A Word for Monday – Church Words

This week let’s look at some words that sometimes cause us confusion… both in English and in Slovak!

In English – especially in the American South – we use the word “church” for lots of things.  While we have different English words for all these concepts, we often just use the word “church.”  Even in Slovak, sometimes the words below have different meanings and are used interchangeably.  But the point is, when we are trying to say the word “church,” we have to choose carefully…

Church Building

“The meeting’s at the
church.”

MdT9z49i7 kostol
[KOH-stole]
Specific Congregation

“The church voted on
a new pastor.”

church-clip-art-church-clip-art-1 zbor
[Z-BOAR]
The Global Church

“The Church exists to
proclaim Christ.”

people-holding-hands-around-the-world-md cirkev
[TSEER-kehv]
Time of Worship

“Come on – church is
starting in a minute!”

worship-clipart-nTEMEAkTA bohoslužba
[BOH-ho-sloozh-bah]

 

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