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DAISY MACBETH
Translated by Pnina Tadmor, transliteration by Pnina Tadmor
rearranged by Robert B. Casiraghi

TRANSLITERATION CONVENTIONS

  • a=ah, o=oh, e=eh, i=ee, u=oo, x=like Scottish ch in loch. The sign ' (apostrophe) represents the glottal stop within a Hebrew word (alef or ain). 

  • The article and certain prepositions are written separately: ha xipus  instead of haxipus (the search), ba boker instead of baboker (in the morning)

  • Compounds that are pronounced as a single word are separated by an hyphen when it may be useful to the learner. Example: be-meshex instead of bemeshex (during)

  • Treatment of the shva (virtual e, that sometimes is sounded, sometimes not) is not entirely consequent because of inherent difficulties and difference of pronounciation by Israeli speakers

  • Italics are sometimes used at the end of a word to indicate the affix personal pronouns: sheruteha=her services

  • The stress is marked by an underline under the relevant vowel. Where no stress mark appears in a word, the stress is by default on the last syllable as is typical for Hebrew.

 

DAISY, OPAL
AND ARRANGER STORIES
  
Short stories in English translated into many languages in a convenient parallel text format to help you learn them more quickly and easily.

TRANSLATED INTO:
 

AFRIKAANS
The Search for Lorna 
Daisy Macbeth
The Surprise
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip

The Bookworm

A Matter of Justice

ALBANIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
A Nice Little Trip
The Nightwatch
The Oak
The Bookworm

ARABIC
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise
1
The Surprise 2
Daisy Macbeth

The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip

BENGALI
The Surprise

BOSNIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

BRAZILIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
The Bookworm
The Wedding

BULGARIAN
The Search for Lorna

The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
A Nice Little Trip
The Nightwatch

CHINESE
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
The Bookworm
ARRANGER STORIES
The Auction

CREOLE
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise

Daisy Macbeth

CROATIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

CZECH
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise

Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Oak
Imogen
The Green Lodge
A Matter of Justice

DANISH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

The Oak

DUTCH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch

The Bookworm

ESPERANTO
The Search for Lorna
Daisy Macbeth
The Surprise
The Nightwatch

FINNISH
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise

The Nightwatch

FRENCH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Oak
Imogen

GERMAN
The Search for Lorna
Daisy Macbeth
The Surprise
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

ARRANGER STORIES
The Auction

GREEK
The Search for Lorna
Daisy Macbeth
The Surprise
The Nightwatch mp3
A Nice Little Trip mp3
The Bookworm mp3
ARRANGER STORIES
The Auction

HEBREW
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

Daisy Macbeth

The Nightwatch

A Nice Little Trip

HINDI
The Search For Lorna
The Surprise

HUNGARIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth

The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

INDONESIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
A Nice Little Trip

ITALIAN
The Search For Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Oak
Imogen
The Mystery of
Green Lodge

A Matter of Justice

JAPANESE
The Search For Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth

KOREAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

The Oak
Imogen

LUGANDA
The language spoken
in Uganda
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

MONGOLIAN
The Search for Lorna
 
The Oak  

NORWEGIAN
The Search for Lorna


POLISH
The search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch

The Oak 1
The Oak 2
The Bookworm
A Nice Little Trip
The Mystery of
Green Lodge

The Wedding
A Matter of Justice
ARRANGER STORIES
The River Mist
The Auction

PORTUGUESE
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

ROMANIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

RUSSIAN
The Search for Lorna 1

The Search for Lorna 2
The Surprise
The Nightwatch 1

The Nightwatch 2
Daisy Macbeth
The Oak

SERBIAN
The Nightwatch
The Oak

SPANISH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth

The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

The Oak
Imogen
The Mystery of
Green Lodge

The Wedding 1
The Wedding 2
A Matter of Justice 1
A Matter of Justice 2
The Serial Killer
ARRANGER STORIES
The Auction
The River Mist
OPAL STORIES
Upside Down

SWEDISH
The Search for Lorna 1

The Search for Lorna 2
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch

The Bookworm

THAI
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

Daisy Macbeth

TURKISH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Mumbling Man

UKRAINIAN
The Search for Lorna
Daisy Macbeth

URDU
The Search for Lorna

VENETO 

The Search for Lorna

YORUBA
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
The Nightwatch

ZULU
The Search for Lorna

 

Daisy Makbet

Daisy Macbeth

Daisy hibita ba vgadim she be xalon ha raava shel Bronzetti, ve nehenta me ha glida bi shlosha te'amim, she hayta xaviva aleha. Daisy was looking at the clothes in the shop window of Bronzetti’s enjoying her favourite three-flavour ice cream.
Hi af-pa'am lo nixnesa la xanut, ki hi lo yaxla leharshot le atsma et ha mexirim shelahem. She never went into the shop because she couldn’t afford their prices.
"Ani xayevet lehodot she ha dgamim ha Italkiyim hem yafim be-yoter, aval tsarix lihiyot dei razim kdei lehikanes eleyhem", milmela Daisy le atsma. "I must admit that Italian styles are very nice, but you have to be pretty slim to get into them." Daisy muttered to herself.
Ze lo she Daisy hayta shmena, hi hayta rak memutsa'at, ax be-hexlet lo daka ke niyar, kmo rov ha dugmaniyot. It wasn’t that Daisy was fat, she was just average, but certainly not paper-thin, like most models.
Ve shuv hi milmela le atsma, "Ha set haze bi shnei xalakim hu be gavan yafe". And again to herself, "Mm, that two-piece is a lovely shade."
"Kay, ani lo tsipiti lir'ot otax kan kvar ka et - a, slixa, at einex Kay, naxon?" "Kay, I didn’t expect to see you here yet - oh, sorry you’re not Kay, are you?"
Daisy histoveva lir'ot mi medaber eleha. Daisy turned around to see who was speaking to her.
Ze haya adam mezukan, ba'al mar'e merushal, be-erex be-gil xamishim. It was a rather shabby-looking, bearded man of about fifty.
Hu haya be verur mi motsa Afrikani, ve haya lo mivta xazak mi drom Artsot Habrit. He was clearly of African origin and had a strong Southern States accent.
Be nigud li vgadav, hu hirkiv mishkafayim mi degem Italki yadu'a, asher Daisy yad'a she hem olim harbe. In spite of his clothes he was wearing glasses of a famous Italian make, which Daisy knew cost a lot of money.
"Lo, be-hexlet lo". "No, indeed."
Daisy lo hayta regila le xax she mishehu matxil ledaber ita be-emtsa ha rexov ha rashi, ve hitkonena lalexet mi sham le xivun ha glideriya ha xaviva aleha. Daisy wasn’t used to being chatted up in the middle of the High Street and made to walk off in the direction of her favourite ice-cream parlour.
"Ana silxi li gveret... pashut ani bamay sratim, ve... "Please excuse me, Miss...er, you see I’m a film director and..."
"Lo toda, ani lo me'unyenet. Shalom." "No thank you, I’m not interested. Goodbye."
"Lo, einex mevina. Ani be-emet bamay. "No, you don’t understand. I really am.
Ani Lorens Baker", amar ha ish le Daisy, ke ilu ha izkur shel shmo yasbir et hitnahaguto. I’m Lawrence Baker," the man told Daisy as though the mention of his name would explain his behaviour.
"Ve ani xokeret pratit - hexzira Daisy. "And I’m a private investigator!" retorted Daisy.
"Ah, ze lo xashuv, at tat'imi be ota mida." "Oh, that doesn’t matter, you’ll do just the same."
Daisy hayta dei tova be lehipater mi anashim metumtamim, ax ha pa'am hi hayta ktsat sakranit lada'at ma omed me axorey sug kaze shel hit'akshut. Daisy was rather good at getting rid of stupid people but this time she was a bit curious to know what was behind this sort of insistence.
"Ana, kir'i li Lorens", hosif ha ish. "Do call me Lawrence" the man added.
"Tir'i, be mikre she af pa'am lo shamat alay, ani biyamti tsevet shaxkanim she haya kulo mi Harlem, ba maxaze "Ha sufa". "Look, in case you’ve never heard of me I directed an all Harlem cast of The Tempest."
Daisy ahava et Shakespeare al ha masax, ve axen ra'ata et ha seret. Daisy liked Shakespeare on the screen and had indeed seen the film.
"Uvxen, ha seret shelxa me'od matsa xen be einai, aval ani lo Kay ve... ah, ata dibarta al Kay Bartok, ha saxkanit ha Kanadit she sixaka be "Makbet"? "Well, I liked your film immensely but I’m not Kay and......oh, you weren’t talking about Kay Bartok, the Canadian actress in Macbeth? "
Gam et ze asita, naxon?" You made that too, didn’t you?
"Ken", xiyex Lorens Baker, Daisy asta lo et ha yom. "Yes." Lawrence Baker smiled. Daisy had made his day.
"Le-tsa'ari, ha sratim sheli einam marvixim harbe kesef, aval ani nehene lishmo'a isha Angliya ha omeret she hi nehenta le-faxot me exad me hem. "I’m afraid my films don’t make a lot of money, but it gives me pleasure to hear an Englishwoman saying she enjoyed at least one of them.
Aval bo'i naxazor la inyan. But back to business.
Ani ta'iti ve xashavti she at Kay, ve yesh li ra'ayon nehedar, ulay hayit rotsa lihiyot ha kfila shela ad sof ha shavu'a? I mistook you for Kay. And I’ve had a wonderful idea. How would you like to be her double for the rest of the week!"
Daisy hayta hamuma. Daisy was stunned.
Mar Lorens himshix: "Ha panim shelax einam bi-diyuk kmo shela, aval yesh laxen mivne zehe, ve oto sei'ar arox be tseva xum bahir. Mr. Lawrence continued: "Your face isn’t exactly like hers but you have an identical build and just the same long light-brown hair.
At yoda'at, Kay ktsat ayefa ve hi me'od zkuka li mnuxa. You know, Kay, is a bit run down and she badly needs a rest.
Ha inyan hu, she yesh la harbe hitxayvuyot be-meshex ha yamim ha krovim ki anaxnu nimtsa'im kan kedey lekadem et ha seret ha axaron shelanu, "Xazara la jungel im modem". The thing is that she has a lot of engagements in the next few days as we are here to promote our latest film, "Back to the jungle with a modem".
"Tov, ani be-emet lo shaxkanit be miktso'i, aval le-faxot ani mesaxeket lif'amim ka'asher ani xokeret eize mikre, aval ...", amra Daisy. "Well, I really don’t act as a profession - at least I do sometimes when I’m investigating a case, but......" said Daisy.
"Bo'i nishte sham kos kafe", Lorens hitsbi'a el ever beit kafe min ha ever ha sheni shel ha kvish. "Look, why don’t we have a cup of coffee over there," Lawrence indicated a coffee shop on the other side of the road.
"Kay tifgosh oti sham ki hi ratsta la'arox ktsat kniyot kodem. "Kay is meeting me there because she wanted to do some shopping first.
Tir'i, hine hi nixneset el beit ha kafe axshav." Look, there she is, going into the coffee shop now."
Lorens haya tipus patpetan, she le-olam lo yihiye muxan lekabel tshuva shlilit, ve Daisy dey histakrena mi kol ha inyan, az hi hexlita lifgosh et Kay Bartok. Lawrence was the talkative type who would never take no for an answer, and Daisy was rather intrigued by the whole matter so she decided to meet Kay Bartok.
Ka-asher hutsga bifnei ha saxkanit, ra'ata Daisy she tavei paneha hayu shonim ve xi Kay Bartok hayta le-faxot xamesh-esre shanim mevugeret mimena, When she was introduced to the actress, Daisy saw that their features were different and that Kay Bartok was at least fifteen years older,
aval ha mivne ha fizi shelahen be-hexlet haya dome me'od. but physically they were indeed very similar.
Le Kay Bartok haya mivta Kanadi xazak. Kay Bartok had a strong Canadian accent.
"Az at xokeret pratit, gveret Hamilton, "So you’re a private eye, Miss Hamilton.
kama me'anyen! How very interesting.
At betax nixneset le matsavim mesukanim li-f'amim". You must get into very dangerous situations sometimes."
Isha ne'ima zu mats'a xen be einey Daisy. Hi histakla al anashim ke ilu hi be-xenut me'unyenet be ma she hem omrim. Daisy took a liking to this gracious lady who looked at people as though she was sincerely interested in what they were saying.
"Kay, ma da'atex?" "Kay, what do you think,
Gveret Hamilton yexola lasim ipur kaved al ha einayim shela, laxavosh kova ha mexase et ha panim, ve hi tera'e bi-diyuk kamox." Miss Hamilton could put heavy eye make-up on, wear a face-covering hat and would look exactly like you."
"Rak rega, mar Baker, ani ovedet ke xokeret pratit, ve lo ki xfila bi sratim..." "Just a minute, Mr. Baker, I work as a private eye and not as a film double..."
"Tir'i, Daisy, nuxal leshalem lax ke ilu at xokeret mashehu. "Look, Daisy, we could pay you just as if you were investigating something.
At ta'asi lanu tova me'od gdola", hit'akesh Lorens. You would be doing us a great favour." Lawrence insisted.
Daisy hisesa. Daisy hesitated:
Haya la rak tik exad ka-rega ve zu hayta derex leshalem avur rihut misradi she hi me'od nizkeka lo. she had only one case on hand at that moment and that was how to pay for some office furniture she needed badly.
Ha tikim hayu mefuzarim be xol makom, ve mexonat ha fax shela lo pa'ala. Files were everywhere, and her fax machine wasn’t working.
"Tov", hi amra, "amadeti latset le xufsha, ax uxal lidxot ota le xama yamim." "Well" – she replied – "I was just going on holiday, but I could put it off for a few days."
Lorens Baker xiyex be nitsaxon. Lawrence Baker smiled triumphantly:
"Kay, at telxi ve tanuxi lax le xama yamim, ve ani ekax et Daisy iti le mesibot u le aruxot ha tsohorayim she at hayit holexet eleihem." "Kay, you go off and have a rest for the next few days, and I’ll take Daisy round with me to parties and lunches you would be going to."
Haya nikar al Kay Bartok she ravax la. Kay Bartok looked relieved.
"Ani rotsa lehodot lax, gveret Hamilton, ve ani mekava she ba pa'am ha ba'a she avo, nuxal lehipagesh ve litsxok al ha inyan be-yaxad". "I want to thank you Miss Hamilton and I hope the next time I come over I can look you up and we can have a good laugh together."
Ba boker she le-moxorat Daisy mats'a et atsma be swita be veit malon, ka-asher mar Baker ozer la im ha ipur shela. The next morning Daisy found herself in a hotel suite with Mr. Baker helping her with her make-up.
Daisy hayta ktsat mevulbelet. Daisy was a bit confused.
"Aval ha gveret Bartok mevugeret mimeni! Anashim lo yasimu lev? "But Miss Bartok is older than me! Won’t people notice?
U ma be-kesher la mivta shela?" And what about her accent?"
Lorens tsaxak. Lawrence laughed.
"Al tid'agi. Kay mukeret me'od ke saxkanit be te'atron u vi sratim klasiyim. "Don't worry. Kay is well-known for her stage and film classical acting,
At yoda'at she hi lamda be London, ve rov ha anashim xoshvim she hi Angliya mi-meila. she studied in London, you know, and most people think she is English anyway.
U v-kesher la uvda she hi mevugeret mimex, hi lo nir'et kax ba sratim shela". As to the fact that Kay is older than you, she doesn’t look it in her films!"
Daisy azra omets ve nehenta me'od be-meshex oto ha shavu'a. Daisy took courage by the hand and enjoyed herself immensely for the rest of that week.
Hi lavsha bgadim yefefiyim, kixva be eru'a ptixa, axla be mis'adot nifla'ot be lev London ve hirvixa xamesh me'ot lirot. She wore beautiful clothes, opened a fête, had gorgeous food in wonderful restaurants in the heart of London and earned five hundred pounds.
Lorens haya ha kol, aval lo kamtsan. Lawrence was anything but mean.
Haya rak davar exad - le ro'a ha mazal, hi he'elta shney kilo ba mishkal! There was just one thing - unfortunately she had put on four pounds in weight!
Be xazara be misrada, Daisy iyna ba itonim she lo hispika lir'ot be-meshex ha yamim ha axronim. Back in her office Daisy was perusing the newspapers she hadn’t had time to see in the last few days.
Be exad ha itonim ha tsehubim haya katuv: One tabloid read:
"Kay Bartok kixva be eru'a ptixa be lev Angliya kdey le'esof ksafim avur tareshet nefotsa "Kay Bartok opens fête in the heart of England to collect money for a multiple sclerosis charity.
Nitram sxum she haya kim'at kaful mi ha sxum ha metsupe, hodot la xen ha rav shel saxkanit gdola zu. Nearly double the sum expected was donated thanks to the charm of this great actress.
Hi nir'ata tov me'od, u tse'ira yoter me-asher hayta ke she sixaka be tafkid Lady Makbet ba seret shel Lorens Baker. It was noticed that she looked very well, and younger than when she played Lady Macbeth in Lawrence Baker’s film.
Hi amra be anava ki hi mekava she tesaxek afilu tov yoter ba tafkid ha ba shela, ve xi hi me'od ohevet et ha glida be Angliya. She modestly said that she hopes to act even better in her next role and that she likes English ice-cream very much!"

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DAISY STORIES TEMPLATES
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Oak
Imogen
The Mystery of
    Green Lodge

A Matter of Justice
The Wedding
Craig
The Mumbling Man
The Old Manor House
    Ghost

Amy
The Serial Killer
The Mysterious Hand
The Lost Cat
Too Many Cakes Spoil
    the Dough

The Lost Collection Box
Heatwave
The Spin Doctor
Glynn

ARRANGER STORIES TEMPLATES
The Auction
The River Mist
Halloween

OPAL STORIES TEMPLATES
Upside Down
Parallel Homes
Different Existences
East is West and West
    is East