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Polish translation: nie dbać o co¶, nie okazywać szacunku, zaniedbywać, przyjmować za pewne,

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English term or phrase:take things for granted
Polish translation:nie dbać o co¶, nie okazywać szacunku, zaniedbywać, przyjmować za pewne,
Entered by: Robert Pranagal
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13:12 Mar 10, 2001
English to Polish translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: take things for granted
take things for granted
Ivona McCormcik
nie dbać o co¶, nie okazywać szacunku, zaniedbywać
Explanation:
One more idea:

The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English gives the following example:

TO TAKE STH/SB FOR GRANTED =
to treat sth/sb with too little attention or concern, not recognise the true value of.

He is so busy with his job that he takes his family for granted.


How about:

Jest tak zajęty swoj± pracę, że zaniedbuje swoj± rodzinę.

Hope that it helps, Ivona.

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Robert Pranagal
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Summary of answers provided
nanie dbać o co¶, nie okazywać szacunku, zaniedbywać
Robert Pranagal
nazakładać, że co¶ nam się należy
Robert Pranagal


  

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1 hr
zakładać, że co¶ nam się należy


Explanation:
The Great English Polish Dictionary explains:

TO TAKE STH FOR GRANTED =
PRZESˇDZAĆ, ZAKŁADAĆ Z GÓRY, PRZYJˇĆ ZA RZECZ OCZYWISTˇ, NATURALNˇ.

The Collins Dictionary says:
take for granted.
a. to accept or assume without question: one takes certain amenities for granted.
b. to fail to appreciate the value, merit, etc., of (a person)

You do not give much context, Ivona, but I will throw in another translation:

ZAKŁADAĆ, ŻE CO¦ NAM SIĘ NALEŻY
For example:
"Don't take my respect for granted"

Hope that it helps you out, Ivona.



    The Great English-Polish Dictionary
    The Collins English Dictionary
Robert Pranagal
Local time: 04:40
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
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1 hr
nie dbać o co¶, nie okazywać szacunku, zaniedbywać


Explanation:
One more idea:

The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English gives the following example:

TO TAKE STH/SB FOR GRANTED =
to treat sth/sb with too little attention or concern, not recognise the true value of.

He is so busy with his job that he takes his family for granted.


How about:

Jest tak zajęty swoj± pracę, że zaniedbuje swoj± rodzinę.

Hope that it helps, Ivona.




    The Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Robert Pranagal
Local time: 04:40
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in pair: 1167
Grading comment
Thank you for your input! Good to know I'm not the only one working this weekend.
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