sobota, 13 czerwca 2015

Idiom: for a time


For a time znaczy: przez jakiś czas...

used for saying what happened or existed during a short period before it changed
We were quite happy for a time, until his brother moved in. (źródło: Macmillan Dictionary)

 ... a także: na jakiś czas
I would like to park here just for a time. 
She told me that it is just for a time. (źródło:

niedziela, 7 czerwca 2015

Idiom: but than again...

Dziś przydatny, moim zdaniem, zwrot "but than again", który tłumaczymy jako "ale z drugiej strony..."

but when you think about the matter more or in another way:
I agree she types accurately, but then again, she's very slow.  (źródło: Cambridge Dictionary)

Inne przykłady:
-You have to admit London is a pretty expensive place.

-Sure, but then again, most places are if you don't know where to go for a bargain. 
-He's not a very confident person, is he?

-No, but then again, I wouldn't be in a situation like that, I don't think. (przykłady pochodzą z:

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