v zákulisí adv /ˌbækˈsteɪdʒ/ in the area behind the stage in a theatre, including the rooms where the actors get dressed He let us go backstage.
šatník * n C /ˈwɔː(r)drəʊb/ the clothes that someone has She is shopping for designer dresses to add to her wardrobe.
samolepka n C /ˈstɪkə(r)/ a piece of paper or plastic with a picture, colour, or writing on one side and a sticky surface on the other that you can stick to something He collects football stickers.
one thing led to another
nějak se to seběhlo phr /ˌwʌn θɪŋ led tuː əˈnʌðə(r)/ used when you cannot or do not want to give a lot of details about how something happens One thing led to another, and before I knew it I had about thirty of them, all different.
smalt(ovaný); email n C/U /ɪˈnæm(ə)l/ a hard shiny substance used for protecting or decorating glass, metal, or clay Most of them collect the old enamel or metal ones from before the war.
vyvalený; vyboulený adj /ˈbʌldʒɪŋ/ sticking out My friends like to joke that my husband is the star attraction in my collection because he’s got these bulging eyes.
přívrženec; stoupenec *** n C /səˈpɔː(r)tə(r)/ someone who likes to watch a particular sports team and wants that team to win Barcelona supporters were happy with the team's victory.
suvenýry (spojené s osobností) n pl /ˌmem(ə)rəˈbɪliə/ objects that you collect because they belonged to someone famous or are connected with something that interests you She collects old cinema memorabilia.
be keen on
být zapálený pro něco phr /bi ˈkiːn ɒn/ to be interested in something and enjoying it, especially an activity that you do often Tony O’Neill was always keen on ghost stories.
get the bug for
propadnout něčemu phr /ɡet ðə ˈbʌg fə/ to begin to have a sudden strong enthusiasm for doing something Greg got the ‘Trekkie’ bug in a big way.
hnít; chátrat * v /dɪˈkeɪ/ if a building or an area decays, its state gradually gets worse because it has not been looked after The area is filled with decaying buildings.
děláš si legraci phr /jɔː(r) ˈkɪdɪŋ/ used to say that someone is saying something that is not true, especially as a joke You're kidding now, aren’t you?
věnovat; zasvětit ** v /dɪˈvəʊt/ to spend a lot of time or effort doing something He’s devoted most of his time to his painting.
vynikat, vyčnívat v /stænd ˈaʊt/ if something stands out, it is easy to see or notice because it is different in some way Job seekers need to make their application stand out.
budoucí; případný; možný ** adj /prəˈspektɪv/ likely to be or become a particular thing I've got a meeting with a prospective client.
oživit (např. večírek hudbou) v /ˌlaɪv(ə)n ˈʌp/ to make something more interesting or exciting, or to become more interesting or exciting What we needed was some music to liven things up.
nakonec *** adv /ɪˈventʃuəli/ at the end of a process or period of time in which many things happen ‘Did they ever pay you?’ ‘Eventually, yes.’
strašidelný; vyděšený adj /ˈspuːki/ frightening in a way that makes you nervous because it involves things that do not seem natural and cannot be explained by science She told us a spooky story.
fanoušek ** n C /fæn/ someone who likes watching or listening to something such as a sport, films, or music very much, or who admires a famous or important person very much They could see a crowd of noisy football fans.
obtočený; zdobný adj /luːpt/ with a round shape or curve made by a line curling back toward itself People who write with looped letters are imaginative and creative.
rozšířit se *** v /spred/ to gradually affect or cover a larger area The movement started in London but has now spread all over the world.
nevypočitatelný soupeř n /ˌdɑː(r)k ˈhɔː(r)s/ someone with a secret, especially a secret ability, skill, or achievement, that surprises you when you finally discover it I think he's a bit of a dark horse.
poflakovat se v /ˌhæŋ əˈraʊnd/ to spend time in a place waiting or doing nothing At school we used to hang around in the playground every day.
přímo; bez obalu adv /pɔɪntˈblæŋk/ in a very firm and direct way Polly declared point-blank that she would never go there again.
zpočátku *** adv /ɪˈnɪʃ(ə)li/ at the beginning I had initially thought I wanted to write novels.
tajuplný; tajemný; divný) * adj /wɪə(r)d/ strange and unusual, sometimes in a way that upsets you I had a weird dream last night.
doplňky; příslušenství ** n C /əkˈsesəri/ a small thing such as a piece of jewelry or a pair of shoes that you wear with clothes to give them more style Nike® succeeded in transforming the sports shoe into an essential fashion accessory.
at the beginning
zpočátku phr /æt ðə bɪˈɡɪnɪŋ/ in the first part of an event or process before something changes At the beginning, I found it really difficult to draw a line between collecting and trading.
zajímat se o něco phr /biː ˈɪntə/ to be interested in and enjoy an activity or subject There’s little point in saying that you’re into pop music when you apply for a job.
vášeň ** n C /ˈpæʃ(ə)n/ a strong enthusiasm or interest But when hero worship turns into an all-consuming passion, it can be an addiction as dangerous as any other.