King's English
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VOCABULARY
to take care of sb - kujdesem për dikë
to be on the road - jam në udhëtim, në turne
suit - kostum
the fifties - vitet '50
to take breaks - bëj pushim
to come around - vinte, kalonte (nga dyqani)
to invite in - e ftova brenda
to look round - shihte rreth e qark
to get rich - behem i pasur; pasurohem
to buy sb out - blej gjithë dyqanin
to appreciate - këtu: faleminderit shumë
unbeknown (=unknown) - i panjohur
store - dyqan
to get a deal - këtu: fitoj një kontratë; bëj një marrëveshje
gig - kontratë për koncert, koncert
to go on stage/on television - dal në skenë; në televizor
clothes - rroba, tesha
LESSON 25

 

I was his tailor. I took care of him when he was on the road, when he first started out until he ended. I put Elvis's first suit on and his last suit.

It was in the fifties. He was working round at the theatre, at the Lowe's Theatre, and he used to take breaks, come around to the store. I didn't know who this gentleman was - he was looking in the window and I invited him in.I mean, real polite, a real nice guy, a gentleman.

But anyway he looked around. He told me, he said, well you know what, he said, I don't have no money now, he said, but when I get rich I'll buy you out. I said do me a favour, son, I said, don't buy me out, just buy from me. He said I appreciate it very much, so he walked out, unbeknown to me who he was.

But anyway he started coming back into the store, looking round, buying one or two or three pieces, and then he got a deal with Sam Philips of the Sun Recording Company and all at once he come down here, he said I've got a gig, I've got to go on stage, on television. I thought well, that's fantastic, you know, this guy's doing really good. I really still didn't know who he was. He said I have to have some clothes to go on stage. I said, OK, we'll take care of you.


EXPLANATIONS

 

when he first started out until he ended - që kur filloi së pari dhe deri kur mbaroi
real polite, real nice guy - djalë shumë i sjellshëm, shumë i mirë
I don't have no money now (formë jogramatikore e "I haven't got any money now" që përdoret sidomos në dialektet e jugut të SHBA) - tani nuk kam para
anyway …. - megjithatë, sidoqoftë, pavarësisht
this guy is doing really good (forma korrekte gramatikore është "this guy is doing really well) - përdoret në shtetet e jugut të SHBA - ky djalë po ecën vërtet mirë
 
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