Siguiendo con otra entrega de vocabulario, expresiones y demás sobre un tema específico. En esta ocasión, toca el tema de la educación a tratar, aunque siempre hay alguna expresión que no encaja al 100% pero, es como todo en la vida 😛
Art room – Área/sala de artes plásticasAt school we used to paint at the art room.
Cargo ship – Barco de cargaMy father owned a cargo ship.
Centre of London – Centro de LondresJonathan lives in the center of London.
Chemist’s shop – FarmaciaIf you want that medicine, you have to buy it in the chemist’s shop.
Coat check girl – Chica del guardarropaThe coat check girl was very kind to us.
Cookery course – Curso de cocinaI am going to a cookery course.
Hamburguer restaurant –HamburgueseríaLet’s have lunch, come, I will show you the new hamburger restaurant.
Chemistry teacher –Profesor de químicaMy cousin always wanted to become a chemistry teacher.
Infant teacher – Profesor infantilI want to be an infant teacher.
Knowledge of poisons – conocimiento de venenosHe has acquired knowledge of poisons serving as a ranger in West Point.
Mysteries of life – Misterios de la vidaMy grandfather wanted to know all the mysteries of life.
Nursery school – Jardín de infanciaMy old nursery school got burnt three years ago.
Paper round – Ruta del repartidor de periódicosSorry, I was doing the paper round.
Rows of desks – Filas de pupitresIn my high school we had lots of rows of desks per class.
State school – Escuela estatalI went to a state school.
Twin misteries – Misterios gemelosThe police had to solve the twin misteries: the kidnapping and murder of Mr. Potato.
(to) be bad news – Alguien que no da más que problemasShe’s quite hard-working, whereas Tim’s the complete opposite. He’s bad news, actually!Basic skills – Habilidades básicasHe had to develop his basic skills.
East London – Este de LondresHe was working as a lorry driver in East London.
Full time career – Ocupación a tiempo completoHe wanted to have a full time career.
Hard-working – trabajador (adj)My group of friends were quite hard-working people.
Local fish factory – Piscifactoría localI was working in the local fish factory.
Local restaurant – Restaurante localI’m trying to get a job in a local restaurant.
Long hours – Largas horasHe spent long hours waiting for us in the forest.
Original under-achiever – Persona que no rinde al nivel de su capacidadEistein was an original under-achiever when he was a young boy.
Particular job – Trabajo particularJames has a particular job, he is a fireman.
Poetical place – Sitio pintorescoLondon is a very poetical place.
Progressive ideas – ideas progresistasMy teacher had a lot of progressive ideas.
Private school – Escuela privadaMy friend attended Caravel, which is a private school.
Sculpting business – Negocio de la esculturaShe inherited the family sculpting business.
Secondary school – Escuela secundariaBy the time I was twelve I started secondary school.
Single day –Dia únicoI promise you it will be just a single day.
Sound knowledge – Conocimientos sólidosThat book gave me a sound knowledge of music.
Spare time – Tiempo libreI don’t like doing exercise in my spare time.
The only jobs – Los únicos trabajosThe only jobs available don´t have very good conditions.
The wisest man – El hombre más sabioHe has become the wisest man on Earth.
Thrown out food – Comida tirada/desperdiciadaThe begger was looking for thown out food in the garbage.
Unpaid assistant – Ayudante/asistente que no cobraI was forced to work as an unpaid assistant.
Visual images – Imágenes visualesYesterday, the newspaper had a lot of visual images.
(to) Become an apprentice – Hacerse aprendizShe became an apprentice of the job.
(to) Cut grass – Cortar el cespedHe spend the late afternoon cutting grass.
(to) Do the Postgraduate thesis – Hacer la Tesis doctoralHe did his postgraduate thesis based on the ancient greeks.
(to) Find employment – Encontrar trabajoHe found employment as an engineer.
(to) Hide my books – Esconder mis librosI used to hide my books under my bed.
(His parents) divorced – (Sus padres) se divorciaronMy parents divorced last year.
(to) Know the area – Conocer el temaI liked this job because I knew the area very well.
(to) Make an effort – Esforzarse/hacer un esfuerzoYou need to make an effort , if you really want to pass the subject.
(to) Pass an exam – Aprobar un examenEverybody wants to pass the exams.
(to) Sell ice-cream – Vender heladosWe have sold more ice-cream this year than the last one.
(to) Take a position – Ocupar un cargo/un empleoShe took a position as a dentist assistant.
(to) Widen the topic – Ampliar el temaCould I widen the topic with this old books?
(to) Arrive at school – Llegar a la escuelaGeorge arrived at school very late.
(to) Earn a living – Ganarse la vidaHe had to earn a living since he was a little boy.
(to) Hammer on a surface (e.g. a window) – Aporrear una superficieAs they didn’t see me, I hammered on the window.
(to) Have (no) talent in doing sth – (No) tener talento haciendo algoHe had no talent in dancing.
(to) Make a profit on – Sacar provecho/beneficio deHe explained he had made a profit on some cheap flights.
(to) Make a start in – Comenzar enMike said that he had made a start in a small way while still at school.
(to) Make a success of – Tener éxito con algoHe made a success of his new book.
(to) Make use of – Hacer uso deHe admitted he had made use of the school computer in his lunch break.
(to) Search through – Buscar enI searched through my luggage for my keys.
(to) Show interest in – Mostrar interés enHe showed little interest in going to the party.
(to) Start mucking about – Empezar a perder el tiempoGuys started mucking about.
(to) Wave at sb – Saludar (con la mano) a alguienI waved at them but they didn’t see me.
(to) Work for – Trabajar paraHe worked for different companies.
(to) Fail virtually everything – Suspender casi todoMy brother managed to fail virtually everything and still be successful.
(to) Forget deliberately – Olvidar a propósitoSandra accused Mike of deliberately forgetting certain details.
(to) Go downhill – Ir cuesta abajoPeter went downhill with his bike this morning.
(to) Help financially – Ayudar económicamenteMike mentioned that his father had helped him financially in starting his business.
(to) Particularly rememberer – Recordar especialmenteCan you speak about a teacher you particularly remember.
(to) Probably take – Probablemente coger/contraerHe probably took the HIV.
(to) Run traditionally – Dirigir/ llevar algo tradicionalmenteHe runs the school very traditionally.
(to) Start early –Empezar tempranoIn Spain, teaching starts early.
(to) Subsequently be – Ser consecuentementeThat subsequently was dangerous.
(to) Walk nervously – Caminar nervioso/nerviosamenteHe started walking nervously when he saw her.
(to) Work hard – Trabajar duroJane wished she had worked harder at school.
Later qualified – Cualificado más tardeShe was an engineer and later qualified in chemistry.
Quite new – Bastante nuevoOur school books are quite new.
Bring up – CriarThey brought up their kids really well.
Throw up – AbandonarI threw up my job after a month.