zemljevid

Translation: map [noun, m]

The word zemljevid is composed of Zemlja (Earth) and vid (sight).

Examples:

Tukaj je zemljevid. Mi lahko pokažeš kje se nahaja Nizozemska?
(Here is the map. Can you show me the location of the The Netherlands?)

Haha, oblika Slovenije na zemljevidu me spominja na kuro.
(Haha, the shape of Slovenia on the map reminds me of a hen. Note – an alternative and less colloquial word for kura is kokoš.)

Poleti sem obiskal Pariz. Mesto je ogromno! Ne vem, kaj bi brez zemljevida.
(I visited Paris in the summer. The city is huge! I don’t know what I would do without a map.)

Expressions:

(nekaj) ni na zemljevidu
((something) is not recognized, or skips attention, of another person or organization; lit. (something) is not on the map)

Najnovejša lestvica 500 najboljših univerz: Slovenije ni na zemljevidu
(The newest list of the 500 best universities: Slovenia is not to be found there. Note – this is a title taken from a newspaper article)

Related:

zemljepisna širina – latitude
zemljepisna dolžina – longitude
zemljepis – geography (often the term “geografija” is used)

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