How is everybody? Hopefully, all of you are doing good in your studies.
How was the previous lesson? Was it easy or difficult? I think it should be easy! Actually, I think our recent lessons are as easy as drinking a glass of water!! Aren’t they?
As easy as drinking a glass of water = like drinking a glass of water = a piece of cake
Example: That lesson was a piece of cake.
In Persian, we say: /a:n dærs mesl e a:b khordæn bu:d/.An dars mesle ab khordan bud
A good one, isn’t it?!
Today, we are going to learn one more under the same category. From next lesson, we will have some discussions on the translation of Yahyaa. Please review that story and get ready. We may work on that story for a few weeks. Then, we will expand lessons 101 – 104 in more details. No objections? Wonderful!!
The original website for Yahyaa is no more available online and I have no idea what happened to it. Therefore, I have made the texts available on easypersian.com for you to use. Currently, you don’t have to do anything with this story. You will read it during the next lessons. Thank you – and my special thanks to those students who reported this to me. Dastetun dard nakoneh!
Not only … But also
He is not only short but also fat.
This maybe a little difficult! Don’t worry! I am still with you!
Not only … but also = /næh tænha: … bælkeh … hæm/
Seems confusing? Maybe? Let’s see!
Let’s translate this sentence with ‘both…and’ first. Ready?
/u: hæm ghæd ku:ta:h æst hæm cha:gh/. Do you remember this? Great!
Now, replace ‘both…and’ with ‘not only…but… also’.
We will have: /u: næh tænha: ghæd ku:ta:h æst bælkeh cha:gh hæm æst/.
When we look at this sentence carefully, we see that the second word (cha:gh = fat) comes between / bælkeh / and / hæm /.
So, I guess you got the point.
Put the second word between / bælkeh / … / hæm /. That’s it!
Let’s see some examples:
1- She is not only sad but also angry.
/u: næh tænha: ghæmgin æst bælkeh æsæba:ni hæm hæst/.
Is it difficult? Please say no!!
That’s why we say /fa:rsi shekær æst/!!
2- I am not only young but also strong!
/mæn næh tænha: jæva:n hæstæm bælkeh ghævi hæm hæstæm/.
3- They are not only friends but also brothers.
/a:nha: næh tænha: du:st hæstænd bælkeh bæra:dær hæm hæstænd/.
Please do the following examples by yourself now. You may find the answers down the page. You already know our rule: NO CHEATING!!
- She is not only a student but also a teacher.
- He is not only a player but also a coach.
- They are not only liars but also traitors.
- This country is not only big but also beautiful.
- My computer is not only old but also small.
- Her garden is not only clean but also attractive.
You may find the translation below.
We have no Quiz for today. Please do this translation first. Then go to Useful Drills page for a good recess! You will like it!
See you next week. Khoda Hafez!
See you next week!