A Phrase a Week

GRAB A BITE!!!

- dát si něco rychlého k jídlu

- To get something to eat, to get food that can be eaten quickly.

„I need a few minutes to grab a bite to eat.“


GIVE UP

- přestat, zanechat, vzdát se

- to surrender, to cease to do or perform, to stop, to abandon

„Don´t give up! You can do this.“

You´re welcome.

„Rádo se stalo. Odpověď na poděkování“

- A polite way to to respond to thanks. Implies that the other person is welcome to ask for any other favors.

Howard: „Thanks for washing the dog, Pete.“
Pete: „You're welcome.“

HAVE AN ARGUMENT

„hádat se, přít se“
- to argue with someone
“Why is Monica mad at you?” 
“We had an argument.”

FIRE AWAY

-Tak spusť! Povídej! ptej se apod.

-start talk

Nancy:“Stanley, I have something to tell you.“ Stanley:“Fire away, I am listening with open
ears.“

NO MATTER WHAT

„bez ohledu na.. ,ať to stojí, co to stojí, stůj co stůj“
- in any event; without regard to what happens (in the future), used to emphasize that something is always true, or that someone must do something
„No matter what happens, we'll still be friends.“

It´s NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!

- nic ti do toho není, Co je ti do toho!
- It is nothing that you need to know. It is none of your concern. (Not very polite.)

Alice: How much does a little diamond like that cost? 
Mary: None of your business!.

to BE UP TO something

„mít něco naplánovaného, v úmyslu, za lubem“
- eager to do something or interested in doing something,
„I don't know what he's up to.“

WATCH YOUR MOUTH!

- dávat si pozor na jazyk, nebýt sprostý ap.
- Pay attention to what you are saying!; Do not say anything rude!
„Hey, don't talk that way!
Watch your mouth!“


to DO something ON PURPOSE

„dělat něco za jistým účelem, záměrně“
-do sth intentionally; deliberately
„I said it on purpose.“ 
Řekl jsem to naschvál.

TO BE OFF

„být na odchodu, být pryč, muset odejít“
- an expression announcing the speaker's intention of leaving, 

Sue: „I must be off.“
John: „The game's not over yet.“

GO FOR IT

„jdi do toho“

- To put maximum effort into achieving something, To decide to do something

„I want to take part in this competition.“
„Go for it! You can win this!“

HAVE A WORD WITH

„promluvit si s kým krátce“

- to speak with someone privately to tell them something, Speak with, discuss with

„I must have a word with Tom about his homework.“

IN NO TIME

„raz dva rychle“

- Very quickly or very soon, immediately, 

„The children ate their dinner in no time.“

 

STUCK IN (somewhere)

„vězet, trčet kde (nemoci se hnout), zaseknout se“


- unable to move, or fixed in a particular position, place or way of thinking


„Seven of us were stuck in the lift for over an hour.“

TO FEEL LIKE doing something

„mít chuť, chtít se co komu“

- To have an inclination or desire for

„I feel like having an ice cream.“Mám chuť na zmrzlinu. 
„I feel like going to bed.“Šel bych nejraději spát.

SHAME ON YOU

    „styď(te) se“
- a phrase scolding someone for being naughty. (Typically said to a child or to an adult for a childish infraction.)
 
 „John: I think I broke one of your figurines. Mary: Shame on you! 
 John: I'll replace it, of course.“
 

to KEEP AN EYE ON 

(dávat pozor, dohlédnout na koho/co , hlídat koho/co, - to watch someone or something; to monitor someone or something closely)
„Will you please keep your eye on my house
while I'm on holiday?“

Out of the blue 

(zčista jasna, nečekaně“, když říkáme, že se něco stalo naprosto nečekaně, if something happens out of the blue, it happens suddenly and you are not expecting it.)
“Out of the blue, my parents decided to buy me a brand new car for my birthday. I’m so happy.”

to SPILL something OUT


(„vyklopit ze sebe (informace)“ to talk about or express an emotion freely)
“She will have a big party but I can´t tell you more. It is a secret.”
„Oh, come on! Spill it out!"

I mean it. 


(když říkáme, že něco myslíme vážně, it's actual, I´m not lying.)
“If you don´t stop, I will call the police. I mean it.“

It rocks. 

(„Je to super.“ když chceme říci, že je něco skvělé, použijeme sloveso to rock. 
If something 'rocks' it's good; if something's bad, it 'sucks'.)
You saw that movie! It rocks!
You rock! You are really great.

You´ve made my day. 

(když chceme někomu poděkovat a říci, že nám zlepšil náladu, vylepšil den, it means that someone has done or said something that made you very happy, and it made the day more special for you.)
“You look so beautiful today. Have you lost some weight?”
„ Thank you, you have made my day!“