vegetable gardens

Arčar 2

4 (d) nìe sme učìli učìli sme evròpa na gradinàrstvo
We taught Europe – we taught them how to run vegetable gardens …

10 (d) obàče sa utišlà nàšte pɤ̀rvite gradinàri sme gi učìle
… that our first vegetable gardeners went in order to instruct them

11 (d) e tàm da pruizvèždat
how to produce [vegetables] there

Gorno Vŭršilo 2

7 (VZh) [What work do you do in the yard?]
[Каква работа имаш в градината?]

8 (b) kvò ìmam s skòpam ja nàsada pipèra a polìvam gu
What [work] do I have? I dig [in it], plant the peppers, water them,

9 (b) pòsle tòr mu slàgamᵊ pa pà gu kòpamᵊ i takà
then fertilize them and then dig again, and that’s it.

Kruševo 1

6 (a) i gi iskàrəf ònzi utìdəme də ur’èm grədìnkətə
So I dug those out. We went to plow the garden,

7 (a) təkà zə də jə pudgòt’uvàme
to get it ready,

Kruševo 4

108 (a) zət kɤ̀štətə ìmə ednà grədìnkə ednà gudìnə pùsnəə vòdə
In back of the house there’s a garden. One year they brought in water

109 (a) ud òreš’e ud r’èkətə
from Oreshe, from the river.

111 (a) tùkə nəvàdihmè jə dvà pəti
And we irrigated it twice,

113 (a) t’à ne mòž də ə priber’èš
and you couldn’t even pick [everything]!

114 (a) tə bòp li si ne nə nəkòcəh də si nàprəə burkàne
What I didn’t manage! I chopped beans to make preserves –

115 (a) tə dumàti li nè tə pip’èrki li misìrč’e stànə mi
And tomatoes, and peppers – And the corn came in fine. Everything!

116 (a) sìčku mi sòlč’inkə grədìnkə əmə t’à ni b’èš’e kət kràvə
A garden this big – well, it was like a cow to us.

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Recommended Model for Citations

Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (http://www.bulgariandialectology.org, visited on 1 March 2016)
Babjak 1: 13-15. In: Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (http://www.bulgariandialectology.org, visited on 1 March 2016)

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