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Study Point: 02 August, 2010

Posted by burdujan pe 02/08/2010

Proverb:
Charity begins at home.
= a person´s first obligation should be to help the member of his own family before he can begin thinking of talking about helping others.
= cămaşa e mai aproape decât haina
= drag mi-e de tine dar de mine mi se rupe inima
= mai aproape dinţii decât părinţii

Quote:
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Cel mai bun şi mai frumos lucru din această lume nu poate fi văzut sau măcar auzit, ci trebuie simţit cu inima.
– Helen Keller

Word of the Day:
to socialize
• take part in social activities; interact with others
• a socializa, a pregăti in comun (un program, etc.)

Idiom:
catch on –
E.g. He is a smart child he catches on very fast.
• to begin to understand something.
• a înţelege, a pricepe

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Study Point #17.05.10

Posted by burdujan pe 17/05/2010

Slang:
highflier
= a person of great ability and ambition

Proverb:
Birds of a feather flock together.
= you will be known by the company you keep.
= cine se aseamănă se aduna

Quote:
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Învata din ziua de ieri, trăieste pentru ziua de azi și speră pentru ziua de mâine. Este foarte important sa nu te oprești să pui întrebări.
– Albert Einstein

Word of the Day:
baggage claim
• place where passengers go to find their luggage at the end of a flight
• zona de recuperare a bagajelor

Idiom:
catch on
= to begin to understand something
= a înţelege (o glumă, sensul spuselor cuiva)
E.g. He is a smart child he catches on very fast.

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Study Point

Posted by burdujan pe 14/12/2009

Slang
pain in the neck = someone who causes trouble; a bothersome annoying person
[ro] bătaie de cap, calamitate, chin, pacoste (d. cineva sau ceva), pedeapsa, supărare, persoana infamă, sarcină dezagreabilă

Proverb
A barking dog never bites. = Many people talk without any action.
[ro] Câinele care latră nu muscă. Oamenii guralivi nu sunt de temut.

Tongue Twister
Bobby Bippy bought a bat.
Bobby Bippy bought a ball.
With his bat Bob banged the ball
Banged it bump against the wall
But so boldly Bobby banged it
That he burst his rubber ball
„”Boo!”” cried Bobby
Bad luck ball
Bad luck Bobby, bad luck ball
Now to drown his many troubles
Bobby Bippy’s blowing bubbles.

Quote
Wish not so much to live long as to live well. – Benjamin Franklin

Word of the Day
overdraft = the amount by which withdrawals exceed deposits, or the extension of credit by a lending institution to allow for such a situation
[ro] sumă cu care s-a depăşit contul în bancă, neacoperire (a unui mandat de plată), depăşire a contului în bancă

Abbreviation

What does the abbreviation CFO stand for?
e.g. You should talk to the CFO before approving that credit.
= Chief Financial Officer

Idiom

catch on – E.g. He is a smart child he catches on very fast.
= to begin to understand something.
[ro] a înţelege (o gluma, sensul spuselor cuiva), a pricepe

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