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Czytelnia – To Be a Man

Tekst został nagrany przez Karę Shallenberg - kayray.org.
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A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home. He wanted her to see what he went through, so he prayed:

go through – doświadczyć czegoś, przejść przez coś

pray – modlić się

Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please allow her body to switch with mine for a day. Amen.

Dear Lord – dobry Boże/Panie

merely – tylko

allow – pozwolić

switch – zamienić

God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish. The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman. He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set out their school clothes, fed them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaner's and stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went grocery shopping, then drove home to put away the groceries, paid the bills and balanced the checkbook.

infinite wisdom – nieskończona mądrość

grant – przychylić się, spełnić

wish – życzenie

awake, awoke, awoken – obudzić się

arise, arose, arisen – wstać (z łóżka)

mate – partner(ka)

awaken – obudzić

set out – rozłożyć

feed, fed, fed – nakarmić

pick up the dry cleaning – wziąć rzeczy do prania chemicznego

cleaner's – pralnia chemiczna

make a deposit – dokonać wpłaty

grocery shopping – zakupy w sklepie spożywczym

pay the bills – zapłacić rachunki

balance the checkbook – rozliczyć książeczkę czekową

He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog. Then it was already 1 P.M. and he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home. Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to do their homework, then set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing.

cat's litter box – kuweta kota

bathe – wykąpać

hurry – udać się pospiesznie

make the beds – pościelić łóżka

do the laundry – zrobić pranie

vacuum – odkurzać (odkurzaczem)

dust – ścierać kurze

sweep – zamiatać

mop the floor – umyć podłogę

pick up the kids – odebrać dzieci

get into an argument – posprzeczać się

set out – wystawić (na stół)

set up the ironing board – wyjąć deskę do prasowania

At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper. After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed. At 9 P.M. he was exhausted and, though his daily chores weren't finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he managed to get through without complaint.

peel potatoes – obierać ziemniaki

bread – panierować

pork chops – kotlety wieprzowe

snap beans – łuskać fasolę

ran the dishwasher – włączył zmywarkę

folded laundry – poskładał pranie

exhausted – wyczerpany

daily chores – codzienne prace domowe

he was expected to make love – miał się kochać

managed to get through – udało mu się przejść przez to

without complaint – bez skargi/narzekania

The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said, "Lord, I don't know what I was thinking! I was so wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all day. Please, oh please, let us trade back."

kneel, knelt, knelt – klęknąć

envy – zazdrościć

let us trade back – pozwól nam się zamienić z powrotem

The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied, "My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were.

You'll just have to wait nine months, though. You got pregnant last night."

though – jednak

get pregnant – zajść w ciążę

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