Wu Ting
Do you know what kind of drink the “Sprite” is? What kind of drink is the “Sprite” mentioned in the third sentence “…laying shesh besh and drinking Sprite”? Thank you. PS: the excerpt is taken from “Korbi’s Girl” written by an Israeli author, Etgar Keret. And I’m reading an English translation. the context: At first she only came for a little while, in the afternoon. Afterward she would stay for hours, and everyone in the neighborhood began to know about it. Everyone, except for Korbi and his dumb friend Krotochinsky, who spent all day sitting on upturned crates outside the Persian’s grocery shop, playing shesh besh and drinking Sprite. As if apart from these two things there was nothing else in life. They could sit opposite the board for hours, and add up thousands of points of wins and losses, which didn’t interest anyone but them. When you walked past them you always had the feeling that if the Persian didn’t shut the shop in the evening or if Marina didn’t show up, they would stay stuck there forever. Because apart from Marina, or the Persian pulling the crate out from under him, nothing would make Korbi get up.
Jul 9, 2019 1:49 AM
Answers · 3
Sprite a "lemonade" in British English. Not the lemon in water "lemonade" of American English. Soda, bubbly. Basically equivalent to "7up". Google it? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprite_(drink)
July 9, 2019
Thank you.
July 9, 2019
It's a lemon lime beverage/ soft drink/ soda/ soda pop. It depends on the country (or region) of origin whether you call it a soda (as I do) or one of the other words I listed above. It is made by the Coca Cola company.
July 9, 2019
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