Episode 11. Time is Money - on how to learn collocations using extended metaphors
October 23, 2022
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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