Hello everyone. I hope you had a great week.
Today, we have a ‘gol mangoli’ page!!
‘gol mangoli’ means ‘colorful’. It is not a formal word though. But, you can use it as frequently as you can.
Hassan, you have made this page very colorful!! = /hasæn! In sæfhæ ro kheili gol mængolish kærdi/!!
This means that there are two many colors in a small area.
You could say this if:
1- You are reflecting your criticizing idea in a very kind way. As you see in the example above.
2- You are praising a work / you are really happy with the colorful atmosphere.
You could also use ‘gol mangoli’ when there is considerable diversity or when you see too many things gathered together in one place. You could mean either positive or negative.
From today, we are going to work on a very short and interesting story called ‘A Little Frog’s Dream’. The book is written by: Lin Songying and Illustrated by: Zhai Shaorong. The Dolphin Books in Beijing , China has published this book. Many thanks to Xiao Mei for sending this interesting book to me.
I have provided you with the original text and the vocabulary next to each picture. Please do your best to translate this story into Persian! Call yourself translator!! I support you!!
Please do the translation first. Then go to Useful Drills page to have some drills. I am not giving you my translation on this story. Don’t worry. Just do your best. I am sure what you say will be understandable in your Persian communities! Do not get upset if sometimes they may laugh at your work. You cannot make progress unless some people laugh at you in the beginning! Soon, you will see yourself laughing at them!! Just try hard! It’s a deal!
Little frog is looking at herself in the water of a pond. She hates her green coverall. She thinks it is not beautiful at all.
Little = /ku:chu:lu:/ = /ku:chæk/
Frog = /ghu:rba:gheh/
To look at = /nega:h kærdæn beh/
In = /dær/ = /tu:/ = /tu: ye/
Water = /a:b/
pond = /morda:b/
Water of pond = /a:b e morda:b/
To hate = /motenæf.fer bu:dæn æz/
Coverall = /pu:st/ – /pu:shesh/
At all = /æslæn/ = /hich/
“How wonderful it would be if I could have one colored coverall as beautiful as flowers” she thinks.
How = /cheghædr/
Wonderful = /ja:leb/ = /a:li/
It would be = /mi shod/
If = /ægær/
I could have = /mi tæva:nestæm/
I could have = /da:shtæm/
One = /yek/ = /yeki/
Colored = /rængi/ = /rænga:ræng/
As beautiful as = /beh ghæshængi ye/
To think = /fekr kærdæn/
Little frog dreams and dreams, until a flame appears and the rays of rose clouds are turning her coverall red.
To dream = /kha:b didæn/
Until = /ta: inkeh/
Flame = /sholeh/
To appear = /peida: shodæn/
Ray = /pærto/
Rays = /pærto ha:/
Rose = Rose (as in English)
Cloud = /æbr/
Rose clouds = (?) /æbr ha: ye ghermez/
Turn (sth) to (sth) = /tæbdil kærdæn/
“Look! A red frog! How beautiful!” little swallow exclaims.
Look = /nega:h kon/
How neautiful! = /cheghædr ghæshængeh/!
Little frog is pleased to hear this and jumps here and there to show off her new clothes.
Is pleased = /khosh ha:l mishævæd/
To hear = /shenidæn/ = /æz shenidæn/
This = /in/ = /in hærf/
To jump = /pæridæn/
Here and there = /inja: væ a:nja:/
To show off = /poz da:dæn/ = /beh hæmeh nesha:n da:dæn/
Her new cloths = /leba:s e no æsh/ = /leba:s e ta:zeh æsh/
Soon she feels hungry, and little swallow asks her to catch insects with her.
Soon = /bezu:di/ = /tu:li nemikeshæd keh/
To feel hungry = /ehsa:s gorosnegi kærdæn/ = /goshneh shodæn/
Swallow = /pæræstu:/
Ask somebody = /æz kesi kha:stæn/ = /æz kesi porsidæn/
To catch = /gereftæn/
Insect = /hæshæreh/
Insects = /hæshæra:t/
Please do not forget our today’s Quiz! It maybe good also!
(Source: Lesson 117 – Your own Translation!!)
1- Listen to the audio files first (preferably once). Repeat a couple of times. Write it down on a paper. Find their English equivalents. (Seen)
2- Find the Persian equivalent for the following words and make four sentences with each of them (in different tenses).
As beautiful as
3- Say these numbers in Persian:
0 – 10 – 20 – 30 – 40 – 50 – 60 – 70 – 80 – 90 – 100
4- Follow the examples, combine the letters, and make words using the given letters. You’ll have to change the big letters into the small ones whenever needed.
To catch = گ + ر + ف + ت + ن
To hate = م + ت + ن + ف + ر + ب + و + د + ن
To dream = خ + و + ا + ب + د +ی + د + ن
To jump = پ + ر + ی + د + ن
See you next week!