.
– And the same to you!
the scene of the crime
Have a look! It was found at the scene of the crime and might serve as good evidence.
the shape of things to come
to, co nas czeka; to co przyszłość przyniesie
No one knows the shape of things to come.
the sky is the limit
możliwości są nieograniczone
I really feel I can do anything. Only the sky is the limit!
the sooner the better
, tym lepiej
The sooner we finish the project the better. Then we can do something else.
the voice of the people
Dalai Lama is considered to be the voice of the people.
the way things are
w tej sytuacji, w tych okolicznościach
By all means, we cannot continue the way things are.
the worst is behind you
najgorsze masz za sobą
The worst is already behind you, it will just get better from now on.
there are limits!
są jakieś granice!
There are limits as to what we can do till the end of the month. We have other clients as well.
there is a market for something
jest popyt na coś
There is a market for oriental language courses at the moment, so maybe we should introduce some at our school as well.
there is growing recognition that
coraz więcej ludzi zaczyna zdawać sobie sprawę, że
There is a growing recognition that there is a financial crisis and that quality of life will decrease.
there is no accounting for taste
o gustach się nie dyskutuje
There is no accounting for taste, and I really don’t have to like what he chooses.
there is no excuse for such behaviour
nie ma usprawiedliwienia dla takiego zachowania
It is simply unacceptable! There is no excuse for such behaviour. Have you got anything to say in your defence?
there is no question that
nie ma wątpliwości, że
There is no question that we’ll have to recruit additional workers as the workload is increasing.
there is no smoke without fire
nie ma dymu bez ognia
It is a well known fact that there is no smoke without fire.
there is room for improvement
można to jeszcze ulepszyć
There is always room for improvement, so let’s think about what we could add to the project.
there seems to be
There seems to be little choice here. Let’s go somewhere else.
there was nothing to suggest that
nic nie wskazywało, że
There was nothing to suggest that things would go wrong! That’s why we are all so surprised!
there’s no magic formula for
nie ma cudownej recepty na
There is no magic formula for learning languages. It’s all hard and consistent work.
there’s no place like home
wszędzie dobrze, ale w domu najlepiej
I really enjoyed Barcelona, but there is no place like home.
there’s no point in doing something
nie ma sensu robienie czegoś
There is no point in doing something you don’t enjoy for the rest of your life.
there’s no time to lose
nie ma chwili/czasu do stracenia
There is no time to lose. Our deadline is tomorrow morning.
there’s nothing like
nie ma to jak
When it’s snowing outside, there’s nothing like a good book and a cup of hot chocolate.
there’s nothing to stop me
nic mnie nie powstrzyma
I will do it. There’s nothing to stop me now!
these things happen
takie rzeczy się zdarzają
I really can’t help it! These things happen.
things are getting out of hands
sprawy wymykają się spod kontroli
We have to do something soon. Things are getting out of hand.
things are looking up
coraz lepiej się dzieje
I have good news for you! Things are looking up for us.
things are running smoothly
sprawy idą gładko
Things are running smoothly at the moment, but make sure you keep a watchful eye.
think little of somebody
nie mieć o kimś wysokiego mniemania
think very little of Sam
, he’s really unreliable.
third time lucky
do trzech razy sztuka
I will try again, third time lucky in the end.
this is not a game
to nie są żarty
This is really not a game. It’s time you started taking the job seriously.
this is not laughing matter
to nie są żarty, tu nie ma nic do śmiechu
This is not laughing matter. We must do something about it right away.
three times in a row
trzy razy pod rząd
I have been on holiday in Italy three times in a row. I really need a change.
throw good money after bad
wyrzucać pieniądze w błoto
I hate throwing good money after bad. I’d rather buy something more expensive but of good quality.
tighten one’s belt
My husband lost his job, so we really have to tighten our belts now.
time after time
raz za razem
I told you time after time that I don’t want you to go there on your own! Why did you do it?
time goes by fast
czas szybko mija
I can’t believe how fast time goes by! It’s already December!
time is money
czas to pieniądz
Time is money! We can’t afford to work so slowly.
time is on somebody’s side
czas pracuje na czyjąś korzyść
Time is on our side. There is no point in rushing. Let’s do it slowly but properly.
time will tell
We don’t know how well she’ll do. Time will tell.
to a certain extent
w pewnym stopniu, do pewnego stopnia
To a certain extent, it’s easier for men to get a decent job than for women.
to good effect
z dobrym skutkiem
We have changed our main partner and to good effect.
make a long story short
To make a long story short, I am moving to London next year.
to make matters worse
To make matters worse, we must have all of it done by tomorrow.
to my surprise
ku mojemu zaskoczeniu
To my surprise, Peter remembered my birthday this time.
to no avail
For about a week I have been asking him to help me but to no avail.
to no effect
I have been trying to learn Spanish but to no effect.
to one’s heart’s content
do woli, ile dusza zapragnie
You can use our swimming pool to your heart’s content.
to one’s shame
He admitted, to his shame, that it was his fault.
to say the least
It’s very interesting but a lot of work, to say the least.
to sum up
To sum up, I would like to thank you all for your hard work this year.
to tell the truth
To tell the truth, I am not too keen on that suggestion.
to the bitter end
do samego końca
I’m going to fight to the bitter end.
to the profit of
z korzyścią dla
We really should make some changes to the programme; it will be to the profit of all of us.
to top it all
I have been working two nights in a row on the project, and, to top it all, I have to carry on tonight!
od jutra za tydzień
We will start classes again tomorrow week.
top of the range
This is a top of the range computer, hence the price.
toss a coin
Let’s toss a coin. Heads – you do the dishes, tails – you hoover.
nut to crack
twardy orzech do zgryzienia
Exercise number 3 is a really tough nut to crack. None of the students got it right.
treat somebody with contempt
traktować kogoś z pogardą
My maths teacher treated everyone with contempt. That’s why we really didn’t enjoy his lessons.
treat somebody with respect
traktować kogoś z szacunkiem
I always treat my parents with respect.
trials and tribulations
The book tells a story of the trials and tribulations of a young princess.
true to form
w typowy/właściwy sobie sposób
True to form, she kept her guests waiting for more than 90 minutes.
true to life
The last painting we saw was so true to life that I thought it was a photograph.
true to one’s word
zgodnie z obietnicą
Sam is always true to his word. I assure you, you can trust him.
turn a blind eye to something
przymykać na coś oko
I rarely did my homework, but because I was a good student overall, my teacher turned a blind eye to it.
turn down an offer
They offered me a job, but I decided to turn it down and look for something else.
turn green with envy
zzielenieć z zazdrości
Sarah turned green with envy when she saw Laura wearing the dress she wanted.
turn one’s back on somebody
odwracać się plecami do kogoś
I always thought I could count on Tim, but he turned his back on me when I least expected it.
turn something to good account
zrobić z czegoś dobry użytek; dobrze coś wykorzystać
She turned her natural talent for languages to good account and became an interpreter.
two years passed
minęły dwa lata
Two years have passed since I last saw Sam.
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