Initials

  • AA

    Alcoholic's Anonymous - анонимные алкоголики (группа помощи людям, страдающим от алкогольной зависимости)

    Felix Young attended AA meetings last year.
  • AD

    Anno Domini - начало нашей эры

    The archeologists discovered a town which was founded in 140 AD.
  • AGM

    Annual General Meeting - ежегодное общее собрание организации

    My boss attended the AGM of the shareholders last Tuesday.
  • AI

    Artificial Intelligence - искусственный интеллект

    The Japanese have been researching AI for many years now.
  • AIDS

    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - синдром приобретённого иммунодефицита (СПИД)

    AIDS patients are not contagious.
  • AM

    Amplitude Modulation - амплитудная модуляция (тип частоты на радио)

    I don't like to listen to AM radio; their programs are not interesting.
  • AOB

    Any Other Business - прочие вопросы (пишется в конце информационного листка)

    The secretary was supposed to write AOB at the bottom of the meeting information sheet.
  • AOK

    великолепно, здорово

    It was AOK that Johnny was recovering.
  • APB

    All Point's Bulletin - бюллетень, содержащий сведения о преступниках (используется полицией для розыска)

    Some criminals had robbed the local bank and the police put out an APB on them.
  • ASAP

    As Soon As Possible - как можно скорее

    My boss left a note on my computer, "Please complete the rough copy of the letter and give it to me ASAP."
  • AWOL

    Absent Without Leave - самоволка (отсутствие без увольнительной)

    One of the soldiers had gone AWOL and the military police were looking for him.
  • B&B

    Bed and Breakfast - гостиница типа "постель и завтрак"

    We didn't have much money, so we decided to stay at B&B.
  • B&E

    Break and Enter - кража со взломом

    The police qualified the man's crime as B&E.
  • BA

    Bachelor of Arts - бакалавр гуманитарных наук (выпускник университета со степенью бакалавра)

    Eva Brown has recently become a BA.
  • BLT

    Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato - вид бутерброда (состоящий из ветчины, салата и помидор)

    When I go to a cafe, I usually order a BLT sandwich.
  • BO

    Body Odor - запах пота

    BO is the smell of sweat from the human body.
  • BS

    Bullshit - враки, "бред собачий"

    We heard a lot of BS from our apartment manager.
  • BSc

    Bachelor of Science - бакалавр естественных наук

    Felix received a BSc in Physics from his university and found a good job.
  • BYOB

    Bring Your Own Bottle - каждый приносит свою выпивку (на вечеринку)

    Before my friend had a dinner party at his house she told everyone that it was BYOB.
  • C/O

    Care Of - до востребования

    Moira moved to another town; I don't know her address so I sent a letter to her CO her parents.
  • CA

    Chartered Accountant - дипломированный бухгалтер-эксперт

    They decided to employ a CA in order to get their taxes done on time.
  • CD

    Compact Disc - компакт-диск

    I have recently bought a few CDs.
  • CEO

    Chief Executive Officer - главный управляющий, главный исполнительный директор

    Sam Willows is the CEO of a large telephone company.
  • CIA

    Central Intelligence Agency - Центральное разведывательное управление

    The CIA, the USA Central Intelligence Agency, is a spy and security organization.
  • COD

    Cash On Delivery - оплата наличными при доставке

    I have ordered a few textbooks and the salesperson says they will send them to me COD.
  • CPA

    Certified Public Accountant - дипломированный бухгалтер

    Jenny Brown in the accounting department is studying for her CPA exams now.
  • DIY

    Do-It-Yourself - магазин типа "Делай сам"

    We are planning to repair our country house this summer, so my father went to a DIY store to buy the necessary materials.
  • DJ

    Disc Jockey - диск жокей

    I have made up my mind to work as a DJ for a few months.
  • DNA

    Deoxyribonucleic Acid - дезоксирибонуклеиновая кислота, ДНК

    DNA varies from one individual to another.
  • DUI

    Driving Under the Influence - управление автомобилем под воздействием (алкоголя или наркотиков)

    The young man was found guilty of DUI and sent to jail for several months.
  • DVD

    Digital Video Disc - цифровой видео диск, ДВД

    DVDs are more popular than CDs.
  • E.g.

    Exempli Gratia - например

    E.g. is an abbreviation and it means 'for example'.
  • ECG

    Electrocardiogram - электрокардиограмма (ЭКГ)

    The doctor advised me to take an ECG test as soon as possible.
  • ER

    Emergency Room - реанимация

    ER is the place in a hospital where doctors deal with emergency cases.
  • ESL

    English as a Second Language - английский как иностранный (как второй язык)

    ESL is taught almost in every country of the world because English is rightly considered to be an international language.
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