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A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party, only to have their conversation continually interrupted by people asking the doctor for free medical advice. After a while, the doctor, exasperated, asked the lawyer, "What do you do to prevent people from asking you for legal advice away from the office?"
advice – porada
lawyer – prawnik
continually – nieustannie
interrupt – przerywać
exasperated – sfrustrowany, poirytowany
prevent – zapobiec, uniemożliwić
legal – prawny
away from – poza
office – tu: kancelaria (prawna)
The lawyer replied with a smile, "I give it to them and then bill them the next day."
bill – wystawić rachunek; rachunek
The doctor was surprised, but thought that he would give it a try. He made out bills for the various individuals who had peppered him for advice, and went out to put the bills in his mailbox as outgoing mail. Imagine his shock upon opening the mailbox, only to find a bill awaiting him from the lawyer.
give it a try – wypróbować
make out – wystawić (rachunek)
individual – osoba
pepper – bombardować, zasypywać, zarzucać
outgoing mail – poczta wychodząca
imagine – wyobrazić sobie
upon opening – po otwarciu
await – czekać, oczekiwać
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