False Friends: career and degree

False Friends: Career and Degree

False Friends: career and degree. Oh how much do we hate those False Friends – the words that sound exactly like a word in a different language but has a different meaning. It sounds like it’s a friend, but it’s not. Curse you False Friends!!!

CAREER – PROFESIÓN / TRAYECTORIA

  • Career in English is a job that you have been doing for a long time (not your university studies)
    • Before her career in social work, she was a banker.
    • He’s finally retiring after a 40 year career in marketing.

DEGREE – CARRERA

  • a qualification given for finishing a university course
  • degree is the correct translation of ‘careera‘ in Spanish.
    • He has a degree in education.
    • Although he got his degree in History, he’s working in politics.

FALSE FRIENDS

Not that you had a look at False Friends: career and degree, have a look at our other False Friends posts:
1. Vocab Rehab: False Friends: Terrific and terrifying
2. Vocab Rehab: False Friends: Suburbs and slums
3. Vocab Rehab: False Friends: Sensitive and Sensible
4. Vocab Rehab: False Friends: Comprehensive and Understanding

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English Vocabulary: tenacious

English Vocabulary: tenacious

English Vocabulary: tenacious. There are lots of names for these kinds of people: persistent, tough, annoying. But, when we use the word tenacious, there is a strength behind it. We are talking about someone who won’t stop usually because they believe strongly in something.

TENACIOUS

  • Adjective
  • Someone who doesn’t stop until they achieve what they want.
    • Amnesty International is a tenacious advocate for human rights.
    • She’s a tenacious little girl and doesn’t accept no for an answer.
  • Something that is strong or not persistent.
    • We need to find a more tenacious metal for this project.
    • Julie really has a tenacious memory

TENACITY

  • noun
  • the quality of being very determned.
    • I admire your tenacity for change.
    • He showed a lot of tenacity, but in the end I’m not sure he is going to win.
  • The quality of persisting
    • The company has outlived the other ones out of sheer tenacity.
    • The tenacity of certain stories allow then to be told by each generation.

TANACIOUSLY

  • adverb
  • To achieve something in a tenacious way.
    • Joe is tenaciously battling the lawsuit in court.
    • We tenaciously record every event so that future generations will know what happened.

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English Vocabulary

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English Vocabulary: Time off

English Vocabulary: Time off

English Vocabulary: Time off. Time off is a way to refer to all types of ‘leaves’ from work without giving too many details. It can refer to medical leave, maternity/paternity leave or simply vacation/holidays.

TIME OFF

  • A period of time that you do not have to go to work due to illness, holiday, permission, etc.
    • She’s going to take some time off after the baby is born.
    • They are taking some time off to get some help for their ageing parents.
    • I was wondering if I could take some time off at the end of the month.

COLLOCATIONS WITH TIME OFF

  • Time off to do something
    • Tom would like to get some time off to relax.
    • More and more fathers are taking time off to care for their children.
  • Time off for something
    • It’s hard to get time off for vacation in the U.S.
    • I wouldn’t want to use my time off for sick days.
  • Time off from something
    • Mary is requesting some time off from her job.
    • An increasing number of people are receiving time off from work due to stress.
  • VERBS USED WITH TIME OFF
    • take
    • have
    • get
    • give
    • be given
    • receive
    • request

English Vocabulary

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Vocab Rehab: Strive
Vocab Rehab: Bargain

English Vocabulary: strive

English Vocabulary: Strive

English Vocabulary: strive. Strive can be a complicated word to use because it doesn’t actually collocate with a wide variety of words. And although some people may translate it as ‘tratar’ or ‘esforzarse’ in Spanish, it doesn’t actually capture the full meaning of the word. In situations like these, it’s good to see examples and the words that it does collocate with in order to apply the word correctly.

STRIVE

  • to try very hard to achieve or accomplish something
  • strive + infinitve
    • She strives to do her best in everything she does.
    • We are always striving to learn new things to apply at our jobs.
  • strive + for + noun
    • If he continues to strive for perfection, he will wear himself out.
    • Their slogan is ‘Strive for excellence’.

COLLOCATIONS WITH STRIVE

Strive + to + infinitive + something

  • strive to____ something
    • achieve
    • be
    • become
    • (not) die
    • do
    • (not) fail
    • improve
    • (not) lose
    • offer
    • provide
    • succeed at

Strive + for + something

  • strive for ____
    • excellence
    • greatness
    • perfection
    • success

adverb + strive

  • ____ strive
    • always
    • constantly
    • continuously

Vocab Rehab

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English Vocabulary: Bargain

English Vocabulary: Bargain

English Vocabulary: Bargain. You are familiar with the word negotiate, but bargain can also be used to discuss prices in an office or out on the street.

BARGAIN

  • verb
  • to try to convince someone to offer a service or do something for you at a cheaper price.
    • Don’t be afraid to bargain for the price of the clothes.
    • I really don’t feel comfortable bargaining for the price when it is already very cheap.
  • noun
  • something that is sold for less than it’s real value.
    • I got the sofa for a real bargain.
    • We should go shopping this weekend. There are lots of bargains for Christmas.

STRIKE A BARGAIN

  • make a deal
  • come to an agreement about what each party will be doing.
    • The union finally struck a bargain with Michelin and the workers will go back to work next week.
    • It is in their favor to strike a bargain before this gets messy.

Vocab Rehab

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English Vocabulary: foresight

English Vocabulary: foresight

English Vocabulary: foresight. someone who has foresight is not a magician or a fortune teller. It is simply someone who can read a situation, judge what the possible outcomes may be and learns to plan in a way for this situation. Some people may have foresight at work but not with relationships, or vice versa. Other people may be able to see what is going to happen but don’t know how to plan for that situation. Someone with foresight can do both.

HAVE THE FORESIGHT (noun)

  • to have ability to understand a situation and it’s possible outcomes and
  • be able to plan for this situation
    • He had the foresight to leave his job before they went bankrupt.
    • If Carol had the foresight to sell the house before the market crash, she should have had the foresight to save some money as well.

FORESEE (verb)

  • to be able to judge a situation and make plans to deal with it.
    • He didn’t forsee the divorce at all, so he was shocked when his wife told him.
    • They forsaw the war and made plans to leave the country as soon as they could.

(UN)FORESEEABLE (adjective)

  • foreseeable: an event or situation that can be predicted
    • She will be working in the school for the forseeable future.
  • unforseeable: an event or situation that can not be predicted.
    • I lost my job last month, so for the unforseeable future, I will be unemployed.

Vocab Rehab

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English Vocabulary: Sign up

English Vocabulary: sign up

English Vocabulary: sign up. This phrasal verb is a very important one to know. This month you need to SIGN UP for English class, dance class, art class or any other activity that you are hoping to be a part of. My kids always make the mistake of saying to me, ‘Did you inscribirme in the class?’ And I respond, ‘No, I signed you up.’ It’s such a basic phrase, but even they never seem to use it.

SIGN UP

  • Phrasal verb. Learn more about how to use phrasal verbs here.
  • to join or agree to be a part of an activity or event.
    • I signed my daughter up for dance class.
    • Julie signed up for the marathon.

Vocab Rehab

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English Vocabulary: steal vs rob

English Vocabulary: steal vs rob

English Vocabulary: steal vs rob. These words have a lot in common, but there is a clear difference.

STEAL

  • irregular verb: steal, stole, stolen
  • take objects from someone or something without their permission.
    • He stole the wallet from my purse.
    • My computer was stolen yesterday at school.

ROB

  • regular verb: rob, robbed, robbed
  • robbery happens to people or places.
    • He robbed me in the bar.
    • They robbed the bank before getting away.

English Vocabulary

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English Vocabulary: to be promoted

English Vocabulary: to be promoted

English Vocabulary: to be promoted. Today we celebrate the fact that our local football club, Alaves has been promoted to First Division! ¡Aupa Alaves! Click here to read more about Vitoria-Gasteiz’s Alaves team, but before you do that, let’s take a look at the different meanings of promote. Also, check out the collocations used with promote.

TO BE PROMOTED

  • to raise someone to a more important position
  • Usually someone is promoted to something
    • John has just been promoted to the head of his department, so we are having a party for him.
    • If the team wins the next game, then they will be promoted to 2nd Division.

TO PROMOTE

  • to encourage people to like and/or buy a product
    • Kristen is promoting a new line of cosmetics, so you should buy from her.
    • If you really want to promote your product well, you should talk to an advertising company.
  • To encourage people to like and support an idea.
    • The world leaders really need to promote the idea of taking care of the planet or else there will never be real change.
    • They promote peace talks between the two countries.

COLLOCATIONS WITH PROMOTE

  • adverbs that collocate with promote
    • actively, positively, widely
      • We are actively promoting English classes, so sign up today.
    • aggressively, heavily,
      • I’m not sure I agree with such aggressive promoting, but I see that it is effective.
    • effectively, successfully
      • The company is successfully promoting the product nationally and plans to go international.
  • nouns that collocate with promote
    • access, diversity, equality, human rights, awareness
      • I do all I can to promote diversity and inclusion at work and at home.
    • efficiency, innovation, education,
      • If the government really wants to promote innovation, they need to provide more grant money to start up businesses.
    • business, growth, development
      • The new mayor says she want to promote growth, so she is presenting a new bill.
    • competition, debate, dialogue, trade
      • If we don’t promote dialogue and debate, then we will never grow as a country.

English Vocabulary

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English Vocabulary: hear vs Listen

English Vocabulary: hear vs listen

English Vocabulary: hear vs listen. These two verbs get mixed up all the time. So, let’s look at how they are different and how they are similar.

HEAR

  • Irregular, Transitive and Intransitive verb
  • Think of ‘hear’ as an event.
    • I heard what the Prime Minister said yesterday. The focus is on the event of the Prime Minister, not that I heard it.
  • You receive a sound / you are conscious of a sound
    • Did you hear that? I think someone is at the door.
  • You understand a piece of information
    • He heard they are getting a divorce.

LISTEN

  • Regular, transitive verb
  • Usually followed by ‘to’
  • Think of listen to as an action.
  • He never listens to me when I’m speaking. It’s so annoying. (The focus is on the action of listening.)
  • To give your attention to someone or something.
    • I listened to the whole album and I love it.

HEAR OR LISTEN

Sometimes we can use both hear or listen in a sentence. However, the meaning changes a bit.

  • Remember, we use ‘hear’ to focus on the activity and ‘listen’ to focus on the action.
    • I love hearing the rain hitting the window. (the focus is on the rain hitting the window)
    • I love listening to the rain hitting the window. (the focus is on listening)

English Vocabulary

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English Vocabulary: Raise Rise Arose

English Vocabulary: Raise, Rise, Arise

English Vocabulary: Raise, Rise, Arise. These three verbs can be very confusing. So, let’s break them down one by one.

Raise

English Vocabulary: Raise
  • Raise is a regular verb, which means that raised is the past and past participle.
  • It is a transitive verb which means that an object must follow the verb. This is the main difference between raise and rise. To learn more about transitive verbs click here.
  • We need to raise something.
    • He raised his hand. (hand is the object)
    • The government raised taxes (taxes is the object)

Rise

  • Rise is a irregular verb. Rose is the past tense and risen the past participle.
  • It is intransitive, so it is not followed by an object. Click here to learn more.
  • The temperature is rising. (no object needed)
  • She rose. (no object needed)
English Vocabulary: Rise

Arise

English Vocabulary: Arise
  • Arise, like rise, is an irregular verb. Arose is the past tense and arisen is the past participle .
  • It is also intransitive, so it is not followed by an object.
  • Arise means that something presents itself.
    • Should the need arise, … (should the need present itself…)

Collocations

It’s important to learn vocabulary in context. So, here are some of the words that tend to ‘collocate’ with Raise, Rise and Arise.

Raise

  • a question, a point,
  • I would like to raise a question here.
  • your hand, her leg, their heads
    • Please raise your hand if you know the answer.
  • standards
    • If you want to past the audit, your company must raise its standards.

Rise

  • dramatically, markedly, sharply, significantly, steeply, substantially
    • Profits rose substantially in the third quarter.
  • a little, slightly, higher, steadily, fast, quickly, rapidly
    • Sales dropped rapidly during the pandemic.
  • be expected to, be likely/unlikely to, be projected to, be set to, begin to, continue to
    • The number of people is unlikely to rise this late in the year.
  • above, by, from, in, in line with, to

Arise

  • naturally, spontaneously, directly
    • Sometime bad behaviour at school arises spontaneously.
  • may, might, be linkely to, be unlikely to
    • Disagreements are likely to arise out of a debate.
  • from, out of

English Vocabulary

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English Vocabulary: Backlash

English Vocabulary: Backlash

English Vocabulary: Backlash. Some say that all social issues face backlash at a certain moment. What kinds of rights are facing backlash by you?

BACKLASH

  • A reaction that goes against a previously popular idea or person.
  • A reverse movement.
  • a negative reaction to something
    • There has been a backlash against women’s rights in the US.
    • Governments who make very liberal or very conservative laws often face a lot of backlash from opposing sides and from their own side if they think their ideas are too extreme.

COLLOCATIONS WITH BACKLASH

Collocations are words that go together. Stop learning vocabulary by itself and learn it with the words that are used with it. Learning this way will also help you memorize the words more easily.

VERBS

  • Experience, face
    • The government is facing a backlash from Feminist Movements on both sides.
    • She is experiencing a backlash for not having consulted her partners.
  • Cause, create, prompt, provoke, spark
    • The gas company provoked a backlash for increasing their prices.
    • It was quite predictable that his message was going to spark a backlash from his voters.
  • Anticipate, expect, fear, predict
    • They should have anticipated the backlash and had a strategy to deal with it.
    • Even though she feared a backlash, she went ahead with the new regulation.

ADJECTIVES

  • Consumer
    • They promted a consumer backlash by not giving employees paid holidays.
  • Political
    • The Right is experiencing political backlash for having attacked their party’s famous icon.
  • Public
    • There will be strong public backlash to the increased retirement age.
  • Violent, racist, serious
    • Many States are facing a violent backlash from anti-immigrant supporters.
    • After COVID, many member of the Asian community incorrectly received racist backlash.

ENGLISH VOCABULARY

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English Vocabulary: Strike

English Vocabulary: Strike

English Vocabulary: Strike. May 2nd is an International Worker’s Rights Day. In countries all over the world, people are striking for better working conditions and better pay. There are many ways to use the word strike, so let’s take a look at some of them.

STRIKE (verb)

  • to refuse to continue working due to an arguement with your boss. Usaully over working conditions, pay, etc.
  • One person or a group of people can strike.
    • We are striking for better working conditions.
    • The teachers strike every year on the same day to raise awareness about a variety of educational concerns.
  • Strike can also mean to forcefully hit someone or something
    • He is in jail after striking a woman on the street for no reason.
    • Julie struck the football so hard that it hot the back wall.
  • Something that happens all of a sudden and has a major impact, usually negative.
    • The lightning struck the building and killed three people.
    • The storm is moving fast and they say it will strike within the hour.

GO ON STRIKE

  • Same meaning as strike.
    • The French workers are going on strike this weekend.
    • They went on strike last week.

STRIKE (NOUN)

  • A perdiod of time that a worker does not work due to arguement with management about working conditions, pay, etc.
    • The man died in prison after a 90-day hunger strike.
    • The workers are calling for a nationwide strike to happen next month.
  • A strong hit
    • The strike to his head may cause permanent damage.
    • The building was damaged by the lightning strikes.

Other meanings and collocations with strike

  • The clock strikes midnight in 5 minutes! (sounds a bell or turns that time)
  • He struck out their best hitter (baseball reference)
  • In baseball you only have three stikes and you’re out!
  • She stuck the ball as hard as she could. (hit the ball hard)
  • They said it wasn’t a good idea to teach children how to strike a match. (light a match)
  • I’m so mad I want to strike them from the list of attendees. (to take someone off a list)
  • When the country struck oil, everyone suddenly wanted to be their best friends. (found oil)
  • We finally struck a deal with them and we start work on Monday. (made an agreement)
  • Doesn’t it strike you as odd that she never even called? (to seem strange)
  • Although my partner didn’t want me too, I decided to take part in the strike. (join the strike)
  • There have been so many air strikes in the last week that I think most of the people have left the city. (military attacks from the air)

English Vocabulary

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English Vocabulary: Sibling

English Vocabulary: Sibling

English Vocabulary: Sibling. Sibling is such a commonly used word. So, we do so few people know about it? How many siblings do you have?

SIBLING

  • A sister or a brother or both.
  • This is good to use instead of asking how many brothers and sisters someone has
  • It’s also very useful when you have several sisters and brothers.
    • How many siblings do you have?
    • I heard he has 13 siblings!
    • I don’t have any siblings.

Learning English Vocabulary

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  1. Take our English quizzes on Instagram (@blogglish) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  2. Read! Read as much as you can. Read things that are at your level and try to pick up on the vocabulary based on the context of the sentence.
  3. Try to work in the vocabulary words we teach you here every week into your everyday conversations.
  4. Write in English. Even if you don’t write correctly, writing is a great practice.

English Vocabulary

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English: decimal point vs comma

English decimal point vs comma

English decimal point vs comma. Putting a decimal point instead of a comma can make thousands of dollars of difference. So, let’s make sure we get it right.

MONEY

  • In English, commas are used after every three digit position to the left of the decimal point.
  • A decimal point is a period (in US English and) or a full stop (British English)
  • The decimal point separates the dollars and cents.
  • To learn more about how to say large numbers, click here.

COMMAS

  • Just like in money, we write and say large whole numbers in the same way.
  • a comma will always indicate a separation between hundreds, thousands, millions, and so on.
  • 10,001 – ten thousand and one
    • They sent us an extra piece, so now we have ten thousand and one pieces all together.
    • There are over 3,000 (three thousand) people attending the event this weekend.

DECIMAL POINT

  • Anything left of the decimal point is considered to be the whole number.
  • Anything right of the decimal point is called the fractional number
  • This number can be pronounced as:
    • three hundred twenty-one point four five.
    • Three hundred twenty-one and forty-five hundredths

ZERO

  • When using a decimal point, the fractional number zero will be pronounced as ‘oh’.
  • The decimal point will be pronounced as ‘point’.
    • 32.06 – thirty-six point oh six
    • 4.305 – four point three oh five

COMMON MISTAKES

  • In Spanish and many other European languages, the comma and the decimal point are in the opposite positions which causes many problems.
  • So, if you are translating documents, make sure you know which country is going to read the article.
US, UK, ChinaSpain, France, Germany, etc
123,456,789.00123.456.789,00

ENGLISH VOCABULARY

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Vocab Rehab: large numbers
Vocab Rehab: Micromanage

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English numbers

Large Numbers in English

Numbers in English. I’ve been speaking Spanish for almost 20 years and I still do math in English. But, it is really important to know how to say and write large numbers. One zero can make a complete difference.

HOW TO SAY LARGE NUMBERS IN ENGLISH

  • 0,50 – fifty cents
  • 561.00 – five hundred sixty-one. (British English: five hunder and sixty one)
  • 2,000.00 – two thousand
  • 972,000.00 – nine hundred seventy-two thousand (British English: nine hundred and seventy-two thousand)
  • 9,000,000.00 – nine million
  • 289,000,000.00 – two hundred eighty-nine million (British English: two hundred and eighty nine million
  • 3,000,000,000.00 – three billion

COMMON MISTAKES

DECIMAL POINT

  • Use commas to separate a set of three numbers.
  • A decimal point is used to separate the dollars and the cents.
32,001thirty-two thousand and one
32.001thirty-two point oh oh one

DOLLARS AND CENTS

  • Say dollars before saying the cents or else it can be confusing.
$65,300.06 sixty-five thousand, three hundred dollars and six cents
$65,306.00sixty-five thousand, three hundred and 6 dollars

SINGULAR AND PLURAL

  • we don’t say millions with a specific amount.
400,000.00€four hundred thousand euros
four hundred thousands euros
  • use an ‘s’ to talk about less specific amounts of money
  • when it is a specific number, use a before the number and no ‘s’ on the amount.
Millions of euros are spent every year on street cleaning. a million euros are spent everyear on street cleaning.
Hundreds of billions of dollars are made by pharaceutical companies every month.a hundred billion dollars are made by pharmaceutical companies every month.

English Vocabulary

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