What have I just started translating?

These sentences are the beginning of a famous Yiddish novel. If you guess what I'm translating, you will win a hearty congratulations and a drink the next time I see you in person.

The city of N is built in three rings. First ring: the very center, the trade market. Second: the great city itself, with the many houses, streets, byways, alleys around the market, where most of the dense habitation is located. Third: suburbs.


  1. Anonymous1:21 PM

    This is the Family Mashber

  2. Hearty congratulations. And a drink voucher (just remind me you're Anonymous next time we meet).

  3. Anonymous12:45 PM

    I'll settle for a follow-back on twitter: @elkensky. ikh hob lib di ale iberzetsungn dayne