Saturday, May 11, 2013

The other day I was asked how to say... NABRAĆ (wody)

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Hi there... Today I want to talk about a nice word in English and in Polish, which is NABRAĆ... In the question I was asked, this word was used together with 'water'. So how would you say 'nabrać wody'? Well, the answer is

TO SCOOP UP

Let's look at some examples from the Net:
  1. I scooped up some water, threw it hard and bam!
  2. I scooped up some water in a bucket and noticed that it looked cloudy.
  3. A plane passed over a lake or river, scooped up some water (and the scuba diver), and then dropped the contents onto the forest fire. <-- span="" style="color: red;">This one is cool!  
  • ...and I then scooped up some water and had a drink.
  • Bernard scooped up some water, quickly blessed it and threw it over the witch turning her to stone.  
  • But this great word in Polish (nabrać) has many other meanings which are expressed in other ways in English:

    1. to scoop (up) flower, ice cream, water - nabrać mąki, lodów, wody
    2. to lift hay, earth - nabrać siana, ziemi
    3. to fill your lungs with air - nabrać powietrza w płuca
    4. to con - nabrać (kogoś) (to cheat)
    5. to gain speed - nabrać prędkości
    6. to get one's color back - ponownie nabrać kolorów

    Your job for today:
    PRODUCE A NICE SENTENCE WITH ONE OF THOSE WORDS for 'NABRAĆ'! :)

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