Записи с темой: english (список заголовков)

Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Время собирать камни слова профессионального словаря. Все-таки я не теряю надежды вернуться в специальность, хотя, конечно, это будет ой как не просто теперь!

1. the act of inhibiting or the condition of being inhibited
2. (Psychology) psychol
a. a mental state or condition in which the varieties of expression and behaviour of an individual become restricted
b. the weakening of a learned response usually as a result of extinction or because of the presence of a distracting stimulus
c. (in psychoanalytical theory) the unconscious restraining of an impulse. See also repression
3. (Chemistry) the process of stopping or retarding a chemical reaction
4. (Physiology) physiol the suppression of the function or action of an organ or part, as by stimulation of its nerve supply
5. (Anglicanism) Church of England an episcopal order suspending an incumbent

@темы: English, Thesaurus


Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Difference between:

mucky - dirty and infomal uk it related to or describing sex in an offensive way: a mucky magazine

muddy - covered by or containing mud (= wet, sticky earth): Don't bring those muddy boots inside! muddy water

dirty - not clean, very basic meaning. informal meanings: unfair, dishonest, or unkind. And also used to describe something that is connected with sex, in a way that many people think is offensive: a dirty magazine/movie/joke You have a really dirty mind! UK used to refer to unhealthy food such as burgers served in fashionable or expensive restaurants.

filthy - extremely or unpleasantly dirt. Has offensive meaning: containing sexually offensive words or pictures: filthy language, a filthy joke humorous You've got a filthy mind!

mangy - afflicted with mange.Worn and squalid-looking; bedraggled or decrepit. We stayed in a really mangy hotel in New York.

Mucky and muddy describe having a lot of wet soil or dirt. Water can be said to be muddy, as well as ground and people.

Dirty can be any dirt and any degree. If I have a slight amount of dirt on my pants, they would be dirty, but not muddy or mucky. They would have to have a lot of dirt for that.

Filthy is used when something is extremely dirty. Filthy always means dirty. Dirty does not always mean filthy.

Also muddy and mucky apply to a particular kind of dirty - one the involves mud.

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Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Difference between:


To impel is to get in the way of.

To hinder is to make difficult to accomplish; to frustrate, act as obstacle. If you're "hindered by circumstances", the circumstances stand in your way like a high wall.
To obstruct means to make a baricade one of meanings.

To hamper is to hinder or impede the movement or progress of. If you're "hampered by circumstances", the circumstances obstruct your progress by entangling you, like chains round your feet. remember that one can be hindered by someone getting in the way (obstructing) or by slowing movement (impeding). Hamper just implies being tied down.

To prevent is to stop; to keep (from happening).
To block is to fill (something) so that it is not possible to pass. To prevent (something from happening or someone from doing something). To disable communication via telephone, instant messaging, etc., with an undesirable someone.

@темы: Thesaurus, English


Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Difference between: Gown and Dress

Gown is a formal women’s attire that has become most popular with brides wearing bridal gowns on the most important day of their lives, their marriage. A gown is necessarily a dress but the same cannot be said about all women’s dresses. Wedding gowns are formal and are made of fine fabrics. They are either printed or have brocade work. They are figure hugging but flowing at the bottom. A gown is a unisex word as a gown can be worn by a man as well as a woman. Dresses worn by students in their convocation ceremonies where they receive educational degrees are also called gowns. Judges in law courts also wear gowns. In daily life, long and easy dresses that drape women at homes are referred to as gowns. However, in general, a gown is a word that connotes a very rich and beautiful dress worn by women that has a long flowing skirt sewn at the bottom part.

A dress is anything that a woman wears. But an evening dress is a women’s wear that is commonly associated with glamour and beauty. A dress can be long or short, casual or formal. In some parties, there is a dress code that has to be observed by the guests. The word dress is unisex and applies to both men as well as women. The dresses worn by employees in certain organizations and by students in their schools are referred to as uniforms.

Any one piece garment with a skirt sewn to it at the bottom is also called a frock, but the word is used mostly for the dress that is worn by small girls. Different attires worn by women at parties are referred to as party dresses just like the wedding attire worn by a bride on her wedding ceremony is called a bridal dress.

Вывод: не все то grown, что dress. мне кажется, такие штуки полезны в писательстве, да и в чтении тоже, особенно если язык не ваш родной или если мир моды от вас далек.

@темы: English, Thesaurus


Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Difference between:
Mirror and looking-glass.

A looking-glass - is a poetic and archaic way to refer to a mirror. The word mirror was considered vulgar and middle-class by the upper classes. Some upper class people will still say looking glass instead of mirror.

Так вот, хочешь сойти за аристократа, говори looking-glass и криви нос при слове mirror.

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Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Difference between:

Sweater - a knitted jacket or jersey, usually of thick wool, worn by athletes before or after exercise.a cardigan with buttons can also be called a sweater in the US.

Jersey - a garment knitted from wool, worn over the upper body.A shirt worn by a member of an athletic team, usually oversized, typically depicting the athlete's name and team number as well as the team's logotype.

Jumper: In the UK this just refers to an garment you wear over your shirt for warmth. It doesn't have buttons, and it pulled over your head. In the US this has a completely different meaning. It is a type of girl's dress, a top, with attached shorts basically. It has a kind of "little girl" sense to it kind of like pinafore, however, for sure adult women wear them too.

Pullover: again is a garment you wear over your shirt, pulled over your head. The meaning is the same in the US and UK, but it is a pretty uncommon word in the US.Pullover is absolutely part of the wardrobe here! But it needn't be wooly — it can be made of fleece (synthetic) or a lightweight cotton-jersey knit type thing with long sleeves. Has to pull over the head versus zipping or buttoning up the front.

По-моему, это абсолютно одна и та же фигня, да простят меня шарящие в моде люди.

The words abandon and leave imply involuntary acts; the words forsake, relinquish and desert, those that are voluntary.

To abandon
, is more applicable to things; leave, to persons. To abandon something is to leave it behind, to cease caring for it. If something is abandoned people have stopped controlling it, keeping it. He was under a necessity of abandoning his possessions, and compelled to leave his friends.

To forsake, implies leaving in resent|ment or dislike; to relinquish, quitting. To forsake something is to reject it. It is not commonly used in normal speech. There is a description of something really bad as 'godforsaken' - ie even God has stopped caring for it - it is really an unloved, derelict or terrible place. Probably the most famous phrase is from Psalm 22 in the Bible - My God, why hast thou forsaken me? This use gives its meaning of 'abandoned, left behind'. But it is more about repudiating something, making a deliberate choice to stop doing something, you forsake the chance to go to university, and get a job instead.

To desert, leaving meanly or treacherously.

To quit, implies the breaking off from, and may be either voluntary or involuntary.

Hollow is (of something solid) having an empty space or cavity inside. As noun hollow is a small valley between mountains; a low spot surrounded by elevations. As verb hollow is to make a hole in something; to excavate (transitive) or hollow can be to urge or call by shouting. As a adverb hollow is (colloquial) completely, as part of the phrase beat hollow or beat all hollow. Hollow can also mean having a depression in the surface of a thing; concave. Example: The old man had hollow cheeks.

Empty is devoid of content; containing nothing or nobody; vacant. As noun empty is a container, especially a bottle, whose contents have been used up, leaving it empty. As verb empty is (ergative) to make empty; to void; to remove the contents of.

hollow is more about the shape of the object you are referring to. You should use empty instead to describe the content of a certain object.

For example, hydraulic tubes are hollow (it means that they are "cavitary" cylinders, ie a solid object with a cavity inside) and they could be empty (referred to the content of the "cavity")

@темы: Thesaurus, English


Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Okay, new portion English lexis is ready. Afterdeath topic today!

We should say that graveyard is a type of cemetery, but a cemetery is usually not a graveyard.

1.The cemetery is a burial place for the dead that is usually located far from the church.
2.The graveyard is a burial place located near or beside the church (churchyard).

@темы: English, Thesaurus


Терпение, смирение, ирония.
I have long thought of writing this post. We have rarely watched film so I want keep memories about expressions from these movies. Many of them have big influence on our lives as on lives others fans that inspired by them as strong as we are.

We were excited when we waited this film. First of all, because Tony was there. Second reason was dialogs between Tony and Peter that was showed in the trailers. Yes, my English skills aren’t perfect but I could understand that they’re really funny.

Our expectations were completely justified.

It was funny. It was interesting. It was charged of energy.

For me it was a film about a choice. Not only a choice between a hero’s path and a mundane simple path. It’s a choice between priorities. I think it is similar to the choice between a family and a career for a workaholic. For many it seemed impossible to combine them except cases when members of family work together.

Sometimes I think that superheroes couldn’t be happy in a family life. A professional trait. As a happy people couldn’t write poems (I’m personally against it ) as happy people couldn’t save the world. May be it’s a question of motivation.

At the end I told what the nicest moment in the film was. It was a parental control in the costume for the Spiderman. It’s so sweet! Tony, doesn’t embarrass show your gentle heart!

Spiderman was my favourite superhero in the childhood. I'm totally happy that this film is so cool. And Tom Holland has a sex six pack :chups:

@темы: English, Fanfactory, Marvel, Movie reactor, My simple life, Opinion, Practice, Something what I love


Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Difference between
shake - First, its a verb. I can be doen to someone or done to oneself. It generally is a willed act, even if it's not a welcome one (meaning some agent is involved).

tremor - A noun, usually describing a subtle but steady "shaking", usually involuntary, often pathological (meaning a symptom of something).

shiver - Very similar to tremor but less acute (usually the whole body or at least a good half shivers). Still involuntary, though there can be an identifiable cause (cold weather, fear, bad thoughts). Usually goes away either as fast as it came on, or if due to strong source, when that source is gone.

tremble - Could be the same as a shiver or a tremor, but if it's distinct, usually describes a shaking or unsteadiness caused by lack of power. You could be trembling when you stand up due to muscle weakness, or you could be trembling at the feet of a king because you are weak with humility, etc.

vibration, each wave is having a predictable correlation with the next wave. In a tremor, this is not a binding condition. The wave following the current wave may be larger, smaller, of different shape, amplitude or frequency. The movement is generally oscillatory in vibration but may be chaotic in a tremor.

@темы: Thesaurus, English


Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Difference between seldom, hardy ever, scarcely and rarely/

Hardly ever, rarely, scarcely and seldom are frequency adverbs. We can use them to refer to things that almost never happen, or do not happen very often. They have a negative meaning. We use them without not. Rarely, scarcely and seldom are more common in writing than in speaking:

He hardly ever smiles.

Hardly and scarcely can mean ‘almost not at all’ or ‘only just’. Hardly is much more common than scarcely, and scarcely is more formal:

Jen was so tired. She could scarcely keep her eyes open.

I hardly know them. I’ve only met them once.

We usually put these adverbs in mid position, between the subject and main verb, after the modal verb or first auxiliary verb, or after main verb be. In more formal styles, we put them in front position and invert the subject and verb. If there is no auxiliary or modal verb, we use do/does/did.

In more formal styles, to refer to something happening immediately after something else, we use scarcely/hardly … when. We move hardly and scarcely to front position and invert the subject and verb:

Scarcely had I got myself comfortable and closed my eyes when I heard the sound of the alarm.

"Seldom" and "rare" are sometimes synonyms, but "seldom" is usually used as an adverb, while "rare" is usually an adjective. There is also a meaning for "rare" which has to do with meat: it means that the meat is not cooked to the point of being well done. This is the preference of many people for preparing expensive beefsteaks.

Now back to time: "seldom" means "not often", and "rare" means "almost never", so it is stronger.

I seldom eat red meat, and it is rare for me to eat white grains or white flour.
This means that I do eat red meat, but not often, but that I almost never eat white grains or white flour. I never eat rare steak.

As adverbs the difference between rarely and seldom is that rarely is not occurring at a regular interval; seldom; not often while seldom is infrequently, rarely.

As a adjective seldom is (obsolete) rare; infrequent.

@темы: English, Thesaurus


Терпение, смирение, ирония.
It's too difficult to be always strong and positive if you are only a human. I see clearly and distinctly an aim but I have too many fears that stop me. The obstacles. I hate this word. I'm tied to blame myself in the weekness. I hinder myself and don't know how to stop it.

For memory:
Difference between "aim", "goal", "purpose", "target", "objective" and "ambition".

purpose: what you want to achieve when you do something; the reason you do or plan something, and the thing you want to achieve when you do it: The games have an educational purpose.

aim: something you hope to achieve by doing something: The main aim of the plan was to provide employment for local people.

goal: something important that you hope to achieve in the future, even though it may take a long time: The country can still achieve its goal of reducing poverty by a third.

target: the exact result that a person or organization intends to achieve by doing something, often the amount of money they want to get; a particular amount or total that you want to achieve: The company is on track to meet its target of increasing profits by 10%.

objective: the specific thing that you are trying to achieve - used especially about things that have been officially discussed and agreed upon in business, politics, etc. and agreed upon in business, politics, etc.: Their main objective is to halt the flow of drugs. | We met to set the business objectives for the coming year.

ambition: something that you very much want to achieve in your future career: Her ambition was to go to law school and become an attorney. | Earlier this year, he achieved his ambition of competing in the Olympic Games.

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Терпение, смирение, ирония.
One day, one life, but the procrastination forever. this is a slogan of all last week. Sometimes I think that sequential accomplishment purpises isn't mine. Really. I am not purposeful persom, I am a stubborn donkey. But if the goal is too far or too vague, I"ll lose motivation.
It's so difficult to try study how to go if you already know it.

@темы: English, My simple life, Practice


Just traning, nothing interesting

Терпение, смирение, ирония.

Just traning, nothing interesting

Терпение, смирение, ирония.

big post - long life

Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Okay. Let's beginning!

New year, new page of life, new plans. I decided to write one post in two days using words that I had learned. A super reward will wait me in the end of the week. My vocabulary is replenished by the strange ways. Really strange! Today it's a mix of a popular-science performance and a book by Paulo Coelho. No. Nope. I don't like this author but I have his book in English and it's small and easy enough for my language level. Thats all what I need. No ideas how can I use these words and transform them in one connected text. So sorry for weird topics and strange fillings of them!

The day is dawning and business is contunuing.

The most meaningful event in my life was a wedding. Can't believe that it really happend! Sometimes I catch strange delusional feeling. It seems like a dream in reality. It can't be with me! It's impossible! Did our long way finish? Did we win? Then I remember that we should waste money and pay for new visa and everything is clear. I fugure out that's my life and I still retain my mind. I was very intrested there is life after a wedding. There are any differences between married condition and unmarried? What should I feel after marriage vows? But I expected overrepresented much. It's really the same foe all the dimentions. Except legal status. I undervalued a trait of my character to increase meaning any ocations to zenith. But I'm happy and it was a right decition.

The second thing what I want told you is a visit to a dentist. I lost a big fillng for two or three weeks before our wedding. Local health services are very slowly if you aren't old man or disabled or don't died. So we waited and waited and waited and then got an apointment. Dentist's price isn't cheap but it's below than price of a therapist. Everything is okay if you have NHS (medical insurance) particular if you have any benefits and you are a vulnerable part of population. But if you are not - you should pay about 160 pounds for the first visit. It can be only acquaintance. There are three band of dental services descriminate for a price. First visit to a dentist cost about 20 pound and include examination, clean of veneer and interdental spaces and other good things.

Full list:

A dentist that I visited was very gruff. I used to think that I'm an agreeableness person that people like me. Not that time! This man doesn't like my accent, me and try to wound me verbally. His contribution in my self-concept was undervalued by me because not only English sence of humor is difficult for understanding but their polite rudeness too. I think he was one of those who doesn't like immigrants. He has trouble with Polish or tied from nonprofit clients or he got burnout on his job. Or he is a selfish, rough asshole who think that all immigrants is a weed and should be kicking down from England! I was frustrated and we asked to change a dentist. I hope that sentence "what goes around will come around" will be right for him! An interaction with myfirst dentist here was failed.

So there is a hierarchy in England too. If you are an insider in this terrain you are better than others by default. Your an ancestry is important here. It can pursing you whole life. Sometimes I think that moral standarts are outer for all cultures and can be fragile for destroy. Moving you should be confident that can withstand this that no one couldn't weeding you out. I only try to understand how people set social bounderies here.

I am still making handcraft. Boxes with stuff are contening so many bbut I need more. My work's revenue is still zero but I step up my secret talants and increase frequency of manufacturing. Than more you do than bigger will be skills. Thanks my partner for generosity, belief in me. It really contribute my confidence and learning. If this burden is too difficul what about help-seeking?

Now I'm learning English because still feel non-confident myself when I have conversations with Englishmen or think about job or learning here. I realize that it can not be truth. People say that my English is good enough but for what? I'm uneasy may be because I'm perfectionist and thing that I don't study hard enough. Sometimes I seem myself a faker. People see bright, believe when I only preen. When I am thinking something like this I say stop, be calm, don't worry, yes, everything is't smooth but you can! And try to retain this mood as long as you can!

Now it is nightfall and I finish the story. At the end I should avow that I don't know how use some words. So.... I don't know can I use 'shear' in hairdresser or not? Is it word only for sheeps or it's good for people too? Unshaven legs are very prickly. I have never seen moorish eyes. Who use this collocation? Seriously! The most part of my peers are too normal. They became тётки и дядьки but I'm still too young for all this shugar! I am often kissing up to my partner but have never kissed ass. I don't like quid pro quo but sometimes use it just because I'm a hypocrite. Once my brother and sister watched a slaughter. The brother couldn't eat eggs after this several years. England is a cold country because main part of population doesn't like waste money for warth in home. Spent them for drinks is better of course. There are a lot of performers in the center of Liverpooll. It's students of Art College that train their skills and try earn some money. Good idea! Our nourishment is too good because my old pants is too small now. I want to see pastires with sheeps and ponies and dusk falling on green fields! I sent letters for my friend and all receivers got them (I hope).

This text is too big! I hated it when I was writen it! Never! Never more! It's definitive decition. One word - one sentences.

Можно не читать всю эту длинную телегу. Всех люблю, у меня все хорошо. Тут полно ошибок, но сил нету, чтобы править)

@темы: English, My simple life, Practice, Something what I love


Life around us

Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Okey. It is a bit difficult to concentrate for writing now. I think that this skill was lost because I have not practised a long time ago. Sometimes I agree that I am too reticent person. When I want to write any post I can't find any information that could be published or interesting. It's wrong. My life is full of new imaginations, full of new information.May be there is any necessity to change this habit. Yes, my paper-diary can be usefull, but I can stay it for thoughts and reasonings. This space I stay for facts . Something like social face.
First of all, we have three little fir-trees. I had bought a can with soil and seeds as a present for my fiancee. Than we opened it and planted seeds. Neither of us thought that they grow up. But they did it! It was a big miracle and a small problem because it appeared impossible to buy soil and pot at November! I was very surprized. I have never thought that if the season is closed all gardening tools would be disappeared like a mirage. After second thoughts we decided to dig it soil. At first we thought that we should go to park but it is far from us. Than we wanted to go to the church. We put on cloths and left the house and... then we saw that there is a beautiful swell of the ground not far from us. The rain was fallen and it was dark. Passers looked at us suspiciously. May be they thought that we dug a grave or a treasure. It was really funny!
Now our trees feel good. I don't know but hope that they all will survive. Especially I want that my new cactus survived. It has some red flowers and looks like round cushion. May be I'll buy a friend for him. It named Yorick so the second cactus wll be named Ophelia or Scull or Shadowinthewall or something like this.

@темы: English, My simple life, Practice



Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Okay, we did it! I live with my fiancé in our two-bedroom flat two months. All my fears were useless. It was not easy, not fast but achievable. If I omit facts everything is good. I am so happy to be close for my lovely man! It was so difficult to sleep alone after our joint holidays. I felt that somebody lay behind my back but it was impossible. I was really upset. Now everything changed. When my fiancé come home she lay close to me and sleep. It’s so cool that I can’t believe in reality of happening.
There are some difficulties. I prefer to be low-key of my fiancé. First of all novelty of local lifestyle a bit scare me. I try to avoid being active member of conversation. I am afraid to look stupid. I fear that nobody understand me. I am not sure that I have enough good skills for that. The local citizens have strong accent. It names scouse. It sounds like rolling any pebble in a mouth. I can’t understand them at all! And they don’t understand me. It doesn’t well for confident in my powers. I have never given up but sometimes I lost all motivation for learning English.
The second reason for fears is that I don’t have enough interlocutors. I don’t have any friend here. My fiance’s friend have come to our home several times but it isn’t enough really. I try to speak in English in shops and in other places like these. Social contact, you know. I scare to do it alone but may be it will be good for me ostensibly I suddenly prove in water and must learn to swim for saving life.
The third reason is that I am lazy. I have to get practice every day but I didn’t . So I try to fix it. I am going to write every a post in my diary. Also it is a good way to save impressions and memories about a new start in my life.

@темы: Practice, My simple life, English


Терпение, смирение, ирония.
I had a really good time several days ago! I spent it with my friends. We played table games from evening till morning. A lot of games! I have never done it all night long before.
It was a severe fight between strong opponents! I can’t play poker but my friends have good skills in this game. They are experienced players and know how to do, all of poker combinations, can have deadpan and count the cards. Approximately all the time, I lost. But… It was only a game! I have never thought that I have the biggest fortune in the world or that I can win without any experience. Also I have already won my love! So I am happy!
When I take a shower any strange thoughts come to my mind usually. Today I thought about Natasha Romanoff. In my opinion, she is similar on the women-heroes from books about James Bond. This type of secret agents is impossible now but it could be in USSR in KGB. It was described in “From Russia With Love” in one of the main characters – Tatyana Pomanova.
The view of Natasha outdated now. I think that modern women-heroes aren’t so romantic. They aren’t a “Russian princess”. They couldn’t have so terrible life-story with cruel training and suffering soul. They don’t want to change their lives to romantic spy-handsome. They don’t hide a stolen silver spoon because they want beautiful life and be sick at heart because can’t get it as a birds in a cage.
It’s a sad story from 60-ies.
But maybe I wrong and it’s only my vision how people “read” this character.

@темы: Practice, Opinion, My simple life, Marvel, English


Let's go!

Терпение, смирение, ирония.
Well, I'm going to write here in English and in Russian. It should be a little practice for me because I'll leave my native country soon. I hope. I'm going to get married and be happy. Yes, I'm happy now but I can be happier with my second half.

My partner live in Liverpool. It is very exciting to waitfor an answer about my visa. I'm afraid... I'm afraid of everything! We have strong evidences that we are a true couple, but everything can go wrong! Our visa officer can dislike russians and be too suspicious. He can get an instruction that he can't make a positive decision. My brain has a really good skill of imagining something terrible for me. It is his superpower!

I am waiting for my visa for more than 1 month. This process can continue for 2 month yet. It can happen in every moment! I hate this! I don't have enough patience! But it doesn't matter what I think. So I decided to live by one day and to fill these days by any hobby. For example, I want to write blog posts in English for improving my skills and learning words.

I have a problem. It is difficult to come up with some topics. It is strange, is it? I'm sure that it'll be easier when I "unfreeze" my tongue. Books, TV series or something like this can be good for this plan. Let's go and be that as it may!

@темы: English, My simple life, Practice

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