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As if it weren’t enough…


Llegó tarde, no trajo regalo y, por si fuera poco, se comió casi la mitad del paste.

She arrived late, didn’t bring a present and, as if it weren’t enough, she ate nearly half of the cake.

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ਡੰਡਾ ਮੁੰਦ੍ਰਾ ਖਿੰਥਾ ਆਧਾਰੀ ॥
dda(n)ddaa mu(n)dhraa khi(n)thaa aadhaaree ||
He has a walking stick, ear-rings, a patched coat and a begging bowl.

ਭ੍ਰਮ ਕੈ ਭਾਇ ਭਵੈ ਭੇਖਧਾਰੀ ॥੧॥
bhram kai bhai bhavai bhekhadhaaree ||1||
Wearing the robes of a beggar, he wanders around, deluded by doubt. ||1||

ਆਸਨੁ ਪਵਨ ਦੂਰਿ ਕਰਿ ਬਵਰੇ ॥
aasan pavan dhoor kar bavare ||
Abandon your Yogic postures and breath control exercises, O madman.

ਛੋਡਿ ਕਪਟੁ ਨਿਤ ਹਰਿ ਭਜੁ ਬਵਰੇ ॥੧॥ ਰਹਾਉ ॥
chhodd kapaT nit har bhaj bavare ||1|| rahaau ||
Renounce fraud and deception, and meditate continuously on the Lord, O madman. ||1||Pause||

ਜਿਹ ਤੂ ਜਾਚਹਿ ਸੋ ਤ੍ਰਿਭਵਨ ਭੋਗੀ ॥
jeh too jaacheh so tirabhavan bhogee ||
That which you beg for, has been enjoyed in the three worlds.

ਕਹਿ ਕਬੀਰ ਕੇਸੌ ਜਗਿ ਜੋਗੀ ॥੨॥੮॥
keh kabeer kesau jag jogee ||2||8||
Says Kabeer, the Lord is the only Yogi in the world. ||2||8||

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обрадоваться /ɐˈbradəvət͡sə/ verb, perfective – to get excited, to rejoice, to be glad, to be happy

Я так обрадовалась, узнав, что ты возвращаешься. I was so happy when I heard you were coming back.


Prefix о(б)- shows, among other things, that the action naturally reached its peak. Without this prefix, the verb would be imperfective and mean a lasting emotion, not a spike of happiness.  

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вспомнить /ˈfspomnʲɪtʲ/ verb, perfective – to remember, to recall, to recollect

Я вспомнила, что нужно заскочить в аптеку. I just remembered I’ve got to stop at the drugstore.


The prefix воз/вз/вос/вс (phonetic variations) means 1) upright action 2) a sudden action 3) an action performed to the very limit, on top of the capacities. Вспомнить is to remember suddenly about something almost forgotten.  

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ਉਲਟਤ ਪਵਨ ਚਕ੍ਰ ਖਟੁ ਭੇਦੇ ਸੁਰਤਿ ਸੁੰਨ ਅਨਰਾਗੀ ॥
aulaTat pavan chakar khaT bhedhe surat su(n)n anaraagee ||
I turned my breath inwards, and pierced through the six chakras of the body, and my awareness was centered on the Primal Void of the Absolute Lord.

ਆਵੈ ਨ ਜਾਇ ਮਰੈ ਨ ਜੀਵੈ ਤਾਸੁ ਖੋਜੁ ਬੈਰਾਗੀ ॥੧॥
aavai na jai marai na jeevai taas khoj bairaagee ||1||
Search for the One who does not come or go, who does not die and is not born, O renunciate. ||1||

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Today I was reading The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury and one story was called The Veldt.

I’ve never heard of that word! I looked it up and it refers to the South African grassland. Veldt comes from the Afrikaans word for “field”.

Spanish translation: Sabana, pradera, or simply veld

Example of use: A pride of lions appeared in the veldt / Una manada de leones apareció en la sabana

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I had pigeons decide to build a nest my bathroom today, so while searching for those spikey things people put on buildings to keep birds from landing there, I found out the German word is called “Vogelabwehr” or “Taubenabwehr” which literally translates to “bird defense” or “pigeon defense.” I couldn’t tell you what the English word is, but the German one made me chuckle!

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