CHAPTER I

WORD/PHRASE

CONTEXT

SPANISH

RUSSIAN

TO BE WORTH sth

But it was definitely worth every penny—everyone’s admired it.

valer la pena

стоить ч-л

TO LOATHE sth/sb [loʊð]

I loathe Clare Edwards.

odiar

ненавидеть

TO DAWN ON sb

and then suddenly, the truth dawns on me.

ocurrírsele a

осенить

TO PINCH sth;

TO FORGE sth

Some criminals pinched my credit card and forged my signature.

robar; falisificar

своровать; подделать

QUID

I’d thought that sixty quid would last me for weeks.

libra (slang)

фунт

TO PUT sb OFF one’s STRIDE

But I’ve been put off my stride.

desconcentrar

сбить с толку

TO STUFF sth INTO sth

Then, without changing expression, I stuff the bill back into the envelope.

llenar

 засунуть

PISS OFF!

They mean they applied for jobs at The Times GQ, and all they got back was “Piss off.

¡Lárgate!

Убирайся!

TO CATCH sb OUT

I’ve been doing this job for three years now, and I’m still expecting someone to catch me out.

pillar a alguien

подловить

BUOYANT [ˈbɔɪənt]

I feel buoyant with relief.

alegre

веселый

Quiz

What is Becky’s secret dream?

How much is Becky’s debt?

What word is used instead of glasses?

What’s Becky’s opinion about her financial knowledge?

What does the editor suggest?

Do you remember all the words?

 

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