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Episode 11. Time is Money - on how to learn collocations using extended metaphors

October 23, 2022 Jacek Olender Season 1 Episode 11
PoLoop Angielski
Episode 11. Time is Money - on how to learn collocations using extended metaphors
Show Notes

Learning collocations is a great way to expand your vocabulary. We can do it more effectively understanding how metaphors work in everyday language.

Words and expressions used in the recording:

  • pay off (If something pays off, it is brings good results)' PL: opłacać się
  • to learn collocations one by one (to learn collocations separately, not together); PL: jeden po drugim / jedna po drugiej
  • It could be argued that ...  (There is evidence to believe that something is true); PL: można twierdzić / utrzymywać, że
  • to grasp an object  (to take an object and hold it in your hand very firmly); chwycić coś
  •  to grasp an idea  (to understand an idea); PL: pojąć / zrozumieć ideę 
  • to live by something (When you live by a principle or a belief, you follow it in your life); PL: żyć zgodnie z czymś
  • It's slipped my mind (I've forgotten to do something); PL: Wypadło mi to z głowy.
  • to cram for the exam (to learn as much as possible in a short time just before you take the exam); PL: wkuwać do egzaminu
  • to encapsulate something (to represent the most important aspects of something); PL: zawierać coś


Sentences used as examples of how expressions about money could be used about time:

  • You're wasting my time!
  • This application will save me hours.
  • I don't have enough time to spare for watching Netflix.
  • How do you spend your weekends?
  • I've invested a lot of money in your education, and you want to become an influencer!
  • I lost a lot of time looking for the right dress.
  • We are running out of time.
  • That flat tyre cost me an hour.
  • You need to budget your time.
  • It will be worth your while to participate in the meeting.
  • Our government is living on borrowed time.

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