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Unit 14: Homes and Lifestyle


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bedsit
γκαρσονιέρα (UK)
detached house
house that is not joined to another
dwelling
κατοικία (formal)
commuter
a person who travels (e.g. by train, metro) to go to work
(housing) estate
συγκρότημα κατοικιών
cramped
στενόχωρος
mortgage
a loan to buy a house
slum
poor area, with bad living conditions
rural
αγροτικός
built-up
πυκνοκατοικημένος
congestion
traffic jam
in a state of disrepair
σε ανάγκη/κατάσταση επισκευής
premises
εγκαταστάσεις (επιχείρησης)
implementation
εφαρμογή (π.χ. σχεδίου)
subsidy
επιχορήγηση, επιδότηση
incentive
motivation, something that makes someone work harder
occupant
ένοικος
outskirts
περίχωρα
barrier
φραγμός, εμπόδιο
to inhibit
to prevent
to inhabit
to live somewhere (for animals or groups of people)
give preferential treatment
to give someone more privileges than to other people
preferable
something that you prefer more than other things
be on the threshold of
βρίσκομαι στο κατώφλι, στην αρχή
opportunity knocks
παρουσιάζεται η ευκαιρία
to get my foot in the door
to enter a business at a low level, but with a chance of making a career
corridors of power
κυβερνητικοί κύκλοι, κύκλοι εξουσίας
to come up against a brick wall
συναντώ αδιέξοδο
flat out
πυρετωδώς - ωμά, χωρίς δισταγμούς
to floor someone
αποστομώνω κάποιον
to take the floor
παίρνω το λόγο
to wipe the floor with
συντρίβω
to be in tune with
είμαι εναρμονισμένος με
there is a distinct possibility
it's very likely
there is little prospect of
there's not much hope
it's a foregone conclusion
it's certain to happen
it's conceivable
it's possible
the odds are
the chances are, it's likely
there's a slim chance
there's a slight possibility