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Phrase of the week: You are the apple of my eye

You are the apple of my eye – I always found this phrase very romantic. Meaning ‘you are someone I cherish above others’. From what I read, it is a very old saying and it first appeared in a work attributed to King Aelfred of Wessex, AD 885, titled Gregory Pastoral Care. It also appears several times in the Bible. William Shakespeare used the phrase in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1600. So, who is the apple of your eye?

You are the apple of my eye – v prekladu: “Jsi jablkem meho oka.” 🙂 Tato fraze se mi vzdy zdala velmi romanticka. Znamena ‘Jsi pro me nekym, koho si cenim nade vsechny ostatni’. (Moje kamaradka navrhuje preklad ‘Jsi zritelnici meho oka’, ktery vycetla z moudrych Harlekynek). Podle toho, co jsem zjistila, je to velmi stary vyraz. Poprve se objevil v praci prikladane krali Alfredovi Velikemu z Wessexu z roku 885 n.l. nazvane Gregory Pastoral Care. Nekolikrat na nej take narazime v bibli. William Shakespeare jej pouzil ve hre Sen noci svatojanske, r. 1600. A kdo je zritelnici vaseho oka?