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zest

[zest] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    1. пикантность, особенность; особый вкус

    2. разг.

      1. жажда, жар, пыл

      2. живость, энергия

    3. кул. цедра

  2. гл.; уст.

    придавать что-л. особенное (чему-л.)

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zest

[zest]

n

  1. жар, пыл

  2. пикантность, "изюминка"

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After a few desultory remarks and the arrival of the drinks, Mrs. Bantry plunged straight into the subject with her usual zest for direct action.
Едва официант принес бокалы со льдом, как миссис Бантри нетерпеливо заговорила о том, что ее сейчас волновало.
Christie, Agatha / The Body In The LibraryКристи, Агата / Труп в библиотеке
Труп в библиотеке
Кристи, Агата
© Издательство "Профиздат", 1990
The Body In The Library
Christie, Agatha
© 1941, 1942 by Agatha Christie Mallowan
© renewed 1968, 1970 by Agatha Christie Mallowan
Catti-brie’s energy and zest for life verily bubbled over.
Жизненная энергия Кэтти-бри била через край.
Salvatore, Robert / SojournСальваторе, Роберт / Воин
Воин
Сальваторе, Роберт
© ИЦ "Максима", 2007
© 1990 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
© В. Иванов, перевод, 2002
Sojourn
Salvatore, Robert
© 1991 TSR, Inc.
He winked ghoulishly, "That was for zest, too."
— Касл жутко скривился и подмигнул: — Тоже для острастки.
Vonnegut, Kurt / Cat's CradleВоннегут, Курт / Колыбель для кошки
Колыбель для кошки
Воннегут, Курт
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
Cat's Cradle
Vonnegut, Kurt
© 1969 Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr.
“Yes, Pyotr Mihailovitch, yes,” the other chimed in with zest, “talk of the younger generation!”
- Да-с, Петр Михайлович, да-с, - с наслаждением поддакивает другой; - вот и говорите про молодежь.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The possessedДостоевский, Фёдор / Бесы
Бесы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1989
The possessed
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
My first feeling of fear had passed away, and I thrilled now with a keener zest than I had ever enjoyed when we were the defenders of the law instead of its defiers.
Мое первое чувство страха прошло, и я трепетал от острого наслаждения, какого никогда не испытывал, когда мы защищали закон, а не бросали ему вызов, как теперь.
Conan Doyle, Arthur / The Adventure of Charles Augustus MilvertonКонан Дойль, Артур / Конец Чарльза Огастеса Милвертона
Конец Чарльза Огастеса Милвертона
Конан Дойль, Артур
© 1993, издательство "Слог"
© 1993, перевод с англ. под редакцией М. Литвиновой
The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton
Conan Doyle, Arthur
In the quietly monotonous, smooth current of life lie hid great delights, and he gave himself up to these delights with zest, asking nothing much of the present day, but also thinking nothing of the morrow, nor recalling the day before.
В однообразно тихом и плавном течении жизни таятся великие прелести - и он предавался им с наслаждением, не требуя ничего особенного от настоящего дня, но и не думая о завтрашнем, не вспоминая о вчерашнем.
Turgenev, I.S. / The Torrents of SpringТургенев, И.С. / Вешние воды
Вешние воды
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
The Torrents of Spring
Turgenev, I.S.
© BiblioBazaar, LLC
"I tell thee, the fine contrast between the seeming saint and falling sinner will give zest to the old gentleman's inclination.
— Уверяю тебя, что внезапное превращение святой в грешницу особенно подстегнет интерес старика.
Scott, Walter / Peveril of the PeakСкотт, Вальтер / Певерил Пик
Певерил Пик
Скотт, Вальтер
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1964
Peveril of the Peak
Scott, Walter
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
"I should say, too," continued Zossimov with zest, "that your complete recovery depends solely on yourself.
-- Я к тому говорю, -- продолжал Зосимов, разлакомившись, -- что ваше совершенное выздоровление, в главном, зависит теперь единственно от вас самих.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / Crime and PunishmentДостоевский, Фёдор / Преступление и наказание
Преступление и наказание
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1970
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2009 Rhodes Media
"We'll do that," said Grubb with zest - "we'll do that.
— Обязательно проделаем такую штуку, — загорелся Грабб, — обязательно!
Wells, Herbert George / The war in the airУэллс, Герберт / Война в воздухе
Война в воздухе
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
The war in the air
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells
Doing it before the mothers' eyes was what gave zest to the amusement.
На глазах-то матерей и составляло главную сладость.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
My aunt went into that house with considerable zest, and my uncle distinguished himself by the thoroughness with which he did the repainting and replumbing.
Тетя с жаром принялась обставлять дом, а дядюшка с необычайной дотошностью входил во все мелочи покраски, побелки, прокладки водопровода.
Wells, Herbert George / Tono-BungayУэллс, Герберт / Тоно Бенге
Тоно Бенге
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Tono-Bungay
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells
"He seems to get a zest - "
— У него, видимо, особая склонность к этому…
Wells, Herbert George / Ann VeronicaУэллс, Герберт / Анна-Вероника
Анна-Вероника
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Ann Veronica
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells
There were powerful elements of scientific adventure and the zest for discovery of new lands, new plants and animals, new people; the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake.
Для них был характерен дух научного исследования, стремление к открытию новых земель, новых растений и животных, новых народов — погоня за знанием ради знания.
Sagan, Carl / Cosmos: The story of cosmic evolution, science and civilizationСаган, Карл / Космос: Эволюция Вселенной, жизни и цивилизации
Космос: Эволюция Вселенной, жизни и цивилизации
Саган, Карл
© 2002 by The Estate of Carl Sagan
© Издание на русском языке, перевод, оформление. ЗАО ТИД «Амфора», 2004
Cosmos: The story of cosmic evolution, science and civilization
Sagan, Carl
© 1980 by Carl Sagan Productions, Inc.
The result was a broth of sharp, enlightened personalities with a zest for life and the perceptiveness to appreciate one another.
И образуется своеобразное сообщество смекалистых, неглупых людей, любящих жизнь и способных оценить друг друга.
Hailey, Arthur / AirportХейли, Артур / Аэропорт
Аэропорт
Хейли, Артур
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
Airport
Hailey, Arthur
© 1968, 2000 by Arthur Hailey, Ltd.
If he closed his eyes as he skipped along down one of the narrow streets he could almost recapture the zest for life that he had known those years before in Calimport.
Стоило ему лишь на мгновение закрыть глаза, идя по одной из узких улочек Брин Шандера, и воображение тут же переносило его в милый сердцу Калимпорт.
Salvatore, Robert / The Crystal ShardСальваторе, Роберт / Магический кристалл
Магический кристалл
Сальваторе, Роберт
© 1988 TSR, Inc.
© С. Топоров, перевод, 2008
© ООО "Фантастика", 2008
The Crystal Shard
Salvatore, Robert
© 1988 TSR, Inc.

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zestNounпикантность; особенность; особый вкусExamples

to give zest to smth. — придавать вкус чему-л.

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with zest
азартно
with zest
с жаром
zest for life
жажда жизни
lose one's zest
размагничиваться
begin to work with a zest
разрабатываться
zest scraper
скребковое приспособление для срезания цедры

Word forms

zest

noun
SingularPlural
Common casezestzests
Possessive casezest'szests'

zest

verb
Basic forms
Pastzested
Imperativezest
Present Participle (Participle I)zesting
Past Participle (Participle II)zested
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I zestwe zest
you zestyou zest
he/she/it zeststhey zest
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am zestingwe are zesting
you are zestingyou are zesting
he/she/it is zestingthey are zesting
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have zestedwe have zested
you have zestedyou have zested
he/she/it has zestedthey have zested
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been zestingwe have been zesting
you have been zestingyou have been zesting
he/she/it has been zestingthey have been zesting
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I zestedwe zested
you zestedyou zested
he/she/it zestedthey zested
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was zestingwe were zesting
you were zestingyou were zesting
he/she/it was zestingthey were zesting
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had zestedwe had zested
you had zestedyou had zested
he/she/it had zestedthey had zested
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been zestingwe had been zesting
you had been zestingyou had been zesting
he/she/it had been zestingthey had been zesting
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will zestwe shall/will zest
you will zestyou will zest
he/she/it will zestthey will zest
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be zestingwe shall/will be zesting
you will be zestingyou will be zesting
he/she/it will be zestingthey will be zesting
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have zestedwe shall/will have zested
you will have zestedyou will have zested
he/she/it will have zestedthey will have zested
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been zestingwe shall/will have been zesting
you will have been zestingyou will have been zesting
he/she/it will have been zestingthey will have been zesting
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would zestwe should/would zest
you would zestyou would zest
he/she/it would zestthey would zest
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be zestingwe should/would be zesting
you would be zestingyou would be zesting
he/she/it would be zestingthey would be zesting
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have zestedwe should/would have zested
you would have zestedyou would have zested
he/she/it would have zestedthey would have zested
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been zestingwe should/would have been zesting
you would have been zestingyou would have been zesting
he/she/it would have been zestingthey would have been zesting
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am zestedwe are zested
you are zestedyou are zested
he/she/it is zestedthey are zested
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being zestedwe are being zested
you are being zestedyou are being zested
he/she/it is being zestedthey are being zested
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been zestedwe have been zested
you have been zestedyou have been zested
he/she/it has been zestedthey have been zested
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was zestedwe were zested
you were zestedyou were zested
he/she/it was zestedthey were zested
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being zestedwe were being zested
you were being zestedyou were being zested
he/she/it was being zestedthey were being zested
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been zestedwe had been zested
you had been zestedyou had been zested
he/she/it had been zestedthey had been zested
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be zestedwe shall/will be zested
you will be zestedyou will be zested
he/she/it will be zestedthey will be zested
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been zestedwe shall/will have been zested
you will have been zestedyou will have been zested
he/she/it will have been zestedthey will have been zested