Blog 1- introduction
Hello! I’m Jörgen from Sweden. 50 years old. I’m working with manufacturing.
I’m learning English to challenge myself. In school I wasn’t able to gain enough knowledge to become fluent, but maybe it’s time now? Better late than never… A positive side effect of learning English, is that you meet people from different countries, and learn about their cultures.
abuse= treat badly, hurt, harm, e.g. a child; misuse (använda på fel sätt) eg, drugs
Adversaries=opponents, enemies “For the test, the USS Ponce crew launched the target — a drone aircraft, a weapon in increasing use by Iran, North Korea, China, Russia and other adversaries.” [‘ad.ver.ser.is]
applied (1)put to practical use. tillämpade, praktiserade, använde sig av?
applied (2)”Okay, I work for them, but I applied like everyone else.” Ask for, seek, try to obtain
Blast=explosion. e.g.: “Nuclear blasts create fallout(radiaktivt nedfall), which can harm you with large doses of radiation.”
crashed (crash)= kraschade mfl
a vehicle crashed into a building
deployed= The LaWS, an acronym for Laser Weapons System, is not science fiction. It is not experimental. It is deployed on board the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship, ready to be fired at targets today and every day by Capt. Christopher Wells and his crew.
deployed= to put up and make a piece of equipment ready for use, mount
domestic= hem,inrikes. “This week’s broadcast features (presents= presenterar) a report on victims of domestic violence.” Våld i hemmet. “A French policeman shot three people dead on a street near Paris in an apparent domestic dispute, before killing himself, media reports say.”
Has extended a personal invitation
= erbjudit(offer) , sträcka fram, (räckte ut min hand/hälsade, gav, framföra . Hold out toward someone.
Invitation extended at a meeting..
iteration [ite’ration]=repeat, repetition
offense= violation (kränkning), insult, attack, crime, wrongdoing and lapse (förseelse)
Proficiency=competence, skill, ex proficiency test. kunnighet
casualties=loss. In war, for example. “They lost 5. 000 men during the battle”
Remarked=notice or comment on (regard= betrakta) with attention) (sade, påpekade)
resilience= recover quickly from difficulties (not only human injuries, but also for example institutions. elasticity [i.la’stisitee]. (spring back into shape)
unravel= [ən’ravəl] fix, clear up, figure out, puzzle out, solve, untangle =(reda ut)etc. (Investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling) To learn more and more as time goes by. (Comparison: pulling a loose thread from a sweater)
frame= bild, bildruta. A picture or photograph in a frame=ram, border)
Urge= uppmana (strongly recommend)
Authorities urge people to leave their cars at home. (heavy snowfalls in Paris)
entry= entré, göra entré; post; göra ett inlägg, post (i en dagbok, FB tex)
The burglars gained entry by a top window. ex 2 “Write a post on FB”
aggregator= samlare, sammanställare. Webbsida som väljer ut och sammanställer material från andra sidor. Collects related items of content
aggressor=angripare, attacker. (attacks another first)
Regress= återgång, gå tillbaka
perpetrator= förövare, gärningsman. ex:
reportedly= enligt uppgift. “was reportedly attacked” someone have got information, but haven’t seen it with one’s own eyes. (so maybe it’s not true)
Van=skåpbil. A big car, wider and higher than an ordinary car.
Where is the restrooms? (room with a toilet (a piece of hardware)
What does this mean?
My Hometown-what you can do as a tourist!
It hosts an old castle, that was built from 1549-1559.
It has a small picturesque Island, called “Ven”.
It offers good opportunities for sunbathing, when it’s situated on the coast.
In the summer we hold/arrange for a carnival.
(More to come)