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1 Mart 2015 Pazar

English Diary (01.03.2015) "The Pearl"

Herkese merhaba tekrardan,

Bu haftayı da bitirdik, hatta ayı bitirdik yahu ve ingilizce günlüğümden bir sayfa daha eksildi :)

Bu hafta, ingilizce kitap okumaya başladım. Çok zor, çok sabır isteyen bir şey bu. Yani bilmediğin kelimelerin altını çizip, her sayfa sonunda o kelimelere bakıp tekrardan aynı cümleleri okumak ve bir çıkarım yapmak epey vakit alıyor. Ama sayfa sonunda, o sayfada neler yazdığını bilince insan "ingilizceyi anlıyorum bea, yuppi!" diyerek zevkten dört köşe oluyor :) İngilizce öğrenmeye çalışan herkese şiddetle değil gayet barışçıl bir şekilde öneririm. (Her türlü şiddete karşıyız :))

Aşağıda okuyacağınız günlüğümde, okumaya başladığım bu kitaptan bahsettim. Ve sayfanın sonunda, yeni öğrendiğim kelimeler ve Türkçe anlamlarına yer verdim. Bire bir tercüme etmiyorum. Biraz da siz kafa yorun diye :) Hadi birlikte bakalım, neler anlatmaya çalışmışım...

------------------------------01.03.2015 Sunday-----------------------------------------------------------

Hi sweety,
Not much happened since last week. You know, same old, same old... I went to work and I returned home, I watched television, I did pilates, I read books.

Yes, I read books. I can tell you that I read books. I especially, want to tell you about The Pearl. It is an english novella. I'm trying to read in english. To read an english book is very useful to I improve my english, like this diary :)

The Pearl is a novella by an American author Jhon Steinbeck, published in 1947. Steinbeck's inspiration was a Mexican folk tale from La Paz.

Steinbeck had heard Kino's story in La Paz and he was very impressed by this story. And than he had decided to make a film about this story.  He wrote this story to make a film.

I have never seen this film, but I'll watch it one day. However, first of all I must finish this book.

This story about Kino. "When Kino, a poor Mexican pearl-diver, finds the Pearl of the World he believes that all his dreams can come true. He will marry his wife in the church, wearing fine new clothes, their infant son will never want for anything and the boy might one day go to school, learn to read and write. But Kino's vision of a bright future blinds him to the greed and fear the pearl arouses in his neighbours and himself, and his shining dream begins to blacken and twist..."

Of course, I didn't write the above paragraph :) It is from the back cover of the book.

Yes dear, that's all for today. You can see that I've learned new words, below.

See you later.

Learned new words and meaning Turkish

Novella: Kısa roman
Inspiration: İlham, esin
Folk tale: Masal
Pearl-diver: İnci avcısı
Infant: Küçük çocuk
Greed: Aç gözlülük
Arouse: Uyandırmak
Blacken: Karalamak
Twist: Ters dönmek

7 yorum:

  1. Thanks dear for such a lovely review of the book. I love steinbeck and i read this novella surely turkish version :) when i was attending elementary school.
    Thanks for sharing new words you learned with us. I really appreciate your endeavour. Hope you harvest all of your efforts soon. Do you know online language tools. Let me mention busuu.com . You may visit this website and become member. Then you can write english and want a native speaker to check your essay. This is really great tool. And there are other online tools ofcourse. But i tried above mentioned for german :)
    Harikasin dilekciiiim. Ayyy insana enerji ve azim veriyon sen yaaa ♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  2. Kreatif, thank you very much dear. Your lovely comments make me very happy :) Ok. I'll look at the website. Thank you again.

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  3. Congratulations yo you..of reading english novel and writng diary..
    what a beatiful to read novels in english. i have wished that all..unfortunately i havent achieved that.
    i love steinbeck much.. but i dint read that novel...
    Have a great week..

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  4. Thank you for your comment. If you love steinbeck, you must read this book, than :) Have a great week, too

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  5. since olunca present perfect nothing has happened since last week :)

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  6. Yep deep :) it is present perfect :) But I want to say that, "not much has happened since last week" :) is it true?

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