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  • A Historical Journey: Discover the Secrets of Bratislava Castle

    21 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Slovak: A Historical Journey: Discover the Secrets of Bratislava Castle Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/a-historical-journey-discover-the-secrets-of-bratislava-castle/ Story Transcript: Sk: V slnečné ráno, Bratislava dýchala pokojom. En: On a sunny morning, Bratislava was breathing with tranquility. Sk: Ján, Mária a Lukáš sa stretli pred bránou Bratislavského hradu. En: Ján, Mária, and Lukáš met in front of the gate of Bratislava Castle. Sk: Vzduch bol čerstvý a vtáky spievali svoje piesne. En: The air was fresh and birds sang their songs. Sk: Čakala ich prehliadka hradu. En: They were awaiting a tour of the castle. Sk: Všetci boli nadšení a zvedaví. En: Everyone was excited and curious. Sk: Prvá zastávka bola Hlavná veža. En: The first stop was the Main Tower. Sk: Sprievodca rozprával: "Túto vežu postavili v 13. storočí." En: The guide explained, "This tower was built in the 13th century." Sk: Mária si predstavila rytierov, ktorí strážili hrad. En: Mária imagined the knights guarding the castle. Sk: "Veža je symbol moci," pokračoval sprievodca. En: "The tower is a symbol of power," the guide continued. Sk: Lukáš si v duchu predstavoval, ako by vyzeral v brnení. En: Lukáš pictured himself in armor. Sk: Ján, viac zaujatý architektúrou, obdivoval každý kameň. En: Ján, more taken by the architecture, admired every stone. Sk: Prešli do kráľovských komnát. En: They moved into the royal chambers. Sk: "Tu žil kráľ a jeho rodina," vysvetľoval sprievodca. En: "This is where the king and his family lived," the guide explained. Sk: Mária si všimla krásne gobelíny na stenách. En: Mária noticed the beautiful tapestries on the walls. Sk: "Kráľovská rodina jedla z týchto stôl," dodal sprievodca a ukázal na starý drevený stôl. En: "The royal family dined at this table," the guide added, pointing to an old wooden table. Sk: Ján pociťoval atmosféru minulosti, zatiaľ čo Lukáš sníval o bohatých hodoch. En: Ján felt the atmosphere of the past, while Lukáš dreamed of lavish feasts. Sk: Potom prišli do hradnej kaplnky. En: Next, they came to the castle chapel. Sk: "Toto je miesto pokoja a modlitby," povedal sprievodca ticho. En: "This is a place of peace and prayer," the guide said quietly. Sk: Svetlo sviečok vytvorilo teplú atmosféru. En: The candlelight created a warm atmosphere. Sk: Mária cítila duchovnú silu kaplnky. En: Mária felt the spiritual power of the chapel. Sk: Ján premýšľal o histórii a o tom, koľko ľudí sa tu muselo modliť. En: Ján thought about the history and how many people must have prayed here. Sk: Lukáš bol unesený krásou vitráží. En: Lukáš was captivated by the beauty of the stained-glass windows. Sk: Prehliadka pokračovala na nádvorie. En: The tour continued to the courtyard. Sk: "Tu sa konali slávnosti a trhy," povedal sprievodca a ukázal široké nádvorie. En: "This is where festivals and markets were held," the guide said, pointing to the vast courtyard. Sk: Ján si predstavil stánky s rôznymi delikatesami. En: Ján imagined stalls with various delicacies. Sk: Mária videla v duchu ľudí tancujúcich a spievajúcich. En: Mária envisioned people dancing and singing. Sk: Lukáš si predstavoval hry a súťaže. En: Lukáš imagined games and competitions. Sk: Kým sa prehliadka blížila ku koncu, sprievodca povedal, "Hrad je srdce Bratislavy. En: As the tour neared its end, the guide said, "The castle is the heart of Bratislava. Sk: Je to miesto, kde sa stretávajú dejiny a súčasnosť." En: It is a place where history and the present meet." Sk: Ján, Mária a Lukáš sa pozreli na hrad a pocítili hrdosť na svoju históriu. En: Ján, Mária, and Lukáš looked at the castle and felt a sense of pride in their history. Sk: Ján premýšľal o minulosti, Mária si užívala prítomný okamih, a Lukáš sníval o budúcnosti. En: Ján thought about the past, Mária enjoyed the present moment, and Lukáš dreamed of the future. Sk: Prechádzka hradom sa skončila, ale zážitky v ich srdciach zostali navždy. En: The walk through the castle ended, but the experiences remained in their hearts forever. Sk: Pri odchode si vymenili úsmevy a vedeli, že spoločne prežili niečo výnimočné. En: As they were leaving, they exchanged smiles, knowing that they had shared something special. Sk: Bratislavský hrad sa stal súčasťou ich príbehu, ktorý nikdy nezabudnú. En: Bratislava Castle became a part of their story, which they would never forget. Sk: Teplé lúče slnka ich sprevádzali, keď opúšťali brány hradu. En: The warm rays of the sun accompanied them as they left the gates of the castle. Sk: Bratislava sa rozprestierala pred nimi, preplnená históriou, krásou a nespočetnými príbehmi. En: Bratislava stretched out before them, filled with history, beauty, and countless stories. Sk: Každý krok viedol k novým zážitkom a priateľstvá sa prehlbovali. En: Every step led to new experiences and deepened friendships. Sk: Na konci svojej cesty pocítili vďačnosť za spoločné chvíle a vzácne spomienky. En: At the end of their journey, they felt grateful for the shared moments and precious memories. Sk: Šťastní a obohatení zážitkami sa Ján, Mária a Lukáš vydali domov, sľubujúc si, že sa do Bratislavského hradu určite vrátia. En: Happy and enriched by the experiences, Ján, Mária, and Lukáš headed home, promising each other that they would surely return to Bratislava Castle. Vocabulary Words: - tranquility: pokoj - curious: zvedaví - architecture: architektúra - tapestries: gobelíny - lavish: bohatých - feasts: hody - chapel: kaplnka - spiritual: duchovnú - stained-glass: vitráží - courtyard: nádvorie - delicacies: delikatesami - competitions: súťaže - pride: hrdosť - history: dejiny - guide: sprievodca - guarding: strážili - symbol: symbol - king: kráľ - royal: kráľovských - wooden: drevený - prayer: modlitby - candlelight: sviečok - meet: stretávajú - shared: spoločne - ghostly: tajomný - friendships: priateľstvá - imaginary: imaginárne - perseverance: vytrvalosť - destination: cieľ - reflection: prehliadka
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  • Overcoming Final Exam Fears: A Week in Bratislava

    20 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Slovak: Overcoming Final Exam Fears: A Week in Bratislava Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/overcoming-final-exam-fears-a-week-in-bratislava/ Story Transcript: Sk: V sobotu ráno v Bratislave v malom byte na treťom poschodí, Ján a Zuzana sedeli pri kuchynskom stole. En: On Saturday morning in Bratislava, in a small apartment on the third floor, Ján and Zuzana were sitting at the kitchen table. Sk: Boli to študenti, ktorí sa pripravovali na maturitné skúšky. En: They were students preparing for their final exams. Sk: Na stole boli učebnice, perá a poznámky. En: On the table were textbooks, pens, and notes. Sk: „Zuzana, máme už len týždeň na prípravu,“ povedal Ján s obavou v hlase. En: “Zuzana, we only have one week left to prepare,” said Ján with concern in his voice. Sk: „Viem, Ján,“ odpovedala Zuzana, „ale musíme byť pokojní. Spoločne to zvládneme.“ En: “I know, Ján,” responded Zuzana, “but we have to stay calm. We’ll get through this together.” Sk: Ján sa pozrel z okna. En: Ján looked out the window. Sk: „Dnes je krásny deň. Mali by sme študovať vonku.“ En: “It's a beautiful day today. We should study outside.” Sk: Zuzana sa usmiala. En: Zuzana smiled. Sk: „Dobrý nápad, Ján! Poďme do Medickej záhrady.“ En: “Good idea, Ján! Let’s go to Medická Garden.” Sk: Za malú chvíľu boli študenti v Medickej záhrade. En: Soon after, the students were in Medická Garden. Sk: Slnko svietilo, vtáci spievali a vzduch bol svieži. En: The sun was shining, birds were singing, and the air was fresh. Sk: Našli si tiché miesto na lavičke pod stromom. En: They found a quiet spot on a bench under a tree. Sk: Otvorili učebnice. En: They opened their textbooks. Sk: Čítali si nahlas, pýtali sa navzájom otázky a pomáhali si, keď niečo nevedeli. En: They read aloud, asked each other questions, and helped one another when something was unclear. Sk: „Ján, čo je podstatné na tejto básni?“ spýtala sa Zuzana. En: “Ján, what is significant about this poem?” asked Zuzana. Sk: „Význam je v symbolizme a emóciách,“ odpovedal Ján s úsmevom. En: “The significance is in the symbolism and emotions,” answered Ján with a smile. Sk: „Treba to chápať ako obraz našich pocitov.“ En: “You need to understand it as a picture of our feelings.” Sk: Študovali celé dopoludnie. En: They studied all morning. Sk: Obed si dali v blízkom bistre. Potom sa vrátili do záhrady. En: They had lunch at a nearby bistro and then returned to the garden. Sk: Po týždni plnom práce prišiel deň maturitných skúšok. En: After a week full of hard work, the day of the final exams arrived. Sk: Ján a Zuzana boli nervózni, ale pripravení. En: Ján and Zuzana were nervous but prepared. Sk: Pred školou si ešte raz prešli poznámky. En: Before entering the school, they went over their notes one last time. Sk: „Zvládneme to,“ povedala Zuzana a silno stisla Jánovu ruku. En: “We can do this,” said Zuzana, squeezing Ján’s hand tightly. Sk: Po skúške sa stretli pred školou. En: After the exam, they met in front of the school. Sk: „Ako to šlo?“ spýtal sa Ján. En: “How did it go?” asked Ján. Sk: „Myslím, že dobre,“ odpovedala Zuzana so smiechom. En: “I think it went well,” answered Zuzana with laughter. Sk: „A ty?“ En: “And you?” Sk: „Tiež,“ usmial sa Ján. En: “The same,” smiled Ján. Sk: „Sme šikovní!“ En: “We did great!” Sk: Na konci dňa sa vrátili do Medickej záhrady, kde si spoločne otvorili knihu a čítali už pre radosť, nie pre učenie. En: At the end of the day, they returned to Medická Garden, where they opened a book and read together, this time for pleasure, not for studying. Sk: Slnko pomaly zapadalo a Bratislava sa ponorila do večera. En: The sun slowly set, and Bratislava sank into the evening. Sk: Ján a Zuzana si uvedomili, že všetko úsilie stálo za to. En: Ján and Zuzana realized that all their efforts had been worth it. Sk: Prešli cez skúšku nie len maturitnú, ale aj životnú. En: They had passed not only their final exam but also a test of life. Vocabulary Words: - apartment: byt - preparing: pripravovali - exams: skúšky - concern: obava - calm: pokojný - garden: záhrada - shining: svietilo - singing: spievali - fresh: svieži - spot: miesto - bench: lavička - textbooks: učebnice - unclear: nevedeli - significant: podstatné - symbolism: symbolizmus - emotions: emócia - picture: obraz - feelings: pocitov - nearby: blízkom - bistro: bistre - nervous: nervózni - notes: poznámky - squeezing: stisla - laughing: smiechom - pleasure: rádosť - efforts: úsilie - worth: stálo - final: maturitná - exam: maturitná - test: skúška
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  • Rescue Mission in the High Tatras: Hospitality & Heroism Tale

    19 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Slovak: Rescue Mission in the High Tatras: Hospitality & Heroism Tale Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/rescue-mission-in-the-high-tatras-hospitality-heroism-tale/ Story Transcript: Sk: V hlbokých lesoch Vysokých Tatier sa skrýva malá horská chata. En: In the deep forests of the High Tatras, a small mountain cabin is hidden. Sk: Chata patrí rodine Novákových. En: The cabin belongs to the Novák family. Sk: Jana, Marek a Zuzana tam pracujú každý deň. En: Jana, Marek, and Zuzana work there every day. Sk: Janu často vidíme pri recepcii. En: Jana is often seen at the reception desk. Sk: Má na starosti hosťov. En: She is in charge of the guests. Sk: Usmieva sa a víta turistov. En: She smiles and welcomes tourists. Sk: Marek rád varí. En: Marek loves to cook. Sk: Jeho guláš a koláče sú vyhlásené v celom údolí. En: His goulash and cakes are famous throughout the valley. Sk: Zuzana je najmladšia, ale je veľmi šikovná. En: Zuzana is the youngest, but she is very skillful. Sk: Starostlivo upratuje izby. En: She carefully cleans the rooms. Sk: Ráno v horách je krásne. En: Morning in the mountains is beautiful. Sk: Vzduch je čerstvý a vôňa stromov je všade. En: The air is fresh, and the smell of trees is everywhere. Sk: Jana otvára chatu a pripravuje raňajky pre hostí. En: Jana opens the cabin and prepares breakfast for the guests. Sk: Marek si obúva topánky a ide do kuchyne. En: Marek puts on his shoes and heads to the kitchen. Sk: Za chvíľu začne pražiť kávu a varí ovsenú kašu. En: Soon, he starts roasting coffee and cooking oatmeal. Sk: Zuzana prichádza neskôr, keď je slnko už vyššie na oblohe. En: Zuzana arrives later, when the sun is already higher in the sky. Sk: Jedného dňa prichádza nová skupina turistov. En: One day, a new group of tourists arrives. Sk: Sú unavení z dlhého výletu. En: They are tired from the long trip. Sk: Jana im rýchlo pripraví izby. En: Jana quickly prepares their rooms. Sk: Marek sa pustí do varenia obeda. En: Marek starts cooking lunch. Sk: Po obede hostia odchádzajú na prechádzku. En: After lunch, the guests go for a walk. Sk: Zrazu začne pršať. En: Suddenly, it starts to rain. Sk: Búrka sa približuje a nebeží sa stmievať. En: A storm approaches, and the sky begins to darken. Sk: Zuzana pozrie do oblohy a vidí, ako sa mraky zhlukujú. En: Zuzana looks at the sky and sees the clouds gathering. Sk: Marek sa strachuje o turistov. En: Marek worries about the tourists. Sk: "Čo ak sa stratia?" pýta sa Jana. En: “What if they get lost?” he asks Jana. Sk: Jana súhlasí. En: Jana agrees. Sk: "Musíme ich nájsť," hovorí. En: “We have to find them,” she says. Sk: Obliekajú si nepremokavé bundy a berú so sebou svetlá. En: They put on waterproof jackets and take lights with them. Sk: Zuzana zostáva v chate, aby informovala ostatných. En: Zuzana stays at the cabin to inform the others. Sk: Hľadaní nie je ľahké. En: The search is not easy. Sk: V lese je tmavo a stromy sú mokré. En: The forest is dark, and the trees are wet. Sk: Jana a Marek hľadajú stopy. En: Jana and Marek look for tracks. Sk: Všade počuť šum dažďa. En: The sound of rain is everywhere. Sk: Nakoniec Marek uvidí turistov v diaľke. En: Finally, Marek sees the tourists in the distance. Sk: Sú pri malom potoku. En: They are near a small stream. Sk: Sú unavení a mokrí, ale zdraví. En: They are tired and wet, but healthy. Sk: Marek s Janou im pomôžu nájsť cestu späť do chaty. En: Marek and Jana help them find their way back to the cabin. Sk: Keď sa vracajú, turisti Marekovi a Jane ďakujú. En: As they return, the tourists thank Marek and Jana. Sk: Sú šťastní, že sa vrátili v poriadku. En: They are happy to have made it back safely. Sk: Jana otvára dvere chaty. En: Jana opens the cabin door. Sk: Vnútri je teplé svetlo a vôňa vareného čaju. En: Inside, there is warm light and the smell of brewed tea. Sk: Všetci si sadnú a rozprávajú príbehy o svojich zážitkoch. En: Everyone sits down and shares stories about their experiences. Sk: Tento večer zakončujú smiechom a priateľskými rozhovormi. En: They end the evening with laughter and friendly conversations. Sk: Hostia zaspať so spokojnými úsmevmi. En: The guests fall asleep with contented smiles. Sk: A v tejto horskej chate, hlboko v lesoch Vysokých Tatier, je všetko v poriadku. En: And in this mountain cabin, deep in the forests of the High Tatras, everything is alright. Vocabulary Words: - hidden: ukrytá - cabin: chata - reception: recepcia - guests: hostia - welcomes: víta - famous: vyhlásené - valley: údolie - skillful: šikovná - cleans: upratuje - morning: ráno - fresh: čerstvý - prepares: pripravuje - roasting: praží - oatmeal: ovsená kaša - higher: vyššie - tired: unavení - storm: búrka - clouds: mraky - gathering: zhlukujú - worries: strachuje - waterproof: nepremokavé - tracks: stopy - stream: potok - healthy: zdraví - thanks: ďakujú - brew: variť - shares: rozprávajú - experiences: zážitky - laughter: smiech - contented: spokojnými
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  • Market Magic: A Day of Sales and Serendipity at Bratislava Castle

    18 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Slovak: Market Magic: A Day of Sales and Serendipity at Bratislava Castle Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/market-magic-a-day-of-sales-and-serendipity-at-bratislava-castle/ Story Transcript: Sk: Bolo to jedno krásne ráno. En: It was a beautiful morning. Sk: Vzduch voňal po jari. En: The air smelled like spring. Sk: Bratislavský hrad sa zdal byť ešte majestátnejší ako inokedy. En: The Bratislava Castle seemed even more majestic than usual. Sk: Anna sa prebudila skoro. En: Anna woke up early. Sk: Čakal ju dôležitý deň. En: An important day awaited her. Sk: Anna mala malý stánek na tradičným trhu. En: Anna had a small stand at the traditional market. Sk: Každú sobotu predávala ručne robené šperky. En: Every Saturday, she sold handmade jewelry. Sk: Tento týždeň bol špeciálny. En: This week was special. Sk: Bude veľký festival. En: There would be a big festival. Sk: Očakávalo sa veľa ľudí. En: A lot of people were expected. Sk: Anna si obliekla krásne šaty. En: Anna put on a beautiful dress. Sk: Na krku mala svoj najobľúbenejší náhrdelník. En: Around her neck, she wore her favorite necklace. Sk: Šla dolu ulicou k hradu. En: She walked down the street toward the castle. Sk: Cítila nervozitu a radosť zároveň. En: She felt nervous and excited at the same time. Sk: Trh sa konal vo dvore hradu. En: The market took place in the castle courtyard. Sk: Vzduch bol plný zvukov a vôni. En: The air was filled with sounds and smells. Sk: Predavači otvárali stánky, deti behali a hrali sa. En: Vendors were opening their stands, children were running and playing. Sk: Anna našla svoje miesto a začala vykladať šperky. En: Anna found her spot and began setting out her jewelry. Sk: Prišiel prvý zákazník. En: The first customer arrived. Sk: Mladá žena sa zaujímala o náušnice. En: A young woman was interested in the earrings. Sk: Anna jej pomáhala vybrať tie správne. En: Anna helped her pick out the right ones. Sk: Po chvíli žena odišla spokojná. En: After a while, the woman left satisfied. Sk: Celý deň bol plný zážitkov. En: The whole day was full of experiences. Sk: Rôzni ľudia prichádzali a odchádzali. En: Different people came and went. Sk: Anna predala veľa šperkov. En: Anna sold a lot of jewelry. Sk: Ale to nebolo všetko. En: But that was not all. Sk: Stretla starého priateľa. En: She met an old friend. Sk: Marek, starý priateľ z jej detstva, prišiel pozrieť trh. En: Marek, an old friend from her childhood, came to see the market. Sk: Anna a Marek sa nevideli veľa rokov. En: Anna and Marek hadn't seen each other in many years. Sk: Obaja mali radosť, že sa opäť stretli. En: Both were delighted to meet again. Sk: Rozprávali sa dlho. En: They talked for a long time. Sk: Keď sa deň blížil ku koncu, Anna si uvedomila, že sa naučila niečo nové. En: As the day drew to a close, Anna realized she had learned something new. Sk: Trh nebol len o predaji šperkov. En: The market was not just about selling jewelry. Sk: Bol to čas na stretávanie sa s ľuďmi. En: It was a time for meeting people. Sk: Bol to čas na spomienky a nové priateľstvá. En: It was a time for memories and new friendships. Sk: Anna si zbalila svoj stánek. En: Anna packed up her stand. Sk: S úsmevom sa pozerala na hrad. En: With a smile, she looked at the castle. Sk: Ten deň bol úspešný. En: The day had been successful. Sk: Slnko zapadalo nad Bratislavským hradom. En: The sun was setting over Bratislava Castle. Sk: Bol to krásny koniec krásneho dňa. En: It was a beautiful end to a beautiful day. Vocabulary Words: - majestic: majestátnejší - handmade: ručne robené - courtyard: dvor - vendor: predavač - experience: zážitok - childhood: detstvo - jewelry: šperky - necklace: náhrdelník - festival: festival - satisfied: spokojný - important: dôležitý - spot: miesto - earrings: náušnice - successful: úspešný - memories: spomienky - friendship: priateľstvo - to pack up: zabalit - to meet: stretávať - realize: uvedomiť - smile: úsmev - expected: očakávalo - nervous: nervozitu - delighted: rád - market: trh - to take place: konať sa - to awaken: prebudila - beautiful: krásne - to dress: obliknúť - stand: stánek - to sell: predávať
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  • Exploring Bratislava Castle: A Journey Through History

    17 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Slovak: Exploring Bratislava Castle: A Journey Through History Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/exploring-bratislava-castle-a-journey-through-history/ Story Transcript: Sk: Na vysokom kopci nad mestom, Bratislava hrdě stávala. En: On a high hill above the city, Bratislava stood proudly. Sk: Martin, mladý chlapec s jasnými očami, sa tešil na tento deň. En: Martin, a young boy with bright eyes, was looking forward to this day. Sk: Jeho trieda bola na výlete. En: His class was on a trip. Sk: Cieľ? En: The destination? Sk: Bratislavský hrad. En: Bratislava Castle. Sk: Ráno bol na oblohe modrý oblak a slnko svietilo. En: In the morning, there was a blue cloud in the sky, and the sun was shining. Sk: Deti stáli pred hradom. En: The children stood in front of the castle. Sk: Učiteľka pani Nováková mala veľký úsmev. En: Their teacher, Mrs. Nováková, had a big smile. Sk: Rozprávala o hrade. En: She talked about the castle. Sk: "Tento hrad je starý a veľmi dôležitý," povedala. En: "This castle is old and very important," she said. Sk: Martin si predstavoval rytierov a kráľov, ktorí tu žili. En: Martin imagined knights and kings who lived here. Sk: Vošiel dnu a videl veľké miestnosti s krásnymi obrazmi. En: He entered and saw large rooms with beautiful paintings. Sk: "Pozrite sa na ten obraz kráľa," ukázala pani Nováková. En: "Look at that painting of the king," Mrs. Nováková pointed out. Sk: "To je kráľ Svätopluk. En: "That is King Svätopluk. Sk: Bol veľmi mocný. En: He was very powerful." Sk: "Martin bol fascinovaný. En: Martin was fascinated. Sk: Miloval históriu. En: He loved history. Sk: Prechádzali chodbami a videli staré zbrane a brnenie. En: They walked through corridors and saw old weapons and armor. Sk: "Aké to asi bolo, byť rytierom? En: "What was it like to be a knight?" Sk: " rozmýšľal. En: he wondered. Sk: Potom počúvali o kráľovi Matejovi Korvínovi. En: Then they listened to the story of King Matthias Corvinus. Sk: "Bol múdry a spravodlivý," povedala pani Nováková. En: "He was wise and just," said Mrs. Nováková. Sk: Martin si ho ihneď obľúbil. En: Martin immediately liked him. Sk: Po niekoľkých hodinách prišli na vrchol hradu. En: After a few hours, they reached the top of the castle. Sk: Výhľad na Bratislavu bol nádherný. En: The view of Bratislava was magnificent. Sk: Všetci sa zastavili a obdivovali mesto. En: Everyone stopped and admired the city. Sk: "Bratislava je krásna a hrad je jej koruna," povedala pani Nováková. En: "Bratislava is beautiful, and the castle is its crown," said Mrs. Nováková. Sk: Martin sa usmial. En: Martin smiled. Sk: Bol to koniec výletu. En: The trip was coming to an end. Sk: Classa sa zhromaždila dole pri bráne. En: The class gathered down by the gate. Sk: Pani Nováková mala ešte jednú historku. En: Mrs. Nováková had one more story. Sk: "Pamätajte si deti, tento hrad je srdce našej krajiny. En: "Remember, children, this castle is the heart of our country. Sk: Je to dedictvo, ktoré musíme chrániť. En: It is a heritage we must protect." Sk: " Martin sa pozeral na hrad a cítil hrdosť. En: Martin looked at the castle and felt proud. Sk: Bola to krásna lekcia a nezabudnuteľný deň. En: It was a beautiful lesson and an unforgettable day. Sk: Raz, si sľuboval, že sem opäť príde. En: He promised himself that he would come back here again. Sk: Bol vďačný za tento deň a za svoju krajinu. En: He was grateful for this day and for his country. Sk: Ukryl spomienku do srdca a odišiel domov s úsmevom. En: He tucked the memory away in his heart and went home with a smile. Vocabulary Words: - high hill: vysoký kopec - proudly: hrdě - look forward: tešiť sa - destination: cieľ - blue cloud: modrý oblak - armor: brnenie - knights: rytieri - corridors: chodby - fascinated: fascinovaný - powerful: mocný - wise: múdry - just (fair): spravodlivý - heritage: dedičstvo - admired: obdivovali - magnificent: nádherný - beautiful paintings: krásne obrazy - trip: výlet - gathered: zhromaždila - sun was shining: slnko svietilo - immediately: ihneď - crown: koruna - heart (core): srdce - castle gate: brána hradu - lesson: lekcia - unforgettable: nezabudnuteľný - grateful: vďačný - tucked: ukryl - class: trieda - large rooms: veľké miestnosti - wondered: rozmýšľal
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  • Time Travel Under Bratislava Castle: Friends Uncover a Hidden Lab

    16 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Slovak: Time Travel Under Bratislava Castle: Friends Uncover a Hidden Lab Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/time-travel-under-bratislava-castle-friends-uncover-a-hidden-lab/ Story Transcript: Sk: Začalo to jedného slnečného rána. En: It started on a sunny morning. Sk: Jana, Peter a Miroslav sa stretli pred hradom Bratislava. En: Jana, Peter, and Miroslav met in front of Bratislava Castle. Sk: Boli to najlepší priatelia a milovali dobrodružstvá. En: They were best friends and loved adventures. Sk: Tento deň nevedeli, že ich čaká veľké prekvapenie. En: On this day, they didn't know that a big surprise awaited them. Sk: "Počuli ste tu legendu? En: "Have you heard the legend?" Sk: " spýtal sa Peter. En: asked Peter. Sk: "Akú? En: "Which one?" Sk: " odpovedala Jana. En: replied Jana. Sk: "O tajnom laboratóriu pod hradom," vysvetlil Peter. En: "About the secret laboratory under the castle," Peter explained. Sk: Miroslav sa usmial. En: Miroslav smiled. Sk: "To znie skvele. En: "That sounds great. Sk: Poďme to preskúmať! En: Let's explore it!" Sk: "Vstúpili do hradu. En: They entered the castle. Sk: Chodili po chodbách, až kým nenašli starožitnú knihu. En: They wandered through the corridors until they found an ancient book. Sk: Jana ju otvorila. En: Jana opened it. Sk: Boli tam staré mapy a symboly. En: There were old maps and symbols inside. Sk: "Pozrite, tá mapa ukazuje tajný vchod," hovorila Jana so vzrušením. En: "Look, this map shows a secret entrance," Jana said excitedly. Sk: Čoskoro našli tajné dvere za knihovníkom. En: Soon they found a hidden door behind the librarian. Sk: Vstúpili dnu a kráčali tmavým tunelom. En: They went in and walked through a dark tunnel. Sk: Tunel bol dlhý a úzky. En: The tunnel was long and narrow. Sk: Svetlo z baterky osvetľovalo ich cestu. En: The flashlight illuminated their path. Sk: Po niekoľkých minútach prišli k veľkým železným dverám. En: After a few minutes, they reached large iron doors. Sk: Peter ich otvoril s veľkým úsilím a odhalil úžasné miesto. En: Peter opened them with great effort and revealed an astonishing place. Sk: Vnútri bolo moderné laboratórium plné vyspelej technológie. En: Inside, there was a modern laboratory full of advanced technology. Sk: Miroslav obdivoval stroje a obrazovky. En: Miroslav admired the machines and screens. Sk: "Tu sa tu musí experimentovať s časom," povedal Miroslav. En: "They must be experimenting with time here," said Miroslav. Sk: Jana náhle zbadala podivnú fľaštičku. En: Jana suddenly noticed a strange vial. Sk: Bolo na nej napísané: "Do budúcnosti. En: It was labeled: "To the future." Sk: ""Čo to znamená? En: "What does that mean?" Sk: " spýtala sa. En: she asked. Sk: "To znamená, že toto laboratórium je z budúcnosti! En: "It means this laboratory is from the future!" Sk: " oznámil Peter. En: Peter announced. Sk: Zrazu sa ozvalo bzučanie. En: Suddenly, there was a buzzing sound. Sk: V blízkosti sa spustila mašina, a dostali sa do víru svetla. En: A machine nearby activated, and they got caught in a swirl of light. Sk: Zrazu boli inam. En: Abruptly, they were elsewhere. Sk: Objavili sa v Bratislave budúcnosti. En: They appeared in a future Bratislava. Sk: Všetko vyzeralo inak, modernejšie. En: Everything looked different, more modern. Sk: "Wow," povedala Jana, "ako sa vrátime? En: "Wow," said Jana, "how do we get back?" Sk: "Museli nájsť spôsob, ako použiť technológiu z laboratória. En: They had to find a way to use the technology from the laboratory. Sk: Hľadali odpovede a nakoniec našli manuál. En: They searched for answers and eventually found a manual. Sk: Pomocou neho našli spôsob, ako aktivovať spätný transport. En: With it, they discovered how to activate a reverse transport. Sk: Nasledovali pokyny a aktivovali zariadenie. En: They followed the instructions and activated the device. Sk: Znovu sa ocitli v tuneli pod Bratislavským hradom. En: They found themselves back in the tunnel under Bratislava Castle. Sk: Vzdychli si s úľavou. En: They sighed with relief. Sk: "Bolo to úžasné! En: "That was amazing!" Sk: " vykríkol Miroslav. En: exclaimed Miroslav. Sk: "Áno, ale asi by sme to mali nechať tajomstvom," usmiala sa Jana. En: "Yes, but maybe we should keep it a secret," Jana smiled. Sk: Vrátili sa späť na povrch. En: They returned to the surface. Sk: Bratislavský hrad teraz vyzeral normálne. En: Bratislava Castle now looked normal. Sk: Mali veľké dobrodružstvo a zostali navždy priatelia, spojený tajomstvom pod hradom. En: They had a great adventure and remained friends forever, bound by the secret under the castle. Sk: Koniec. En: The End. Vocabulary Words: - sunny: slnečného - adventures: dobrodružstvá - surprise: prekvapenie - legend: legendu - secret: tajnom - laboratory: laboratóriu - corridors: chodbách - ancient: starožitnú - maps: mapy - symbols: symboly - entrance: vchod - hidden: tajné - librarian: knihovníkom - tunnel: tunel - flashlight: baterky - iron: železným - effort: úsilím - astonishing: úžasné - technology: technológie - machines: stroje - experimenting: experimentovať - vial: fľaštičku - labeled: napísané - buzzing: bzučanie - swirl: víru - modern: modernejšie - manual: manuál - activate: aktivovať - reverse: spätný - transport: transport
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  • From Fear to Fortitude: Joseph's Lesson at Bratislava Castle

    15 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Slovak: From Fear to Fortitude: Joseph's Lesson at Bratislava Castle Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/from-fear-to-fortitude-josephs-lesson-at-bratislava-castle/ Story Transcript: Sk: Jozef stál pred bránou Bratislavského hradu. En: Joseph stood in front of the gate of Bratislava Castle. Sk: Bol to krásny deň a slnko žiarilo na modrej oblohe. En: It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining in the blue sky. Sk: Učiteľka Márie viedla školský výlet po nádhernej starej budove. En: Maria's teacher was leading a school trip through the magnificent old building. Sk: Deti sa tešili, ale Jozef mal problémy. Zabudol svoju domácu úlohu. En: The children were excited, but Joseph had a problem. He had forgotten his homework. Sk: Prechádzal sa po nádvorí a premýšľal, čo povedať učiteľke. En: He wandered around the courtyard, thinking about what to tell the teacher. Sk: Chcel byť úprimný, ale bál sa, že sa na neho bude hnevať. En: He wanted to be honest but was afraid she would be angry with him. Sk: Prišli do historického sálu so starými obrazmi a tapisériami. En: They entered a historic hall filled with old paintings and tapestries. Sk: Jozef sa cítil stiesnene. Musel nájsť spôsob, ako to vysvetliť. En: Joseph felt uneasy. He had to find a way to explain. Sk: Narazil na malý kút v miestnosti, kde bola stolička a stolík. En: He stumbled upon a small corner in the room with a chair and a table. Sk: Rozhodol sa tam počkať na príležitosť a vymyslieť dobrú výhovorku. En: He decided to wait there for an opportunity and think of a good excuse. Sk: Zrazu zazvonil školský zvon a učiteľka Márie zavolala deti naspäť na nádvorie. En: Suddenly, the school bell rang and Maria's teacher called the children back to the courtyard. Sk: Jozef sa pridal k ostatným deťom a učiteľka sa na neho pozrela. En: Joseph joined the other children, and the teacher looked at him. Sk: „Jozef, kde je tvoja domáca úloha?“ spýtala sa prísne. En: Joseph, where is your homework? she asked sternly. Sk: Jozef cítil, akoby mu srdce chcelo vyskočiť z hrude. Rozmýšľal, ako odpovedať. En: Joseph felt as if his heart was about to jump out of his chest. He thought about how to respond. Sk: „Pani učiteľka,“ začal váhavo, „zabudol som domácu úlohu doma. Ale v noci som sa učil o histórii hradu. Prečítal som veľa kníh a písal poznámky.“ En: Ms. Teacher, he began hesitantly, I forgot my homework at home. But last night I studied the history of the castle. I read many books and took notes. Sk: Učiteľka sa na chvíľu zamyslela a potom sa usmiala. „To je zaujímavé, Jozef. Povedz nám niečo, čo si sa naučil,“ povedala. En: The teacher thought for a moment and then smiled. That's interesting, Joseph. Tell us something you learned, she said. Sk: Jozef ožil. Začal rozprávať o kráľovi, čo kedysi žil v hrade, o bitkách, ktoré sa tu odohrali, a o tajných chodbách pod hradom. En: Joseph brightened up. He started talking about the king who once lived in the castle, the battles that took place there, and the secret passages beneath the castle. Sk: Deti aj učiteľka ho počúvali so záujmom. En: Both the children and the teacher listened with interest. Sk: Keď skončil, učiteľka povedala: „Jozef, v budúcnosti musíš nosiť domácu úlohu, ale dnes si nás všetkých zaujal. Dnes si dostal druhú šancu.“ En: When he finished, the teacher said, Joseph, in the future you must bring your homework, but today you have captivated us all. Today, you get a second chance. Sk: Jozef sa usmial a obrovský balvan spadol z jeho srdca. Nakoniec bol hrdý na to, že prekonal svoj strach a našiel spôsob, ako seba zlepšiť. En: Joseph smiled, and a huge weight lifted from his heart. He was proud in the end that he had overcome his fear and found a way to improve himself. Sk: Uvedomil si, že je vždy dôležité povedať pravdu a byť pripravený, ale aj že znalosti a odvaha môžu pomôcť prekonať ťažké situácie. En: He realized it is always important to tell the truth and be prepared, but also that knowledge and courage can help surmount difficult situations. Sk: A tak skončil deň na Bratislavskom hrade. Deti sa vrátili do školy plní nových vedomostí a spomienok a Jozef sa učil poučenie, ktoré mu ostane na celý život. En: And so the day at Bratislava Castle ended. The children returned to school filled with new knowledge and memories, and Joseph learned a lesson that would stay with him for life. Vocabulary Words: - gate: brána - courtyard: nádvorie - homework: domáca úloha - honest: úprimný - angry: hnevať sa - hall: sála - paintings: obrazy - tapestries: tapisérie - uneasy: stiesnene - stumbled: narazil - opportunity: príležitosť - excuse: výhovorka - sternly: prísne - hesitantly: váhavo - notes: poznámky - battles: bitky - secret passages: tajné chodby - history: história - heart: srdce - proud: hrdý - courage: odvaha - afraid: bál sa - smiled: usmiala - brightened: ožil - captivated: zaujal - overcome: prekonal - surmount: prekonať - knowledge: vedomosti - filled: plní - memories: spomienky
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  • Journey Through Time: VR Adventures at Bratislava Castle

    14 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Slovak: Journey Through Time: VR Adventures at Bratislava Castle Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/journey-through-time-vr-adventures-at-bratislava-castle/ Story Transcript: Sk: Jana a Marek boli nadšení. En: Jana and Marek were thrilled. Sk: Stáli pred vstupom do Bratislavského hradu. En: They stood at the entrance of Bratislava Castle. Sk: Bol krásny letný deň a oni sa tešili na nové dobrodružstvo. En: It was a beautiful summer day, and they were excited about a new adventure. Sk: Hrad bol starobylý a mystický. En: The castle was ancient and mystical. Sk: Tento deň bolo však zvláštne. En: However, this day was special. Sk: V hrade sa konal špeciálny technologický podujatie. En: There was a special technological event happening in the castle. Sk: „Jana, si pripravená na niečo úžasné? En: "Jana, are you ready for something amazing?" Sk: “ spýtal sa Marek s úsmevom. En: Marek asked with a smile. Sk: „Áno, Marek! En: "Yes, Marek! Sk: Poďme dovnútra,“ odpovedala Jana a chytila ho za ruku. En: Let's go inside," Jana replied, taking his hand. Sk: Keď vstúpili, videli veľké obrazovky a moderné technológie. En: As they entered, they saw large screens and modern technology. Sk: Bolo zrejmé, že je to veľmi dôležité podujatie. En: It was clear that this was a very important event. Sk: Bola tam veľká hala plná ľudí. En: There was a large hall full of people. Sk: V strede haly bola veľká miestnosť s virtuálnymi okuliarmi a senzorami. En: In the middle of the hall was a big room with virtual reality glasses and sensors. Sk: Počasie bolo krásne a slnečné, takže sklenené stropy púšťali dovnútra veľa svetla. En: The weather was beautiful and sunny, so the glass ceilings allowed a lot of light to come in. Sk: Svietilo na moderné vybavenie, ktoré vyzeralo futuristicky a vzbudzovalo veľký záujem. En: It shone on the modern equipment, which looked futuristic and sparked great interest. Sk: „Pozri, Marek! En: "Look, Marek! Sk: Tam je prehliadka virtuálnej reality,“ povedala Jana nadšene. En: There's a virtual reality exhibit there," Jana said excitedly. Sk: „Pozrieme sa na históriu Slovenska? En: "Shall we check out the history of Slovakia?" Sk: “Marek prikývol. En: Marek nodded. Sk: „Áno, je to úžasná príležitosť. En: "Yes, this is an amazing opportunity. Sk: Poďme to skúsiť. En: Let's try it." Sk: “Vzali si virtuálne okuliary a nasadili ich na hlavu. En: They took the virtual glasses and put them on. Sk: Svet okolo nich zmizol a oni sa ocitli v dávnych časoch Slovenska. En: The world around them disappeared, and they found themselves in ancient times in Slovakia. Sk: Stáli na poli blízko potoka, počuli zvuky prírody a videli staré hrady a dedinky. En: They stood in a field near a stream, heard the sounds of nature, and saw old castles and villages. Sk: Prišla k nim starodávna princezná a vysvetlila im históriu okolitých miest. En: An ancient princess approached them and explained the history of the surrounding areas. Sk: „Toto je úžasné! En: "This is amazing! Sk: Je to ako živé,“ zvolal Marek. En: It's like it's alive," exclaimed Marek. Sk: „Je to ako by sme boli naozaj tam. En: "It's like we're really there." Sk: “Jana sa smiala. En: Jana laughed. Sk: „Áno, Marek. En: "Yes, Marek. Sk: Je to naozaj úžasné. En: It's really amazing. Sk: Môžeme sa dotýkať predmetov a vidieť všetko v 3D. En: We can touch objects and see everything in 3D." Sk: “Prechádzali rôznymi miestnosťami a zažívali rôzne epochy slovenskej histórie. En: They walked through different rooms and experienced various eras of Slovak history. Sk: Videli bitky, oslavy i každodenný život ľudí. En: They saw battles, celebrations, and everyday life of people. Sk: Všetko bolo tak realistické, že mali pocit, že sú naozaj súčasťou dejín. En: Everything was so realistic that they felt like they were truly part of history. Sk: Keď skončili prehliadku, Jana sa obrátila k Marekovi a povedala, „Bola to nezabudnuteľná skúsenosť. En: When they finished the tour, Jana turned to Marek and said, "It was an unforgettable experience. Sk: Som rada, že sme to zažili spolu. En: I'm glad we experienced it together." Sk: “Marek prikývol. En: Marek nodded. Sk: „Áno, Jana. En: "Yes, Jana. Sk: Táto technológia nám umožnila cestovať časom a pochopiť našu históriu lepšie. En: This technology allowed us to travel through time and better understand our history. Sk: Je to naozaj vzácne. En: It's truly precious." Sk: “Vyšli z hradu a ešte dlho sa rozprávali o tom, čo videli a cítili. En: They left the castle and kept talking about what they had seen and felt for a long time. Sk: Toto dobrodružstvo im ukázalo, akú hodnotu má minulosť a ako môže technológia obohatiť naše vnímanie sveta. En: This adventure showed them the value of the past and how technology can enrich our perception of the world. Sk: Bola to lekcia, ktorú si obaja odniesli so sebou. En: It was a lesson they both carried with them. Sk: Na konci dňa sa spolu prechádzali ulicami Bratislavy. En: At the end of the day, they walked through the streets of Bratislava together. Sk: Mali pocit, že sú šťastní a bohatší o nové poznatky. En: They felt happy and richer with new knowledge. Sk: Technológia im otvorila oči a umožnila im zažiť niečo výnimočné. En: Technology had opened their eyes and allowed them to experience something extraordinary. Sk: A tak sa ich deň na Bratislavskom hrade skončil, ale spomienky zostali navždy. En: And so their day at Bratislava Castle ended, but the memories remained forever. Vocabulary Words: - thrilled: nadšení - ancient: starobylý - mystical: mystický - special: zvláštne - technological: technologické - entrance: vstup - adventure: dobrodružstvo - screens: obrazovky - modern: moderné - important: dôležité - exhibit: prehliadka - virtual reality: virtuálna realita - sensors: senzory - glass ceilings: sklenené stropy - futuristic: futuristicky - interest: záujem - field: pole - stream: potok - nature: prírody - realistic: realistické - eras: epochy - battles: bitky - celebrations: oslavy - everyday life: každodenný život - unforgettable: nezabudnuteľná - precious: vzácne - perception: vnímanie - lesson: lekcia - knowledge: poznatky - extraordinary: výnimočné
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  • Souvenirs from the Heart: A Day at Bratislava Castle

    13 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Slovak: Souvenirs from the Heart: A Day at Bratislava Castle Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/souvenirs-from-the-heart-a-day-at-bratislava-castle/ Story Transcript: Sk: Martin stál pred hradom v Bratislave. En: Martin stood in front of the castle in Bratislava. Sk: Bol to krásny slnečný deň. En: It was a beautiful sunny day. Sk: Husto zelené stromy obklopovali staré múry. En: Thick green trees surrounded the old walls. Sk: Martin sa chcel pozrieť na všetko. En: Martin wanted to see everything. Sk: Viditeľná bola história, ktorú má hrad v sebe. En: The history that the castle held was visible. Sk: Chcel kúpiť niečo pekné pre rodinu. En: He wanted to buy something nice for his family. Sk: Mal rád suveníry. En: He liked souvenirs. Sk: Vo vnútri hradu našiel veľa obchodíkov. En: Inside the castle, he found many small shops. Sk: Boli tam keramické hrnčeky, magnetky a krásne malované obrázky. En: There were ceramic mugs, magnets, and beautifully painted pictures. Sk: V obchode pracovala milá pani. En: A kind lady worked in the shop. Sk: Spýtala sa Martina, čo hľadá. En: She asked Martin what he was looking for. Sk: Odpovedal, že hľadá darčeky pre svoju rodinu. En: He replied that he was looking for gifts for his family. Sk: Martin sa rozhodol kúpiť keramický hrnček pre svoju mamu. En: Martin decided to buy a ceramic mug for his mother. Sk: Hrnček bol biely s modrými kvetmi. En: The mug was white with blue flowers. Sk: Bol krásny a jemný, rovnako ako jeho mama. En: It was beautiful and delicate, just like his mother. Sk: Potom videl drevenú figúrku rytiera. En: Then he saw a wooden figurine of a knight. Sk: Hneď vedel, že to je perfektné pre jeho otca. En: He immediately knew it was perfect for his father. Sk: Rytieri sú jeho obľúbení hrdinovia. En: Knights are his favorite heroes. Sk: Pre svoju sestru našiel krásnu náramok. En: For his sister, he found a beautiful bracelet. Sk: Bol farebný a leskný. En: It was colorful and shiny. Sk: Vedel, že jej sa bude páčiť. En: He knew she would like it. Sk: Rozhodnúť sa nebolo ťažké. En: Deciding was not difficult. Sk: Všetky tieto veci boli presne to, čo si predstavoval. En: All these items were exactly what he had imagined. Sk: Martin kúpil všetky darčeky a spokojný vyšiel z obchodu. En: Martin bought all the gifts and happily left the shop. Sk: Cítil sa dobre, že našiel niečo pre každého člena rodiny. En: He felt good that he had found something for each member of his family. Sk: Chcel im urobiť radosť. En: He wanted to make them happy. Sk: Po nákupe suvenírov si ešte raz prešiel hrad. En: After buying the souvenirs, he walked through the castle once more. Sk: Pozrel si staré obrazy a nádherné miestnosti. En: He looked at the old paintings and the magnificent rooms. Sk: Každý kútik hradu mal svoju špeciálnu atmosféru. En: Every corner of the castle had its special atmosphere. Sk: Martin pocítil nadšenie z histórie a krásy hradu. En: Martin felt excited by the history and beauty of the castle. Sk: Ďalšie z jeho zážitkov bolo, že mohol kúpiť také pekné suveníry. En: Another highlight of his experience was being able to buy such lovely souvenirs. Sk: Keď sa vrátil domov, celá rodina sa zhromaždila, aby videla, čo im Martin priniesol. En: When he returned home, the whole family gathered to see what Martin had brought them. Sk: Mama sa potešila keramickému hrnčeku a hneď si ho postavila na poličku. En: His mother was delighted with the ceramic mug and immediately placed it on the shelf. Sk: Otec bol nadšený dreveným rytierom a sestra si okamžite nasadila nový náramok. En: His father was thrilled with the wooden knight, and his sister instantly put on her new bracelet. Sk: Všetci boli veľmi vďační a šťastní. En: Everyone was very grateful and happy. Sk: Martin vedel, že jeho darčeky urobili veľkú radosť. En: Martin knew that his gifts had brought great joy. Sk: Bol spokojný, že čas strávený hľadaním suvenírov sa oplatil. En: He was satisfied that the time spent looking for souvenirs was worth it. Sk: Hrad v Bratislave a suveníry z neho budú mať navždy zvláštne miesto v ich srdciach. En: The castle in Bratislava and the souvenirs from it would always have a special place in their hearts. Sk: Príbeh sa tak pekne uzavrel. En: The story ended beautifully. Sk: Martin mal nezabudnuteľný deň plný radosti a rodina dostala krásne spomienky na hrad a na Martina. En: Martin had an unforgettable day full of joy, and his family received wonderful memories of the castle and of Martin. Vocabulary Words: - castle: hrad - souvenirs: suveníry - ceramic: keramický - magnets: magnetky - figurine: figúrka - knight: rytier - bracelet: náramok - painting: obraz - magnificent: nádherný - highlight: zážitok - delicate: jemný - heroes: hrdinovia - gathered: zhromaždila - grateful: vďačný - history: história - thrilled: nadšený - colorful: farebný - shiny: leskný - immediately: okamžite - surrounded: obklopovali - decided: rozhodol - wonderful: krásny - excited: nadšenie - beautiful: krásny - satisfied: spokojný - atmosphere: atmosféra - ceramic mug: keramický hrnček - wooden: drevený - special place: zvláštne miesto - memories: spomienky
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  • Discovering Slovakia: A Souvenir Adventure at Bratislava Castle

    12 JUN 2024 · Fluent Fiction - Slovak: Discovering Slovakia: A Souvenir Adventure at Bratislava Castle Find the full episode transcript, vocabulary words, and more: https://www.fluentfiction.org/discovering-slovakia-a-souvenir-adventure-at-bratislava-castle/ Story Transcript: Sk: Bola krásna letná sobota. En: It was a beautiful summer Saturday. Sk: Z trónu na vrchole Bratislavského hradu sa otvárala nádherná panoráma na hlavné mesto Slovenska. En: From the throne at the top of Bratislava Castle, a stunning panorama of Slovakia’s capital city spread out. Sk: Vyhodiť Jana si vybrala tento deň na návštevu hradu. En: Jana chose this day to visit the castle. Sk: Milovala históriu a kultúru Slovenska. En: She loved Slovakia’s history and culture. Sk: Ale dnes mala konkrétny cieľ - kúpiť tradičné slovenské suveníry. En: But today she had a specific goal – to buy traditional Slovak souvenirs. Sk: Jana kráčala cez nádvorie hradu. En: Jana walked through the castle courtyard. Sk: Mnoho turistov sa tam prechádzalo. Fotili sa, obdivovali staré budovy, užívali si slnečné lúče. En: Many tourists were strolling there, taking photos, admiring the old buildings, and enjoying the sunshine. Sk: Všade bolo počuť smiech a rozhovory. En: Laughter and conversations filled the air. Sk: Jana si všimla malý obchodík so suvenírmi. En: Jana noticed a small souvenir shop. Sk: Po jeho názvu "Slovenské Dary" bolo jasné, že vnútri nájde niečo výnimočné. En: With the name "Slovak Gifts," it was clear she would find something special inside. Sk: Vošla do obchodu a pocítila vôňu dreva a kože. En: She entered the shop and smelled the aroma of wood and leather. Sk: Predavačka, staršia pani s milým úsmevom, ju privítala. En: The saleswoman, an elderly lady with a kind smile, greeted her. Sk: Jana si prezerala krásne vyrezávané drevené figúrky, farebné výšivky a keramické nádoby. En: Jana browsed through beautifully carved wooden figures, colorful embroidery, and ceramic vessels. Sk: "Pomôžem vám s niečím?" opýtala sa predavačka. En: "Can I help you with anything?" the saleswoman asked. Sk: Jana znervóznela. En: Jana grew nervous. Sk: Chcela nájsť niečo špeciálne pre svojich rodičov a priateľov. En: She wanted to find something special for her parents and friends. Sk: Po chvíli rozmýšľania povedala, "Hľadám niečo tradičné. Chcem ukázať našu krásnu slovenskú kultúru." En: After a moment of thought, she said, "I’m looking for something traditional. I want to showcase our beautiful Slovak culture." Sk: Pani sa usmiala a ukázala na poličku s drevenými výrobkami. En: The lady smiled and pointed to a shelf with wooden products. Sk: "Toto sú valašky, tradičné slovenské sekery. Tento črpák je ručne vyrezávaný a veľmi cenný. Tieto fujary sú veľmi populárne medzi turistami." En: "These are valaškas, traditional Slovak axes. This črpák is hand-carved and very valuable. These flutes are very popular among tourists." Sk: Jana sa usmiala. En: Jana smiled. Sk: "Ďakujem. Kúpim tieto tri veci." En: "Thank you. I’ll take these three things." Sk: Vybrala si krásne zdobenú valašku pre otca, črpák pre matku a fujaru pre priateľa. En: She chose a beautifully decorated valaška for her father, a črpák for her mother, and a flute for her friend. Sk: Zatiaľ čo predavačka balila veci, Jana sa poobzerala okolo a neuveriteľne si všimla kúsok krásnej čipky, vyšívanej s láskou. En: While the saleswoman packed the items, Jana looked around and was amazed to see a piece of beautiful lace, lovingly embroidered. Sk: "Pridajte aj tento kúsok čipky, prosím," povedala s úsmevom. En: "Please add this piece of lace as well," she said with a smile. Sk: Keď vyšla z obchodu, cítila sa spokojne. En: As she left the shop, she felt content. Sk: Mala darčeky, ktoré dokonale vystihli krásu a bohatstvo slovenských tradícií. En: She had gifts that perfectly captured the beauty and richness of Slovak traditions. Sk: Pomaly sa vybrala naspäť cez nádvorie hradu a užívala si výhľad na mesto. En: She slowly made her way back through the castle courtyard, enjoying the view of the city. Sk: V hlave jej už vznikali myšlienky na ďalší výlet. En: Thoughts of another trip were already forming in her mind. Sk: Možno na Oravský hrad alebo do Tatier? En: Maybe to Orava Castle or the Tatras? Sk: Jana si uvedomila, že hoci svet je veľký a je tam veľa miest, ktoré chce navštíviť, Slovensko bude vždy jej domovom. En: Jana realized that although the world is big and there are many places she wants to visit, Slovakia will always be her home. Sk: A tento deň na Bratislavskom hrade jej to ešte raz potvrdil. En: And this day at Bratislava Castle confirmed it once more. Sk: Slnko sa začalo schovávať za obzorom a Jana pomaly kráčala domov. En: The sun began to set behind the horizon, and Jana slowly walked home. Sk: Tešila sa na chvíľu, keď bude rozdávať svoje darčeky a rozprávať o krásnom dni plnom tradícií a histórie. En: She looked forward to the moment when she would give out her gifts and talk about the beautiful day full of traditions and history. Sk: Takéto dni robia život výnimočným, pomyslela si Jana a odišla s úsmevom na tvári. En: Days like this make life special, Jana thought as she left with a smile on her face. Vocabulary Words: - panorama: panoráma - courtyard: nádvorie - strolling: prechádzalo - admiring: obdivovali - conversations: rozhovory - souvenir: suvenírmi - shopkeeper: predavačka - elderly: staršia - embroidery: výšivky - vessels: nádoby - nervous: znervóznela - showcase: ukázať - shelf: polička - carved: vyrezávané - valuable: cenný - flutes: fujary - decorated: zdobenú - lace: čipky - embroidered: vyšívanej - content: spokojne - captured: vystihli - enjoying: užívala - trip: výlet - realized: uvedomila - set: schovávať - horizon: obzorom - forward: tešila - giving out: rozdávať - beautiful: krásnom - special: výnimočným
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