The Great Gatsby with English-Hindi Dictionary by Francis Scott Fitzgerald (online free books)

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Table of Content

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9

The Great Gatsby Text

Chapter 1

Chapter - अध्याय

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

vulnerable - असुरक्षित, अतिसंवेदनशील

turning over - उल्टा हो रहा है

"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had."

whenever - कब, जब भी, जिस समय भी

criticizing - मीन मेख निकालना, समीक्षा करना

He didn’t say any more, but we’ve always been unusually communicative in a reserved way, and I understood that he meant a great deal more than that. In consequence, I’m inclined to reserve all judgments, a habit that has opened up many curious natures to me and also made me the victim of not a few veteran bores.

unusually - अप्रायिक रूप से, असमान्यतः

communicative - बात चीत करना

reserved - संचय, अलग छोड़ देना, प्रतिबंध

consequence - परिणाम, नतीजा

inclined - प्रोत्साहित करना

judgments - विचार, जाँच, समझ, विवेक, अनुमान

Curious - जिज्ञासु

victim - शिकार

veteran - अनुभवी व्यक्ति

bores - करना, खोदना

The abnormal mind is quick to detect and attach itself to this quality when it appears in a normal person, and so it came about that in college I was unjustly accused of being a politician, because I was privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men.

abnormal - अस्वाभाविक, असाधारण, असामान्य

detect - पकड़ पाना

attach - लगाना, देना, संलग्न करना

unjustly - अन्यायपूर्ण ढंग से

accused - अभियोग लगाना, दोष लगाना

politician - राजनीतिज्ञ

Privy - गुप्त, शौचघर, अंतरंग

griefs - गहरा दुःख, गहरा दुःख, दुख, रंज

unknown - अनजान

Most of the confidences were unsought - frequently I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile levity when I realized by some unmistakable sign that an intimate revelation was quivering on the horizon; for the intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions.

confidences - भरोसा, दृढ विश्वास

unsought - अनभीष्ट

frequently - बहुधा, प्रायः

feigned - बहाना करना, बहाना करना

preoccupation - चिंता, अन्यचित्तता, अन्यमनस्कता

hostile - शत्रुतापूर्ण, शत्रु का, विरोधी

levity - छिछलापन

unmistakable - सुस्पष्ट, असंदिग्ध

intimate - बताना, घनिष्ठ, आत्मीय, सुपरिचित

quivering - कंपन, तुणीर, झुरझुरी, तरकश, झपक

horizon - क्षितिज

revelations - प्रकटीकरण, रहस्योद्घाटन

marred - दूषित करना, बिगाड़ देना, बिगाड़ना

obvious - ज़ाहिर

suppressions - रोक, प्रतिबंध, दमन

Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope. I am still a little afraid of missing something if I forget that, as my father snobbishly suggested, and I snobbishly repeat, a sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth.

Reserving - संचय, अलग छोड़ देना, प्रतिबंध

infinite - अनंत, असीम, विशाल, अपरिमित

snobbishly - अत्याचारपूर्ण ढंग से

fundamental - प्रमुख, मुख्य, मूल

decencies - शालीनता, शराफत

parcelled out - वितरित किया गया

unequally - अनुचित ढंग से, असमान रूप से

And, after boasting this way of my tolerance, I come to the admission that it has a limit. Conduct may be founded on the hard rock or the wet marshes, but after a certain point I don’t care what it’s founded on.

boasting - the making of boasts

tolerance - उदारता, सहिष्णुता, सहनशीलता

admission - स्वीकृति, दाखिला, पैठ, प्रवेश

limit - सीमा

conduct - चलाना, आचरण, संचालन करना

founded - स्थापित करना, निर्माण करना

marshes - दलदल, दल दल

When I came back from the East last autumn I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart. Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction - Gatsby, who represented everything for which I have an unaffected scorn.

moral - नैतिक

forever - हमेशा के लिए, कभी के लिए

riotous - अशांत, प्रचुर, कोलाहलयुक्त

excursions - सैर, पर्यटन, भटकाव

privileged - सौभाग्य, सुविधा, विशेषाधिकार

glimpses - झलक, झाँकी

exempt - मुक्त करना, मुक्त

reaction - प्रतिक्रिया, प्रक्रिया

represented - प्रदर्शन करना, प्रस्तुत करना

unaffected - अप्रभावित, अछूता

scorn - तिरस्कार, तिरस्कार करना

If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register earthquakes ten thousand miles away.

unbroken - अविभक्त, अखंडित, अनजुता, अजोत

gestures - मुद्रा, इशारा करना

gorgeous - सुन्दर, सुहावना, भड़कीला, मनमोहक

heightened - बढ़ जाना, बढ़ा देना, बढ़ जाना

sensitivity - भावुकता, संवेदनशीलता

related - बताना, वर्णन करना, संबंध रखना

intricate - जटिल, पेचीदा

register - बताना, प्रकट करना

earthquakes - भूचाल, भूकम्प, भुकम्प

This responsiveness had nothing to do with that flabby impressionability which is dignified under the name of the "creative temperament."- it was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again.

responsiveness - प्रतिसंवेदनशीलता

flabby - थुलथुल, ढीला, कमज़ोर

impressionability - आकर्षणशीलता

dignified - प्रतिष्ठित दिखाई देना

temperament - स्वभाव

extraordinary - असाधारण

romantic - अवास्तविक, रोमानी, अव्यावहारिक

readiness - इच्छा, उत्सुकता, औत्सुक्य

find again - फिर से खोजो

No - Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.

preyed - शिकार, शिकार करना

foul - बदबूदार

dust - धूल, धूलि, tख़ाक, खाक

floated - धारा के साथ बहना, प्रवहमान रहना

temporarily - अस्थायी रूप से, थोड़े दिन

abortive - निष्फल, असफल, अधूरा

sorrows - शोक करना, दुःखी होना

winded - हाँफ़ता हुआ

elations - प्रफुल्लता

My family have been prominent, well-to-do people in this Middle Western city for three generations.

prominent - प्रमुख, दृश्य, सुस्पष्ट

Western - पश्चिमी

generations - युग, प्रजनन, युगअ, उत्पादन, जनन

The Carraways are something of a clan, and we have a tradition that we’re descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, but the actual founder of my line was my grandfather’s brother, who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War, and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on to-day.

clan - खानदान

descended from - उत्पत्ति से

Dukes - सितारा मछली, ड्यूक, राजकुमार

actual - वास्तविक, सही, चालू, प्रचलित

founder - डूब जाना, संस्थापक

substitute - प्रत्याम्नाय

civil - सिविल, नागरिक

wholesale - थोक का, थोक भाव से

Hardware - हार्डवेयर

carries on - जारी रखता है

I never saw this great-uncle, but I’m supposed to look like him - with special reference to the rather hard-boiled painting that hangs in father’s office. I graduated from New Haven in 1915, just a quarter of a century after my father, and a little later I participated in that delayed Teutonic migration known as the Great War. I enjoyed the counter-raid so thoroughly that I came back restless.

great-uncle - (great-uncle) मैत्री के मामा

reference - सम्बन्ध, निर्देश, टिप्पणी

hangs - लटकना, टाम्गना, छाना, लटक्ना

graduated - स्नातक, डीग्री प्रप्त करना

participated - भाग लेना, भागीदार होना

delayed - रोकना, रोक देना, रोक देना

migration - प्रवास, प्रवसन, प्रवर्जन

counter - विरोध करना, गिनने का यंत्र

raid - हमला

thoroughly - पूर्ण, अच्छी तरह से

restless - बेचैन, चिंतित, चंचल, व्याकुल

Instead of being the warm centre of the world, the Middle West now seemed like the ragged edge of the universe - so I decided to go East and learn the bond business. Everybody I knew was in the bond business, so I supposed it could support one more single man.

ragged - विषम, अपरिष्कृत, क्लांत, फटीचर

edge - कनारा

universe - ब्रह्मांड, विश्व, दुनिया, जहान

bond - बन्धन

All my aunts and uncles talked it over as if they were choosing a prep school for me, and finally said, "Why - ye - es," with very grave, hesitant faces. Father agreed to finance me for a year, and after various delays I came East, permanently, I thought, in the spring of twenty-two.

prep - अभ्यासकार्य, तैयार करना

ye - तुम

grave - कब्र

hesitant - अनिश्चित, संकोची, कातर

finance - वित्त

various - विभिन्न

delays - रोकना, रोक देना, रोक देना

permanently - स्थायी रूप से

The practical thing was to find rooms in the city, but it was a warm season, and I had just left a country of wide lawns and friendly trees, so when a young man at the office suggested that we take a house together in a commuting town, it sounded like a great idea.

practical - व्यावहारिक, अभ्यास सिद्ध

lawns - मैदान, लॉन/दूर्वाक्षेत्र, मलमल

commuting - बदल देना, बस में सवार करना

He found the house, a weather-beaten cardboard bungalow at eighty a month, but at the last minute the firm ordered him to Washington, and I went out to the country alone. I had a dog - at least I had him for a few days until he ran away - and an old Dodge and a Finnish woman, who made my bed and cooked breakfast and muttered Finnish wisdom to herself over the electric stove.

cardboard - गत्ता

bungalow - बँगला, बंगला

firm - स्थिर, दृढ़, अचल

Washington - वाशिंग्टन

Dodge - झटके से चले जाना

Finnish - फ़िन्निश

muttered - शिकायत, फुसफुसाहट, बड़बड़ाना

wisdom - बुद्धिमत्ता, पांडित्य, प्रज्ञता

stove - स्टोव, चूल्हा, अंगीठी, गरमखाना

It was lonely for a day or so until one morning some man, more recently arrived than I, stopped me on the road.

lonely - अकेला, अकेली

"How do you get to West Egg village?" he asked helplessly.

helplessly - असहाय भाव से, असहाय भाव से

I told him. And as I walked on I was lonely no longer. I was a guide, a pathfinder, an original settler. He had casually conferred on me the freedom of the neighborhood.

pathfinder - पथान्वेषी

settler - मध्यस्थ, अधिवासी, उपनिवेशी

casually - सादे ढंग से, यूँ ही, यूँ ही

conferred - प्रदान करना, प्रदान करना

freedom - स्वतंत्रता, आज़ादी, स्वाधीनता

neighborhood - अड़ोस-पड़ोस

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

sunshine - धूप, सूर्यप्रकाश

bursts - विस्फोट, कूट कूट कर भर देना

familiar - घनिष्ठ, साधारण

conviction - अपराध सिद्धि, दोषसिद्धि

There was so much to read, for one thing, and so much fine health to be pulled down out of the young breath-giving air. I bought a dozen volumes on banking and credit and investment securities, and they stood on my shelf in red and gold like new money from the mint, promising to unfold the shining secrets that only Midas and Morgan and Maecenas knew.

pulled down - नीचे खड़ा कर दिया

breath - श्वास, साँस, दम

dozen - दर्जन

volumes - प्रबलता, घनफल, अंक, मात्रा

investment securities - निवेश सुरक्षात्मक

shelf - तख़्ता

mint - टकसाल

unfold - फैलाना, प्रकट करना, खोलना

shining - हाथ पैर के सहारे से जाना

Midas - Greek mythology

Morgan - male given name

Maecenas - मैसेनस

And I had the high intention of reading many other books besides. I was rather literary in college - one year I wrote a series of very solemn and obvious editorials for the "Yale News."- and now I was going to bring back all such things into my life and become again that most limited of all specialists, the "well-rounded man.

intention - इरादा

besides - पास, अलग, समीप, की तुलना में

literary - साहित्यिक, साहित्य

solemn - शान्त, पवित्र, समारोही, गंभीर

editorials - सम्पादकीय लेख, सम्पादकीय

Yale - येल, एक विशेष प्रकार का ताला

most limited - सबसे सीमित

specialists - विशेषज्ञ, विशेष जानकार

" This isn’t just an epigram - life is much more successfully looked at from a single window, after all.

epigram - विनोदिका, सुभाषित

successfully - सफलतापूर्वक

It was a matter of chance that I should have rented a house in one of the strangest communities in North America. It was on that slender riotous island which extends itself due east of New York - and where there are, among other natural curiosities, two unusual formations of land.

rented - किराया, चीरा, दर्रा, दरार

slender - पतला

extends - फैलना, फैलाना, देना, बढ़ाना

due - सीधे, उचित, उप्युक्त, शुल्क

York - यौर्क

curiosities - असामान्य, जिज्ञासा

formations - बनावट, निर्माण, रचना

Twenty miles from the city a pair of enormous eggs, identical in contour and separated only by a courtesy bay, jut out into the most domesticated body of salt water in the Western hemisphere, the great wet barnyard of Long Island Sound.

identical - जैसा, वैसा ही, बिलकुल् वही

contour - रूपरेखा, समोच्च रेखाआ

courtesy - सुशीलता

bay - खाड़ी

jut - बाहर निकालना, उभार

domesticated - पालतू बनाना

salt water - नमक पानी

hemisphere - गोलार्ध

barnyard - चरागाह का अहाता

They are not perfect ovals - like the egg in the Columbus story, they are both crushed flat at the contact end - but their physical resemblance must be a source of perpetual confusion to the gulls that fly overhead. To the wingless a more arresting phenomenon is their dissimilarity in every particular except shape and size.

ovals - अण्डाकार, अण्डवक्र, अण्डाकृती

Columbus - given male name, surname

crushed - चूर चूर करना, दबाना, जमघट

contact - संपर्क

resemblance - सादृश्य, समानता

perpetual - निरन्तर, शाश्वत, चिरस्थायी

confusion - गड़बड़

gulls - बेवकूफ़ बनाअना

overhead - सिर के ऊपर से होने वाला

wingless - बिना पंखों का, पंखहीन, पर रहित

arresting - रोकना, अवरोध, आकर्षित करना

phenomenon - तथ्य, अजिबोगरीब, अद्भुत घटना

dissimilarity - असमानता, भिन्नता, असाम्य

I lived at West Egg, the - well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them. My house was at the very tip of the egg, only fifty yards from the Sound, and squeezed between two huge places that rented for twelve or fifteen thousand a season.

fashionable - प्रचलित, फैशन परस्त

though - यद्यपि, भले ही, मगर, हालाँकि

most superficial - सबसे सुपरफीशियल

tag - लेबल

bizarre - अनोखा, विचित्र, अजीब

sinister - अशुभ, डरावना

contrast - फर्क दिखाना, विरोध

yards - बाड़ा, रंगभूमि, अहाता, प्रांगण

squeezed - दबाव, दबाना, ऐंठना, सीमा

The one on my right was a colossal affair by any standard - it was a factual imitation of some Hotel de Ville in Normandy, with a tower on one side, spanking new under a thin beard of raw ivy, and a marble swimming pool, and more than forty acres of lawn and garden. It was Gatsby’s mansion. Or, rather, as I didn’t know Mr. Gatsby, it was a mansion inhabited by a gentleman of that name.

colossal - विशाल, बहुत बड़ा/बहुत भारी

affair - घटना, समस्या, झगड़ा, वस्तु

Standard - दर्जा, शिष्ट, मान, प्रामाणिक

factual - तथ्यपूर्ण, तथ्यात्मक

imitation - कृत्रिम, नकली/अनुकरण, अनुकरण

de - initialism of differential equation

Normandy - region of France

spanking - पिटाई r=piṭāī, (spank), थप्पड़ मारना r

beard - tदाढी, दाढ़ी

raw - कच्चा

ivy - विद्वत्तापूर्ण मानक

marble - संगमरमर

acres - 4840 वर्ग गज भूमि, एकड़, एकर

lawn - लॉन, दूर्वाक्षेत्र

mansion - हवेली, महल

inhabited - निवास करना, बसना, में निवास करना

gentleman - रईस व्यक्ति, सज्जन

My own house was an eyesore, but it was a small eyesore, and it had been overlooked, so I had a view of the water, a partial view of my neighbor’s lawn, and the consoling proximity of millionaires - all for eighty dollars a month.

eyesore - घृणित वस्तु, देखने योग्य न होना

overlooked - के उपर से दिखना, अन्देकी करना

partial view - आंशिक दृश्य

neighbor - पड़ोसी

consoling - दीवारगीर, सान्त्वना देना

proximity - निकटता, सामीप्य, सामीप्यता

millionaires - करोड़पति, (millionaire), करोड़पति r=karoṛpati q

Across the courtesy bay the white palaces of fashionable East Egg glittered along the water, and the history of the summer really begins on the evening I drove over there to have dinner with the Tom Buchanans. Daisy was my second cousin once removed, and I’d known Tom in college. And just after the war I spent two days with them in Chicago.

glittered - चमक, चमकना, तड़क भड़क, जगमगाना

Tom - बिल्ला

daisy - गुलबहार

Chicago - शिकागो

Her husband, among various physical accomplishments, had been one of the most powerful ends that ever played football at New Haven - a national figure in a way, one of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savors of anti-climax.

accomplishments - समापन, कार्यसिद्धि, कौशल

powerful - प्रभावशाली, सशक्त, शक्तिशाली

acute - अत्यधिक, नुकीला, कुशाग्र, पैना

limited - सीमित, मर्यादित, (limit) सीमित

excellence - कमाल

afterward - बाद में, बाद में

savors - स्वाद, का स्वाद लेना

anti - विरोधी/प्रतिरोध, के विरोधी

climax - शिखर, पराकाष्ठा, चरम बिन्दु

His family were enormously wealthy - even in college his freedom with money was a matter for reproach - but now he’d left Chicago and come East in a fashion that rather took your breath away: for instance, he’d brought down a string of polo ponies from Lake Forest. It was hard to realize that a man in my own generation was wealthy enough to do that.

enormously - बहुत अधिक, बहुत अधिक

wealthy - अमीर, धनी, संपन्न

reproach - धिक्कारना, दोष लगाना, उलाहना

instance - घटना, अवसर, वारदात, उदाहरण

string - तार

polo - चौगान

ponies - टट्टू, याबू, टट्टू/याबू

generation - पीढ़ी, पुश्त, नस्ल

Why they came East I don’t know. They had spent a year in France for no particular reason, and then drifted here and there unrestfully wherever people played polo and were rich together.

drifted - बहना, ढेर, धारा, अभिप्राय

wherever - कहीं भी, जिधर, जब जब, जहाँ कहीं

This was a permanent move, said Daisy over the telephone, but I didn’t believe it - I had no sight into Daisy’s heart, but I felt that Tom would drift on forever seeking, a little wistfully, for the dramatic turbulence of some irrecoverable football game.

permanent - स्थायी, सदा के लिए

sight - दर्शन, दीदार

drift - बहना, ढेर, धारा, अभिप्राय

seeking - कोशिश करना, की कोशिश करना

wistfully - उत्कंठापूर्वक, उत्कंठा से

dramatic - आकस्मिक, प्रभावशाली, नाटकीय

turbulence - अशांति, उग्रता, विक्षोभ

irrecoverable - अशोधित, सदा के लिये होने वाला

And so it happened that on a warm windy evening I drove over to East Egg to see two old friends whom I scarcely knew at all. Their house was even more elaborate than I expected, a cheerful red-and-white Georgian Colonial mansion, overlooking the bay.

windy - हवादार, शब्दाडम्बरपूर्ण

whom - किस

scarcely - शायद ही, केवल, मुश्किल से

elaborate - विस्तार से बनाना, व्याख्या

cheerful - चमकीला, आनन्दित, प्रसन्न

Georgian - ब्रिटिश बादशाह जोर्ज के समय का

Colonial - उपनिवेशी, औपनिवेशिक

overlooking - के उपर से दिखना, अन्देकी करना

The lawn started at the beach and ran toward the front door for a quarter of a mile, jumping over sun-dials and brick walks and burning gardens - finally when it reached the house drifting up the side in bright vines as though from the momentum of its run.

toward - की तरफ़, ओर, की ओर

jumping over - कूद कर उड़ना

dials - टेलीफोन करना, डायल

brick - ईंट

drifting - बहना, ढेर, धारा, अभिप्राय

vines - द्राक्षा, अंगूर की बेल, लता

momentum - संवेग

The front was broken by a line of French windows, glowing now with reflected gold and wide open to the warm windy afternoon, and Tom Buchanan in riding clothes was standing with his legs apart on the front porch.

French - फ़्रांसवासी, फ़्रांसीसी भाषा

glowing - चमकना, गरम करना, रंगना, लाली

reflected - विचार करना, दर्शाना

apart - स्वतंट्र, दूर, अलग, अलग अलग

porch - द्वारमण्डप, बरामदा, पोर्च

He had changed since his New Haven years. Now he was a sturdy straw-haired man of thirty with a rather hard mouth and a supercilious manner. Two shining arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward.

sturdy - अच्छा, हट्टा कट्टा, मजबूत

straw - पुआल, तिनका

haired - एक विशेष प्रकार के बाल

supercilious - तिरस्कारपूर्ण, घमंडी, घमण्डी

shining - चमकाना, चमक, प्रकाशित होना

arrogant - घमंडी, अहंकारी/घमण्डी/अभिमानी

established - प्रमाणित करना, स्थापित करना

dominance - प्रभुत्व

leaning - प्रवृत्ति, झुकाव

aggressively - आक्रामकता से, आक्रामकता से

Not even the effeminate swank of his riding clothes could hide the enormous power of that body - he seemed to fill those glistening boots until he strained the top lacing, and you could see a great pack of muscle shifting when his shoulder moved under his thin coat. It was a body capable of enormous leverage - a cruel body.

effeminate - स्त्रैण, नारी जैसा

swank - शेखी बघारना

glistening - चमकना

strained - थकाना, गाना, मोच

lacing - पिटाई, (lac)

muscle - पेशी

shifting - स्थानांतरण, (shift) स्थानांतरण

capable - सक्षम

leverage - प्रभाव

cruel - निर्दयी

His speaking voice, a gruff husky tenor, added to the impression of fractiousness he conveyed. There was a touch of paternal contempt in it, even toward people he liked - and there were men at New Haven who had hated his guts.

gruff - कड़ा, रूखे आचरण वाला

husky - भर्रायी हुई आवाज

tenor - अभिप्राय, उच्च स्वरीय

impression - प्रभाव, असर

fractiousness - चिड़चिड़ाहट

conveyed - प्रकट करना, ले जाना, पहुँचाना

paternal - पिता पक्ष का, पैतृक, पितृसुलभ

contempt - निन्दनीय, तिरस्कार, अवमानना

guts - हिम्मत, (gut) हिम्मत

"Now, don’t think my opinion on these matters is final," he seemed to say, "just because I’m stronger and more of a man than you are." We were in the same senior society, and while we were never intimate I always had the impression that he approved of me and wanted me to like him with some harsh, defiant wistfulness of his own.

senior - वरिष्ठ, ज्येष्ठ, अपर, बड़ा

approved - स्वीकार करना, पसन्द करना

harsh - कटु, कर्कश, निर्दयी

defiant - विद्रोही, निडर, अवज्ञाकारी

wistfulness - उत्कंठा

We talked for a few minutes on the sunny porch.

sunny - धूपदार, आफताबी

"I’ve got a nice place here," he said, his eyes flashing about restlessly.

flashing - अवरोध, (flash) अवरोध

restlessly - बेचैनी से, बेचैनी से

Turning me around by one arm, he moved a broad flat hand along the front vista, including in its sweep a sunken Italian garden, a half acre of deep, pungent roses, and a snub-nosed motor-boat that bumped the tide offshore.

broad - विस्तृत

vista - परिदृश्य, वीथी

sweep - सफ़ाई करना

sunken - जलमग्न, अस्त

Acre - 4840 वर्ग गज भूमि, एकड़, एकर

pungent - तीखा, तीक्ष्ण, कषाय, कसैला, तीता

roses - सर्वोत्तम सुंदरी

snub - अपमानित करना

motor-boat - (motor-boat) मोटर बोट

bumped - टक्कर, उभार, टकराना, सूजन

tide - ज्वार भाटा

offshore - अपतट, समुद्रगामी

"It belonged to Demaine, the oil man." He turned me around again, politely and abruptly. "We’ll go inside."

politely - सभ्यतः, बाशऊर, शालीनतः

abruptly - अचानक, रूखेपन से, अचानक ही

We walked through a high hallway into a bright rosy-colored space, fragilely bound into the house by French windows at either end. The windows were ajar and gleaming white against the fresh grass outside that seemed to grow a little way into the house.

hallway - ड्योडी, गलियारा, प्रवेश कक्ष

rosy - उज्ज्वल, गुलाबी, सुहाना

bound - सीमित, सीमित करना, सीमित करना

ajar - अधखुला

gleaming - having a bright sheen

A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-colored rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea.

breeze - मन्द समीर

curtains - बाधा, नाटक, पर्दा, मृत्यु

pale - फीका

flags - लम्बे बालों वाला शिकारी कुत्ता

twisting - घुमावदार, छटपटाता हुआ

frosted - तुषाराच्छादित, चीनी से आच्छादित

ceiling - भीतरी छत, (ceil) भीतरी छत

rippled - तरंगित होना, छोटी लहर

rug - ग़ालीचा, दरी

shadow - परछाई, छाया, साया, tछाँव

wind - हवा

The only completely stationary object in the room was an enormous couch on which two young women were buoyed up as though upon an anchored balloon. They were both in white, and their dresses were rippling and fluttering as if they had just been blown back in after a short flight around the house.

stationary - स्थिर, अपरिवर्तित, अचल

couch - खाट, पल

buoyed - तैरते रहना, प्लव

upon - पर, नज़दीक, के ऊपर/ऊँचा/पर

anchored - सहारा देना, समाचार उद्घोषक

balloon - ग़ुब्बारा, बेलून, बैलून

rippling - छोटी लहर, छोटी लहर

fluttering - उत्तेजना, घबराहट, उतार चढाव

I must have stood for a few moments listening to the whip and snap of the curtains and the groan of a picture on the wall. Then there was a boom as Tom Buchanan shut the rear windows and the caught wind died out about the room, and the curtains and the rugs and the two young women ballooned slowly to the floor.

whip - चाबुक, हंटर, कोड़ा

snap - प्रेस बटन, टूटना, काट लेना

groan - कराहना, आह

boom - सहसा वृद्धि

rear - पिछवाड़ा

died out - नष्ट हो गया

rugs - कंबल, कालीन, कम्बल, गलीचा

ballooned - गोलक, गुब्बारा

The younger of the two was a stranger to me. She was extended full length at her end of the divan, completely motionless, and with her chin raised a little, as if she were balancing something on it which was quite likely to fall. If she saw me out of the corner of her eyes she gave no hint of it - indeed, I was almost surprised into murmuring an apology for having disturbed her by coming in.

extended - फैलना, फैलाना, देना, बढ़ाना

full length - पूर्ण लंबाई

divan - दीवान

motionless - स्थिर, अचल, गतिहीन, निःस्पंद

chin - ठुड्डी

balancing - बराबर करना, हिचकिचाना, सँभालना

hint - झलक, संकेत, सुझाव, इशारा

indeed - वास्तव में, निश्चित ही, सचमुच

murmuring - फुसफुसाता

apology - क्षमा, क्षमायाचना, दोर्षस्वीकार

disturbed - परेशान करना, बाधा डालना

The other girl, Daisy, made an attempt to rise - she leaned slightly forward with a conscientious expression - then she laughed, an absurd, charming little laugh, and I laughed too and came forward into the room.

attempt - कोशिश करना

leaned - टेक लग्ना, ब्ंजर, सहारे रखना

slightly - कुछ हद तक, दुबले ढंग से

conscientious - कर्तव्यनिष्ठ, शुद्ध अंतःकरणवाला

absurd - निरर्थक, बेतुका, असंगत

charming - रुशील, जादुई, मनोरम, आकर्षक

"I’m p-paralyzed with happiness." She laughed again, as if she said something very witty, and held my hand for a moment, looking up into my face, promising that there was no one in the world she so much wanted to see. That was a way she had. She hinted in a murmur that the surname of the balancing girl was Baker.

paralyzed - फालिज मारना, फालिज मारना

Happiness - ख़ुशी

witty - हाजिर जवाब, विनोदपूर्ण

hinted - झलक, संकेत, सुझाव, इशारा

murmur - बड़बड़ाना, सरसराहट, बड़बड़ाहट

surname - कुलनाम, कुल नाम, उपनाम

Baker - नानबाई

(I’ve heard it said that Daisy’s murmur was only to make people lean toward her; an irrelevant criticism that made it no less charming.)

lean - झुकना

irrelevant - असंबद्ध, बेमतलब, अप्रासंगिक

criticism - आलोचना

At any rate, Miss Baker’s lips fluttered, she nodded at me almost imperceptibly, and then quickly tipped her head back again - the object she was balancing had obviously tottered a little and given her something of a fright. Again a sort of apology arose to my lips. Almost any exhibition of complete self-sufficiency draws a stunned tribute from me.

lips - किनारा, चूम्मन लेना, चूमन लेना

fluttered - उत्तेजना, घबराहट, उतार चढाव

nodded - ऊँघना, झूमना, सिर हिलाना, हुक्म

imperceptibly - अतिसूक्ष्म रूप से

Obviously - स्पष्ट रुप से, स्पष्टः

tottered - डगमगाते हुए चलना, लडखड़ाना

fright - भय

arose - उदय होना, उत्पन्न होना, निकलना

exhibition - प्रदर्शनी, नुमाइश

self - खुद, ख़ुद, स्वयं, नफ्स

sufficiency - योग्यता, सामर्थ्य, पर्याप्तता

stunned - सिर पर मारना, अचेत कर देना

tribute - शुल्क, श्रद्धांजलि, श्रधांजलि

I looked back at my cousin, who began to ask me questions in her low, thrilling voice. It was the kind of voice that the ear follows up and down, as if each speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.

thrilling - उत्तेजित करना, खुशी होना

Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth, but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget: a singing compulsion, a whispered "Listen," a promise that she had done gay, exciting things just a while since and that there were gay, exciting things hovering in the next hour.

passionate - कामुक, भावुक

excitement - बेक़रारी, उत्तेजना, उतावलापन

compulsion - विवशता, दबाव, अनिवार्यता, मजबूरी

whispered - काना फूसी, कानाफूसी, सरसराहट

gay - समलैंगिक

hovering - हिचकिचाना

I told her how I had stopped off in Chicago for a day on my way East, and how a dozen people had sent their love through me.

"Do they miss me?" she cried ecstatically.

ecstatically - आनन्दातिरेकपूर्वक

"The whole town is desolate. All the cars have the left rear wheel painted black as a mourning wreath, and there’s a persistent wail all night along the north shore."

desolate - सुनसान, निर्जन, वीरान

rear wheel - पीछे का पहिया

mourning - शोक, मातमी लिबास

wreath - घेरना, छल्ला, पुष्पहार

persistent - सतत, लगातार, शाश्वत, अनवरत

wail - विलाप करना

shore - किनारा, तीर

"How gorgeous! Let’s go back, Tom. To-morrow!" Then she added irrelevantly: "You ought to see the baby."

morrow - अगला दिन, कल/अगला दिन

irrelevantly - बिना किसी प्रसंग के

"I’d like to."

"She’s asleep. She’s three years old. Haven’t you ever seen her?"


"Well, you ought to see her. She’s --"

Tom Buchanan, who had been hovering restlessly about the room, stopped and rested his hand on my shoulder.

"What you doing, Nick?"

nick - खरोंच, छेद करना, जेल

"I’m a bond man."

"Who with?"

I told him.

"Never heard of them," he remarked decisively.

remarked - करना, ध्यान, प्रतिक्रिया

decisively - निर्णयात्मक ढंग से

This annoyed me.

annoyed - परेशान करना, चिढ़ाना/सताना

"You will," I answered shortly. "You will if you stay in the East."

shortly - कुछ समय, रुखाई से, शीघ्र

"Oh, I’ll stay in the East, don’t you worry," he said, glancing at Daisy and then back at me, as if he were alert for something more. "I’d be a God damned fool to live anywhere else."

glancing - झलकना, (glance) झलकना

alert - सतर्क

damned - शापित, (damn), अभिशाप देना

fool - मूर्ख

At this point Miss Baker said: "Absolutely!" with such suddenness that I started - it was the first word she uttered since I came into the room. Evidently it surprised her as much as it did me, for she yawned and with a series of rapid, deft movements stood up into the room.

absolutely - बिलकुल, बिल्कुल

suddenness - हड़बड़ी, शीघ्रता, उतावलापन

uttered - चलाना, निकालना, नितान्त, कहना

evidently - स्पष्ट रूप से, स्पष्ट रूप से

yawned - फैल जाना, जम्हाई, उबासी

rapid - द्रुतगामी, त्वरित, तत्काल

deft - दक्ष, निपुण

"I’m stiff," she complained, "I’ve been lying on that sofa for as long as I can remember."

stiff - कठोर, कठिन, रूखा, हठीला, सख्त

sofa - सोफ़ा, सोफा

"Don’t look at me," Daisy retorted, "I’ve been trying to get you to New York all afternoon."

retorted - प्रत्युत्तर देना, प्रत्युतर

"No, thanks," said Miss Baker to the four cocktails just in from the pantry, "I’m absolutely in training."

cocktails - ककटेल, मद्यपान की दावत

pantry - रसोई भंडार, रसोई भांडार

Her host looked at her incredulously.

Host - मेजबान, किसी आयोजन का सूत्रधार

incredulously - अविश्वासपूर्ण ढंग से

"You are!" He took down his drink as if it were a drop in the bottom of a glass. "How you ever get anything done is beyond me."

beyond - के बाद, आगे, के अलावा

I looked at Miss Baker, wondering what it was she "got done." I enjoyed looking at her. She was a slender, small-breasted girl, with an erect carriage, which she accentuated by throwing her body backward at the shoulders like a young cadet. Her gray sun-strained eyes looked back at me with polite reciprocal curiosity out of a wan, charming, discontented face.

wondering - उत्सुकतापूर्ण, (wonder), आश्चर्य

breasted - टकराना, आगे का भाग, झोंका

erect - बनाना, खडा़ करना

carriage - गाड़ी

accentuated - जोर दना, जोर देना

backward - पीछे की ओर का, उल्टा, पिछड़ा हुआ

cadet - कैडेट

Gray - भूरा

reciprocal - पारस्परिक

curiosity - जिज्ञासा

wan - पीला

discontented - असंतोष

It occurred to me now that I had seen her, or a picture of her, somewhere before.

occurred - घटना, होना, घटित होना, आना

"You live in West Egg," she remarked contemptuously. "I know somebody there."

contemptuously - तिरस्कारपूर्वक

"I don’t know a single --"

"You must know Gatsby."

"Gatsby?" demanded Daisy. "What Gatsby?"

demanded - दावा करना, मांग, चाह

Before I could reply that he was my neighbor dinner was announced; wedging his tense arm imperatively under mine, Tom Buchanan compelled me from the room as though he were moving a checker to another square.

announced - घोषणा, उद्घोषणा करना

wedging - तख्ताना, (wedge) तख्ताना

tense - क्रिया का काल

imperatively - in an imperative manner

compelled - मजबूर, जबरदस्ती कराना

Slenderly, languidly, their hands set lightly on their hips, the two young women preceded us out onto a rosy-colored porch, open toward the sunset, where four candles flickered on the table in the diminished wind.

slenderly - सीमित रूप से

languidly - उत्साहहीन तरीके से

lightly - अकारण, उपेक्षापूर्वक, हलके से

hips - नितम्ब, जंगली गुलाब का लाल फल

preceded - आगे करना, आगे करना

sunset - सूर्यास्त

candles - बत्ती, शमा, ज्योतोर्मयता का एकक

flickered - झलक, टिमटिमाना, चमकना, झलकना

diminished - कम करना, घटाना, कम हो जाना

"Why candles?" objected Daisy, frowning. She snapped them out with her fingers. "In two weeks it’ll be the longest day in the year." She looked at us all radiantly. "Do you always watch for the longest day of the year and then miss it? I always watch for the longest day in the year and then miss it."

frowning - त्योरी, तेवर, त्यौरी

snapped - प्रेस बटन, टूटना, काट लेना

radiantly - प्रफुल्लित ढंग से

"We ought to plan something," yawned Miss Baker, sitting down at the table as if she were getting into bed.

"All right," said Daisy. "What’ll we plan?" She turned to me helplessly: "What do people plan?"

Before I could answer her eyes fastened with an awed expression on her little finger.

fastened - थोपना, अटकाना, निर्धारित करना

awed - विस्मय, विस्मयाकुल कर देना

"Look!" she complained; "I hurt it."

We all looked - the knuckle was black and blue.

knuckle - उँगली की गाँठ, टखने का गोश्त

"You did it, Tom," she said accusingly. "I know you didn’t mean to, but you did do it. That’s what I get for marrying a brute of a man, a great, big, hulking physical specimen of a --"

accusingly - अभियोग लगाते हुए

brute - वहशी

hulking - बेकार ढाँचा, भीमकाय वस्तु

specimen - नमूना, आदर्श, अजीब आदमी

"I hate that word hulking," objected Tom crossly, "even in kidding."

crossly - क्रॉसली

"Hulking," insisted Daisy.

insisted - अड़े रहना, जोर डालना, दृढ़ रहना

Sometimes she and Miss Baker talked at once, unobtrusively and with a bantering inconsequence that was never quite chatter, that was as cool as their white dresses and their impersonal eyes in the absence of all desire. They were here, and they accepted Tom and me, making only a polite pleasant effort to entertain or to be entertained.

unobtrusively - सहज रूप से, सहज रूप से

bantering - दिल्लगी करना

inconsequence - state or quality of being inconsequent

chatter - बकबक करना

impersonal - भाववाचक, औपचारिक, निरपेक्ष

absence - अनुपस्थिति

desire - इच्छा, चाह

pleasant - सुखद

effort - प्रयास, कोशिश, जतन

entertain - मनोरंजन

entertained - सुनना, विचार करना, विचार करना

They knew that presently dinner would be over and a little later the evening too would be over and casually put away. It was sharply different from the West, where an evening was hurried from phase to phase toward its close, in a continually disappointed anticipation or else in sheer nervous dread of the moment itself.

Presently - अभी, शीघ्र ही, संप्रति

sharply - कटुतापूर्वक, तीक्ष्णता से

hurried - जल्दी करना, हुत जल्दबाजी, जल्दी

phase - चरण

continually - लगातार, निरंतर

disappointed - निष्फल् कर देना, निराश करना

anticipation - पुर्वानुमान, पहले से ही

sheer - पूर्णतया

dread - वहशत, सहम

"You make me feel uncivilized, Daisy," I confessed on my second glass of corky but rather impressive claret. "Can’t you talk about crops or something?"

uncivilized - असभ्य, असभ्य/जंगली

confessed - मानना, कबूल करना, अंगीकार करना

corky - कॉर्की

impressive - प्रभावशाली

claret - गहरा लाल रंग, क्लैरेट

crops - कतरना, लगाना, समूह, पैदावार

I meant nothing in particular by this remark, but it was taken up in an unexpected way.

remark - प्रतिक्रिया, ध्यान देना

unexpected - अविचारित, अनिवार्य, अप्रत्याशित

"Civilization’s going to pieces," broke out Tom violently. "I’ve gotten to be a terrible pessimist about things. Have you read ‘The Rise of the Colored Empires’ by this man Goddard?"

civilization - सभ्यता

going to pieces - टुकड़ों में भरपूर

violently - हिंसात्मक ढंग से

pessimist - निराशावादी, निराशावाद

empires - प्रभुत्व, साम्राज्य

"Why, no," I answered, rather surprised by his tone.

tone - तान

"Well, it’s a fine book, and everybody ought to read it. The idea is if we don’t look out the white race will be - will be utterly submerged. It’s all scientific stuff; it’s been proved."

utterly - नितान्त, पूर्ण रूप से

submerged - जलमग्न कर देना, ड़ुबकी लगाना

scientific - वैज्ञानिक, इल्मी

stuff - करना, मिलाना, सामान, भरना

proved - प्रमाणित करना, परखना

"Tom’s getting very profound," said Daisy, with an expression of unthoughtful sadness. "He reads deep books with long words in them. What was that word we --"

profound - गहन, गहरा, पारंगत, अथाह, गाढ़ा

unthoughtful - असावधान, विचारशुन्य, विवेकहीन

sadness - दुःख, ग़म, उदासी

"Well, these books are all scientific," insisted Tom, glancing at her impatiently. "This fellow has worked out the whole thing. It’s up to us, who are the dominant race, to watch out or these other races will have control of things."

impatiently - अधीरतापूर्वक, अधीरत से

fellow - व्यक्ति

dominant - प्रमुख, प्रभावशाली, प्रबल/प्रधान

"We’ve got to beat them down," whispered Daisy, winking ferociously toward the fervent sun.

winking - आँख मारना, पलक झपकना

ferociously - उग्र रूप से, खूँखार रूप से

fervent - उत्कट, उत्सुकता भरी

"You ought to live in California -" began Miss Baker, but Tom interrupted her by shifting heavily in his chair.

interrupted - रोकना, टोकना, रोक देना, काटना

heavily - बहुत अधिक, बहुत अधिक

"This idea is that we’re Nordics. I am, and you are, and you are, and --" After an infinitesimal hesitation he included Daisy with a slight nod, and she winked at me again. "- And we’ve produced all the things that go to make civilization - oh, science and art, and all that. Do you see?"

Nordics - उत्तरी यूरोप के देशों से संबंधित

infinitesimal - अत्यंत सूक्ष्म

hesitation - हिचक, हिचकिचाहट, हिचकीचाहट

Slight - थोड़ा

nod - ऊँघना, झूमना, सिर हिलाना, हुक्म

winked - टिमटिमाना, आँख मारना, आँख झपकना

There was something pathetic in his concentration, as if his complacency, more acute than of old, was not enough to him any more. When, almost immediately, the telephone rang inside and the butler left the porch Daisy seized upon the momentary interruption and leaned toward me.

pathetic - दयनीय, शोचनीय, भावात्मक

concentration - सांद्रता

complacency - संतोष, आत्मसंतोष

more acute - अधिक तीव्र

butler - ख़ानसामा, ख़ानसामाँ

seized - समझना, झपट लेना, पकड़ना

momentary - क्षणिक

interruption - बाधा, अवरोध, , रुकावट, व्यवधान

"I’ll tell you a family secret," she whispered enthusiastically. "It’s about the butler’s nose. Do you want to hear about the butler’s nose?"

enthusiastically - उत्साहपूर्वक

"That’s why I came over to-night."

"Well, he wasn’t always a butler; he used to be the silver polisher for some people in New York that had a silver service for two hundred people. He had to polish it from morning till night, until finally it began to affect his nose --"

polisher - पलिशगर, (Polish), पोलिश

"Things went from bad to worse," suggested Miss Baker.

"Yes. Things went from bad to worse, until finally he had to give up his position."

For a moment the last sunshine fell with romantic affection upon her glowing face; her voice compelled me forward breathlessly as I listened - then the glow faded, each light deserting her with lingering regret, like children leaving a pleasant street at dusk.

affection - स्नेह, प्यार

breathlessly - हाँफाते हुए, हाँफाते हुए

glow - चमकना

faded - सनक

Lingering - विलंब करने वाला

regret - अफ़सोस

dusk - गोधूलि वेला, संध्या

The butler came back and murmured something close to Tom’s ear, whereupon Tom frowned, pushed back his chair, and without a word went inside. As if his absence quickened something within her, Daisy leaned forward again, her voice glowing and singing.

murmured - बड़बड़ाना, सरसराहट, बड़बड़ाहट

frowned - त्योरी, तेवर, त्यौरी

quickened - प्रोत्साहित करना, जल्दी कर

within - में, भीतर, अंदर, के अंदर

"I love to see you at my table, Nick. You remind me of a - of a rose, an absolute rose. Doesn’t he?" She turned to Miss Baker for confirmation: "An absolute rose?"

remind - याद दिलाना

absolute - पूर्णतया, परम, पूर्ण, असीम

confirmation - सत्यापन, पुष्टीकरण, पुष्टिकरण

This was untrue. I am not even faintly like a rose. She was only extemporizing, but a stirring warmth flowed from her, as if her heart was trying to come out to you concealed in one of those breathless, thrilling words. Then suddenly she threw her napkin on the table and excused herself and went into the house.

untrue - मिथ्या, बेवफ़ा, बेईमान, असत्य

faintly - अस्पष्टतः, संदिग्धतः

extemporizing - बिना तैयारी के प्रस्तुत करना

stirring - उत्तेजक, फिंटाई, हरकत

warmth - जोश, गर्मी, मिट्रभाव

flowed - बहना, प्रवाह, चलना, धारा

concealed - छिपाना

breathless - हँफा देनेवाली, स्तब्ध, बेदम

napkin - नैपकिन, रूमाल

excused - मुक्ति, क्षमा योग्य, बहाना

Miss Baker and I exchanged a short glance consciously devoid of meaning. I was about to speak when she sat up alertly and said "Sh!" in a warning voice. A subdued impassioned murmur was audible in the room beyond, and Miss Baker leaned forward unashamed, trying to hear. The murmur trembled on the verge of coherence, sank down, mounted excitedly, and then ceased altogether.

exchanged - करना, बदल देना, केन्द्र

glance - चमकना, ग्लांस करना, नजर डालना

consciously - in a conscious manner, knowingly

devoid - रहित

alertly - with alertness

warning - चेतावनी, (warn)

subdued - रोकना, शान्त करना, वस में लाना

impassioned - जोशीला, आवेगपूर्ण

audible - कर्णगोचर, श्रव्य

unashamed - लज्जाहीन, संकोचहीन

trembled - परेशान करना, हिलना, कम्पन

verge - किनारा

coherence - तालमेल, संसक्तता, सामंजस्य

sank - घटना, होना, निकालना, गिरना

mounted - घोड़ा, आयोजित करना, चढना

excitedly - उत्तेजित हो कर, उत्तेजित हो कर

ceased - बन्द करना, बन्द करना

altogether - पूर्णतया, सब मिलाकर, कुल मिलाकर

"This Mr. Gatsby you spoke of is my neighbor --" I said.

"Don’t talk. I want to hear what happens."

"Is something happening?" I inquired innocently.

inquired - पूछना, पता लगाना, छानबीन करना

innocently - भोलेपन से, कानूनी ढंग से

"You mean to say you don’t know?" said Miss Baker, honestly surprised. "I thought everybody knew."

honestly - ईमानदारी से

"I don’t."

"Why --" she said hesitantly, "Tom’s got some woman in New York."

hesitantly - हिचकिचाता हुआ, हिचकिचाता हुआ

"Got some woman?" I repeated blankly.

blankly - भावशून्य दृष्टि से

Miss Baker nodded.

"She might have the decency not to telephone him at dinner time. Don’t you think?"

decency - शालीनता, शराफत

Almost before I had grasped her meaning there was the flutter of a dress and the crunch of leather boots, and Tom and Daisy were back at the table.

grasped - समझना, पाने का प्रयत्न करना

flutter - उत्तेजना, घबराहट, उतार चढाव

crunch - मुश्किल, कुचलना, संगणना करना

leather - चमड़ा, चर्म

"It couldn’t be helped!" cried Daisy with tense gaiety.

gaiety - हर्षोल्लास का वातावरण, प्रसन्नता

She sat down, glanced searchingly at Miss Baker and then at me, and continued: "I looked outdoors for a minute, and it’s very romantic outdoors. There’s a bird on the lawn that I think must be a nightingale come over on the Cunard or White Star Line. He’s singing away --" Her voice sang: "It’s romantic, isn’t it, Tom?"

glanced - चमकना, ग्लांस करना, नजर डालना

searchingly - खोजी ढंग से

outdoors - बाहरी, बाह्य, खुली हवा में

nightingale - बुलबुल

"Very romantic," he said, and then miserably to me: "If it’s light enough after dinner, I want to take you down to the stables."

miserably - दयनीय ढंग से, दयनीय ढंग से

stables - स्थिर, स्थायी, अश्वशाला, अचल

The telephone rang inside, startlingly, and as Daisy shook her head decisively at Tom the subject of the stables, in fact all subjects, vanished into air. Among the broken fragments of the last five minutes at table I remember the candles being lit again, pointlessly, and I was conscious of wanting to look squarely at every one, and yet to avoid all eyes.

startlingly - आश्चर्यजनक रूप से

vanished - ओझल हो जाना, समाप्त हो जाना

broken fragments - टूटे हुए टुकड़े

pointlessly - निरर्थकतापूर्वक

conscious - सतर्क, जागरूक, साभिप्राय, चेतन

squarely - उचित रूप से

I couldn’t guess what Daisy and Tom were thinking, but I doubt if even Miss Baker, who seemed to have mastered a certain hardy scepticism, was able utterly to put this fifth guest’s shrill metallic urgency out of mind. To a certain temperament the situation might have seemed intriguing - my own instinct was to telephone immediately for the police.

doubt - संदेह करना

mastered - मालिक, विशारद, शिक्षक, अधिकारी

hardy - दमदार, मज़बूत, तगड़ा

scepticism - संशयवाद, अविश्वास

shrill - तीखा, तीक्ष्ण, कर्णभेदी

metallic - धातु जैसा, धातु का

urgency - महत्व, अविलंबता, आग्रह

intriguing - षड्यंत्र, कुतूहल

instinct - फ़ितरत, वृत्ति, सलीक़ा

The horses, needless to say, were not mentioned again. Tom and Miss Baker, with several feet of twilight between them, strolled back into the library, as if to a vigil beside a perfectly tangible body, while, trying to look pleasantly interested and a little deaf, I followed Daisy around a chain of connecting verandas to the porch in front.

needless - अनावश्यक, निष्प्रयोजन

twilight - सांझ, शफक

strolled - टहलना, मंथर गति से चलना

vigil - जागरण, चौकसी, रतजगा

beside - बग़ल, की बग़ल में

perfectly - सितारा मछली, पूर्णतः

tangible - वास्तविक, मूर्त

pleasantly - सुखद रूप से, प्रङुल्लतापूर्वक

deaf - बहरा

chain - सिलसिला, ज़ंजीर, श्रृंखला

verandas - बरामदा

In its deep gloom we sat down side by side on a wicker settee.

gloom - अंधकार, उदासी, निराशा

wicker - खपच्ची, लचीली टहनी

settee - सोफा

Daisy took her face in her hands as if feeling its lovely shape, and her eyes moved gradually out into the velvet dusk. I saw that turbulent emotions possessed her, so I asked what I thought would be some sedative questions about her little girl.

gradually - धीरे धीरे, अल्पाशः

velvet - मख़मल

turbulent - अशांत, उग्र, दंगेबाज़

emotions - भावना, उमङ्ग, जज़्बा

possessed - आक्रान्त करना, रखना

sedative - शामक औषधि, शामक, उपशामक

"We don’t know each other very well, Nick," she said suddenly. "Even if we are cousins. You didn’t come to my wedding."

"I wasn’t back from the war."

"That’s true." She hesitated. "Well, I’ve had a very bad time, Nick, and I’m pretty cynical about everything."

hesitated - हिचकिचाना, संकोच करना

cynical - स्वार्थी, दोषदर्षी, चिड़चिड़ा आदमी

Evidently she had reason to be. I waited but she didn’t say any more, and after a moment I returned rather feebly to the subject of her daughter.

feebly - दुर्बलता से

"I suppose she talks, and - eats, and everything."

"Oh, yes." She looked at me absently. "Listen, Nick; let me tell you what I said when she was born. Would you like to hear?"

absently - भावशून्यता

"Very much."

"It’ll show you how I’ve gotten to feel about - things. Well, she was less than an hour old and Tom was God knows where. I woke up out of the ether with an utterly abandoned feeling, and asked the nurse right away if it was a boy or a girl. She told me it was a girl, and so I turned my head away and wept. ‘all right,’ I said, ‘I’m glad it’s a girl.

ether - रंग रहित द्रव

abandoned - रोक देना, खाली करना, रोक देना

wept - बहना, रोना, विलाप करना, रोदन

Glad - प्रसन्न

And I hope she’ll be a fool - that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."

"You see I think everything’s terrible anyhow," she went on in a convinced way. "Everybody thinks so - the most advanced people. And I know. I’ve been everywhere and seen everything and done everything." Her eyes flashed around her in a defiant way, rather like Tom’s, and she laughed with thrilling scorn. "Sophisticated - God, I’m sophisticated!"

anyhow - किसी भी तरह, फिर भी

Convinced - दृढ़ मत होना, विश्वास दिलाना

advanced - अग्रसर होना, आगे बढना, प्रयास

flashed - दिखाना, चमकाना, चमक, झलक

sophisticated - मिलावट करना, व्यवहार कुशल

The instant her voice broke off, ceasing to compel my attention, my belief, I felt the basic insincerity of what she had said. It made me uneasy, as though the whole evening had been a trick of some sort to exact a contributory emotion from me.

instant - तुरन्त

ceasing - बंद होना, (cease) बंद होना

compel - मजबूर, जबरदस्ती कराना

belief - विश्वास, धारणा

basic - मूल, मूलभूत, बेसिक, बुनियादी

insincerity - बेईमानी

uneasy - व्याकुल

trick - शरारत, बहकाना, धोखा, चाल, कठिन

contributory - सहायक, अंशदायी

emotion - भावना

I waited, and sure enough, in a moment she looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face, as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged.

smirk - कृत्रिम मुस्कुराहट

asserted - दिखाना, जोर देना

membership - सदस्यता

distinguished - अलग करना, पहचानना, पहचान्ना

secret society - गुप्त समाज

Inside, the crimson room bloomed with light.

crimson - क़िरमिज़ी

bloomed - बहार पर आना, अरूणिमा, फूल

Tom and Miss Baker sat at either end of the long couch and she read aloud to him from the Saturday Evening Post. - the words, murmurous and uninflected, running together in a soothing tune. The lamp-light, bright on his boots and dull on the autumn-leaf yellow of her hair, glinted along the paper as she turned a page with a flutter of slender muscles in her arms.

read aloud - प्रवाह से अंग्रेजी में हिंदी में अनुवाद करें

uninflected - बिना उतार चढ़ाव का, अरूपांतरित

running together - साथ में चल रहे

soothing - आरामदेह

tune - ठीक करना, ठिक करना, तालमेल, लय

dull - सुस्त

leaf - पत्ता, पत्ती

glinted - चमक, चमकना, झलकना

muscles - ताकत, जबरदस्ती करना, पेशी

When we came in she held us silent for a moment with a lifted hand.

silent - चुप

"To be continued," she said, tossing the magazine on the table, "in our very next issue."

be continued - जारी रखा जाएगा

tossing - फेंकना, (toss), t-needed

issue - मिलना, देना, प्रकाशन, लाभ

Her body asserted itself with a restless movement of her knee, and she stood up.

"Ten o’clock," she remarked, apparently finding the time on the ceiling. "Time for this good girl to go to bed."

apparently - स्पष्ट रूप से, बिल्कुल

"Jordan’s going to play in the tournament to-morrow," explained Daisy, "over at Westchester."

Jordan - जर्डन

tournament - खेल प्रतियोगिता, टूर्नामेंट

"Oh - you’re Jordan Baker."

I knew now why her face was familiar - its pleasing contemptuous expression had looked out at me from many rotogravure pictures of the sporting life at Asheville and hot springs and Palm Beach. I had heard some story of her too, a critical, unpleasant story, but what it was I had forgotten long ago.

contemptuous - तिरस्कारपूर्ण, अवज्ञाकारी

rotogravure - रोटोग्राव्यूर

hot springs - गुरुवार के तालाब

palm - हथेली

critical - ठीक, शोचनीय, सूक्ष्म, पूरा

unpleasant - बुरा, अप्रिय

"Good night," she said softly. "Wake me at eight, won’t you."

softly - हल्का सा, सादे ढंग से

"If you’ll get up."

"I will. Good night, Mr. Carraway. See you anon."

Carraway - कैरावे

anon - अज्ञात का अंग्रेजी संक्षिप्ताक्षर

"Of course you will," confirmed Daisy. "In fact I think I’ll arrange a marriage. Come over often, Nick, and I’ll sort of - oh - fling you together. You know - lock you up accidentally in linen closets and push you out to sea in a boat, and all that sort of thing --"

confirmed - निश्चित करना, पक्का करना

marriage - शादी, विवाह, ब्याह

fling - फेंकना

accidentally - अचानक, संयोगवश, अचानक ही

linen - लिनेन

closets - गुप्त, गोपनीय, अलमारी, शौचघर

"Good night," called Miss Baker from the stairs. "I haven’t heard a word."

"She’s a nice girl," said Tom after a moment. "They oughtn’t to let her run around the country this way."

"Who oughtn’t to?" inquired Daisy coldly.

coldly - रुखाई से, बिना उत्साह के

"Her family."

"Her family is one aunt about a thousand years old. Besides, Nick’s going to look after her, aren’t you, Nick? She’s going to spend lots of week-ends out here this summer. I think the home influence will be very good for her."

influence - प्रभाव, असर

Daisy and Tom looked at each other for a moment in silence.

silence - ख़ामोशी, चुप्पी, मौनता

"Is she from New York?" I asked quickly.

"From Louisville. Our white girlhood was passed together there. Our beautiful white --"

Louisville - city

girlhood - कुमारीपन

"Did you give Nick a little heart to heart talk on the veranda?" demanded Tom suddenly.

veranda - बरामदा, बरण्डा

"Did I?" She looked at me.

"I can’t seem to remember, but I think we talked about the Nordic race. Yes, I’m sure we did. It sort of crept up on us and first thing you know --"

Nordic - उत्तरी यूरोप के देशों से संबंधित

crept - जाना, डर, छिपकर घुसना, घुसना

"Don’t believe everything you hear, Nick," he advised me.

advised - सूचित करना, सूचना देना

I said lightly that I had heard nothing at all, and a few minutes later I got up to go home. They came to the door with me and stood side by side in a cheerful square of light. As I started my motor Daisy peremptorily called: "Wait!"

motor - मोटर, इंजन

peremptorily - अलंघनीय रूप से

"I forgot to ask you something, and it’s important. We heard you were engaged to a girl out West."

engaged - नियुक्त करना, आकर्षित करना

"That’s right," corroborated Tom kindly. "We heard that you were engaged."

corroborated - पुष्ट करना

"It’s libel. I’m too poor."

libel - अपमान लेख{असत्य}, मानहानि

"But we heard it," insisted Daisy, surprising me by opening up again in a flower-like way. "We heard it from three people, so it must be true."

Of course I knew what they were referring to, but I wasn’t even vaguely engaged. The fact that gossip had published the banns was one of the reasons I had come East. You can’t stop going with an old friend on account of rumors, and on the other hand I had no intention of being rumored into marriage.

vaguely - अस्पष्टतः, संदिग्धतः

gossip - गप-शप, अफ़वाह

banns - विवाह घोषणा

account - खाता

Rumors - अफ़वाह, अफ़वाह होना, जनश्रुति

rumored - अफ़वाह, अफ़वाह होना, जनश्रुति

Their interest rather touched me and made them less remotely rich - nevertheless, I was confused and a little disgusted as I drove away. It seemed to me that the thing for Daisy to do was to rush out of the house, child in arms - but apparently there were no such intentions in her head. As for Tom, the fact that he "had some woman in New York.

remotely - थोड़ा, दूरी पर, सुदूर, दूर से

nevertheless - फिर भी, तथापि, तब भी

confused - मिलाना, उलझा देना, गड़बड़ा देना

disgusted - गुस्सा, घृणा करना, घृणा

drove away - दूर चला

rush - शीघ्रता करना, जल्दी करना

intentions - धारणा, विचार, अंतिम लक्ष्य

" was really less surprising than that he had been depressed by a book. Something was making him nibble at the edge of stale ideas as if his sturdy physical egotism no longer nourished his peremptory heart.

depressed - कम करना, घटाना, दबाना

nibble - कुतरना, टूंगना

stale - बासी, पर्युषित

egotism - अहंभाव, अहंकार, अहंमन्यता

nourished - विकसित करना, पोषित करना

peremptory - बाध्यकारी, निर्णयात्मक

Already it was deep summer on roadhouse roofs and in front of wayside garages, where new red gas-pumps sat out in pools of light, and when I reached my estate at West Egg I ran the car under its shed and sat for a while on an abandoned grass roller in the yard.

roadhouse - establishment

wayside - रास्ते का किनारा

garages - गैरज में रखना

pumps - उठाना, पम्प/दमकल, भरना

estate - स्टेट, एस्टेट, संपत्ति, जायदाद

shed - शाला, घर

roller - गिरहबाज़ कबूतर, लहर, बेलन, रोलर

Yard - गज़

The wind had blown off, leaving a loud, bright night, with wings beating in the trees and a persistent organ sound as the full bellows of the earth blew the frogs full of life.

blown off - उतार दिया

wings - करना, पंख, पर, पक्ष, सूप

organ - अंग, ऑर्गन

bellows - जोर से चिल्लाना

The silhouette of a moving cat wavered across the moonlight, and turning my head to watch it, I saw that I was not alone - fifty feet away a figure had emerged from the shadow of my neighbor’s mansion and was standing with his hands in his pockets regarding the silver pepper of the stars.

silhouette - छायाचित्र, छाया की तरह लगना

wavered - हिचकिचाना, डगमगाना, हिचकिचाहट

moonlight - चन्द्रिका, महताब

emerged - प्रकट होना, निकलना

regarding - ध्यान, समझना, संबंध, सोचना

Something in his leisurely movements and the secure position of his feet upon the lawn suggested that it was Mr. Gatsby himself, come out to determine what share was his of our local heavens.

leisurely - धीरे धीरे, इत्मीनान भरा

secure - प्राप्त करना, निश्चित, सुरक्षित

determine - निश्चित करना, तय करना

heavens - स्वर्ग, वायुमंडल, भगवान, परलोक

I decided to call to him. Miss Baker had mentioned him at dinner, and that would do for an introduction. But I didn’t call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be alone - he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling.

sudden - आकस्मिक, अचानक, शीघ्र, औचक

intimation - सूचना, संकेत, इत्तला

content - सन्तुष्ट

stretched - फैलाना, फैल जाना, पंक्ति

sworn - गाली देना, कसम खाना, वचन देना

trembling - कंपन

Involuntarily I glanced seaward - and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock. When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness.

involuntarily - सितारा मछली, अनिच्छा से

seaward - समुद्र की ओर, समुद्र की ओर

Dock - घाट, जहाज गोदाम

unquiet - अशांत, व्याकुल

darkness - अंधेरा, अन्धेरा

Chapter 2

About half way between West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a certain desolate area of land.

hastily - जल्दी से, जल्दी से

Railroad - रेलमार्ग, यू. एस.रेलवे

beside it - उसके दरवाजे के पास

shrink - घटना, पीछे हटना, सिकोड़ना

This is a valley of ashes - a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of men who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air.

ashes - ऐश वृक्ष, ऐश वृक्ष की लकड़ी

wheat - गेहूँ

ridges - ऊपर उठाना, ढालू टीला{ या पहाड़ी}

grotesque - विलक्षण, विकृत, भौंड़ा

chimneys - चिमनी, चूल्हा, बर्फ़ का कटाव

transcendent - उत्कृष्ट, ज्ञानातीत

dimly - अस्पष्टतः, संदिग्धतः

crumbling - भिखोरा, (crumble) भिखोरा

powdery - पाउडर से पुता हुआ

Occasionally a line of gray cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest, and immediately the ash-gray men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud, which screens their obscure operations from your sight. But above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T.

Occasionally - कभीकभी

crawls - क्राल, रेंगना

invisible - अदृश्य

gives out - देता है

ghastly - विवर्ण, विकट, भयंकर, बेकार, खराब

creak - चरमराना

ash - राख

swarm - समूह, झुण्ड, भीड़

leaden - भारी, धूसर

spades - खोदना, हब्शी, हुकुम, कुदाल

stir up - उत्तेजित करना

impenetrable - अभेद्य, दुर्बोध

obscure - अज्ञात, दुरूह, कठिनाई

operations - कार्य, आपरेशन, काम, सिद्धांत

spasms - लहर, दौरा, ऐंठन, अतिसंकुंचन

bleak - सर्द

endlessly - निरंतर, अंतहीनता से

perceive - अर्थ लगाना, देखना, महसूस करना

J. Eckleburg. The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic - their irises are one yard high. They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose.

gigantic - बहुत बड़ा

irises - परितारिका, आइरिस का पौधा

spectacles - प्रदर्शन, तमाशा, दृश्य, चश्मा

pass over - पास ओवर

nonexistent - अवास्तविक, अस्तित्त्वहीन

Evidently some wild wag of an oculist set them there to fatten his practice in the borough of Queens, and then sank down himself into eternal blindness, or forgot them and moved away. But his eyes, dimmed a little by many paintless days, under sun and rain, brood on over the solemn dumping ground.

wag - हिलना, वाक्विदग्ध, हिलाना

oculist - नेत्र विशेषज्ञ

set - घटना, करना, अटल, निश्चित करना

fatten - मोटा करना, मोटा हो जाना

borough - उपनगर

eternal - सनातन

blindness - अन्धता

dimmed - मंदबुद्धि, कम करना, धीमा, हल्का

brood - चिंतित हो कर सोचता रहना

dumping - क्षेपण

The valley of ashes is bounded on one side by a small foul river, and, when the drawbridge is up to let barges through, the passengers on waiting trains can stare at the dismal scene for as long as half an hour. There is always a halt there of at least a minute, and it was because of this that I first met Tom Buchanan’s mistress.

bounded - सीमित, सीमित करना, सीमित करना

Drawbridge - उठाऊ पुल, उठाऊ पुल

barges - जबरदस्ती घुसना, बजरा

stare - एकटक देखना, टकटकी लगाकर देखना

dismal - निराशाजनक, भयानक, निराशपुर्ण

halt - बंद कर देना

Mistress - प्रेमिका

The fact that he had one was insisted upon wherever he was known. His acquaintances resented the fact that he turned up in popular restaurants with her and, leaving her at a table, sauntered about, chatting with whomsoever he knew. Though I was curious to see her, I had no desire to meet her - but I did.

acquaintances - ज्ञान, पहचान, परिचित, परिचय

resented - पसंद न करना, बुरा मानना

sauntered - चहलकदमी, चहलना

whomsoever - जिस किसी को भी

I went up to New York with Tom on the train one afternoon, and when we stopped by the ashheaps he jumped to his feet and, taking hold of my elbow, literally forced me from the car.

taking hold - हाथ लगाना

elbow - कुहनी

literally - पूरी तरह से, यथाशब्द, वस्तुत

forced - बल, गुण, दल, विवश करना, शक्ति

"We’re getting off," he insisted. "I want you to meet my girl."

I think he’d tanked up a good deal at luncheon, and his determination to have my company bordered on violence. The supercilious assumption was that on Sunday afternoon I had nothing better to do.

tanked - टंकी में संसाधित करना, टैंक

luncheon - दोपहर का खाना

determination - निर्णायक, विचार, इरादा

bordered - किनारा, सीमा, पट्टी, सीमा रेखा

violence - हिंसा

assumption - मान्यता, पुर्वानुमान, कल्पना

I followed him over a low whitewashed railroad fence, and we walked back a hundred yards along the road under Doctor Eckleburg’s persistent stare. The only building in sight was a small block of yellow brick sitting on the edge of the waste land, a sort of compact Main Street ministering to it, and contiguous to absolutely nothing.

whitewashed - पुताई करना, छिपाना

fence - बाड़

block - कुंदा

waste - बरबाद करना

compact - गठा हुआ

ministering - पादरी, पुरोहित, उपराजदूत

contiguous - लगा हुआ, निकटवर्ती/समीपस्थ

One of the three shops it contained was for rent and another was an all-night restaurant, approached by a trail of ashes; the third was a garage - Repairs. George B. Wilson. Cars bought and sold. - and I followed Tom inside.

rent - दरार, किराया, (rend) दरार

approached - पद्धति, सन्निकर्ष, समीप आना

trail - पीछे होना, हारना, चरण, निशानी

garage - गेराज

George - जर्ज

Wilson - विल्सन

The interior was unprosperous and bare; the only car visible was the dust-covered wreck of a Ford which crouched in a dim corner. It had occurred to me that this shadow of a garage must be a blind, and that sumptuous and romantic apartments were concealed overhead, when the proprietor himself appeared in the door of an office, wiping his hands on a piece of waste.

interior - भीतरी, भीतर, तटवर्ती, अंतरंग

bare - अनावृत

visible - दृश्य, प्रत्यक्ष, उन्मेष

wreck - टक्कर, नष्ट करना, नाश करना

ford - फ़ोर्ड

crouched - दुबकना, दुबकने की मुद्रा

dim - धुंधला

blind - अंधा

sumptuous - बहुमूल्य, आलीशान, कीमती/बहुमूल्य

Proprietor - मालिक, स्वामी

wiping - साफ करना, (wipe) साफ करना

He was a blond, spiritless man, anaemic, and faintly handsome. When he saw us a damp gleam of hope sprang into his light blue eyes.

blond - सुनहरे बालोंवाला

spiritless - उदास, निस्तेज, बेजान

anaemic - अरक्तक, रक्ताल्पता पीड़ित

handsome - ख़ूबसूरत

damp - कम करना, गीला, नमी, नम करना

gleam - किरण डालना

light blue - हल्का नीला

"Hello, Wilson, old man," said Tom, slapping him jovially on the shoulder. "How’s business?"

slapping - सीधे, ठीक, तमाचा मारना

jovially - प्रसन्नतापूर्वक

"I can’t complain," answered Wilson unconvincingly. "When are you going to sell me that car?"

unconvincingly - अविश्वासोत्पादक ढंग से

"Next week; I’ve got my man working on it now."

"Works pretty slow, don’t he?"

"No, he doesn’t," said Tom coldly. "And if you feel that way about it, maybe I’d better sell it somewhere else after all."

"I don’t mean that," explained Wilson quickly. "I just meant --"

His voice faded off and Tom glanced impatiently around the garage. Then I heard footsteps on a stairs, and in a moment the thickish figure of a woman blocked out the light from the office door. She was in the middle thirties, and faintly stout, but she carried her surplus flesh sensuously as some women can.

faded - धुंधला पड़ जाना, कम होना

Footsteps - चरणचिन्ह, पैरों की आहट

thickish - somewhat thick

blocked out - अवरुद्ध

office door - ऑफिस द्वार

stout - हट्टा-कट्टा

surplus - आवश्यकता से अधिक, अधिशेष

flesh - लहम, क्रव्य, मांस

sensuously - सुखदेह से

Her face, above a spotted dress of dark blue crepe-de-chine, contained no facet or gleam of beauty, but there was an immediately perceptible vitality about her as if the nerves of her body were continually smouldering. She smiled slowly and, walking through her husband as if he were a ghost, shook hands with Tom, looking him flush in the eye.

spotted - पाना, हल्का, दाग, लक्षण, धब्बा

dark blue - गहरा नीला

crepe - बारीक कपड़ा

chine - चाइनी

facet - checkपहलू

beauty - सौन्दर्य, सुंदरता, ख़ूबसूरती

perceptible - स्पष्ट, इन्द्रियगोचर

vitality - उत्साह, प्राणशक्ति, जीवनक्षमता

nerves - बल, नस, शक्ति, रोग, साहस

smouldering - सुलगता हुआ

ghost - भूत, आत्मा, tप्रेत, छाया

flush - लालिमा, आवेग

Then she wet her lips, and without turning around spoke to her husband in a soft, coarse voice:

coarse - घटिया, असभ्य, भद्दा, अश्लील

"Get some chairs, why don’t you, so somebody can sit down."

"Oh, sure," agreed Wilson hurriedly, and went toward the little office, mingling immediately with the cement color of the walls. A white ashen dust veiled his dark suit and his pale hair as it veiled everything in the vicinity - except his wife, who moved close to Tom.

hurriedly - in a hurried manner

mingling - मिंगलिंग, (mingle) मिंगलिंग

cement - सीमेंट

ashen - विवर्ण, पीला/विवर्ण, रक्तहीन

veiled - घूंघट, पर्दा, आच्छादित करना

vicinity - इलाका, अड़ोस पड़ोस

"I want to see you," said Tom intently. "Get on the next train."

intently - उत्सुकतापूर्वक

"All right."

"I’ll meet you by the news-stand on the lower level." She nodded and moved away from him just as George Wilson emerged with two chairs from his office door.

We waited for her down the road and out of sight. It was a few days before the Fourth of July, and a gray, scrawny Italian child was setting torpedoes in a row along the railroad track.

scrawny - दुबला पतला, मरियल

setting - जड़ा हुआ, समायोजन, स्थान

torpedoes - पिस्तौल से हत्या करने वाला व्यावसायिक हत्यारा

Row - झगड़ा

"Terrible place, isn’t it," said Tom, exchanging a frown with Doctor Eckleburg.

exchanging - करना, बदल देना, केन्द्र

frown - त्यौरी चढा़ना


"It does her good to get away."

"Doesn’t her husband object?"

"Wilson? He thinks she goes to see her sister in New York. He’s so dumb he doesn’t know he’s alive."

dumb - गूंगा

So Tom Buchanan and his girl and I went up together to New York - or not quite together, for Mrs. Wilson sat discreetly in another car. Tom deferred that much to the sensibilities of those East Eggers who might be on the train.

discreetly - सावधानी से, सावधानी से

deferred - स्वीकार करना, टालना, झुक जाना

sensibilities - संवेदनशीलता

She had changed her dress to a brown figured muslin, which stretched tight over her rather wide hips as Tom helped her to the platform in New York. At the news-stand she bought a copy of Town Tattle and a moving-picture magazine, and in the station drug-store some cold cream and a small flask of perfume.

muslin - मलमल

tight - कठिन, तंग, कंजूस, चुस्त, कसकर

Tattle - भेद खोलना, चुगली करना, गपशप, कहा

flask - पतले मुंह की बोतल

perfume - इत्र, अतर, महक, सुगंध

Up-stairs, in the solemn echoing drive she let four taxicabs drive away before she selected a new one, lavender-colored with gray upholstery, and in this we slid out from the mass of the station into the glowing sunshine. But immediately she turned sharply from the window and, leaning forward, tapped on the front glass.

echoing - हाँ में हाँ मिलाना, गूँज

drive away - दूर चले जाओ

selected - विशिष्ट, चुनना, चुनना/छाँटना

lavender - लैवेंडर का फूल

upholstery - सोफ़ासाज़ी की वस्तु

slid - स्लिड, (slide), t-needed

mass - परिमाण

tapped - खटखटाना, निकालना, क्षार निकालना

"I want to get one of those dogs," she said earnestly. "I want to get one for the apartment. They’re nice to have - a dog."

earnestly - ईमानदारी से, ईमानदारी से

We backed up to a gray old man who bore an absurd resemblance to John D. Rockefeller. In a basket swung from his neck cowered a dozen very recent puppies of an indeterminate breed.

basket - टोकरी

swung - परिवर्तन, लटकना, बदलना, घूमना

cowered - झुकना या पीछे हटना, दुबक जाना

puppies - पिल्ला, धृष्ट, घमंडी आदमीई

indeterminate - अनिश्चित

breed - ज़ात, बिरादरी, जिनस, जिंस

"What kind are they?" asked Mrs. Wilson eagerly, as he came to the taxi-window.

eagerly - व्यग्रता से

"All kinds. What kind do you want, lady?"

"I’d like to get one of those police dogs; I don’t suppose you got that kind?"

The man peered doubtfully into the basket, plunged in his hand and drew one up, wriggling, by the back of the neck.

peered - देखना, ताकना, जोड़, सामंत

doubtfully - संदेहपूर्ण ढंग से

plunged - उछाल आना, फँसाना, प्रवेश करना

wriggling - कुलबुलाता हुआ

"That’s no police dog," said Tom.

police dog - पुलिस कुत्ता

"No, it’s not exactly a police dog," said the man with disappointment in his voice. "It’s more of an Airedale." He passed his hand over the brown wash-rag of a back. "Look at that coat. Some coat. That’s a dog that’ll never bother you with catching cold."

disappointment - मायूसी, निराशा, आशाभंग

Airedale - ऐरेडेल

rag - चिथड़ा

"I think it’s cute," said Mrs. Wilson enthusiastically. "How much is it?"

cute - प्यारा r=pyārā

"That dog?" He looked at it admiringly. "That dog will cost you ten dollars."

admiringly - प्रशंसापूर्वक

The Airedale - undoubtedly there was an Airedale concerned in it somewhere, though its feet were startlingly white - changed hands and settled down into Mrs. Wilson’s lap, where she fondled the weather-proof coat with rapture.

Undoubtedly - निश्चित रूप से

concerned - अभिरुचि, दिलचस्पी, संबंध

settled - रोकना, देना, रहना, तय करना

lap - चपड़-पचड़ पीना, गटागट पी जाना

fondled - दुलारना, पुचकारना

Proof - प्रमाण, सबूत

rapture - अत्यन्त हर्ष, हर्षोन्माद, उमङ्ग

"Is it a boy or a girl?" she asked delicately.

delicately - कुशलतापूर्वक

"That dog? That dog’s a boy."

"It’s a bitch," said Tom decisively. "Here’s your money. Go and buy ten more dogs with it."

bitch - कुतिया, कुत्ती

We drove over to Fifth Avenue, so warm and soft, almost pastoral, on the summer Sunday afternoon that I wouldn’t have been surprised to see a great flock of white sheep turn the corner.

avenue - मार्ग, रास्ता, पेड़ दार पथ

pastoral - पशुचारी, पुरोहिताई संबंधी

flock - जानवरों का समूह

"Hold on," I said, "I have to leave you here."

"No, you don’t," interposed Tom quickly.

interposed - बीच में टोकना, घुसाना

"Myrtle’ll be hurt if you don’t come up to the apartment. Won’t you, Myrtle?"

Myrtle - हिना/मेंहदी, मेंह्दी

"Come on," she urged. "I’ll telephone my sister Catherine. She’s said to be very beautiful by people who ought to know."

urged - उत्तेजित करना, उकसाना

Catherine - female given name

"Well, I’d like to, but --"

We went on, cutting back again over the Park toward the West Hundreds. At 158th Street the cab stopped at one slice in a long white cake of apartment-houses. Throwing a regal homecoming glance around the neighborhood, Mrs. Wilson gathered up her dog and her other purchases, and went haughtily in.

cab - टैक्सी

slice - हिस्सा, अंशअ, टुकड़ा, चीरना

regal - वैभवपूर्ण, शाही

homecoming - the act of returning home

gathered - प्राप्त करना, समझना, काटना

purchases - खरीद, खरीदी हुई बस्तु

haughtily - अहंकारपूर्वक, दंभपूर्ण ढंग से

"I’m going to have the McKees come up," she announced as we rose in the elevator. "And, of course, I got to call up my sister, too."

elevator - एलिवेटर, लिफ्ट

The apartment was on the top floor - a small living-room, a small dining-room, a small bedroom, and a bath. The living-room was crowded to the doors with a set of tapestried furniture entirely too large for it, so that to move about was to stumble continually over scenes of ladies swinging in the gardens of Versailles.

top floor - शीर्ष मंजिल

dining - हो हल्ला, शोरगुल, शोरगुल करना

tapestried - टैपेस्ट्रीदार दीवार चित्र

entirely - पूरी तरह से, पूरी तरह से

stumble - गिरना, ठोकर, भूल करना

swinging - ज़िंदादिल, दोलन, झूलता हुआ

Versailles - वर्सैल्स

The only picture was an over-enlarged photograph, apparently a hen sitting on a blurred rock. Looked at from a distance, however, the hen resolved itself into a bonnet, and the countenance of a stout old lady beamed down into the room. Several old copies of Town Tattle lay on the table together with a copy of Simon Called Peter, and some of the small scandal magazines of Broadway. Mrs.

enlarged - विस्तार करना, विस्तार करना

hen - मुर्गी

blurred - धब्बा, विकृत करना, धुंधला करना

resolved - निश्चय करना, समाधान करना

bonnet - बोनट

countenance - समर्थन, मुखाकृति, अनुमोदन करना

beamed - चमक, झलक, प्रकाश विकिरण करना

lay - रखना

Peter - पीटर

Scandal - काण्ड, घोटाला

Wilson was first concerned with the dog. A reluctant elevator-boy went for a box full of straw and some milk, to which he added on his own initiative a tin of large, hard dog-biscuits - one of which decomposed apathetically in the saucer of milk all afternoon. Meanwhile Tom brought out a bottle of whiskey from a locked bureau door.

reluctant - अनिच्छुक, असम्मत

initiative - अवसर, अगुआई, कदम, नेतृत्व

tin - टिन प्लेट, टिन कि पन्नी

decomposed - अपघटन, सड़ना, अपघटित हो जाना

apathetically - उदासीनता से, उदासीनता से

saucer - तश्तरी, ससर, तश्तरी जैसी वस्तु

Meanwhile - इस बीच, इसी दौरान

whiskey - व्हिस्की, विलायती पानी, मदिरा

bureau - दफ़तर, ऑफ़िस

I have been drunk just twice in my life, and the second time was that afternoon; so everything that happened has a dim, hazy cast over it, although until after eight o’clock the apartment was full of cheerful sun. Sitting on Tom’s lap Mrs. Wilson called up several people on the telephone; then there were no cigarettes, and I went out to buy some at the drugstore on the corner.

hazy - अनिश्चित, अस्पष्ट, धुंध से भरा

cast - ढालना, डालना

drugstore - दवा की दुकान

When I came back they had disappeared, so I sat down discreetly in the living-room and read a chapter of Simon Called Peter - either it was terrible stuff or the whiskey distorted things, because it didn’t make any sense to me.

distorted - तोड़ मरोड़ करना, रूप बिगाड़ना

Just as Tom and Myrtle (after the first drink Mrs. Wilson and I called each other by our first names) reappeared, company commenced to arrive at the apartment-door.

reappeared - फिर से वापस आना, दुबारा दिखना

commenced - शुरू करना, शुरू करना

The sister, Catherine, was a slender, worldly girl of about thirty, with a solid, sticky bob of red hair, and a complexion powdered milky white. Her eye-brows had been plucked and then drawn on again at a more rakish angle, but the efforts of nature toward the restoration of the old alignment gave a blurred air to her face.

worldly - सांसारिक, भौतिक, लौकिक

solid - ठोस

sticky - कठिन, कंजूस, चिपचिपा

Bob - ऊपर नीचे करना

complexion - वर्ण, स्वरूप

powdered - पाउडार, पीसना, चूर्ण, पाउडर

Milky - दुधिया

brows - आँखें, (brow) आँखें

plucked - बचाना, साहस, साहसअ, ओचना, नोचना

rakish - छिछोरपन लिया हुआ, लम्पट

angle - कोण

efforts - प्रयास, प्रयत्न, सफलता, मेहनत

restoration - बहाली

alignment - एकत्रीकरण, एकरेखन, सम्मिलित

When she moved about there was an incessant clicking as innumerable pottery bracelets jingled up and down upon her arms. She came in with such a proprietary haste, and looked around so possessively at the furniture that I wondered if she lived here. But when I asked her she laughed immoderately, repeated my question aloud, and told me she lived with a Girl Friend at a hotel.

incessant - सतत, अनवरत, अविराम, सतत्

clicking - क्लिक करना, (click) क्लिक करना

innumerable - असंख्य, अमित

pottery - मिट्टी के बर्तनों

bracelets - कंगन, पौंहची, कंकण, ब्रेसलिट

jingled - खनखनाना, खनखनाहट, खनकाना, खनक

proprietary - मालिकाना, ट्रेडमार्क युक्त

haste - जल्दी, जल्दबाजी, अविलंब

possessively - अधिकार सहित

wondered - आश्चर्य, विस्मय, भटकना, चमत्कार

immoderately - बहुत अधिक, अमर्यादित रूप से

aloud - उच्च स्वर में, ज़ोर से

Girl Friend - गर्लफ्रेंड

Mr. McKee was a pale, feminine man from the flat below. He had just shaved, for there was a white spot of lather on his cheekbone, and he was most respectful in his greeting to every one in the room. He informed me that he was in the "artistic game," and I gathered later that he was a photographer and had made the dim enlargement of Mrs. Wilson’s mother which hovered like an ectoplasm on the wall.

feminine - स्त्रीलिंग

shaved - कम करना, मूड़ना, छीलना

spot - पाना, हल्का, दाग, लक्षण, धब्बा

lather - झाग बनाना

cheekbone - गण्डास्थि, कपोलास्थि

most respectful - सबसे सम्मानपूर्ण

informed - बताना, सूचित करना, प्रेरित करना

artistic - कलाप्रेमी, कलात्मक

photographer - फ़ोटोग्रफ़र

enlargement - विवर्धन, विस्तारण

hovered - हिचकिचाना

ectoplasm - सितारा मछली

His wife was shrill, languid, handsome, and horrible. She told me with pride that her husband had photographed her a hundred and twenty-seven times since they had been married.

languid - ढीला, निरुत्साह

horrible - भयंकर

pride - आरोह, ऊंचाई, ऐंठ

Mrs. Wilson had changed her costume some time before, and was now attired in an elaborate afternoon dress of cream-colored chiffon, which gave out a continual rustle as she swept about the room. With the influence of the dress her personality had also undergone a change. The intense vitality that had been so remarkable in the garage was converted into impressive hauteur.

costume - पोशाक

attired in - वस्त्र पहनाया

chiffon - शिङन

gave out - दे दिया

continual - बार बार होने वाला, अविरत

rustle - चुराना, सरसराहट, झड़झड़ाहट

swept - फैलना, आसानी से चड़ना, घुमाव

undergone - करना, अनुभव करना, झेलना, कराना

intense - अत्यधिक, तीव्र, भावुक, गहन

remarkable - विलक्षण, विशिष्ट, उल्लेखनीय

converted - बदलना

hauteur - दर्प

Her laughter, her gestures, her assertions became more violently affected moment by moment, and as she expanded the room grew smaller around her, until she seemed to be revolving on a noisy, creaking pivot through the smoky air.

assertions - दावा, दृढ़कथन

expanded - फैलना, फैलाना, फैल जाना, खुलना

revolving - घूमने वाला, परिक्रमी

creaking - चरचराना, चरचराहट

pivot - घुटना

smoky - धुँधुआता, धुआँ करने वाला

"My dear," she told her sister in a high, mincing shout, "most of these fellas will cheat you every time. All they think of is money. I had a woman up here last week to look at my feet, and when she gave me the bill you’d of thought she had my appendicitis out."

mincing - कोमल, नाज़ुक, (mince)

fellas - आदमी, प्रेमी, युवा मिट्र

cheat - कपट करना

appendicitis - उण्डुपुच्छशोथ

"What was the name of the woman?" asked Mrs. McKee.

"Mrs. Eberhardt. She goes around looking at people’s feet in their own homes."

"I like your dress," remarked Mrs. McKee, "I think it’s adorable."

adorable - प्यारा, पूज्यनीय, बहुत ही आकर्षक

Mrs. Wilson rejected the compliment by raising her eyebrow in disdain.

rejected - अस्वीकार करना, निकाल देना

compliment - तारीफ़, प्रशंसा

eyebrow - अब्रू, भव

disdain - उपेक्षा करना, अवहेलना

"It’s just a crazy old thing," she said. "I just slip it on sometimes when I don’t care what I look like."

slip - फिसल जाना

"But it looks wonderful on you, if you know what I mean," pursued Mrs. McKee. "If Chester could only get you in that pose I think he could make something of it."

if you know what I mean - अगर आप जानते हैं कि मैं क्या मतलब कर रहा हूँ

pursued - पाने की कोशिश करना, लगे रहना

Chester - चेस्टर

pose - मुद्रा

We all looked in silence at Mrs. Wilson, who removed a strand of hair from over her eyes and looked back at us with a brilliant smile. Mr. McKee regarded her intently with his head on one side, and then moved his hand back and forth slowly in front of his face.

Strand - बेसवारी

regarded - ध्यान, समझना, संबंध, सोचना

forth - आगे

"I should change the light," he said after a moment. "I’d like to bring out the modelling of the features. And I’d try to get hold of all the back hair."

"I wouldn’t think of changing the light," cried Mrs. McKee. "I think it’s --"

Her husband said "sh!" and we all looked at the subject again, whereupon Tom Buchanan yawned audibly and got to his feet.

audibly - स्पष्ट रूप से, स्पष्ट रूप से

"You McKees have something to drink," he said. "Get some more ice and mineral water, Myrtle, before everybody goes to sleep."

mineral water - मिनरल पानी

"I told that boy about the ice." Myrtle raised her eyebrows in despair at the shiftlessness of the lower orders. "These people! You have to keep after them all the time."

eyebrows - भौंह, भौं

despair - निराशा, मायूसी

shiftlessness - असफलता

She looked at me and laughed pointlessly. Then she flounced over to the dog, kissed it with ecstasy, and swept into the kitchen, implying that a dozen chefs awaited her orders there.

flounced - झालर, आवेश में चल देना

kissed - चूम्मा लेना

ecstasy - अति आह्लाद, एक्सटेसी, परम आनंद

implying - समझना, सूचित करना, सूचित करना

awaited - आसरा देखना, बाट जोहना, शलभ

"I’ve done some nice things out on Long Island," asserted Mr. McKee.

Tom looked at him blankly.

"Two of them we have framed down-stairs."

framed - किनारा, तैयार करना, बनावट

"Two what?" demanded Tom.

"Two studies. One of them I call Montauk Point- The Gulls, and the other I call Montauk Point- The Sea."

The sister Catherine sat down beside me on the couch.

"Do you live down on Long Island, too?" she inquired.

"I live at West Egg."

"Really? I was down there at a party about a month ago. At a man named Gatsby’s. Do you know him?"

"I live next door to him."

"Well, they say he’s a nephew or a cousin of Kaiser Wilhelm’s. That’s where all his money comes from."

nephew - भतीजा

Kaiser -


She nodded.

"I’m scared of him. I’d hate to have him get anything on me."

This absorbing information about my neighbor was interrupted by Mrs. McKee’s pointing suddenly at Catherine:

absorbing - कम करना, अवशोषण करना

"Chester, I think you could do something with her," she broke out, but Mr. McKee only nodded in a bored way, and turned his attention to Tom.

"I’d like to do more work on Long Island, if I could get the entry. All I ask is that they should give me a start."

entry - प्रवेशाधिकार, द्वार, पैठ

"Ask Myrtle," said Tom, breaking into a short shout of laughter as Mrs. Wilson entered with a tray. "She’ll give you a letter of introduction, won’t you Myrtle?"

tray - ट्रे

"Do what?" she asked, startled.

startled - चकित, चौंक जाना, चौंकाना

"You’ll give McKee a letter of introduction to your husband, so he can do some studies of him." His lips moved silently for a moment as he invented. "George B. Wilson at the Gasoline Pump, or something like that."

silently - खामोशी से, चुपचाप

Gasoline - पेट्रोल, गैसोलीन, बेंज़ीन

pump - पम्प, दमकल

Catherine leaned close to me and whispered in my ear: "Neither of them can stand the person they’re married to."

"Can’t they?"

"Can’t stand them." She looked at Myrtle and then at Tom. "What I say is, why go on living with them if they can’t stand them? If I was them I’d get a divorce and get married to each other right away."

divorce - तलाक़, तलाक, त्याग

"Doesn’t she like Wilson either?"

The answer to this was unexpected. It came from Myrtle, who had overheard the question, and it was violent and obscene.

overheard - संयोग से सुन लेना

violent - तीव्र, उग्र, प्रबल, प्रकोप

obscene - फ़हश, अश्लील

"You see," cried Catherine triumphantly. She lowered her voice again. "It’s really his wife that’s keeping them apart. She’s a Catholic, and they don’t believe in divorce."

triumphantly - विजयी भाव से

lowered - छोटा, कम करना, गिरना, घटाना

Catholic - कैथोलिक

Daisy was not a Catholic, and I was a little shocked at the elaborateness of the lie.

shocked - झटका, टक्कर, सदमा पहुँचाना

elaborateness - विस्तृति

"When they do get married," continued Catherine, "they’re going West to live for a while until it blows over."

"It’d be more discreet to go to Europe."

more discreet - अत्यंत गुप्त

"Oh, do you like Europe?" she exclaimed surprisingly. "I just got back from Monte Carlo."

exclaimed - चिल्लाना, चिल्लाकर कहना

surprisingly - आश्चर्यजनक रूप से


"Just last year. I went over there with another girl." "Stay long?"

"No, we just went to Monte Carlo and back. We went by way of Marseilles. We had over twelve hundred dollars when we started, but we got gypped out of it all in two days in the private rooms. We had an awful time getting back, I can tell you. God, how I hated that town!"

Marseilles - city in southern France

gypped - धोखा देना, छल से लूट लेना

private - checkनिजी

The late afternoon sky bloomed in the window for a moment like the blue honey of the Mediterranean - then the shrill voice of Mrs. McKee called me back into the room.

honey - मधु, शहद

Mediterranean - भूमध्यसागर, भूमध्यसागरीय

"I almost made a mistake, too," she declared vigorously. "I almost married a little kyke who’d been after me for years. I knew he was below me. Everybody kept saying to me: ‘Lucille, that man’s ‘way below you!’ But if I hadn’t met Chester, he’d of got me sure."

declared - बताना, प्रकट करना, कहना

vigorously - जोशीले ढंगे से

"Yes, but listen," said Myrtle Wilson, nodding her head up and down, "at least you didn’t marry him."

nodding - हँसते हुए, (nod) हँसते हुए

"I know I didn’t."

"Well, I married him," said Myrtle, ambiguously. "And that’s the difference between your case and mine."

ambiguously - अस्पष्टतः, संदिग्धतः

"Why did you, Myrtle?" demanded Catherine. "Nobody forced you to."

Myrtle considered.

"I married him because I thought he was a gentleman," she said finally. "I thought he knew something about breeding, but he wasn’t fit to lick my shoe."

breeding - प्रजनन, अभिजाति

lick - चाटना, हल्के से छूना

"You were crazy about him for a while," said Catherine.

"Crazy about him!" cried Myrtle incredulously. "Who said I was crazy about him? I never was any more crazy about him than I was about that man there."

She pointed suddenly at me, and every one looked at me accusingly. I tried to show by my expression that I had played no part in her past.

"The only crazy I was was when I married him. I knew right away I made a mistake. He borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in, and never even told me about it, and the man came after it one day when he was out. ‘oh, is that your suit?’ I said. ‘this is the first I ever heard about it.’ But I gave it to him and then I lay down and cried to beat the band all afternoon."

suit to - उपयुक्त

"She really ought to get away from him," resumed Catherine to me. "They’ve been living over that garage for eleven years. And tom’s the first sweetie she ever had."

resumed - फिर आरम्भ करना, सार

sweetie - स्वीटी, प्रिय, प्यारा इंसान

The bottle of whiskey - a second one - was now in constant demand by all present, excepting Catherine, who "felt just as good on nothing at all." Tom rang for the janitor and sent him for some celebrated sandwiches, which were a complete supper in themselves.

constant - स्थिरांक

demand - माँग

janitor - दरबान

supper - रात्रि भोजन

I wanted to get out and walk southward toward the park through the soft twilight, but each time I tried to go I became entangled in some wild, strident argument which pulled me back, as if with ropes, into my chair.

southward - दक्षिण की ओर, दक्षिण दिशा

entangled - फँसाना, उलझाना

strident - कर्कश, तीक्ष्ण, , पक्का

ropes - रस्सी, डोरी, रस्सी से बाँधना

Yet high over the city our line of yellow windows must have contributed their share of human secrecy to the casual watcher in the darkening streets, and I was him too, looking up and wondering. I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.

contributed - मदद करना, भाग देना, सहयोग देना

secrecy - गोपनीयता

casual - आकस्मिक, लापरवाह, बेढंगा

watcher - चौकीदार, दर्शक, रतजगा करने वाला

darkening - अँधेरा होना[करना], गहराना

simultaneously - एक साथ

enchanted - मोहित करना, मोहित करना

repelled - रोकना, त्याग देना, हटाना

inexhaustible - अनन्त

Myrtle pulled her chair close to mine, and suddenly her warm breath poured over me the story of her first meeting with Tom.

poured - बहना, निकालना, देना, बहाना

"It was on the two little seats facing each other that are always the last ones left on the train. I was going up to New York to see my sister and spend the night. He had on a dress suit and patent leather shoes, and I couldn’t keep my eyes off him, but every time he looked at me I had to pretend to be looking at the advertisement over his head.

patent leather - पैटेंट चमड़ा

pretend - दावा करना, अभिनय करना, मान लेना

When we came into the station he was next to me, and his white shirt-front pressed against my arm, and so I told him I’d have to call a policeman, but he knew I lied. I was so excited that when I got into a taxi with him I didn’t hardly know I wasn’t getting into a subway train. All I kept thinking about, over and over, was ‘You can’t live forever; you can’t live forever.’"

pressed - तंगी, दबा कर सुखाया हुआ

lied - एकल गीतअ, एकल गीतअ

hardly - थोड़े

subway - भूमिगत रेल, मीट्रो, मेट्रो

She turned to Mrs. McKee and the room rang full of her artificial laughter.

artificial - कृत्रिम, झूठा, बनावटी

"My dear," she cried, "I’m going to give you this dress as soon as I’m through with it. I’ve got to get another one to-morrow. I’m going to make a list of all the things I’ve got to get. A massage and a wave, and a collar for the dog, and one of those cute little ash-trays where you touch a spring, and a wreath with a black silk bow for mother’s grave that’ll last all summer.

massage - मालिश, अंगमर्दन, मसाज

collar - कॉलर, गरेबान, गला

trays - ट्रे

silk - रेशम

bow - झुकना, झुकाना

I got to write down a list so I won’t forget all the things I got to do."

It was nine o’clock - almost immediately afterward I looked at my watch and found it was ten. Mr. McKee was asleep on a chair with his fists clenched in his lap, like a photograph of a man of action. Taking out my handkerchief I wiped from his cheek the remains of the spot of dried lather that had worried me all the afternoon.

fists - मुट्ठी, मुठ्ठी

clenched - जकड़ना, मुट्ठी बाँधना

handkerchief - रूमाल

wiped - गिरना, हटाना, पौंछा लगाना

cheek - गाल

remains - रहना, बाकी रहना, भग्नावशेष

The little dog was sitting on the table looking with blind eyes through the smoke, and from time to time groaning faintly. People disappeared, reappeared, made plans to go somewhere, and then lost each other, searched for each other, found each other a few feet away. Some time toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face discussing, in impassioned voices, whether Mrs.

groaning - कराहपूर्ण, (groan) कराहपूर्ण

whether - चाहें, कि

Wilson had any right to mention Daisy’s name.

"Daisy! Daisy! Daisy!" shouted Mrs. Wilson. "I’ll say it whenever I want to! Daisy! Dai --"

Making a short deft movement, Tom Buchanan broke her nose with his open hand.

Then there were bloody towels upon the bath-room floor, and women’s voices scolding, and high over the confusion a long broken wail of pain. Mr. McKee awoke from his doze and started in a daze toward the door.

bloody - पूर्ण, बहुत ही, भयंकर, पूर्णतः

scolding - डाँटने वाला, झिड़की

awoke - जगा हुआ, जागरूक, जगाना, जागना

doze - ऊंघना, झपकी लेना

daze - घबरा देना, आश्चर्यचकित कर देना

When he had gone half way he turned around and stared at the scene - his wife and Catherine scolding and consoling as they stumbled here and there among the crowded furniture with articles of aid, and the despairing figure on the couch, bleeding fluently, and trying to spread a copy of Town Tattle over the tapestry scenes of Versailles. Then Mr. McKee turned and continued on out the door.

stumbled - गिरना, ठोकर, भूल करना

aid - मदद

despairing - उदास होना, हतासा, निराशा

bleeding - स्रावी, (bleed), रक्तस्राव

fluently - रवानी, =रवानी से

spread - फैलना, प्रकार, फैलाना, लगाना

tapestry - टैपेस्ट्रीदार दीवार चित्र

Taking my hat from the chandelier, I followed.

chandelier - झाड़, झाड़-फ़ानूस, झूमर

"Come to lunch some day," he suggested, as we groaned down in the elevator.

groaned - कराहना, आह



"Keep your hands off the lever," snapped the elevator boy.

lever - उत्तेजक

"I beg your pardon," said Mr. McKee with dignity, "I didn’t know I was touching it."

beg - भीख मांगना

Pardon - दुबारा कहना, क्षमा करना, माफी

dignity - गरिमा, इज़्ज़त

"All right," I agreed, "I’ll be glad to."

. . . I was standing beside his bed and he was sitting up between the sheets, clad in his underwear, with a great portfolio in his hands.

sitting up - उठा हुआ

underwear - चड्डी, कच्छा, कच्छ, जाँघिया

portfolio - वर्ग, श्रेणी, विभाग

"Beauty and the Beast . . . Loneliness . . . Old Grocery Horse . . . Brook’n Bridge. . . . "

beast - वहश, जानवर, हैवान, जंतु

loneliness - अकेलापन, तनहाई

Grocery - पंसारी की दुकान

brook - छोटी नदी

Then I was lying half asleep in the cold lower level of the Pennsylvania Station, staring at the morning Tribune, and waiting for the four o’clock train.

Pennsylvania - US state, railroad

Tribune - elected official in Ancient Rome

Chapter 3

There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.

moths - फतिंगा /फतिङ्गा, पतंगा

whisperings - कानाफूसी, सरसराहट, फुसफुसाहट

champagne - शैंपेन

At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his two motor-boats slit the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam.

high tide - उच्च समुद्री तलाव

diving - गोता लगाना

raft - लठ्ठों का बेड़ा

sand - रेत, सिकता

slit - काटना, चीर, काट, चीरना

aquaplanes - भीगी सतह पर फिसल जाना

cataracts - मोतियाबिंद, मोतियाबिन्द

foam - झाग, कोप, फेन

On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains. And on Mondays eight servants, including an extra gardener, toiled all day with mops and scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden-shears, repairing the ravages of the night before.

rolls - बराबर करना, पिण्ड, तरंगित होना

omnibus - सर्वसंग्रह कार्यक्रम

station wagon - स्टेशन वैगन

scampered - भाग जाना, तेज़ी से दौड़ जाना

brisk - फुरतीला

bug - t-needed i

servants - कर्मचारी, नौकर, सेवक, भक्त

gardener - माली, बाग़बान

toiled - कठिन परिश्रम करना, परिश्रम

mops - मप, पुचारा, पोछा, पोछना

scrubbing - रगड़ कर सफ़ाई

hammers - घोड़ा, घन, बरखास्त करना

shears - कतरना, काटना, टूट जाना

ravages - उजाड़ना, बरबाद कर देना, विनाश

Every Friday five crates of oranges and lemons arrived from a fruiterer in New York - every Monday these same oranges and lemons left his back door in a pyramid of pulpless halves. There was a machine in the kitchen which could extract the juice of two hundred oranges in half an hour if a little button was pressed two hundred times by a butler’s thumb.

crates - लकड़ी का बक्सा, क्रेट

fruiterer - फलविक्रेता, फल विक्रेता

pyramid - पिरमिड, पिरामिड, पीरामिड, अहराम

pulpless - पुल्प्स

extract - निकालना, सार, अवतरण

pressed - दबाव, प्रोत्साहित करना, घबराहट

thumb - अंगूठा

At least once a fortnight a corps of caterers came down with several hundred feet of canvas and enough colored lights to make a Christmas tree of Gatsby’s enormous garden. On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d’oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs and pastry pigs and turkeys bewitched to a dark gold.

fortnight - दो सफ्ताह, दो सफ्ताह, पखवारा

corps - सेना की पलटन, (corp) सेना की पलटन

caterers - रसोइया/भण्डारी

canvas - कैनवास

Christmas - क्रिसमस, क्रिस्मस, बड़ा दिन

buffet - तमाचा

garnished - सजावट, सजाना, अलंकृत करना

hors - बाहर

oeuvre - संपूर्ण कृतियाँआँ

spiced - कुछ नई चीज़ मिलाना, मसाला

baked - गर्म करना, तैयार करना

hams - सूअर का सुखाया मांस

harlequin - मसखरा

pastry - पेस्ट्री, मिष्टान्न, समोसा

turkeys - तुर्की, नासमझ, फ्लप, पीरू

bewitched - जादू करना, सम्मोहित करना

In the main hall a bar with a real brass rail was set up, and stocked with gins and liquors and with cordials so long forgotten that most of his female guests were too young to know one from another.

brass - पीतल

rail - रेल, पटरी

stocked - प्रतिष्ठा, लगाना, नाम, रखना

gins - शराब, जिन{मदिरा}

liquors - मदिरा, शराब, दारू, रसायन घोल

cordials - शिष्ट, अत्यधिक, हार्दिक

By seven o’clock the orchestra has arrived, no thin five-piece affair, but a whole pitful of oboes and trombones and saxophones and viols and cornets and piccolos, and low and high drums.

orchestra - बाजा, ऑर्केस्ट्रा

oboes - नफीरी, ओबो{एक वाद्य}

trombones - तुरही, ट्रम्बोन

saxophones - सैक्सोफ़ोन

viols - वायल्

cornets - तुरही, एक प्रकार की तुरही

drums - पीपा, थपथपाना, पीटना, नली

The last swimmers have come in from the beach now and are dressing up-stairs; the cars from New York are parked five deep in the drive, and already the halls and salons and verandas are gaudy with primary colors, and hair shorn in strange new ways, and shawls beyond the dreams of Castile.

swimmers - तैराक

salons - आगन्तुक कक्ष, नाई की दूकान

gaudy - भड़कीला

primary - मुख्य, मूल, प्रधान, प्रारम्भिक

Shorn - कतरा हुआ

shawls - शाल, शल, ओढनी

Castile - medieval Iberian kingdom

The bar is in full swing, and floating rounds of cocktails permeate the garden outside, until the air is alive with chatter and laughter, and casual innuendo and introductions forgotten on the spot, and enthusiastic meetings between women who never knew each other’s names.

swing - परिवर्तन, लटकना, बदलना, घूमना

floating - अस्थिर, यायावर, तैरने वाला

permeate - व्याप्त होना, व्याप्त हो जाना

innuendo - व्यंग्योक्ति, परोक्ष वचन

enthusiastic - उत्साहपूर्ण, उत्साही

meetings - बैठक, सभा, मीटिंग, मुलाकात

The lights grow brighter as the earth lurches away from the sun, and now the orchestra is playing yellow cocktail music, and the opera of voices pitches a key higher. Laughter is easier minute by minute, spilled with prodigality, tipped out at a cheerful word.

lurches - झटका, झटका खाना

cocktail - कॉकटेल

opera - संगीत नाटक, (opus) संगीत नाटक

pitches - लगाना, गिरना, उचनिचाव

spilled - छलकना, फैल जाना, गिर जाना

prodigality - फ़िज़ूलखर्ची, फ़ुजूलखर्च

The groups change more swiftly, swell with new arrivals, dissolve and form in the same breath; already there are wanderers, confident girls who weave here and there among the stouter and more stable, become for a sharp, joyous moment the centre of a group, and then, excited with triumph, glide on through the sea-change of faces and voices and color under the constantly changing light.

Swiftly - तेज़ी से, तेज़ी से

swell - सूजना, फूलना, उठना, उमड़ पड़ना

arrivals - आने वाला, आगमन, जन्म, पदार्पण

dissolve - घुलना, भंग करना, भंग करना

wanderers - रमता जोगी, रमता जोगी, घुमक्कड़

confident - निडर, कभी न चुकने वाला

weave - बुनना

stouter - मोटा, तेज बियर, दिलेर

stable - स्थिर, स्थायी, अश्वशाला, अचल

sharp - उच्च स्वर, कटु, विषम, सहसा

joyous - आनंदमय, सानन्द

triumph - विजय

glide - उतरना, निकल जाना

constantly - लगातार, सदा

Suddenly one of the gypsies, in trembling opal, seizes a cocktail out of the air, dumps it down for courage and, moving her hands like Frisco, dances out alone on the canvas platform. A momentary hush; the orchestra leader varies his rhythm obligingly for her, and there is a burst of chatter as the erroneous news goes around that she is Gilda Gray’s understudy from the Follies.

gypsies - जिप्सी, खानाबदोश, बंजारा

opal - दूधिया पत्थर

seizes - समझना, झपट लेना, पकड़ना

dumps - डंप करना, ढेर, डालना, , डंप

courage - साहस, हौसला, हिम्मत

Hush - शान्ति, चुप करना, चुप करना

varies - बदलना, , भिन्न होना

rhythm - ताल

obligingly - अनुग्राही ढंग से, उदारतापूर्वक

burst - फूटना

erroneous - गलत, अशुद्ध

understudy - स्थानापन्न व्यक्ति

follies - मूर्खता, फ़ली, ignorance

The party has begun.

I believe that on the first night I went to Gatsby’s house I was one of the few guests who had actually been invited. People were not invited - they went there. They got into automobiles which bore them out to Long Island, and somehow they ended up at Gatsby’s door.

automobiles - मोटर गाड़ी, स्वचालित कार, वाहन

somehow - किसी भी तरह, किसी कारण से

Once there they were introduced by somebody who knew Gatsby, and after that they conducted themselves according to the rules of behavior associated with amusement parks. Sometimes they came and went without having met Gatsby at all, came for the party with a simplicity of heart that was its own ticket of admission.

conducted - चलाना, आचरण, संचालन करना

behavior - बर्ताव, व्यवहार, सलूक

associated - मिलना, मिलाना, सहयोगी

amusement - मनोरंजन

simplicity - सहजता, सरलता, भोलापन, सादगी

I had been actually invited. A chauffeur in a uniform of robin’s-egg blue crossed my lawn early that Saturday morning with a surprisingly formal note from his employer: the honor would be entirely Gatsby’s, it said, if I would attend his "little party" that night.

chauffeur - चालक के रूप में काम करना

robin - रबिन

honor - गौरव

He had seen me several times, and had intended to call on me long before, but a peculiar combination of circumstances had prevented it - signed Jay Gatsby, in a majestic hand.

intended - भावी, नियत, अभीष्ट

peculiar - अजीब, अजीबो-गरीब

combination - संगत, संचय, संमिश्रण, संयोग

circumstances - दशा/अवस्था, स्थिति, परिस्थिति

jay - एक प्रकार का पक्षी, नीककंठ

majestic - शानदार, तेजस्वी, राजसी, भव्य

Dressed up in white flannels I went over to his lawn a little after seven, and wandered around rather ill at ease among swirls and eddies of people I didn’t know - though here and there was a face I had noticed on the commuting train.

flannels - बकवास करना, बकवास, बकवास करना

wandered - घुमावदार मार्ग से हो कर आगे बढ़ना

ease - शांत करना, आराम, हल्का करना

swirls - चक्कर, भँवर में बहना, छल्ला

eddies - भँवर में बहना, चक्कर खाना, भंवर

I was immediately struck by the number of young Englishmen dotted about; all well dressed, all looking a little hungry, and all talking in low, earnest voices to solid and prosperous Americans. I was sure that they were selling something: bonds or insurance or automobiles.

struck - बजना, आक्रमण, निकालना

dotted - चिन्ह, बनाना, परिवहन विभाग

prosperous - समृद्ध, सम्पन्न, खुशहाल, ऋद्ध

Bonds - बंधन, अनुबंध पट्र, बन्धन

insurance - बीमा, इन्श्योरेंस

They were at least agonizingly aware of the easy money in the vicinity and convinced that it was theirs for a few words in the right key.

agonizingly - बहुत अधिक, हद से ज़्यादा

aware - अवगत, परिचित, सचेत, आगाह

As soon as I arrived I made an attempt to find my host, but the two or three people of whom I asked his whereabouts stared at me in such an amazed way, and denied so vehemently any knowledge of his movements, that I slunk off in the direction of the cocktail table - the only place in the garden where a single man could linger without looking purposeless and alone.

whereabouts - ठिकाना, अता पता

amazed - चकित कर देना

denied - प्रतिवाड करना, इन्कार करना

vehemently - जोरदार, ज़ोरदार ढंग से

slunk - दबे पाँव चलना, चुपके से आना

linger - रुका रहना, ठहराना, टिका रहना

purposeless - उद्देश्यहीन, निरुद्देश्य

I was on my way to get roaring drunk from sheer embarrassment when Jordan Baker came out of the house and stood at the head of the marble steps, leaning a little backward and looking with contemptuous interest down into the garden.

roaring - कानफोड़ू, आर्तनाद, गर्जना

embarrassment - शर्म, शर्मिंदगी

Welcome or not, I found it necessary to attach myself to some one before I should begin to address cordial remarks to the passers-by.

cordial - शिष्ट, अत्यधिक, हार्दिक

remarks - करना, ध्यान, प्रतिक्रिया

"Hello!" I roared, advancing toward her. My voice seemed unnaturally loud across the garden.

roared - गरजना, चिल्लाना, शोरगुल

advancing - अग्रसर होना, आगे बढना, प्रयास

unnaturally - कृत्रिम रूप से

"I thought you might be here," she responded absently as I came up. "I remembered you lived next door to --" She held my hand impersonally, as a promise that she’d take care of me in a minute, and gave ear to two girls in twin yellow dresses, who stopped at the foot of the steps.

impersonally - अव्यक्तिगत रूप से

"Hello!" they cried together. "Sorry you didn’t win."

That was for the golf tournament. She had lost in the finals the week before.

"You don’t know who we are," said one of the girls in yellow, "but we met you here about a month ago."

"You’ve dyed your hair since then," remarked Jordan, and I started, but the girls had moved casually on and her remark was addressed to the premature moon, produced like the supper, no doubt, out of a caterer’s basket. With Jordan’s slender golden arm resting in mine, we descended the steps and sauntered about the garden.

dyed - रंगना, रंग, रंग करना, रंग करना

premature - असामयिक, असमय, अकाल, अपरिपक्व

caterer - रसोइया/भण्डारी

Golden - महतपूर्ण, अच्छा, शुभ, सोने का

descended - उतरना, उतारना, नीचे उतरना

A tray of cocktails floated at us through the twilight, and we sat down at a table with the two girls in yellow and three men, each one introduced to us as Mr. Mumble.

mumble - भुनभुनाना, बुदबुदाना/गुणगुणाना

"Do you come to these parties often?" inquired Jordan of the girl beside her.

"The last one was the one I met you at," answered the girl, in an alert confident voice. She turned to her companion: "Wasn’t it for you, Lucille?"

companion - साथी

It was for Lucille, too.

"I like to come," Lucille said. "I never care what I do, so I always have a good time. When I was here last I tore my gown on a chair, and he asked me my name and address - inside of a week I got a package from Croirier’s with a new evening gown in it."

tore - दुकान

package - पैकेज, पैकेट

evening gown - सांस्कृतिक लेडीज

"Did you keep it?" asked Jordan.

"Sure I did. I was going to wear it to-night, but it was too big in the bust and had to be altered. It was gas blue with lavender beads. Two hundred and sixty-five dollars."

bust - छाती

altered - बदल देना, बदल जाना

beads - मोती, गुटका{माला का दाना}, मणिका

"There’s something funny about a fellow that’ll do a thing like that," said the other girl eagerly. "He doesn’t want any trouble with anybody."

"Who doesn’t?" I inquired.

"Gatsby. Somebody told me --"

The two girls and Jordan leaned together confidentially.

confidentially - गुप्त रूप से, गुप्त रूप से

"Somebody told me they thought he killed a man once."

A thrill passed over all of us. The three Mr. Mumbles bent forward and listened eagerly.

thrill - रोमांचित करना

Mumbles - भुनभुनाना, बुदबुदाना/गुणगुणाना

bent - प्रवृत्ति, टेढ़ा, झुकाव

"I don’t think it’s so much that," argued Lucille sceptically; "it’s more that he was a German spy during the war."

sceptically - संशयपूर्ण ढंग से

German - जरमन, जर्मन

spy - जासूस, गुप्तचर

One of the men nodded in confirmation.

"I heard that from a man who knew all about him, grew up with him in Germany," he assured us positively.

Germany - जर्मनी

assured - निश्चित

positively - निश्चित रूप से, निश्चित रुप से

"Oh, no," said the first girl, "it couldn’t be that, because he was in the American army during the war." As our credulity switched back to her she leaned forward with enthusiasm. "You look at him sometimes when he thinks nobody’s looking at him. I’ll bet he killed a man."

credulity - सहज विश्वास

switched - बदलना, भारी परिवर्तन

enthusiasm - जोश, उत्साह

bet - दांव लगाना

She narrowed her eyes and shivered. Lucille shivered. We all turned and looked around for Gatsby. It was testimony to the romantic speculation he inspired that there were whispers about him from those who found little that it was necessary to whisper about in this world.

shivered - कम्पन, कँपकँअपी, काँपना

testimony - गवाही

speculation - सट्टेबाज़ी, विचार, चिंतन

inspired - उत्पन्न होना, प्रेरित करना

whispers - काना फूसी, कानाफूसी, सरसराहट

The first supper - there would be another one after midnight - was now being served, and Jordan invited me to join her own party, who were spread around a table on the other side of the garden.

There were three married couples and Jordan’s escort, a persistent undergraduate given to violent innuendo, and obviously under the impression that sooner or later Jordan was going to yield him up her person to a greater or lesser degree.

escort - सहचर, मार्गरक्षण करना

undergraduate - पूर्वस्नातक

yield - समर्पित करना, समर्पण करना

Instead of rambling, this party had preserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function of representing the staid nobility of the country-side - East Egg condescending to West Egg, and carefully on guard against its spectroscopic gayety.

rambling - घुमावदार, भ्रमण, फैलने वाला

preserved - मुरब्बा, सम्भाल कर रखना

homogeneity - समरूपता, सजातीयता

assumed - समझना, रूप धारण करना, मानना

function - फलन

representing - प्रदर्शन करना, प्रस्तुत करना

nobility - मर्यादा, उदारता, उत्कृष्टता

condescending to - अत्याचारी

guard - रक्षक, पासबान, मुहाफ़िज़

spectroscopic - स्पेक्ट्रमी

gayety - मजाक

"Let’s get out," whispered Jordan, after a somehow wasteful and inappropriate half-hour. "This is much too polite for me."

wasteful - अपव्ययी, हानिकारक, अनावश्यक

inappropriate - अनुपयुक्त, असंगत

We got up, and she explained that we were going to find the host: I had never met him, she said, and it was making me uneasy. The undergraduate nodded in a cynical, melancholy way.

melancholy - निराशाजनक, उदासी की अवस्था

The bar, where we glanced first, was crowded, but Gatsby was not there. She couldn’t find him from the top of the steps, and he wasn’t on the veranda. On a chance we tried an important-looking door, and walked into a high Gothic library, panelled with carved English oak, and probably transported complete from some ruin overseas.

Gothic - असभ्य, गथिक भाषा संबंधी

panelled - दल, फलक, पट्टी, चयनक

carved - काट कर चित्र बनाना

English oak - अंग्रेजी काले का लोहा

ruin - नष्ट करना, नष्ट कर, बिगाड़ना

overseas - बाहरी, विदेशी, समुद्र पार

A stout, middle-aged man, with enormous owl-eyed spectacles, was sitting somewhat drunk on the edge of a great table, staring with unsteady concentration at the shelves of books. As we entered he wheeled excitedly around and examined Jordan from head to foot.

Owl - उल्लू, पेचक, उलूक, कुचकुचवा

somewhat - कुछ, किंचित, थोड़ा बहुत, कुछ कुछ

unsteady - अनियमित, अस्थिर, चंचल, असंतुलित

shelves - खाना, पट्टी, सेल्फ, ताक, चट्टान

examined - समझना, परखना, पूछना

"What do you think?" he demanded impetuously.

impetuously - जल्दबाज़ी से, जल्दबाज़ी से

"About what?" He waved his hand toward the book-shelves.

shelves - स्थगित करना, शेल्फ़ पर रखना

"About that. As a matter of fact you needn’t bother to ascertain. I ascertained. They’re real."

ascertained - पता लगाना, सुनिश्चित करना

"The books?"

He nodded.

"Absolutely real - have pages and everything. I thought they’d be a nice durable cardboard. Matter of fact, they’re absolutely real. Pages and - Here! Lemme show you."

durable - टिकाऊ

Taking our scepticism for granted, he rushed to the bookcases and returned with Volume One of the "Stoddard Lectures."

granted - स्वीकार करना, देना, अनुदान

rushed - सोने की खानो के नए क्षेट्रों में प्रवास

bookcases - किताबों की अलमारी

volume - आयतन

"See!" he cried triumphantly. "It’s a bona-fide piece of printed matter. It fooled me. This fella’s a regular Belasco. It’s a triumph. What thoroughness! What realism! Knew when to stop, too - didn’t cut the pages. But what do you want? What do you expect?"

printed matter - मुद्रित पद्धति

fooled - मूर्ख, धोखा देना

fella - आदमी, प्रेमी, युवा मिट्र

thoroughness - संपूर्णता

realism - सितारा मछली, यथार्थवाद

He snatched the book from me and replaced it hastily on its shelf, muttering that if one brick was removed the whole library was liable to collapse.

snatched - अंश, लेना, हटा लेना, छीनना

muttering - बड़बड़ाहट, (mutter) बड़बड़ाहट

liable - उत्तरदायी, उत्तरदायित्व, आदी

collapse - असफलता, गिरना, गिरावट, पतन

"Who brought you?" he demanded. "Or did you just come? I was brought. Most people were brought."

Jordan looked at him alertly, cheerfully, without answering.

cheerfully - खुशी खुशी

"I was brought by a woman named Roosevelt," he continued. "Mrs. Claud Roosevelt. Do you know her? I met her somewhere last night. I’ve been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library."

sober - गंभीर कर देना, गंभीर, सादा

"Has it?"

"A little bit, I think. I can’t tell yet. I’ve only been here an hour. Did I tell you about the books? They’re real. They’re --"

"You told us." We shook hands with him gravely and went back outdoors.

gravely - गंभीर भाव से, गंभीर भाव से

There was dancing now on the canvas in the garden; old men pushing young girls backward in eternal graceless circles, superior couples holding each other tortuously, fashionably, and keeping in the corners - and a great number of single girls dancing individualistically or relieving the orchestra for a moment of the burden of the banjo or the traps. By midnight the hilarity had increased.

graceless - फूहड़, असभ्य, भद्दा, अशालीन

superior - उत्कृष्ट, अच्छा, श्रेष्ठ, उच्च

tortuously - जटिलतापूर्वक, कुटिलतापूर्वक

relieving - कम करना, सहायता करना, उठाना

burden - बोझ

banjo - बैंजो

traps - चाल, फंदा, डालना, पकड़ना

hilarity - हर्षोल्लास, आनन्द, उल्लास, आनंद

A celebrated tenor had sung in Italian, and a notorious contralto had sung in jazz, and between the numbers people were doing "stunts" all over the garden, while happy, vacuous bursts of laughter rose toward the summer sky. A pair of stage twins, who turned out to be the girls in yellow, did a baby act in costume, and champagne was served in glasses bigger than finger-bowls.

notorious - कुख्यात, बदनाम

Contralto - the lowest female voice

stunts - तमाशा, बढ़ने न देना

vacuous - भावशून्य, शून्य, खोखला

The moon had risen higher, and floating in the Sound was a triangle of silver scales, trembling a little to the stiff, tinny drip of the banjoes on the lawn.

triangle - त्रिकोण, त्रिभुज

scales - परत, मान, पलड़ा, स्तर, छिलका

tinny - घटिया, टिनहा, टीनयुक्त

drip - टपकना या टपकाना

I was still with Jordan Baker. We were sitting at a table with a man of about my age and a rowdy little girl, who gave way upon the slightest provocation to uncontrollable laughter. I was enjoying myself now. I had taken two finger-bowls of champagne, and the scene had changed before my eyes into something significant, elemental, and profound.

rowdy - शरारती, उग्र, झगड़ालू व्यक्ति

slightest - छोटा, तुच्छ, साधारण

provocation - उत्तेजना, कारण, छेड़खानी

uncontrollable - अदम्य, असहनीय, अनियंत्रणीय

significant - महत्त्वपूर्ण, महत्वपूर्ण

elemental - मौलिक, तात्विक

At a lull in the entertainment the man looked at me and smiled.

lull - कम करना, शांत करना, ठहराव

entertainment - मनोरंजन

"Your face is familiar," he said, politely. "Weren’t you in the Third Division during the war?"

Division - विभाजन

"Why, yes. I was in the Ninth Machine-gun Battalion."

battalion - बटालियन

"I was in the Seventh Infantry until June nineteen-eighteen. I knew I’d seen you somewhere before."

infantry - प्यादा, पदाति, पाजी

We talked for a moment about some wet, gray little villages in France. Evidently he lived in this vicinity, for he told me that he had just bought a hydroplane, and was going to try it out in the morning.

hydroplane - भीगी सतह पर फिसल जाना, जल विमान

"Want to go with me, old sport? Just near the shore along the Sound."

"What time?"

"Any time that suits you best."

It was on the tip of my tongue to ask his name when Jordan looked around and smiled.

tongue - जीभ, tज़बान, जिह्वा, लिसान

"Having a gay time now?" she inquired.

"Much better." I turned again to my new acquaintance. "This is an unusual party for me. I haven’t even seen the host. I live over there --" I waved my hand at the invisible hedge in the distance, "and this man Gatsby sent over his chauffeur with an invitation." For a moment he looked at me as if he failed to understand.

acquaintance - ज्ञान, पहचान, परिचित, परिचय

hedge - बाड़ा

"I’m Gatsby," he said suddenly.

"What!" I exclaimed. "Oh, I beg your pardon."

"I thought you knew, old sport. I’m afraid I’m not a very good host."

He smiled understandingly - much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced - or seemed to face - the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor.

understandingly - समझने के ढंग से

rare - दुर्लभ

reassurance - आश्वासन

external - बाहरी, बाह्य

concentrated - ध्यान केन्द्रित करना

irresistible - अथक

prejudice - पूर्वाग्रह

favor - पक्षपात करना, सहायता

It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey. Precisely at that point it vanished - and I was looking at an elegant young rough-neck, a year or two over thirty, whose elaborate formality of speech just missed being absurd.

precisely - शुद्ध रुप से, स्वभाववश

convey - प्रकट करना, ले जाना, पहुँचाना

elegant - सुन्दर, सहज, सुरुचिपूर्ण

rough - पीटना, मोटा, अपरिष्कृत

formality - शिष्टाचार, औपचारिकता, बाह्याचार

Some time before he introduced himself I’d got a strong impression that he was picking his words with care.

Almost at the moment when Mr. Gatsby identified himself, a butler hurried toward him with the information that Chicago was calling him on the wire. He excused himself with a small bow that included each of us in turn.

wire - तार

"If you want anything just ask for it, old sport," he urged me. "Excuse me. I will rejoin you later."

Excuse - बहाना

rejoin - प्रत्युत्तर देना, फिर मिलाना

When he was gone I turned immediately to Jordan - constrained to assure her of my surprise. I had expected that Mr. Gatsby would be a florid and corpulent person in his middle years.

constrained - विवश करना, बाधित करना

assure - निश्चित करना, आश्वासन देना

my surprise - मेरा अचंभित

florid - रक्ताभ, आलंकारिक, ललमुहाँ

corpulent - गोल मटोल, मोटा, मोटा तथा भारी

"Who is he?" I demanded.

"Do you know?"

"He’s just a man named Gatsby."

"Where is he from, I mean? And what does he do?"

"Now you’re started on the subject," she answered with a wan smile. "Well, he told me once he was an Oxford man." A dim background started to take shape behind him, but at her next remark it faded away.

Oxford - city, dictionary

take shape - आकार लेना

faded away - नष्ट हो गया

"However, I don’t believe it."

"Why not?" "I don’t know," she insisted, "I just don’t think he went there."

Something in her tone reminded me of the other girl’s "I think he killed a man," and had the effect of stimulating my curiosity. I would have accepted without question the information that Gatsby sprang from the swamps of Louisiana or from the lower East Side of New York. That was comprehensible.

reminded - याद दिलाना, चेताना

stimulating - उत्तेजित करना, प्रोत्साहित करना

swamps - भिगोना, दलदल, भरा होना

Louisiana - US state

comprehensible - बोधगम्य, समझने के योग्य

But young men didn’t - at least in my provincial inexperience I believed they didn’t - drift coolly out of nowhere and buy a palace on Long Island Sound.

provincial - गँवार, प्रान्तीय, संकीर्ण

inexperience - अनुभवहीनता

coolly - शान्ति से, उदासीनतापूर्वक

"Anyhow, he gives large parties," said Jordan, changing the subject with an urbane distaste for the concrete. "And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy."

urbane - सुसंस्कृत, शिष्ट/भला/शीलवान

distaste - अरुचि

concrete - कंक्रीट

privacy - एकांत

There was the boom of a bass drum, and the voice of the orchestra leader rang out suddenly above the echolalia of the garden.

bass drum - बास ड्रम

echolalia - echoing of words or phrases

"Ladies and gentlemen," he cried. "At the request of Mr. Gatsby we are going to play for you Mr. Vladimir Tostoff’s latest work, which attracted so much attention at Carnegie Hall last May. If you read the papers, you know there was a big sensation." He smiled with jovial condescension, and added: "Some sensation!" Whereupon everybody laughed.

gentlemen - रईस व्यक्ति, सज्जन

attracted - आकर्षित करना, आकर्षित करना

jovial - आनन्दित, प्रसन्न

condescension - नम्रता, कृपालुता, सौजन्य

sensation - संवेदना, उत्तेजना, जोश, ज्ञान

"The piece is known," he concluded lustily, "as Vladimir Tostoff’s Jazz History of the World."

concluded - निश्चित करना, तय करना

lustily - हृष्ट पुष्ट ढंग से

The nature of Mr. Tostoff’s composition eluded me, because just as it began my eyes fell on Gatsby, standing alone on the marble steps and looking from one group to another with approving eyes. His tanned skin was drawn attractively tight on his face and his short hair looked as though it were trimmed every day. I could see nothing sinister about him.

composition - बनावट, लेखन, संरचना, समझौता

eluded - हाथ न आना, हाथ न आना

approving - स्वीकार करना, पसन्द करना

tanned - भूरा रंग{धूप के कारण त्वचा पर आनेवाला}

attractively - आकर्षक रूप से, आकर्षक रूप से

trimmed - काटना, सजाना, छँटाई, छाँटना

I wondered if the fact that he was not drinking helped to set him off from his guests, for it seemed to me that he grew more correct as the fraternal hilarity increased.

more correct - और सही

fraternal - भ्रातृ सुलभ, भ्रातृ

When the Jazz History of the World was over, girls were putting their heads on men’s shoulders in a puppyish, convivial way, girls were swooning backward playfully into men’s arms, even into groups, knowing that some one would arrest their falls - but no one swooned backward on Gatsby, and no French bob touched Gatsby’s shoulder, and no singing quartets were formed with Gatsby’s head for one link.

puppyish - With the qualities of a puppy

convivial - खुशनुमा, खुशी का

swooning - स्वूनिंग, (swoon) स्वूनिंग

playfully - मज़ाकिया ढंग से, प्रसन्नता से

arrest - गिरफ़्तारी

swooned - आहें भरना, बेहोश हो जाना

quartets - चतुष्गायक दल, चतुष्वादक दल

"I beg your pardon."

Gatsby’s butler was suddenly standing beside us.

"Miss Baker?" he inquired. "I beg your pardon, but Mr. Gatsby would like to speak to you alone."

"With me?" she exclaimed in surprise.

"Yes, madame."

She got up slowly, raising her eyebrows at me in astonishment, and followed the butler toward the house. I noticed that she wore her evening-dress, all her dresses, like sports clothes - there was a jauntiness about her movements as if she had first learned to walk upon golf courses on clean, crisp mornings.

astonishment - आश्चर्य, अचरज

evening-dress - (evening-dress) सांस्कृतिक वस्त्र

jauntiness - प्रसन्नता, बाँकपन

crisp - खरा, तीव्र, छल्लेदार

I was alone and it was almost two. For some time confused and intriguing sounds had issued from a long, many-windowed room which overhung the terrace. Eluding Jordan’s undergraduate, who was now engaged in an obstetrical conversation with two chorus girls, and who implored me to join him, I went inside.

issued - मिलना, देना, प्रकाशन, लाभ

overhung - लटकना, बाहर लटका होना, छज्जा

terrace - बरामदा

eluding - हाथ न आना, हाथ न आना

obstetrical - प्रासविक

chorus - कोरस

implored - प्रार्थना करना

The large room was full of people. One of the girls in yellow was playing the piano, and beside her stood a tall, red-haired young lady from a famous chorus, engaged in song. She had drunk a quantity of champagne, and during the course of her song she had decided, ineptly, that everything was very, very sad - she was not only singing, she was weeping too.

ineptly - अयोग्यता से, अयोग्यतापूर्वक

weeping - अश्रुपूर्ण, रोता हुआ, लटकता हुआ

Whenever there was a pause in the song she filled it with gasping, broken sobs, and then took up the lyric again in a quavering soprano. The tears coursed down her cheeks - not freely, however, for when they came into contact with her heavily beaded eyelashes they assumed an inky color, and pursued the rest of their way in slow black rivulets.

pause - रुकना, ठहरना

gasping - हाँफ़ता हुआ, (gasp)

sobs - कमीना, सिसकते हुए कहना

lyric - बोल, गीतात्मक, भावसूचक, गीत

quavering - काँपता हुआ, (quaver)

soprano - उच्चतम स्वर में गाने वाला व्यक्ति

Tears - करना, आँसू, खींच लेना, चीरा

cheeks - घमंडी, गाल, जबड़ा, गुस्ताख

freely - स्वतंत्रतापूर्वक

beaded - मोती, गुटका{माला का दाना}, मणिका

eyelashes - बरौनी

inky - स्याही भरा, स्याह, स्याही भरा

rivulets - नदिका, छोटी नदी, धार

A humorous suggestion was made that she sing the notes on her face, whereupon she threw up her hands, sank into a chair, and went off into a deep vinous sleep.

humorous - विनोदी, हास्यकर

vinous - द्राक्षिरा के समान

"She had a fight with a man who says he’s her husband," explained a girl at my elbow.

I looked around. Most of the remaining women were now having fights with men said to be their husbands. Even Jordan’s party, the quartet from East Egg, were rent asunder by dissension.

remaining - रहना, बाकी रहना, भग्नावशेष

quartet - चतुष्गायक दल, चतुष्वादक दल

asunder - टुकड़े टुकड़े

dissension - मतभेद

One of the men was talking with curious intensity to a young actress, and his wife, after attempting to laugh at the situation in a dignified and indifferent way, broke down entirely and resorted to flank attacks - at intervals she appeared suddenly at his side like an angry diamond, and hissed: "You promised!" into his ear.

intensity - प्रबलता, उग्रता, प्रचंडता

attempting - प्रयास, प्रयत्न, कोशिश करना

indifferent - घटिया, तुच्छ, साधारण, उदासीन

resorted - आश्रय, शरण, सहारा, शरण लेना

flank attacks - फ्लैंक आक्रमण

intervals - विराम, अंतराल, अन्तराल

diamond - हीरा

The reluctance to go home was not confined to wayward men. The hall was at present occupied by two deplorably sober men and their highly indignant wives. The wives were sympathizing with each other in slightly raised voices.

reluctance - प्रतिष्टंभ, अरुचि, अनिच्छा

confined - कैद रखना, सीमा, सीमीत रखना

wayward - निरंकुश, हठी, ज़िद्दी

occupied - रहना, ग्रहण करना, कब्जा करना

deplorably - बुरी तरह से, दुःखद ढंग से

highly - अत्यधिक, बहुत अधिक

indignant - रुष्ट

sympathizing with - सहमति करना

"Whenever he sees I’m having a good time he wants to go home."

"Never heard anything so selfish in my life."

Selfish - स्वार्थी, मतलबी

"We’re always the first ones to leave."

"So are we."

"Well, we’re almost the last to-night," said one of the men sheepishly. "The orchestra left half an hour ago."

sheepishly - लज्जित ढंग से, लज्जित ढंग से

In spite of the wives’ agreement that such malevolence was beyond credibility, the dispute ended in a short struggle, and both wives were lifted, kicking, into the night.

spite - द्वेष-विद्वेष, मनमुटाव, गांठ

agreement - इक़रार

malevolence - द्वेष

credibility - विश्वसनीयता, विश्वस्नीयता

dispute - विवाद करना, झगड़ना, झगड़ा

Struggle - संघर्ष, लड़ाई

kicking - परेशान करना, चलाना, निकालना

As I waited for my hat in the hall the door of the library opened and Jordan Baker and Gatsby came out together. He was saying some last word to her, but the eagerness in his manner tightened abruptly into formality as several people approached him to say good-bye.

eagerness - उत्सुकता, औत्सुक्य, तत्परता

tightened - सीमित करना, तनना, कसना

Good-bye - (Good-bye) अलविदा

Jordan’s party were calling impatiently to her from the porch, but she lingered for a moment to shake hands.

lingered - रुका रहना, ठहराना, टिका रहना

shake hands - हाथ मिलाएं

"I’ve just heard the most amazing thing," she whispered. "How long were we in there?"

"Why, about an hour." "It was - simply amazing," she repeated abstractedly. "But I swore I wouldn’t tell it and here I am tantalizing you." She yawned gracefully in my face: "Please come and see me. . . . phone book . . . Under the name of Mrs. Sigourney Howard . . . My aunt . . . " She was hurrying off as she talked - her brown hand waved a jaunty salute as she melted into her party at the door.

Simply - पूरी तरह से, आसानी से, केवल

abstractedly - अनमने भाव से

swore - गाली देना, कसम खाना, वचन देना

tantalizing - तरसाना

gracefully - सभ्यतः, बाशऊर, शालीनतः

phone book - फोन बुक

hurrying - तेजी से चलना, (hurry) तेजी से चलना

jaunty - मस्ती भरा, बाँका, जिन्दादिल

salute - वन्द्

melted - कम होना, पिघलाना[पिघलना]

Rather ashamed that on my first appearance I had stayed so late, I joined the last of Gatsby’s guests, who were clustered around him. I wanted to explain that I’d hunted for him early in the evening and to apologize for not having known him in the garden.

ashamed - लज्जित, शर्मिन्दा

clustered - गुच्छा, जमा होना, झुण्ड

hunted - शिकार करना, शिकार, शिकार करना

apologize - क्षमा मांगना

"Don’t mention it," he enjoined me eagerly. "Don’t give it another thought, old sport." The familiar expression held no more familiarity than the hand which reassuringly brushed my shoulder. "And don’t forget we’re going up in the hydroplane to-morrow morning, at nine o’clock."

enjoined - आज्ञा देना

familiarity - हेल मेल, अंतरंगता

reassuringly - आश्वस्त करते हुए

Then the butler, behind his shoulder: "Philadelphia wants you on the ‘phone, sir."

Philadelphia - largest city in Pennsylvania

"All right, in a minute. Tell them I’ll be right there. . . . good night."

"Good night."

"Good night." He smiled - and suddenly there seemed to be a pleasant significance in having been among the last to go, as if he had desired it all the time. "Good night, old sport. . . . good night."

significance - महत्व, महत्त्व, मतलब, अर्थ

desired - इच्छा, चाहना, तृष्णा

But as I walked down the steps I saw that the evening was not quite over. Fifty feet from the door a dozen headlights illuminated a bizarre and tumultuous scene. In the ditch beside the road, right side up, but violently shorn of one wheel, rested a new coupe which had left Gatsby’s drive not two minutes before.

headlights - इंजन/कार आदि में आगे की रोशनी

illuminated - प्रकाशयुक्त करना

tumultuous - अशांत

ditch - खाई, नाली

coupe - बग्घी, कूप, दो द्वार वाली कार

The sharp jut of a wall accounted for the detachment of the wheel, which was now getting considerable attention from half a dozen curious chauffeurs. However, as they had left their cars blocking the road, a harsh, discordant din from those in the rear had been audible for some time, and added to the already violent confusion of the scene.

accounted - लेखा जोखा, विवरण, समझना

detachment - पृथक्करण, तटस्थता, टुकड़ी

considerable - बहुत अधिक, महत्वपूर्ण, बहुत

chauffeurs - चालक के रूप में काम करना

blocking - ब्लॉकिंग, (bloc) ब्लॉकिंग

discordant - बेमेल, विपरीत, बेसुरा

din - हो हल्ला, शोरगुल, शोरगुल करना

A man in a long duster had dismounted from the wreck and now stood in the middle of the road, looking from the car to the tire and from the tire to the observers in a pleasant, puzzled way.

duster - झाड़न, चोगा

dismounted - उतरना

tire - थकाना, उकता देना, थका देना

observers - प्रेक्षक, पर्यवेक्षक, परिदर्शक

puzzled - समस्या, हैरान करना, पहेली

"See!" he explained. "It went in the ditch."

The fact was infinitely astonishing to him, and I recognized first the unusual quality of wonder, and then the man - it was the late patron of Gatsby’s library.

infinitely - बहुत ज़्यादा, बहुत हद तक

astonishing - ठगा सा, आश्चर्य होना, चकित करना

wonder - आश्चर्य

patron - संरक्षक, दर्शक, ग्राहक

"How’d it happen?"

He shrugged his shoulders.

shrugged - कंधे उचकाना, कंधे उचकाना

"I know nothing whatever about mechanics," he said decisively.

whatever - कुछ भी, जो भी, जो कुछ भी

mechanics - प्रक्रिया, मैकैनिक/कारीगर

"But how did it happen? Did you run into the wall?" "Don’t ask me," said Owl Eyes, washing his hands of the whole matter. "I know very little about driving - next to nothing. It happened, and that’s all I know."

"Well, if you’re a poor driver you oughtn’t to try driving at night."

"But I wasn’t even trying," he explained indignantly, "I wasn’t even trying."

indignantly - रोषपूर्वक, क्रोध से

An awed hush fell upon the bystanders.

bystanders - तमाशाई

"Do you want to commit suicide?"

commit - करना, लिखना, वचनबद्ध होना

suicide - आत्महत्या, खुदकुशी, ख़ुद-कुशी

"You’re lucky it was just a wheel! A bad driver and not even trying!"

"You don’t understand," explained the criminal. "I wasn’t driving. There’s another man in the car."

The shock that followed this declaration found voice in a sustained "Ah-h-h!" as the door of the coupe swung slowly open. The crowd - it was now a crowd - stepped back involuntarily, and when the door had opened wide there was a ghostly pause.

shock - सदमा

declaration - वचन, घोषणा, घोषण पत्र, ब्यौरा

sustained - खाना, उठाना, शक्ति देना

ghostly - प्रेतरूपी

Then, very gradually, part by part, a pale, dangling individual stepped out of the wreck, pawing tentatively at the ground with a large uncertain dancing shoe.

dangling - लटका हुआ, (dangle) लटका हुआ

pawing - भद्देपन से हाथ लगाना, पंजा

tentatively - आज़माइशी तौर पर

uncertain - अविश्वसनीय, अनिश्चित, अस्थिर

dancing shoe - नृत्य जूता

Blinded by the glare of the headlights and confused by the incessant groaning of the horns, the apparition stood swaying for a moment before he perceived the man in the duster.

blinded - गुप्त, झिलमिली, अविवेचित, बहाना

glare - तरेरना

horns - सींग से मारना, भोंपू

apparition - प्रेतात्मा, विचित्र वस्तु

swaying - झुकाव, (sway) झुकाव

perceived - अर्थ लगाना, देखना, महसूस करना

"Wha’s matter?" he inquired calmly. "Did we run outa gas?"

calmly - शांतिपूर्वक, शान्ती से


Half a dozen fingers pointed at the amputated wheel - he stared at it for a moment, and then looked upward as though he suspected that it had dropped from the sky.

amputated - काटना, अंगच्छेदन करना, अंगभंग

upward - ऊपर का, ऊपर, महँगाई की ओर

suspected - समझना, लगना, क्षतिग्रस्त

"It came off," some one explained.

He nodded.

"At first I din’ notice we’d stopped."

A pause. Then, taking a long breath and straightening his shoulders, he remarked in a determined voice:

straightening - ठीक करना, सीधा करना

determined - निश्चित करना, तय करना

"Wonder’ff tell me where there’s a gas’line station?"

At least a dozen men, some of them little better off than he was, explained to him that wheel and car were no longer joined by any physical bond.

"Back out," he suggested after a moment. "Put her in reverse."

reverse - उलटना

"But the wheel’s off!"

He hesitated.

"No harm in trying," he said.

harm - नुक़सान, checkहानि

The caterwauling horns had reached a crescendo and I turned away and cut across the lawn toward home. I glanced back once. A wafer of a moon was shining over Gatsby’s house, making the night fine as before, and surviving the laughter and the sound of his still glowing garden.

caterwauling - कैटरवालिंग, (caterwaul) कैटरवालिंग

crescendo - चरम सीमा

wafer - कुरकुरा बिस्कुट, पतली रोटी

surviving - जीवित रहना, से बच जाना

A sudden emptiness seemed to flow now from the windows and the great doors, endowing with complete isolation the figure of the host, who stood on the porch, his hand up in a formal gesture of farewell.

emptiness - शून्य, खालीपन, शून्यता

flow - बहना, सरकना

endowing - दान देना, सहायतार्थ देना

isolation - सितारा मछली, एकांत, अलगाव

gesture - इशारा, संकेत

Farewell - बिदाई, विदाई, बिदा का प्रणाम

reading over what I have written so far, I see I have given the impression that the events of three nights several weeks apart were all that absorbed me. On the contrary, they were merely casual events in a crowded summer, and, until much later, they absorbed me infinitely less than my personal affairs.

reading over - पढ़ना

absorbed - कम करना, अवशोषण करना

contrary - प्रतिकूल, उलटा, विपरीत, ज़िद्दी

merely - केवल, मात्र

affairs - घटना, समस्या, झगड़ा, वस्तु

Most of the time I worked. In the early morning the sun threw my shadow westward as I hurried down the white chasms of lower New York to the Probity Trust. I knew the other clerks and young bond-salesmen by their first names, and lunched with them in dark, crowded restaurants on little pig sausages and mashed potatoes and coffee.

westward - पश्चिम, पश्चिम की ओर

chasms - दरार/छेद, रंध्र, गहरा मतभेद

probity - सत्यनिष्ठा, ईमानदारी

trust - विश्वास, भरोसा

clerks - पादरी, विद्वान, पेशकार, अधिकारी

salesmen - विक्रेता, विक्रेता/विक्रयिक

first names - प्रथम नाम

sausages - कबाब

mashed - कुचलना, मैश, दलिया

I even had a short affair with a girl who lived in Jersey City and worked in the accounting department, but her brother began throwing mean looks in my direction, so when she went on her vacation in July I let it blow quietly away.

Jersey - स्वेटर, जर्सी

accounting department - लेखा विभाग

I took dinner usually at the Yale Club - for some reason it was the gloomiest event of my day - and then I went up-stairs to the library and studied investments and securities for a conscientious hour. There were generally a few rioters around, but they never came into the library, so it was a good place to work.

gloomiest - उदास, अंधकारमय, निराशजनक, दुखी

investments - निवेशन, निवेश, विनीयुक्त धन

securities - सुरक्षा उपाय, सुरक्षा उपाय

generally - अक्सर, प्रा, व्यापक रुप से

rioters - दंगा करने वाला, दंगाई

After that, if the night was mellow, I strolled down Madison Avenue past the old Murray Hill Hotel, and over 33rd Street to the Pennsylvania Station.

mellow - सुहावना, दयालु, मृदु, नरम

I began to like New York, the racy, adventurous feel of it at night, and the satisfaction that the constant flicker of men and women and machines gives to the restless eye. I liked to walk up Fifth Avenue and pick out romantic women from the crowd and imagine that in a few minutes I was going to enter into their lives, and no one would ever know or disapprove.

racy - जानदार, सजीव

adventurous - साहसिक, उत्साही, जोखिम भरा

satisfaction - स्पष्टीकरण, पूर्ति, संतोष

flicker - चमकना

disapprove - अस्वीकार करना, नापसंद करना

Sometimes, in my mind, I followed them to their apartments on the corners of hidden streets, and they turned and smiled back at me before they faded through a door into warm darkness.

At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others - poor young clerks who loitered in front of windows waiting until it was time for a solitary restaurant dinner - young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.

metropolitan - महानगर संबंधी, महानगरीय

haunting - बार बार याद आने वाला

loitered - मटरगश्ती करना, आवारा फिरना

solitary - अकेला

wasting - कृशता, अपक्षय, (wast)

poignant - मर्मस्पर्शी, मार्मिक

Again at eight o’clock, when the dark lanes of the Forties were five deep with throbbing taxi-cabs, bound for the theatre district, I felt a sinking in my heart. Forms leaned together in the taxis as they waited, and voices sang, and there was laughter from unheard jokes, and lighted cigarettes outlined unintelligible 70 gestures inside.

lanes - गली, लेन

throbbing - फटफटाहट, तदप, स्पंदनशील, धमक

cabs - बग्घी, गाड़ी का अगला भाग

district - ज़िला, जिला, जनपद, डिस्ट्रिक्ट

sinking - धंसता, (sink), चिलमची

unheard - अनसुना, बेसुना, अश्रुत

outlined - रूपरेखा, दर्शाना, खाका, सारांश

unintelligible - अस्पष्ट, अबोधगम्य

Imagining that I, too, was hurrying toward gayety and sharing their intimate excitement, I wished them well.

For a while I lost sight of Jordan Baker, and then in midsummer I found her again. At first I was flattered to go places with her, because she was a golf champion, and every one knew her name. Then it was something more. I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.

midsummer - मध्य ग्रीष्म, गर्मियों का मध्य

flattered - चापलूसी करना, रौशन होना[करना]

places with - स्थानों के साथ

champion - चैंपियन

tender - मुलायम, नरम

The bored haughty face that she turned to the world concealed something - most affectations conceal something eventually, even though they don’t in the beginning - and one day I found what it was.

haughty - घमंडी, घमण्डी, अविनयी

affectations - दिखावा, ढोंग, बनावटी बर्ताव

conceal - छिपाना

When we were on a house-party together up in Warwick, she left a borrowed car out in the rain with the top down, and then lied about it - and suddenly I remembered the story about her that had eluded me that night at Daisy’s. At her first big golf tournament there was a row that nearly reached the newspapers - a suggestion that she had moved her ball from a bad lie in the semi-final round.

top down - ऊपर से नीचे

semi - अर्ध, सेमीई

The thing approached the proportions of a scandal - then died away. A caddy retracted his statement, and the only other witness admitted that he might have been mistaken. The incident and the name had remained together in my mind.

proportions - अंश, अनुपात, समानुपात, भाग

caddy - चाय का डिब्बा

retracted - मुकर जाना, अस्वीकार करना

witness - साक्षी

admitted - स्वीकार करना, अनुमति देना

incident - घटना

remained - रहना, बाकी रहना, भग्नावशेष

Jordan Baker instinctively avoided clever, shrewd men, and now I saw that this was because she felt safer on a plane where any divergence from a code would be thought impossible. She was incurably dishonest.

instinctively - सहज रूप से, सहज बोध से

shrewd - समझदार, धूर्त, चतुर

divergence - असहमति, भिन्नता, भेद

incurably - असुधार्य रूप से

dishonest - कपटी, ठग, धोखा देना, बेईमान

She wasn’t able to endure being at a disadvantage and, given this unwillingness, I suppose she had begun dealing in subterfuges when she was very young in order to keep that cool, insolent smile turned to the world and yet satisfy the demands of her hard, jaunty body.

endure - सहना, सहन करना, टिके रहना

disadvantage - प्रतिकूल परिस्थिति, नुक्सान

unwillingness - अनिच्छा

subterfuges - बहाना, तिकड़म, छल

insolent - धृष्ट, अक्खड़, बदतमीज़, उध्दत

satisfy - शांत करना, आपूर्ति करना

demands - दावा करना, मांग, चाह

It made no difference to me. Dishonesty in a woman is a thing you never blame deeply - I was casually sorry, and then I forgot. It was on that same house party that we had a curious conversation about driving a car. It started because she passed so close to some workmen that our fender flicked a button on one man’s coat.

dishonesty - बेईमानी

blame - दोष लगाना

deeply - बहुत अधिक, बहुत अधिक, बहुत ही

workmen - श्रमिक, कारीगर, मजदूर

Fender - आघात से बचाव

flicked - झटकना, झटका, सिनेमा

"You’re a rotten driver," I protested. "Either you ought to be more careful, or you oughtn’t to drive at all."

rotten - सड़ा

protested - विरोध करना, विरोध, प्रतिवाद

"I am careful."

"No, you’re not."

"Well, other people are," she said lightly.

"What’s that got to do with it?"

"They’ll Keep out of my way," she insisted. "It takes two to make an accident."

Keep out - बाहर रहो

"Suppose you met somebody just as careless as yourself."

careless - कच्चा, आलसी, लापरवाह, गलत

"I hope I never will," she answered. "I hate careless people. That’s why I like you."

Her gray, sun-strained eyes stared straight ahead, but she had deliberately shifted our relations, and for a moment I thought I loved her. But I am slow-thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires, and I knew that first I had to get myself definitely out of that tangle back home.

ahead - आगे, पहले से, पहले, आगे की ओर

deliberately - जानबूझकर, जान बूझ कर, जानबूझ कर

shifted - कार्य पाली, परिवर्तन, लगाना

relations - नाता, संबंध, रिश्तेदारी, संबन्ध

brakes - रोक, ब्रेक, ब्रेक/गतिरोधक

desires - इच्छा, चाहना, तृष्णा

tangle - पुंज

I’d been writing letters once a week and signing them: "Love, Nick," and all I could think of was how, when that certain girl played tennis, a faint mustache of perspiration appeared on her upper lip. Nevertheless there was a vague understanding that had to be tactfully broken off before I was free.

faint - अस्पष्ट

mustache - मूँछ

perspiration - पसीना, स्वेद

upper lip - ऊपरी लिप

vague - अज्ञात, हल्का, अनिश्चित

tactfully - चतुराई से, व्यवहार कुशलता के साथ

broken off - टूट गया

Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.

suspects - समझना, लगना, क्षतिग्रस्त

cardinal - प्रमुख, प्रधान, गणनसंख्या

virtues - गुण, सद्गुण, नैतिकता, नैतिक गुण

honest - ईमानदार, सच्चा, (hon)

Chapter 4

On Sunday morning while church bells rang in the villages alongshore, the world and its mistress returned to Gatsby’s house and twinkled hilariously on his lawn.

bells - बो बो करना, घंटी, घंटी लगाना

twinkled - चमक, जोश, टिमटिमाना, चमकना

hilariously - प्रसन्नता से

"He’s a bootlegger," said the young ladies, moving somewhere between his cocktails and his flowers. "One time he killed a man who had found out that he was nephew to Von Hindenburg and second cousin to the devil. Reach me a rose, honey, and pour me a last drop into that there crystal glass."

bootlegger - illegal trader

devil - शैतान, दानव, राक्षस, देव

pour - बहना

crystal - क्रिस्टल, स्फटिक, अमल, बिल्लौर

Once I wrote down on the empty spaces of a time-table the names of those who came to Gatsby’s house that summer. It is an old time-table now, disintegrating at its folds, and headed "This schedule in effect July 5th, 1922.

disintegrating - अलग अलग करना, विघटित हो जाना

folds - मिलाना, मोड़ना, भेड़ों का बाड़ा

" But I can still read the gray names, and they will give you a better impression than my generalities of those who accepted Gatsby’s hospitality and paid him the subtle tribute of knowing nothing whatever about him.

generalities - अधिकांश, सामान्य बात

hospitality - आतिथ्य

subtle - हल्का, जटिल, कुशाग्र, तीक्ष्ण

From East Egg, then, came the Chester Beckers and the Leeches, and a man named Bunsen, whom I knew at Yale, and Doctor Webster Civet, who was drowned last summer up in Maine. And the Hornbeams and the Willie Voltaires, and a whole clan named Blackbuck, who always gathered in a corner and flipped up their noses like goats at whosoever came near.

Leeches - जोंक

Bunsen - बन्सन

Webster - वेब्स्टर

Civet - मुश्क बिलाई, मुश्कबिलाव

drowned - डुबा कर मारना, जलमग्न कर देना

Hornbeams - चमखरक

Voltaires - वल्टेयर

Blackbuck - काला हिरण

flipped - झटका, उत्तेजित होना, उछालना

goats - बकरी का बच्चा, कामुक, बेवखूफ़

whosoever - जो भी

And the Ismays and the Chrysties (or rather Hubert Auerbach and Mr. Chrystie’s wife), and Edgar Beaver, whose hair, they say, turned cotton-white one winter afternoon for no good reason at all.

Edgar - male given name

beaver - ऊदबिलाव

cotton - कपास

Clarence Endive was from East Egg, as I remember. He came only once, in white knickerbockers, and had a fight with a bum named Etty in the garden. From farther out on the Island came the Cheadles and the O. R. P. Schraeders, and the Stonewall Jackson Abrams of Georgia, and the Fishguards and the Ripley Snells.

Endive - leafy salad vegetable

knickerbockers - नेकर{खास किस्म का}, नेकर

bum - गुमड़ा

Stonewall - रुकावट डालना, उदासहीनता दिखाना

Snell was there three days before he went to the penitentiary, so drunk out on the gravel drive that Mrs. Ulysses Swett’s automobile ran over his right hand. The Dancies came, too, and S. B. Whitebait, who was well over sixty, and Maurice A. Flink, and the Hammerheads, and Beluga the tobacco importer, and Beluga’s girls.

penitentiary - दण्डात्मक, बंदीगृह, सुधारात्मक

gravel - बजरी

automobile - मोटरवाहन, गाड़ी, कार, मोटर

ran over - चला गया

Whitebait - छोटी मछली, छोटी मछली

Beluga - सफ़ेद व्हेल

tobacco - तम्बाकू

importer - आयातकर्ता

From West Egg came the Poles and the Mulreadys and Cecil Roebuck and Cecil Schoen and Gulick the state senator and Newton Orchid, who controlled Films Par Excellence, and Eckhaust and Clyde Cohen and Don S. Schwartze (the son) and Arthur McCarty, all connected with the movies in one way or another. And the Catlips and the Bembergs and G.

poles - चलाना, ठेलना, ध्रुव बिन्दु

Roebuck - नर हिरन

senator - सीनेटर

Newton - derived unit of force

Orchid - ऑर्किड

par - सम मूल्य, अंकित मूल्य

Clyde - suburb of Sydney

Cohen - a descendant of Aaron

Earl Muldoon, brother to that Muldoon who afterward strangled his wife. Da Fontano the promoter came there, and Ed Legros and James B. ("Rot-Gut.") Ferret and the De Jongs and Ernest Lilly - they came to gamble, and when Ferret wandered into the garden it meant he was cleaned out and Associated Traction would have to fluctuate profitably next day.

earl - अर्ल

strangled - दबाना, दम घुटना, गला घोंटना

promoter - समर्थक, प्रोत्साहक

James - book of the Bible

rot - सड़ाना, सड़ना

Gut - सार, साहस, तहस नहस कर देना

ferret - नेवले की जाति का जानवर

gamble - गैंबल

traction - संकर्षण, खींचने की क्रिया

fluctuate - घटना बढ़ना, बदलता रहना

profitably - लाभकारी ढंग से

A man named Klipspringer was there so often and so long that he became known as "the boarder."- I doubt if he had any other home. Of theatrical people there were Gus Waize and Horace O’donavan and Lester Meyer and George Duckweed and Francis Bull.

Klipspringer - 'Oreotragus oreotragus'

boarder - आवासी, अंतेवासी

theatrical - नाटकीय, नाटक संबंधी

Duckweed - plant

Francis - male given name

Bull - सांड़

Also from New York were the Chromes and the Backhyssons and the Dennickers and Russel Betty and the Corrigans and the Kellehers and the Dewars and the Scullys and S. W. Belcher and the Smirkes and the young Quinns, divorced now, and Henry L. Palmetto, who killed himself by jumping in front of a subway train in Times Square.

Chromes - पीला रंग, क्रोम, वर्णकपीत

Dewars - ड्यूअर

Palmetto - पालमेटो

Benny McClenahan arrived always with four girls. They were never quite the same ones in physical person, but they were so identical one with another that it inevitably seemed they had been there before.

Benny - तिल

inevitably - अवश्य, निस्सन्देह

I have forgotten their names - Jaqueline, I think, or else Consuela, or Gloria or Judy or June, and their last names were either the melodious names of flowers and months or the sterner ones of the great American capitalists whose cousins, if pressed, they would confess themselves to be.

melodious - मधुर, सुरीली, सुरीला

sterner - कठोर, निर्दय, सख्त, निर्मम

capitalists - पूँजीवादी, पूँजीपति

confess - मानना, कबूल करना, अंगीकार करना

In addition to all these I can remember that Faustina O’Brien came there at least once and the Baedeker girls and young Brewer, who had his nose shot off in the war, and Mr. Albrucksburger and Miss Haag, his fiancee, and Ardita Fitz-Peters and Mr. P.

Addition - जोड़

Baedeker - बेडेकर

brewer - शराब बनाने वाला

shot - मार, (shoot) मार

fiancee - वाग्दत्ता

Jewett, once head of the American Legion, and Miss Claudia Hip, with a man reputed to be her chauffeur, and a prince of something, whom we called Duke, and whose name, if I ever knew it, I have forgotten.

legion - लीजन

Hip - नितम्ब, कूल्हा

reputed - प्रतिष्ठा, कीर्ति, ख्याति

prince - शहज़ादा, राजकुमार

Duke - शासक

All these people came to Gatsby’s house in the summer.

At nine o’clock, one morning late in July, Gatsby’s gorgeous car lurched up the rocky drive to my door and gave out a burst of melody from its three-noted horn. It was the first time he had called on me, though I had gone to two of his parties, mounted in his hydroplane, and, at his urgent invitation, made frequent use of his beach.

lurched - झटका, झटका खाना

Rocky - पथरीला, दोलायमान, चट्टानी

melody - राग, लय, तराना, धुन

horn - सींग, खाँग, tखँगुवा, खगुवा

urgent - तुरंत, अत्यावश्यक, ताकीदी

frequent - अक्सर

"Good morning, old sport. You’re having lunch with me to-day and I thought we’d ride up together."

He was balancing himself on the dashboard of his car with that resourcefulness of movement that is so peculiarly American - that comes, I suppose, with the absence of lifting work or rigid sitting in youth and, even more, with the formless grace of our nervous, sporadic games. This quality was continually breaking through his punctilious manner in the shape of restlessness.

dashboard - डैशबोर्ड

resourcefulness - सूझ बूझ, चातुर्य, साधनसंपन्नता

peculiarly - अजीब तरह से, विशेष रुप से

rigid - कठोर, सख्त, कड़ा

youth - जवानी, यौवन, युवावस्था

formless - आकारहीन, बिना आकृति वाला

grace - अदा

sporadic - छिट पुट, छिटपुट, यत्रतत्रिक

breaking through - तुरंत त्रास करना

punctilious - अति शिष्टाचारी, अत्यौपचारिक

restlessness - निरंतरता, चंचलता, व्यग्रता

He was never quite still; there was always a tapping foot somewhere or the impatient opening and closing of a hand.

tapping - टैपिंग, (tap) टैपिंग

impatient - उतसुक, बेचैन, उत्सुक, उतावला

He saw me looking with admiration at his car.

admiration - तारीफ़, सफत, उपमा

"It’s pretty, isn’t it, old sport?" He jumped off to give me a better view. "Haven’t you ever seen it before?"

I’d seen it. Everybody had seen it. It was a rich cream color, bright with nickel, swollen here and there in its monstrous length with triumphant hat-boxes and supper-boxes and tool-boxes, and terraced with a labyrinth of wind-shields that mirrored a dozen suns. Sitting down behind many layers of glass in a sort of green leather conservatory, we started to town.

nickel - रूपक, निकल

swollen - सुन्दर, बढ़ाना, मोड़ना, उठाना

monstrous - भयानक, अप्राकृतिक, सरासर गलत

Length - लंबाई

triumphant - प्रफुल्लित, विजयोल्लसित, विजयी

terraced - छत, चबूतरा, चबूतरा बनवाना

labyrinth - भूलभुलैयाँ

shields - कुलचिह्न फलक, चिन्ह, परिरक्षक

layers - परत, अण्डा देने वाली मुर्गी

conservatory - रक्षणशाला

I had talked with him perhaps half a dozen times in the past month and found, to my disappointment, that he had little to say: So my first impression, that he was a person of some undefined consequence, had gradually faded and he had become simply the proprietor of an elaborate road-house next door.

undefined - अनिश्चित, अपरिभाषित

And then came that disconcerting ride. We hadn’t reached West Egg village before Gatsby began leaving his elegant sentences unfinished and slapping himself indecisively on the knee of his caramel-colored suit.

disconcerting - अशांत कर देना

unfinished - अधूरा, असमाप्त, असमाप्तआ

indecisively - अनिर्णायक ढंग से

caramel - कैरमेल

"look here, old sport," he broke out surprisingly. "What’s your opinion of me, anyhow?" A little overwhelmed, I began the generalized evasions which that question deserves.

look here - यहाँ देखो

overwhelmed - पराजित करना, वश में करना

generalized - सामान्य नियम का रूप देना

evasions - बहाना, भागना, टालना

deserves - योग्य होना, पात्र होना

"Well, I’m going to tell you something about my life," he interrupted. "I don’t want you to get a wrong idea of me from all these stories you hear."

So he was aware of the bizarre accusations that flavored conversation in his halls.

accusations - अभियोजन, दोषारोपण, अभियोग

flavored - झलक, स्वाद, स्वाद लाना, गंध

"I’ll tell you God’s truth." His right hand suddenly ordered divine retribution to stand by. "I am the son of some wealthy people in the Middle West - all dead now. I was brought up in America but educated at Oxford, because all my ancestors have been educated there for many years. It is a family tradition."

truth - सच

divine - ईश्वरीय, स्वर्गीय, पवित्र

retribution - कठोर दण्ड, प्रतिशोध, प्रतिकार

educated - सिक्षा देना, शिक्षा देना, सिखना

ancestors - पूर्वज, रूप

He looked at me sideways - and I knew why Jordan Baker had believed he was lying. He hurried the phrase "educated at Oxford," or swallowed it, or choked on it, as though it had bothered him before. And with this doubt, his whole statement fell to pieces, and I wondered if there wasn’t something a little sinister about him, after all.

sideways - की तरफ़, तीरछा होकर, एक तरफ़ से

swallowed - निगल लेना, समाप्त करना, दबाना

choked - चोक, सांस रूकना

bothered - परेशान करना, कष्ट देना, परेशानी

"What part of the Middle West?" I inquired casually.

"San Francisco."

"I see."

"My family all died and I came into a good deal of money."

His voice was solemn, as if the memory of that sudden extinction of a clan still haunted him. For a moment I suspected that he was pulling my leg, but a glance at him convinced me otherwise.

extinction - विलोपन, नाश, लुप्त होना

haunted - याद आना, भूत बन कर घूमना, अड्डा

otherwise - अन्यथा, नहीं तो

"After that I lived like a young rajah in all the capitals of Europe - Paris, Venice, Rome - collecting jewels, chiefly rubies, hunting big game, painting a little, things for myself only, and trying to forget something very sad that had happened to me long ago."

rajah - राजा

Venice - वेनिस

Rome - रोम

jewels - बहुमूल्य वस्तु

chiefly - प्रधानतः, मुख्य रूप सें

rubies - गहरा लाल, रक्तिम, लोहित, लाल

hunting - आखेट, शिकार करना, शिकार करना

With an effort I managed to restrain my incredulous laughter. The very phrases were worn so threadbare that they evoked no image except that of a turbaned "character" leaking sawdust at every pore as he pursued a tiger through the Bois de Boulogne.

restrain - रोकना, स्वतंत्रता का हनन करना

incredulous - अविश्वासपूर्ण, अविश्वासी

threadbare - फटीचर, तार तार, घिसा पिटा

evoked - आह्वान करना, ताज़ा करना

turbaned - पगड़ीधारी

leaking - बूँद बूँद गिरना, रहस्योद्घाटन

sawdust - बुरादा, चूरा

pore - छोटा छेद

tiger - बाघ

"Then came the war, old sport. It was a great relief, and I tried very hard to die, but I seemed to bear an enchanted life. I accepted a commission as First Lieutenant when it began. In the Argonne Forest I took two machine-gun detachments so far forward that there was a half mile gap on either side of us where the infantry couldn’t advance.

relief - राहत

commission - आयोग, कमीशन

First Lieutenant - प्रथम उप शहीद

Argonne - आर्गोन

detachments - पृथक्करण, तटस्थता, टुकड़ी

advance - बयाना देना

We stayed there two days and two nights, a hundred and thirty men with sixteen Lewis guns, and when the infantry came up at last they found the insignia of three German divisions among the piles of dead. I was promoted to be a major, and every Allied government gave me a decoration - even Montenegro, little Montenegro down on the Adriatic Sea!"

insignia - , पदचिह्न

divisions - वर्ग, हिस्सा, श्रेणी, हद, वितरण

piles - ढेर लगना, बहुत सारा, समूह, ढेर

promoted - सहायता करना, प्रचार करना

allied - मिलाना, मित्रपक्ष, मित्र

decoration - अलंकार

Montenegro - id=Q236 ountry in Europe

Adriatic Sea - अड्रियाटिक सागर

Little Montenegro! He lifted up the words and nodded at them - with his smile. The smile comprehended Montenegro’s troubled history and sympathized with the brave struggles of the Montenegrin people. It appreciated fully the chain of national circumstances which had elicited this tribute from Montenegro’s warm little heart.

comprehended - समझना, समाविष्ट करना

sympathized with - सहमत हुआ

Brave - बहादुर, व्यकित

struggles - आगे बढना, मुश्किल, प्रयत्न

Montenegrin - relating to Montenegro

appreciated - क़दर करना, प्रशंसा करना

fully - पूरी तरह

elicited - प्राप्त करना, निकालना

My incredulity was submerged in fascination now; it was like skimming hastily through a dozen magazines.

incredulity - अविश्वास

fascination - आकर्षण, मोह, सम्मोहन

skimming - स्किमिंग, (skim) स्किमिंग

He reached in his pocket, and a piece of metal, slung on a ribbon, fell into my palm.

slung - लटकाना, लटकन, गुलेल

ribbon - फीता, फ़ीता, रिबन

"That’s the one from Montenegro."

To my astonishment, the thing had an authentic look.

authentic - असली, प्रामाणिक, विशुद्ध

"Orderi di Danilo," ran the circular legend, "Montenegro, Nicolas Rex."

circular - वृत्तीय, वर्तुल, गोल, वृत्ताकार

legend - किंवदंती, अफ़्साना, रिवायत

"Turn it."

"Major Jay Gatsby," I read, "For Valour Extraordinary."

valour - वीरता

"Here’s another thing I always carry. A souvenir of Oxford days. It was taken in Trinity Quad - the man on my left is now the Earl of Dorcaster."

souvenir - यादगार

Trinity - त्रिदेव, त्रिमूर्ति

Quad - चौक, चतुः शिरस्क पेशी

It was a photograph of half a dozen young men in blazers loafing in an archway through which were visible a host of spires. There was Gatsby, looking a little, not much, younger - with a cricket bat in his hand.

blazers - ब्लेज़र

loafing - आलसी, (loaf) आलसी

archway - तोरण, तोरणपथ

spires - शिखर, चोटी, मीनार

cricket - क्रिकेट

bat - बल्ला

Then it was all true. I saw the skins of tigers flaming in his palace on the Grand Canal; I saw him opening a chest of rubies to ease, with their crimson-lighted depths, the gnawings of his broken heart.

tigers - शेर, बाघ, बाघ का बच्चा, चटोरा

flaming - दहकता हुआ, आग सी

grand - बड़ा, भव्य, शानदार

Canal - नहर, नाला

chest - छाती

depths - गहनता, गहराई, मध्य, गहरापन

"I’m going to make a big request of you to-day," he said, pocketing his souvenirs with satisfaction, "so I thought you ought to know something about me. I didn’t want you to think I was just some nobody. You see, I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad thing that happened to me." He hesitated. "You’ll hear about it this afternoon."

souvenirs - निशानी, यादगार

strangers - परदेशी, अपरिचित, परदेसी, अजनबी

"At lunch?"

"No, this afternoon. I happened to find out that you’re taking Miss Baker to tea."

"Do you mean you’re in love with Miss Baker?"

"No, old sport, I’m not. But Miss Baker has kindly consented to speak to you about this matter."

consented - स्वीकृति, सहमति, अनुमति देना

I hadn’t the faintest idea what "this matter" was, but I was more annoyed than interested. I hadn’t asked Jordan to tea in order to discuss Mr. Jay Gatsby. I was sure the request would be something utterly fantastic, and for a moment I was sorry I’d ever set foot upon his overpopulated lawn.

faintest - धीमा, हल्की, धीमी, बेहोश होना

more annoyed - और उत्सुक

He wouldn’t say another word. His correctness grew on him as we neared the city. We passed Port Roosevelt, where there was a glimpse of red-belted ocean-going ships, and sped along a cobbled slum lined with the dark, undeserted saloons of the faded-gilt nineteen-hundreds. Then the valley of ashes opened out on both sides of us, and I had a glimpse of Mrs.

correctness - सत्यता

port - पत्तन

Glimpse - झलक, झाँकी

cobbled - मरम्मत करना, छोटे पत्थर बिछाना

slum - गंदी बस्ती, मलिनावास

saloons - सैलून कार, शराबघर, मदिरालय

gilt - मुलम्मा

Wilson straining at the garage pump with panting vitality as we went by.

straining - श्रमसाध्य, (strain)

panting - श्वास लेना, (pant) श्वास लेना

With fenders spread like wings we scattered light through half Long Island City - only half, for as we twisted among the pillars of the elevated I heard the familiar "jug - jug - spat!" of a motorcycle, and a frantic policeman rode alongside.

fenders - मडगार्ड, आघात से बचाव का साधन

scattered light - विचित्र प्रकाश

twisted - झटका, मुड़ जाना, मोड़ना, घुमाव

pillars - मुख्य व्यक्ति/प्रधान व्यक्ति

elevated - ऊँचा, उन्नत, उच्चस्तरीय, बुलंद

jug - सुराही

spat - झगड़ना, द्विकपाटी जंतु

frantic - उत्तेजित, व्यग्र

alongside - के निकट, के पास, के निकट

"All right, old sport," called Gatsby. We slowed down. Taking a white card from his wallet, he waved it before the man’s eyes.

wallet - बटुआ

"Right you are," agreed the policeman, tipping his cap. "Know you next time, Mr. Gatsby. Excuse me!"

cap - टोपी

"What was that?" I inquired.

"The picture of Oxford?"

"I was able to do the commissioner a favor once, and he sends me a Christmas card every year."

commissioner - कमिश्नर, आयुक्त

Christmas card - क्रिसमस कार्ड

Over the great bridge, with the sunlight through the girders making a constant flicker upon the moving cars, with the city rising up across the river in white heaps and sugar lumps all built with a wish out of non-olfactory money. The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.

sunlight - धूप

girders - शहतीर

heaps - ढेर लगना, ढेर लगना, ढेर लगाना

lumps - ढेला, ढेर, मूर्ख, गोला, सूजन

non - ग़ैर

olfactory - घ्राणेंद्रिय विषयक

mystery - रहस्य, राज़, राज, मुअम्मा

A dead man passed us in a hearse heaped with blooms, followed by two carriages with drawn blinds, and by more cheerful carriages for friends. The friends looked out at us with the tragic eyes and short upper lips of southeastern Europe, and I was glad that the sight of Gatsby’s splendid car was included in their sombre holiday.

hearse - शव वाहन, मुर्दागाड़ी

heaped - ढेर लगना, ढेर लगना, ढेर लगाना

blooms - बहार पर आना, अरूणिमा, फूल

carriages - बच्चा गाड़ी, आचरण, चाल, वाहक

blinds - गुप्त, झिलमिली, अविवेचित, बहाना

more cheerful - आनंददायक

tragic - द, दुःखद, दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण

upper lips - ऊपर के होंठ

southeastern - दक्षिण पूर्वी अमरीका का

splendid - शानदार

sombre - निराशाजनक, उदास/शोकमग्न

As we crossed Blackwell’s Island a limousine passed us, driven by a white chauffeur, in which sat three modish negroes, two bucks and a girl. I laughed aloud as the yolks of their eyeballs rolled toward us in haughty rivalry.

limousine - लिमोसिन

modish - फ़ैशनेबल, आधुनिक रीति के अनुसार

Negroes - हब्शी, नीग्रो संबंधी, नीग्रो

bucks - रोकना, गिरा देना, हिरन

yolks - अंडे का पीला भाग

eyeballs - आँख की पुतली

rolled - बराबर करना, पिण्ड, तरंगित होना

rivalry - प्रतिद्वंद्विता, बराबरी

"Anything can happen now that we’ve slid over this bridge," I thought; "anything at all. . . . "

Even Gatsby could happen, without any particular wonder.

Roaring noon. In a well-fanned Forty-second Street cellar I met Gatsby for lunch. Blinking away the brightness of the street outside, my eyes picked him out obscurely in the anteroom, talking to another man.

noon - मध्याह्न

cellar - तंग कोठरी

blinking - टिमटिमाना, आँख झपकना, पलक झपकना

brightness - चमक

obscurely - अप्रत्यक्ष रूप से

anteroom - अन्तरमंडल

"Mr. Carraway, this is my friend Mr. Wolfsheim."

A small, flat-nosed Jew raised his large head and regarded me with two fine growths of hair which luxuriated in either nostril. After a moment I discovered his tiny eyes in the half-darkness.

Jew - यहूदी

growths - पौधा, सूजन, वृध्दि, विकास

luxuriated - फ़िज़ूलखर्ची करना

nostril - नथना, नथुना, नासापुट

tiny - नन्हा

"- So I took one look at him," said Mr. Wolfsheim, shaking my hand earnestly, "and what do you think I did?"

"What?" I inquired politely.

But evidently he was not addressing me, for he dropped my hand and covered Gatsby with his expressive nose.

expressive - सूचक, भावबोधक

"I handed the money to Katspaugh and I said: ‘all right, Katspaugh, don’t pay him a penny till he shuts his mouth.’ He shut it then and there."

Gatsby took an arm of each of us and moved forward into the restaurant, whereupon Mr. Wolfsheim swallowed a new sentence he was starting and lapsed into a somnambulatory abstraction.

moved forward - आगे बढ़ाया

lapsed - समाप्ति, खत्म हो जाना, चूक

abstraction - निकालना, पृथक्करण, कल्पना

"Highballs?" asked the head waiter.

Highballs - लम्बे गिलास में सोडा व्हिस्की

head waiter - मुख्य रेस्तरा

"This is a nice restaurant here," said Mr. Wolfsheim, looking at the Presbyterian nymphs on the ceiling. "But I like across the street better!"

Presbyterian - पादरी संघ शासित गिरजे का सदस्य

nymphs - युवती, अप्सरा, देवी

"Yes, highballs," agreed Gatsby, and then to Mr. Wolfsheim: "It’s too hot over there."

"Hot and small - yes," said Mr. Wolfsheim, "but full of memories."

"What place is that?" I asked.

"The old Metropole.

"The old Metropole," brooded Mr. Wolfsheim gloomily. "Filled with faces dead and gone. Filled with friends gone now forever. I can’t forget so long as I live the night they shot Rosy Rosenthal there. It was six of us at the table, and Rosy had eat and drunk a lot all evening. When it was almost morning the waiter came up to him with a funny look and says somebody wants to speak to him outside.

brooded - चिंतित हो कर सोचता रहना

gloomily - उदास हो कर, उदास हो कर

‘All right,’ says Rosy, and begins to get up, and I pulled him down in his chair.

"‘Let the bastards come in here if they want you, Rosy, but don’t you, so help me, move outside this room.’

bastards - घटिया, घटिया आदमी, घटिया आदमी

"It was four o’clock in the morning then, and if we’d of raised the blinds we’d of seen daylight."

daylight - दिन, सुबह, दिन का प्रकाश

"Did he go?" I asked innocently.

"Sure he went." Mr. Wolfsheim’s nose flashed at me indignantly. "He turned around in the door and says: ‘Don’t let that waiter take away my coffee!’ Then he went out on the sidewalk, and they shot him three times in his full belly and drove away."

sidewalk - फ़ुटपाथ, फुटपाथ, पटरी

belly - पेट, उदर

"Four of them were electrocuted," I said, remembering.

electrocuted - बिजली से मार डालना

"Five, with Becker." His nostrils turned to me in an interested way. "I understand you’re looking for a business gonnegtion."

nostrils - नासिका छिद्र, नासाद्वार, नथुना

The juxtaposition of these two remarks was startling. Gatsby answered for me:

juxtaposition - निकटता, संसर्ग

startling - चौंका देने वाला, आश्चर्यजनक

"Oh, no," he exclaimed, "this isn’t the man."

"No?" Mr. Wolfsheim seemed disappointed.

"This is just a friend. I told you we’d talk about that some other time."

"I beg your pardon," said Mr. Wolfsheim, "I had a wrong man."

A succulent hash arrived, and Mr. Wolfsheim, forgetting the more sentimental atmosphere of the old Metropole, began to eat with ferocious delicacy. His eyes, meanwhile, roved very slowly all around the room - he completed the arc by turning to inspect the people directly behind. I think that, except for my presence, he would have taken one short glance beneath our own table.

succulent - रसीला, गूदेदार पादप

hash - हैश चिन्ह

sentimental - भावुक, भावुकतापूर्ण, भावनात्मक

atmosphere - वायुमण्डल, वायुमंडल, वातावरण

ferocious - उग्र, खूँखार

delicacy - कौशल, बारीकी, कोमलता

roved - घूमना

arc - चिनगारी, वृत्ताकार में घूमना

inspect - परीक्षण करना, जांच करना

directly - सीधे, जल्दी, तुरन्त, स्पष्टतः

presence - मौजूदगी

beneath - नीचे की और, के योग्य, के नीचे

"Look here, old sport," said Gatsby, leaning toward me, "I’m afraid I made you a little angry this morning in the car."

There was the smile again, but this time I held out against it.

"I don’t like mysteries," I answered. "And I don’t understand why you won’t come out frankly and tell me what you want. Why has it all got to come through Miss Baker?"

mysteries - रहस्यवादी, रहस्यमय, रहस्य

frankly - ईमानदारी से, ईमानदारी से

"Oh, it’s nothing underhand," he assured me. "Miss Baker’s a great sportswoman, you know, and she’d never do anything that wasn’t all right."

underhand - कपटपूर्ण, कपटपूर्ण ढंग से

sportswoman - महिला खिलाड़ी

Suddenly he looked at his watch, jumped up, and hurried from the room, leaving me with Mr. Wolfsheim at the table.

"He has to telephone," said Mr. Wolfsheim, following him with his eyes. "Fine fellow, isn’t he? Handsome to look at and a perfect gentleman."


"He’s an Oggsford man."


"He went to Oggsford College in England. You know Oggsford College?"

"I’ve heard of it."

"It’s one of the most famous colleges in the world."

"Have you known Gatsby for a long time?" I inquired.

"Several years," he answered in a gratified way. "I made the pleasure of his acquaintance just after the war. But I knew I had discovered a man of fine breeding after I talked with him an hour. I said to myself: ‘There’s the kind of man you’d like to take home and introduce to your mother and sister.’." He paused. "I see you’re looking at my cuff buttons.

gratified - पूरा करना, प्रसन्न होना

pleasure - आनन्द

paused - विराम, रूकना, ठहराव, रोक, रुकना

cuff - आस्तीन की मोहरी

" I hadn’t been looking at them, but I did now.

They were composed of oddly familiar pieces of ivory.

composed - showing composure

oddly - आश्चर्यजनक रूप से, अजीब तरह से

ivory - हाथीदांत, हाथी दांत, गजदन्त

"Finest specimens of human molars," he informed me.

specimens - नमूना, आदर्श, अजीब आदमी

molars - दाढ़

"Well!" I inspected them. "That’s a very interesting idea."

inspected - परीक्षण करना, जांच करना

"Yeah." He flipped his sleeves up under his coat. "Yeah, Gatsby’s very careful about women. He would never so much as look at a friend’s wife."

sleeves - आवरण, बाँह/आस्तीन, आवरण नली

When the subject of this instinctive trust returned to the table and sat down Mr. Wolfsheim drank his coffee with a jerk and got to his feet.

instinctive - सहज, स्वाभाविक

jerk - धक्का, झटका, मूर्ख

"I have enjoyed my lunch," he said, "and I’m going to run off from you two young men before I outstay my welcome."

outstay - से अधिक ठहरना, बहुत देर रहना

"Don’t hurry, Meyer," said Gatsby, without enthusiasm. Mr. Wolfsheim raised his hand in a sort of benediction.

hurry - जल्दी करना, हुत जल्दबाजी, जल्दी

benediction - मंगल कामना, आशीर्वाद

"You’re very polite, but I belong to another generation," he announced solemnly. "You sit here and discuss your sports and your young ladies and your --" He supplied an imaginary noun with another wave of his hand. "As for me, I am fifty years old, and I won’t impose myself on you any longer."

solemnly - in a solemn manner

supplied - आपूर्ति करना

imaginary - कल्पनिक

noun - संज्ञा r=saṅgyā

impose - लगाना, थोपना, लागू करना

As he shook hands and turned away his tragic nose was trembling. I wondered if I had said anything to offend him.

offend - अपमान करना

"He becomes very sentimental sometimes," explained Gatsby. "This is one of his sentimental days. He’s quite a character around New York - a denizen of Broadway."

denizen - निवासी

"Who is he, anyhow, an actor?"


"A dentist?"

"Meyer Wolfsheim? No, he’s a gambler." Gatsby hesitated, then added coolly: "He’s the man who fixed the World’s Series back in 1919."

gambler - जुआरी, जुआबाज़, फड़बाज़

"Fixed the World’s Series?" I repeated.

The idea staggered me. I remembered, of course, that the World’s Series had been fixed in 1919, but if I had thought of it at all I would have thought of it as a thing that merely happened, the end of some inevitable chain. It never occurred to me that one man could start to play with the faith of fifty million people - with the single-mindedness of a burglar blowing a safe.

staggered - विचलित करना, लड़खड़ा कर चलना

inevitable - अनिवार्य, निश्चित

Faith - आस्था, धारणा, ईमान, यक़ीन

mindedness - स्मरणशीलता

burglar - सेंधमार

"How did he happen to do that?" I asked after a minute.

"He just saw the opportunity."

"Why isn’t he in jail?"

jail - कारागार, बन्दीघर, जेल, क़ैदख़ाना

"They can’t get him, old sport. He’s a smart man."

smart - साफ-सुथरा, सुव्यवस्थित, बना-ठना

I insisted on paying the check. As the waiter brought my change I caught sight of Tom Buchanan across the crowded room.

"Come along with me for a minute," I said; "I’ve got to say hello to some one." When he saw us Tom jumped up and took half a dozen steps in our direction.

"Where’ve you been?" he demanded eagerly. "Daisy’s furious because you haven’t called up."

furious - उग्र, भीषण, प्रचण्ड, कुपित

"This is Mr. Gatsby, Mr. Buchanan."

They shook hands briefly, and a strained, unfamiliar look of embarrassment came over Gatsby’s face.

briefly - संक्षेप में, कुछ समय

unfamiliar - अपरिचित, अनभिज्ञ, अल्पश्रुत

"How’ve you been, anyhow?" demanded Tom of me. "How’d you happen to come up this far to eat?"

"I’ve been having lunch with Mr. Gatsby."

I turned toward Mr. Gatsby, but he was no longer there.

One October day in nineteen-seventeen --

(said Jordan Baker that afternoon, sitting up very straight on a straight chair in the tea-garden at the Plaza Hotel)

straight on - सीधे

Plaza - चौक, विक्रय केंद्र, इमारत

- I was walking along from one place to another, half on the sidewalks and half on the lawns. I was happier on the lawns because I had on shoes from England with rubber nobs on the soles that bit into the soft ground.

sidewalks - पटरी

rubber - रबड़

nobs - अभिजात वर्ग का व्यक्ति

soles - तल्ला, पूरा, कुकुरजीभी, एकमात्र

I had on a new plaid skirt also that blew a little in the wind, and whenever this happened the red, white, and blue banners in front of all the houses stretched out stiff and said tut-tut-tut-tut, in a disapproving way.

plaid skirt - प्लैड के कपड़े

banners - झंडा, पताका, फलक पत्र

disapproving - अस्वीकार करना, नापसंद करना

The largest of the banners and the largest of the lawns belonged to Daisy Fay’s house. She was just eighteen, two years older than me, and by far the most popular of all the young girls in Louisville.

She dressed in white, and had a little white roadster, and all day long the telephone rang in her house and excited young officers from Camp Taylor demanded the privilege of monopolizing her that night. "Anyways, for an hour!"

roadster - इक्का, छोटी खुली कार

Taylor - टेलर

privilege - सौभाग्य, सुविधा, विशेषाधिकार

monopolizing - एकाधिकार प्राप्त कर लेना

When I came opposite her house that morning her white roadster was beside the curb, and she was sitting in it with a lieutenant I had never seen before. They were so engrossed in each other that she didn’t see me until I was five feet away.

curb - रोक, पटरी का किनारा, प्रतिबंध

lieutenant - सहायक, लेफ्टिनेंट

engrossed - मोटे अक्षरों में लिखना

"Hello, Jordan," she called unexpectedly. "Please come here."

unexpectedly - अचानक, अकस्मात

I was flattered that she wanted to speak to me, because of all the older girls I admired her most. She asked me if I was going to the Red Cross and make bandages. I was. Well, then, would I tell them that she couldn’t come that day?

admired - समादर करना, प्रशंसा करना

bandages - पट्टी लगाना, पट्टी

The officer looked at Daisy while she was speaking, in a way that every young girl wants to be looked at sometime, and because it seemed romantic to me I have remembered the incident ever since. His name was Jay Gatsby, and I didn’t lay eyes on him again for over four years - even after I’d met him on Long Island I didn’t realize it was the same man.

sometime - कुछ समय

That was nineteen-seventeen. By the next year I had a few beaux myself, and I began to play in tournaments, so I didn’t see Daisy very often. She went with a slightly older crowd - when she went with anyone at all. Wild rumors were circulating about her - how her mother had found her packing her bag one winter night to go to New York and say good-by to a soldier who was going overseas.

tournaments - खेल प्रतियोगिता, टूर्नामेंट

circulating - फैलना, फैलाना, घूमना, भेजना

good-by - (good-by) अलविदा

She was effectually prevented, but she wasn’t on speaking terms with her family for several weeks. After that she didn’t play around with the soldiers any more, but only with a few flat-footed, short-sighted young men in town, who couldn’t get into the army at all.

effectually - प्रभावोत्पादक ढंग से

sighted - दृश्य, दिखाई देना, दर्शन

By the next autumn she was gay again, gay as ever. She had a debut after the Armistice, and in February she was presumably engaged to a man from New Orleans. In June she married Tom Buchanan of Chicago, with more pomp and circumstance than Louisville ever knew before.

debut - प्रथम प्रवेश

Armistice - युद्धविराम

presumably - सम्भवतः, संभाव्यतः

Orleans - capital of Centre-Val de Loire

pomp - धूमधाम, शान/धूमधाम

circumstance - परिस्थिति

He came down with a hundred people in four private cars, and hired a whole floor of the Muhlbach Hotel, and the day before the wedding he gave her a string of pearls valued at three hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

hired - किराया/भाड़ा, भाड़ेपर देना

pearls - मोती, कृत्रिम मोती, जलज

valued - परिमाण, गुण, मान, उपयोगिता

I was bridesmaid. I came into her room half an hour before the bridal dinner, and found her lying on her bed as lovely as the June night in her flowered dress - and as drunk as a monkey. She had a bottle of Sauterne in one hand and a letter in the other.

bridesmaid - वधू सखी, दुल्हन की सहेली

bridal - वैवाहिक, विवाह का, वधू का

Sauterne - सोतर्न

"’Gratulate me," she muttered. "Never had a drink before, but oh how I do enjoy it."

Gratulate - बधाई देना

"What’s the matter, Daisy?"

I was scared, I can tell you; I’d never seen a girl like that before.

"Here, deares’." She groped around in a waste-basket she had with her on the bed and pulled out the string of pearls. "Take ’em down-stairs and give ’em back to whoever they belong to. Tell ’em all Daisy’s change’ her mine. Say: ‘Daisy’s change’ her mine!’."

groped - टटोलना, ज़बर्दस्ती छूना

Whoever - कौन, जो कोई, जो कोई

She began to cry - she cried and cried. I rushed out and found her mother’s maid, and we locked the door and got her into a cold bath. She wouldn’t let go of the letter. She took it into the tub with her and squeezed it up into a wet ball, and only let me leave it in the soap-dish when she saw that it was coming to pieces like snow.

maid - लड़की

tub - ढक्कनदार डिब्बा, स्नान, टब, नांद

soap-dish - (soap-dish) सोप डिश

But she didn’t say another word. We gave her spirits of ammonia and put ice on her forehead and hooked her back into her dress, and half an hour later, when we walked out of the room, the pearls were around her neck and the incident was over. Next day at five o’clock she married Tom Buchanan without so much as a shiver, and started off on a three months’ trip to the South Seas.

spirits - भावना, जोश, प्रेतात्मा, स्वभाव

ammonia - रंग रहित तीव्र गंध वाली गैस

forehead - माथा, माथ, ललाट

hooked - फँसाना, मोड़ना, मरना, चोरी करना

shiver - कांपना, सिहरना

I saw them in Santa Barbara when they came back, and I thought I’d never seen a girl so mad about her husband. If he left the room for a minute she’d look around uneasily, and say: "Where’s Tom gone?" and wear the most abstracted expression until she saw him coming in the door.

mad - पागल, उन्मद, बावला, बावरा

uneasily - बेचैनी से, बेचैनी से

abstracted - निकालना, निकाल देना

She used to sit on the sand with his head in her lap by the hour, rubbing her fingers over his eyes and looking at him with unfathomable delight. It was touching to see them together - it made you laugh in a hushed, fascinated way. That was in August. A week after I left Santa Barbara Tom ran into a wagon on the Ventura road one night, and ripped a front wheel off his car.

rubbing - रबिंग, (rub), रगड़ना

unfathomable - अज्ञेय, गहन, अथाह, अथाह/अगाध

delight - ख़ुश, आनंद

hushed - शान्ति, चुप करना, चुप करना

fascinated - मंत्र मुग्ध करना

wagon - पहियेदार मेज़, सप्तर्षि

ripped - चीरा, चीर, अशांत जल क्षेत्र

front wheel - सामने व्हील

The girl who was with him got into the papers, too, because her arm was broken - she was one of the chambermaids in the Santa Barbara Hotel.

The next April Daisy had her little girl, and they went to France for a year. I saw them one spring in Cannes, and later in Deauville, and then they came back to Chicago to settle down. Daisy was popular in Chicago, as you know. They moved with a fast crowd, all of them young and rich and wild, but she came out with an absolutely perfect reputation. Perhaps because she doesn’t drink.

Cannes - a city in France

settle - आराम करना

reputation - प्रतिष्ठा, प्रसिद्धि, नाम, शोहरत

It’s a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue, and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don’t see or care. Perhaps Daisy never went in for amour at all - and yet there’s something in that voice of hers. . . .

Moreover - इसके अलावा, इसके अलावा

irregularity - अनियमितता

amour - गुप्त प्रेम या नाजायज प्रेम

Well, about six weeks ago, she heard the name Gatsby for the first time in years. It was when I asked you - do you remember? - if you knew Gatsby in West Egg. After you had gone home she came into my room and woke me up, and said: "What Gatsby?" and when I described him - I was half asleep - she said in the strangest voice that it must be the man she used to know.

It wasn’t until then that I connected this Gatsby with the officer in her white car.

When Jordan Baker had finished telling all this we had left the Plaza for half an hour and were driving in a victoria through Central Park. The sun had gone down behind the tall apartments of the movie stars in the West Fifties, and the clear voices of girls, already gathered like crickets on the grass, rose through the hot twilight:

driving in - ड्राइविंग इन

Victoria - विक्टोरिया

central - केंद्रीय

Crickets - टिड्डा, क्रिकेट, क्रिकेट खेलना

"I’m the Sheik of Araby.

Sheik - शैख़, शेख

Your love belongs to me.

At night when you’re are asleep

Into your tent I’ll creep --"

tent - तम्बू

creep - जाना, डर, छिपकर घुसना, घुसना

"It was a strange coincidence," I said.

coincidence - संयोग, इत्तिफ़ाक़

"But it wasn’t a coincidence at all."

"Why not?"

"Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay."

Then it had not been merely the stars to which he had aspired on that June night. He came alive to me, delivered suddenly from the womb of his purposeless splendor.

aspired - चाहना, आकांक्षा करना

delivered - बताना, करना, प्रकट करना, देना

womb - गर्भ, गर्भाशय

splendor - भव्यता, दीप्ति, शान शौकत

"He wants to know," continued Jordan, "if you’ll invite Daisy to your house some afternoon and then let him come over."

The modesty of the demand shook me. He had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths - so that he could "come over" some afternoon to a stranger’s garden.

modesty - लज्जा, विनम्रता, संकोच

dispensed - देना, दवा तैयार करना

starlight - तारों का प्रकाश, नक्षत्र रोशनी

"Did I have to know all this before he could ask such a little thing?"

"He’s afraid, he’s waited so long. He thought you might be offended. You see, he’s a regular tough underneath it all."

offended - अपराध करना, अपराध करना

tough - सख़्त, सख्त

underneath - नीचे

Something worried me.

"Why didn’t he ask you to arrange a meeting?"

"He wants her to see his house," she explained. "And your house is right next door."


"I think he half expected her to wander into one of his parties, some night," went on Jordan, "but she never did. Then he began asking people casually if they knew her, and I was the first one he found. It was that night he sent for me at his dance, and you should have heard the elaborate way he worked up to it.

wander - भटकना, घूमना

Of course, I immediately suggested a luncheon in New York - and I thought he’d go mad:

"‘I don’t want to do anything out of the way!’ he kept saying. ‘I want to see her right next door.’

"When I said you were a particular friend of Tom’s, he started to abandon the whole idea. He doesn’t know very much about Tom, though he says he’s read a Chicago paper for years just on the chance of catching a glimpse of Daisy’s name."

abandon - छोड़ देना

It was dark now, and as we dipped under a little bridge I put my arm around Jordan’s golden shoulder and drew her toward me and asked her to dinner. Suddenly I wasn’t thinking of Daisy and Gatsby any more, but of this clean, hard, limited person, who dealt in universal scepticism, and who leaned back jauntily just within the circle of my arm.

dipped - झुकाना, कम करना, निकालना, गिरना

universal - सामान्य, मशीन का सर्वक्षम

jauntily - प्रङुल्लतापूर्वक

A phrase began to beat in my ears with a sort of heady excitement: "There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired."

heady - उतावला, मादक

pursuing - पीछे चलना, (pursue) पीछे चलना

"And Daisy ought to have something in her life," murmured Jordan to me.

"Does she want to see Gatsby?"

"She’s not to know about it. Gatsby doesn’t want her to know. You’re just supposed to invite her to tea."

We passed a barrier of dark trees, and then the facade of Fifty-ninth Street, a block of delicate pale light, beamed down into the park. Unlike Gatsby and Tom Buchanan, I had no girl whose disembodied face floated along the dark cornices and blinding signs, and so I drew up the girl beside me, tightening my arms.

barrier - बाधा, रुकावट

facade - दिखावा

delicate - स्वादिष्ट, लिहाज रखनेवाला

unlike - विपरीत

disembodied - अदृश्य, देहमुक्त

cornices - कोर्निस

blinding - very bright

tightening - सीमित करना, तनना, कसना

Her wan, scornful mouth smiled, and so I drew her up again closer, this time to my face.

scornful - अपमानजनक, घृणापूर्ण

Chapter 5

When I came home to West Egg that night I was afraid for a moment that my house was on fire. Two o’clock and the whole corner of the peninsula was blazing with light, which fell unreal on the shrubbery and made thin elongating glints upon the roadside wires. Turning a corner, I saw that it was Gatsby’s house, lit from tower to cellar.

Peninsula - प्रायद्वीप

blazing - चमक, लौ, चिन्ह, चमकना, जलना

unreal - अवास्तविक

shrubbery - झाड़ झंखाड़, झाड़ी

elongating - लंबा होना, लंबा होना

glints - चमक, चमकना, झलकना

roadside - सड़क का किनारा

wires - लाइन, तार लगाना, फीता

At first I thought it was another party, a wild rout that had resolved itself into "hide-and-go-seek" or "sardines-in-the-box" with all the house thrown open to the game. But there wasn’t a sound. Only wind in the trees, which blew the wires and made the lights go off and on again as if the house had winked into the darkness. As my taxi groaned away I saw Gatsby walking toward me across his lawn.

rout - हरा देना

seek - ढूँढ़ना, ढूँढना, खोजना

sardines - सार्डीन मछली, सार्डीन

"Your place looks like the World’s Fair," I said.

"Does it?" He turned his eyes toward it absently. "I have been glancing into some of the rooms. Let’s go to Coney Island, old sport. In my car."

"It’s too late."

"Well, suppose we take a plunge in the swimming-pool? I haven’t made use of it all summer."

plunge - खुद को गहरे पानी इत्यादि में गिराना

"I’ve got to go to bed."

"All right."

He waited, looking at me with suppressed eagerness.

suppressed - रोकना, समाप्त करना

"I talked with Miss Baker," I said after a moment. "I’m going to call up Daisy to-morrow and invite her over here to tea."

"Oh, that’s all right," he said carelessly. "I don’t want to put you to any trouble."

carelessly - लापरवाही से, असावधानतः

"What day would suit you?"

"What day would suit you?" he corrected me quickly. "I don’t want to put you to any trouble, you see."

"How about the day after to-morrow?" He considered for a moment. Then, with reluctance:

"I want to get the grass cut," he said.

We both looked at the grass - there was a sharp line where my ragged lawn ended and the darker, well-kept expanse of his began. I suspected that he meant my grass.

expanse - फैलाव

"There’s another little thing," he said uncertainly, and hesitated.

uncertainly - अनीश्चित ढंग से, हिचकिचाता हुआ

"Would you rather put it off for a few days?" I asked.

"Oh, it isn’t about that. At least --" He fumbled with a series of beginnings. "Why, I thought - why, look here, old sport, you don’t make much money, do you?"

fumbled - टटोलना, चूक, गड़बड़ाना

beginnings - जड़, शुरुआत, प्रारंभ, मूल

"Not very much."

This seemed to reassure him and he continued more confidently.

reassure - आश्वासन देना, फिर हिम्मत दिलाना

confidently - विश्वास सहित

"I thought you didn’t, if you’ll pardon my - You see, I carry on a little business on the side, a sort of side line, you understand. And I thought that if you don’t make very much - You’re selling bonds, aren’t you, old sport?"

side line - साइड लाइन

"Trying to."

"Well, this would interest you. It wouldn’t take up much of your time and you might pick up a nice bit of money. It happens to be a rather confidential sort of thing."

confidential - गोपनीय

I realize now that under different circumstances that conversation might have been one of the crises of my life. But, because the offer was obviously and tactlessly for a service to be rendered, I had no choice except to cut him off there.

crises - चरम बिन्दु, संकट, चरम बिन्दु

tactlessly - अव्यावहारिक ढंग से

rendered - देना, अर्पण करना, पैदा करना

"I’ve got my hands full," I said. "I’m much obliged but I couldn’t take on any more work."

obliged - नैतिक नियमों से मज़बूर करना

"You wouldn’t have to do any business with Wolfsheim." Evidently he thought that I was shying away from the "gonnegtion" mentioned at lunch, but I assured him he was wrong. He waited a moment longer, hoping I’d begin a conversation, but I was too absorbed to be responsive, so he went unwillingly home.

shying - दूर, कम, शर्मीला, संकोची

responsive - उत्तरदायी, उत्साहपूर्वक अनुकूल

unwillingly - अनिच्छा से, अनिच्छापूर्वक

The evening had made me light-headed and happy; I think I walked into a deep sleep as I entered my front door. So I didn’t know whether or not Gatsby went to Coney Island, or for how many hours he "glanced into rooms" while his house blazed gaudily on. I called up Daisy from the office next morning, and invited her to come to tea.

deep sleep - गहरी नींद

blazed - चमक, लौ, चिन्ह, चमकना, जलना

gaudily - भड़कीले ढंग से

"Don’t bring Tom," I warned her.

warned - सावधान करना, चेतावनी देना


"Don’t bring Tom."

"Who is ‘Tom’?" she asked innocently.

The day agreed upon was pouring rain. At eleven o’clock a man in a raincoat, dragging a lawn-mower, tapped at my front door and said that Mr. Gatsby had sent him over to cut my grass. This reminded me that I had forgotten to tell my Finn to come back, so I drove into West Egg Village to search for her among soggy, whitewashed alleys and to buy some cups and lemons and flowers.

pouring - पीलाना, (pour) पीलाना

raincoat - रेनकोट

dragging - बाहर निकालना, बाधा, अवरोध

mower - काटनेवाली मशीन

soggy - गीला, निस्तेज, दलदली, लिजलिजा

alleys - गली, पगडण्डी, वीथिका

The flowers were unnecessary, for at two o’clock a greenhouse arrived from Gatsby’s, with innumerable receptacles to contain it. An hour later the front door opened nervously, and Gatsby, in a white flannel suit, silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in. He was pale, and there were dark signs of sleeplessness beneath his eyes.

unnecessary - अनावश्यक/व्यर्थ, अनावश्यक

greenhouse - छोटे पेड़ों को हरा रखने का घर

receptacles - पात्र धारक

nervously - घबराए हुए अंदाझ्ॅअ में

flannel - बकवास करना, बकवास, बकवास करना

sleeplessness - अनिद्रा

"Is everything all right?" he asked immediately.

"The grass looks fine, if that’s what you mean."

"What grass?" he inquired blankly. "Oh, the grass in the yard." He looked out the window at it, but, judging from his expression, I don’t believe he saw a thing.

judging - निर्णायक, अस्थाई न्यायाधिकारी

"Looks very good," he remarked vaguely. "One of the papers said they thought the rain would stop about four. I think it was the Journal. Have you got everything you need in the shape of - of tea?"

journal - बहीखाता

I took him into the pantry, where he looked a little reproachfully at the Finn. Together we scrutinized the twelve lemon cakes from the delicatessen shop.

reproachfully - आलोचनात्मक ढंग से

scrutinized - बारीकी से देखना, जाँचना

delicatessen shop - देलिकेटेसेन दुकान

"Will they do?" I asked.

"Of course, of course! They’re fine!" and he added hollowly, " . . . old sport."

hollowly - दिखावटी

The rain cooled about half-past three to a damp mist, through which occasional thin drops swam like dew. Gatsby looked with vacant eyes through a copy of Clay’s Economics, starting at the Finnish tread that shook the kitchen floor, and peering toward the bleared windows from time to time as if a series of invisible but alarming happenings were taking place outside.

mist - धुंध

occasional - प्रासंगिक, असाम्यिक

dew - ओस

vacant - खाली, विचार शून्य, रिक्त

clay - मृत्तिका, चिकनी मिट्टी

Economics - अर्थशास्त्रीय, आर्थिक

tread - परचलना

peering - देखना, ताकना, जोड़, सामंत

alarming - भयभीत करना, घंटी

happenings - घटना, अनौपचारिक घटनाअ

Finally he got up and informed me, in an uncertain voice, that he was going home.

"Why’s that?"

"Nobody’s coming to tea. It’s too late!" He looked at his watch as if there was some pressing demand on his time elsewhere. "I can’t wait all day."

pressing - दबाव, अत्यावश्यक

elsewhere - और कहीं, अन्यत्र, अनत

"Don’t be silly; it’s just two minutes to four."

silly - मूर्ख

He sat down miserably, as if I had pushed him, and simultaneously there was the sound of a motor turning into my lane. We both jumped up, and, a little harrowed myself, I went out into the yard.

lane - गली, खोरी

harrowed - हेंगा फेरना, हेंगा

Under the dripping bare lilac-trees a large open car was coming up the drive. It stopped. Daisy’s face, tipped sideways beneath a three-cornered lavender hat, looked out at me with a bright ecstatic smile.

dripping - माँस तेल, बहुत गीला

lilac - बकायन

ecstatic - हर्षोन्मत्त, उल्लसित

"Is this absolutely where you live, my dearest one?"

The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain. I had to follow the sound of it for a moment, up and down, with my ear alone, before any words came through. A damp streak of hair lay like a dash of blue paint across her cheek, and her hand was wet with glistening drops as I took it to help her from the car.

exhilarating - आनन्दित करना, आनन्दित करना

ripple - छोटी तरंग

tonic - बल्य, बलवर्द्धक औषधि

streak - वर्णरेखा, चमक, दौर, प्रवृत्ति

Dash - डैश

"Are you in love with me," she said low in my ear, "or why did I have to come alone?"

"That’s the secret of Castle Rackrent. Tell your chauffeur to go far away and spend an hour."

"Come back in an hour, Ferdie." Then in a grave murmur: "His name is Ferdie."

"Does the gasoline affect his nose?"

"I don’t think so," she said innocently. "Why?"

We went in. To my overwhelming surprise the living-room was deserted.

overwhelming - पराजित करना, वश में करना

"Well, that’s funny," I exclaimed.

"What’s funny?"

She turned her head as there was a light dignified knocking at the front door. I went out and opened it. Gatsby, pale as death, with his hands plunged like weights in his coat pockets, was standing in a puddle of water glaring tragically into my eyes.

knocking at - दबाव लगाना

pale as death - मृत्यु की तरह पीला

puddle - पोखर, डबरा, डाबर

glaring - चमक, गुस्से से घूरना, चमकना

tragically - शोकपूर्ण तरीके से, दुखद रूप से

With his hands still in his coat pockets he stalked by me into the hall, turned sharply as if he were on a wire, and disappeared into the living-room. It wasn’t a bit funny. Aware of the loud beating of my own heart I pulled the door to against the increasing rain.

stalked - अकड़ कर चलना, स्टक, रौबदार चाल

For half a minute there wasn’t a sound. Then from the living-room I heard a sort of choking murmur and part of a laugh, followed by Daisy’s voice on a clear artificial note: "I certainly am awfully glad to see you again."

choking - चोक, सांस रूकना

awfully - बहुत, बेकार ढंग से

A pause; it endured horribly. I had nothing to do in the hall, so I went into the room.

endured - सहना, सहन करना, टिके रहना

horribly - भयंकर रूपसे, बुरी तरह से

Gatsby, his hands still in his pockets, was reclining against the mantelpiece in a strained counterfeit of perfect ease, even of boredom. His head leaned back so far that it rested against the face of a defunct mantelpiece clock, and from this position his distraught eyes stared down at Daisy, who was sitting, frightened but graceful, on the edge of a stiff chair.

reclining - झुकना

counterfeit - खोटा, जाली

boredom - बोरियत, ऊब

defunct - निष्क्रिय

mantelpiece clock - मैंटलपीस घड़ी

distraught - परेशान

frightened - भयभीत करना, डराना, भयभीत करना

graceful - शिष्ट, सुन्दर, अच्छी तरह, मनोहर

"We’ve met before," muttered Gatsby. His eyes glanced momentarily at me, and his lips parted with an abortive attempt at a laugh. Luckily the clock took this moment to tilt dangerously at the pressure of his head, whereupon he turned and caught it with trembling fingers, and set it back in place. Then he sat down, rigidly, his elbow on the arm of the sofa and his chin in his hand.

momentarily - पल भर के लिये, थोड़ि ही देर में

luckily - भाग्य से, सौभाग्यवश

tilt - झुकना

dangerously - खतरनाक तरीके से

pressure - दाब

rigidly - कड़ेपन के साथ, कठोरतापूर्वक

"I’m sorry about the clock," he said.

My own face had now assumed a deep tropical burn. I couldn’t muster up a single commonplace out of the thousand in my head.

tropical - उष्णकटिबन्धी, उष्णकटिबन्ध

commonplace - आम, आम बात, आम बात

"It’s an old clock," I told them idiotically.

idiotically - मूर्खतापूर्ण ढम्ग से

I think we all believed for a moment that it had smashed in pieces on the floor.

smashed - ज़बर्दस्त रूप से सफल

"We haven’t met for many years," said Daisy, her voice as matter-of-fact as it could ever be.

"Five years next November."

The automatic quality of Gatsby’s answer set us all back at least another minute. I had them both on their feet with the desperate suggestion that they help me make tea in the kitchen when the demoniac Finn brought it in on a tray.

automatic - स्वचालित, ऑटोमैटिक

desperate - निराशाजनक, निराश, खतरनाक

demoniac - राक्षसी

Amid the welcome confusion of cups and cakes a certain physical decency established itself. Gatsby got himself into a shadow and, while Daisy and I talked, looked conscientiously from one to the other of us with tense, unhappy eyes. However, as calmness wasn’t an end in itself, I made an excuse at the first possible moment, and got to my feet.

amid - बीच में ही

conscientiously - कर्तव्यनिष्ठा से

calmness - the state of being calm, tranquillity, silence

"Where are you going?" demanded Gatsby in immediate alarm.

immediate - ठीक

alarm - भयभीत करना, घंटी

"I’ll be back."

"I’ve got to speak to you about something before you go."

He followed me wildly into the kitchen, closed the door, and whispered:

wildly - शिष्टाचारहीनतः, अशिष्टतः

"Oh, God!" in a miserable way.

miserable - दुःखी, उदास

"What’s the matter?"

"This is a terrible mistake," he said, shaking his head from side to side, "a terrible, terrible mistake."

"You’re just embarrassed, that’s all," and luckily I added: "Daisy’s embarrassed too."

embarrassed - अड़चन डालना, शर्मिंदा करना

"She’s embarrassed?" he repeated incredulously.

"Just as much as you are."

"Don’t talk so loud."

"You’re acting like a little boy," I broke out impatiently. "Not only that, but you’re rude. Daisy’s sitting in there all alone."

He raised his hand to stop my words, looked at me with unforgettable reproach, and, opening the door cautiously, went back into the other room.

unforgettable - अविस्मरणीय

cautiously - सतर्कतापूर्वक

I walked out the back way - just as Gatsby had when he had made his nervous circuit of the house half an hour before - and ran for a huge black knotted tree, whose massed leaves made a fabric against the rain. Once more it was pouring, and my irregular lawn, well-shaved by Gatsby’s gardener, abounded in small, muddy swamps and prehistoric marshes.

circuit - परिपथ

knotted - बंधन, समूह, गुच्छा, सार, उलझाना

massed - परिमाण, समूह, ढेर, आधिक्य

fabric - कपड़ा

irregular - अनियमित

abounded in - भरपूर

Muddy - मटमैला, मैला, गंदा करना, दलदली

prehistoric - प्रागैतिहासिक

There was nothing to look at from under the tree except Gatsby’s enormous house, so I stared at it, like Kant at his church steeple, for half an hour. A brewer had built it early in the "period" craze, a decade before, and there was a story that he’d agreed to pay five years’ taxes on all the neighboring cottages if the owners would have their roofs thatched with straw.

steeple - मीनार

craze - बावलापन/सनक अस्थाई समय तक

decade - दशक

taxes - शुल्क लगाना, दाम, शुल्क

neighboring - निकटवर्ती, प्रतिवेशी, निकटस्थ

cottages - झोपड़ी, कुटी, मड़ई

owners - मालिक, स्तामी

thatched - घने बाल, छप्पर डालना, छप्पर

Perhaps their refusal took the heart out of his plan to Found a Family - he went into an immediate decline. His children sold his house with the black wreath still on the door. Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry.

refusal - इनकार

decline - घटना, गिरावट, कम होना

serfs - कृषिदास, दास

obstinate - ज़िद्दी, हठी, अक्खड़

peasantry - कृषक वर्ग, कृषक वर्ग

After half an hour, the sun shone again, and the grocer’s automobile rounded Gatsby’s drive with the raw material for his servants’ dinner - I felt sure he wouldn’t eat a spoonful. A maid began opening the upper windows of his house, appeared momentarily in each, and, leaning from a large central bay, spat meditatively into the garden. It was time I went back.

shone - चमकाना, चमक, प्रकाशित होना

grocer - pansari

raw material - कच्चे सामग्री

spoonful - चम्मच, चम्मच भर

While the rain continued it had seemed like the murmur of their voices, rising and swelling a little now and then with gusts of emotion. But in the new silence I felt that silence had fallen within the house too.

swelling - सूजन, अंड वृध्दि, (swell) सूजन

gusts - झोंका, आनन्द, उमंग, आवेश

I went in - after making every possible noise in the kitchen, short of pushing over the stove - but I don’t believe they heard a sound. They were sitting at either end of the couch, looking at each other as if some question had been asked, or was in the air, and every vestige of embarrassment was gone.

vestige - अवशेष, मार्ग, पदांक, रास्ता

Daisy’s face was smeared with tears, and when I came in she jumped up and began wiping at it with her handkerchief before a mirror. But there was a change in Gatsby that was simply confounding. He literally glowed; without a word or a gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room.

smeared - मैला करना, दाग, गंदा करना

confounding - पराजित करना, गलत साबित करना

glowed - चमकना, गरम करना, रंगना, लाली

exultation - उल्लास

radiated - निकलना, बिखेरना, चमकना

little room - छोटी कमरा

"Oh, hello, old sport," he said, as if he hadn’t seen me for years. I thought for a moment he was going to shake hands.

"It’s stopped raining."

"Has it?" When he realized what I was talking about, that there were twinkle-bells of sunshine in the room, he smiled like a weather man, like an ecstatic patron of recurrent light, and repeated the news to Daisy. "What do you think of that? It’s stopped raining."

Twinkle - चमक, जोश, टिमटिमाना, चमकना

recurrent - आवर्ती, पुनरावर्ती

"I’m glad, Jay." Her throat, full of aching, grieving beauty, told only of her unexpected joy.

throat - गला

aching - पीड़ा, दर्द

grieving - शोका मनाना, दुःखित होना

joy - आनन्द

"I want you and Daisy to come over to my house," he said, "I’d like to show her around."

"You’re sure you want me to come?"

"Absolutely, old sport."

Daisy went up-stairs to wash her face - too late I thought with humiliation of my towels - while Gatsby and I waited on the lawn.

humiliation - निरादर, अपमान

"My house looks well, doesn’t it?" he demanded. "See how the whole front of it catches the light."

I agreed that it was splendid.

"Yes." His eyes went over it, every arched door and square tower. "It took me just three years to earn the money that bought it."

arched - मुख्य, धूर्ततापूर्ण, नटखट, वक्र

"I thought you inherited your money."

inherited - पाना

"I did, old sport," he said automatically, "but I lost most of it in the big panic - the panic of the war."

automatically - अपने आप से

panic - दहशत

I think he hardly knew what he was saying, for when I asked him what business he was in he answered, "That’s my affair," before he realized that it wasn’t the appropriate reply.

appropriate - उपयुक्त

"Oh, I’ve been in several things," he corrected himself. "I was in the drug business and then I was in the oil business. But I’m not in either one now." He looked at me with more attention. "Do you mean you’ve been thinking over what I proposed the other night?"

proposed - प्रस्ताव रखना, प्रस्तुत करना

Before I could answer, Daisy came out of the house and two rows of brass buttons on her dress gleamed in the sunlight.

rows - चलाना, झिड़की, पंक्ति, लगातार

gleamed - झलक, चमचमाना, चमकना, किरण

"That huge place there?" she cried pointing.

"Do you like it?"

"I love it, but I don’t see how you live there all alone."

"I keep it always full of interesting people, night and day. People who do interesting things. Celebrated people."

Instead of taking the short cut along the Sound we went down the road and entered by the big postern. With enchanting murmurs Daisy admired this aspect or that of the feudal silhouette against the sky, admired the gardens, the sparkling odor of jonquils and the frothy odor of hawthorn and plum blossoms and the pale gold odor of kiss-me-at-the-gate.

postern - चोर दरवाज़ा

enchanting - मोहित करना, मोहित करना

murmurs - बड़बड़ाना, सरसराहट, बड़बड़ाहट

aspect - दृष्टिकोण, गुण, रूप, पहलू, रूख

feudal - जागीरदारी[से सम्बंधित], सामंती

sparkling - उत्कृष्ट, चमकदार, झिलमिलाता हुआ

odor - गंध

frothy - झागदार

hawthorn - नागफनी

plum - बेर का फल

blossoms - फूलना/खिलना/समृद्ध होना/फलना

kiss - चूमना, सहलाना

It was strange to reach the marble steps and find no stir of bright dresses in and out the door, and hear no sound but bird voices in the trees.

stir - हिलाना-डुलाना

And inside, as we wandered through Marie Antoinette music-rooms and Restoration salons, I felt that there were guests concealed behind every couch and table, under orders to be breathlessly silent until we had passed through. As Gatsby closed the door of "the Merton College Library." I could have sworn I heard the owl-eyed man break into ghostly laughter.

We went up-stairs, through period bedrooms swathed in rose and lavender silk and vivid with new flowers, through dressing-rooms and poolrooms, and bathrooms with sunken baths - intruding into one chamber where a dishevelled man in pajamas was doing liver exercises on the floor. It was Mr. Klipspringer, the "boarder." I had seen him wandering hungrily about the beach that morning.

swathed - पट्टी

vivid - चमकीला, सुस्पष्ट, प्रबल, विशद

intruding - घुसना, हस्तक्षेप करना

chamber - सभा, सदन, कमरा, कचहरी, कोठरी

dishevelled - अस्त व्यस्त करना

pajamas - सोने के कपड़े, पायजामा, पैजामा

wandering - घुमावदार, घुमंतू, अस्थिर

hungrily - भूखे लोगों की तरह

Finally we came to Gatsby’s own apartment, a bedroom and a bath, and an Adam study, where we sat down and drank a glass of some Chartreuse he took from a cupboard in the wall.

Adam - ऐडम, आदिपुरूष, आदम

Chartreuse - पीलापन लिये हरा

He hadn’t once ceased looking at Daisy, and I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes. Sometimes, too, he stared around at his possessions in a dazed way, as though in her actual and astounding presence none of it was any longer real. Once he nearly toppled down a flight of stairs.

revalued - पुनः मूल्यांकन करना

measure - ताल, मर्यादा, काफ़ी, नापना

dazed - घबरा देना, आश्चर्यचकित कर देना

astounding - चकित करना, अचंभित करना

toppled - गिरा देना, गिर जाना, लुढ़क जाना

His bedroom was the simplest room of all - except where the dresser was garnished with a toilet set of pure dull gold. Daisy took the brush with delight, and smoothed her hair, whereupon Gatsby sat down and shaded his eyes and began to laugh.

toilet set - टॉयलेट सेट

pure - शुद्ध

smoothed - शिष्ट, मुलायम, समटल करना

shaded - आच्छादित, रेखाच्छादित

"It’s the funniest thing, old sport," he said hilariously. "I can’t - When I try to --"

He had passed visibly through two states and was entering upon a third. After his embarrassment and his unreasoning joy he was consumed with wonder at her presence. He had been full of the idea so long, dreamed it right through to the end, waited with his teeth set, so to speak, at an inconceivable pitch of intensity. Now, in the reaction, he was running down like an overwound clock.

visibly - प्रत्यक्षतः, प्रत्यक्ष रूप से

unreasoning - अविवेक

consumed - खाना, जलाना

inconceivable - अचिन्त्य, कल्पनातीत

pitch - खेल के लिए स्थान

Recovering himself in a minute he opened for us two hulking patent cabinets which held his massed suits and dressing-gowns and ties, and his shirts, piled like bricks in stacks a dozen high.

recovering - अच्छा हो जाना, ठीक होना

patent - पेटेंट, एकस्व, सुन्दर तरीका

cabinets - अलमारी, सन्दूकचा, कैबिनेट

gowns - गाउन, चोगा

piled - ढेर लगना, बहुत सारा, समूह, ढेर

bricks - इष्टिका, खिलौना, मदत करने वाला

stacks - ढेर, क्रमबद्ध ढेर लगाना, भरना

"I’ve got a man in England who buys me clothes. He sends over a selection of things at the beginning of each season, spring and fall."

selection - चुनाव, चयन, संकलन

He took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them, one by one, before us, shirts of sheer linen and thick silk and fine flannel, which lost their folds as they fell and covered the table in many-colored disarray.

pile - ढेर

disarray - उलट पलट

While we admired he brought more and the soft rich heap mounted higher - shirts with stripes and scrolls and plaids in coral and apple-green and lavender and faint orange, and monograms of Indian blue. Suddenly, with a strained sound, Daisy bent her head into the shirts and began to cry stormily.

heap - ढेर

stripes - धारी, फीता, तबका, फ़ीती

scrolls - ऊपर नीचे करना, चीरक

plaids - चारखानेदार कपड़ा, पट्टू

coral - मूंगा, मूँगा, प्रवाल

monograms - मोनोग्रम

Indian - भारतीय, भारत संबंधी

stormily - तूफ़ान की तरह

"They’re such beautiful shirts," she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. "It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such - such beautiful shirts before."

sobbed - कमीना, सिसकते हुए कहना

muffled - लपेटना, आवाज़ दबाना

After the house, we were to see the grounds and the swimming-pool, and the hydroplane and the mid-summer flowers - but outside Gatsby’s window it began to rain again, so we stood in a row looking at the corrugated surface of the Sound.

mid - मध्य

corrugated - सिकोड़ना/झुर्री डालना

surface - प्रकट होना, दिखाई देना

"If it wasn’t for the mist we could see your home across the bay," said Gatsby. "You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock."

Daisy put her arm through his abruptly, but he seemed absorbed in what he had just said. Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock.

absorbed in - उल्लिखित में

Possibly - संभव हो सकना, सम्भवतः, शायद

His count of enchanted objects had diminished by one.

I began to walk about the room, examining various indefinite objects in the half darkness. A large photograph of an elderly man in yachting costume attracted me, hung on the wall over his desk.

examining - समझना, परखना, पूछना

indefinite - अनिश्चित, संदेहास्पद

elderly - बुज़ुर्ग

yachting - नौका विहार

hung - लटकना, टाम्गना, छाना, लटक्ना

"Who’s this?"

"That? That’s Mr. Dan Cody, old sport."

The name sounded faintly familiar.

"He’s dead now. He used to be my best friend years ago."

There was a small picture of Gatsby, also in yachting costume, on the bureau - Gatsby with his head thrown back defiantly - taken apparently when he was about eighteen.

thrown back - वापस फेंका

defiantly - अवज्ञापूर्वक

"I adore it," exclaimed Daisy. "The pompadour! You never told me you had a pompadour - or a yacht."

adore - पूजा करना, आराधना करना

Pompadour - woman's hairstyle

yacht - याख़्ट

"Look at this," said Gatsby quickly. "Here’s a lot of clippings - about you."

clippings - कटिंग

They stood side by side examining it. I was going to ask to see the rubies when the phone rang, and Gatsby took up the receiver.

receiver - रिसीवर

"Yes. . . . well, I can’t talk now. . . . I can’t talk now, old sport. . . . I said a small town. . . . he must know what a small town is. . . . well, he’s no use to us if Detroit is his idea of a small town. . . . "

Detroit - largest city and former capital of Michigan

He rang off.

"Come here quick!" cried Daisy at the window.

The rain was still falling, but the darkness had parted in the west, and there was a pink and golden billow of foamy clouds above the sea.

billow - तरंगित होना, महातरंग, बड़ी तरंग

foamy - झाग के समान, झागदार, झाग सहित

"Look at that," she whispered, and then after a moment: "I’d like to just get one of those pink clouds and put you in it and push you around."

I tried to go then, but they wouldn’t hear of it; perhaps my presence made them feel more satisfactorily alone.

satisfactorily - संतोषजनक ढंग से

"I know what we’ll do," said Gatsby, "we’ll have Klipspringer play the piano."

He went out of the room calling "Ewing!" and returned in a few minutes accompanied by an embarrassed, slightly worn young man, with shell-rimmed glasses and scanty blond hair. He was now decently clothed in a "sport shirt," open at the neck, sneakers, and duck trousers of a nebulous hue.

accompanied - साथ देना, साथ साथ होना

shell - खोल, शैल, कौड़ी

rimmed - किनारा, किनारा लगाना, घिरा होना

scanty - छोटा, अल्प, विरल, अपर्याप्त

decently - शालीनतापूर्वक, सही ढंग से

sneakers - मुखबिर, कपड़े का जूता

duck trousers - बकरी पैंट

nebulous - अनिश्चित, अस्पष्ट, धुँधला

hue - विविध रंग

"Did we interrupt your exercises?" inquired Daisy politely.

interrupt - टोकना r=ṭoknā

"I was asleep," cried Mr. Klipspringer, in a spasm of embarrassment. "That is, I’d been asleep. Then I got up.. .."

spasm - लहर, दौरा, ऐंठन, अतिसंकुंचन

"Klipspringer plays the piano," said Gatsby, cutting him off. "Don’t you, Ewing, old sport?"

"I don’t play well. I don’t - I hardly play at all. I’m all out of prac --"

"We’ll go down-stairs," interrupted Gatsby. He flipped a switch. The gray windows disappeared as the house glowed full of light.

switch - स्विच

In the music-room Gatsby turned on a solitary lamp beside the piano. He lit Daisy’s cigarette from a trembling match, and sat down with her on a couch far across the room, where there was no light save what the gleaming floor bounced in from the hall.

bounced - उछालना, उछलना, उत्साह, मारना

When Klipspringer had played The love nest, he turned around on the bench and searched unhappily for Gatsby in the gloom.

love nest - प्रेम नेस्ट

Bench - बैंच

Unhappily - उदासी के साथ, अप्रसन्नतापूर्वक

"I’m all out of practice, you see. I told you I couldn’t play. I’m all out of prac --"

"Don’t talk so much, old sport," commanded Gatsby. "Play!"

commanded - पाना, प्राप्त करना, देना, संकेत

"In the morning,

In the evening,

Ain’t we got fun--"

ain - département

Outside the wind was loud and there was a faint flow of thunder along the Sound. All the lights were going on in West Egg now; the electric trains, men-carrying, were plunging home through the rain from New York. It was the hour of a profound human change, and excitement was generating on the air.

thunder - गरज, गड़गड़ाहट, राद, गर्जन

plunging - डूबना, (plunge) डूबना

generating - पैदा करना, पैदा करना, कमाना

"One thing’s sure and nothing’s surer

The rich get richer and the poor get- children.

In the meantime,

meantime - इस बीच, इस बीच, इसी बीच

In between time--"

As I went over to say good-by I saw that the expression of bewilderment had come back into Gatsby’s face, as though a faint doubt had occurred to him as to the quality of his present happiness. Almost five years! There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams - not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion.

bewilderment - घबराहट

tumbled - गिरावट, भाव गिरना, गिर जाना

fault - खोट, दोष

illusion - भ्रम

It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.

passion - जुनून

decking - डेकिंग, (deck) डेकिंग

feather - पंख, पर

freshness - शीतलता, ताज़गी

challenge - चुनौती

store up - संग्रह करें

As I watched him he adjusted himself a little, visibly. His hand took hold of hers, and as she said something low in his ear he turned toward her with a rush of emotion. I think that voice held him most, with its fluctuating, feverish warmth, because it couldn’t be over-dreamed - that voice was a deathless song.

adjusted - बराबर करना, अनुकूल बनाना

fluctuating - घटना बढ़ना, बदलता रहना

feverish - उत्तेजित, ज्वरजन्य

deathless - बहुत खराब, बहुत खराब, अमर

They had forgotten me, but Daisy glanced up and held out her hand; Gatsby didn’t know me now at all. I looked once more at them and they looked back at me, remotely, possessed by intense life. Then I went out of the room and down the marble steps into the rain, leaving them there together.

possessed - रखना, पर नियंट्रण रखना

Chapter 6

About this time an ambitious young reporter from New York arrived one morning at Gatsby’s door and asked him if he had anything to say.

ambitious - उच्चाकांक्षी, महत्वाकांक्षी

"Anything to say about what?" inquired Gatsby politely.

"Why - any statement to give out."

it transpired after a confused five minutes that the man had heard Gatsby’s name around his office in a connection which he either wouldn’t reveal or didn’t fully understand. This was his day off and with laudable initiative he had hurried out "to see."

it transpired - यह सामने आया

connection - संबंध

reveal - बताना, दिखाना, प्रकट करना

laudable - प्रशंसनीय

It was a random shot, and yet the reporter’s instinct was right. Gatsby’s notoriety, spread about by the hundreds who had accepted his hospitality and so become authorities on his past, had increased all summer until he fell just short of being news.

random - यादृच्छिक

notoriety - बदनामी, कुख्याति

authorities - अधिकारी, विशेषज्ञ, अधिकार

Contemporary legends such as the "underground pipe-line to Canada" attached themselves to him, and there was one persistent story that he didn’t live in a house at all, but in a boat that looked like a house and was moved secretly up and down the Long Island shore. just why these inventions were a source of satisfaction to James Gatz of North Dakota, isn’t easy to say.

contemporary - समकालीन, समसामयिक

legends - आलेख, अपूर्व कहानी, दन्तकथा

pipe - पाइप, नल

Canada - कनाडा

attached - सहचारी

secretly - गुप्त रूप से, गुप्ततः

just why - क्यों है

Dakota - Native American people

James Gatz - that was really, or at least legally, his name. He had changed it at the age of seventeen and at the specific moment that witnessed the beginning of his career - when he saw Dan Cody’s yacht drop anchor over the most insidious flat on Lake Superior.

legally - कानूनन

witnessed - करना, गवाह, प्रमाण, गवाह होना

anchor - लंगर

insidious - घातक, परोक्ष, प्रच्छन्न रूप से

It was James Gatz who had been loafing along the beach that afternoon in a torn green jersey and a pair of canvas pants, but it was already Jay Gatsby who borrowed a rowboat, pulled out to the Tuolomee, and informed Cody that a wind might catch him and break him up in half an hour.

torn - करना, आँसू, खींच लेना, चीरा

rowboat - small boat that is rowed

I suppose he’d had the name ready for a long time, even then. His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people - his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself.

shiftless - निकम्मा, असमर्थ

unsuccessful - असफल, नाकाम, अचरितार्थ

imagination - कल्पना, तसव्वुर, तख़य्युल

conception - धारणा, समझ, गर्भाधान, संकल्पना

He was a son of God - a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that - and he must be about His Father’s business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty. So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end.

vast - बृहत, बहु, विशाल, बहुत बड़ा

vulgar - वल्गर, अश्लील

meretricious - दिखावा, बनावटी शोभा युक्त

faithful - निष्ठावान, वफ़ादार

For over a year he had been beating his way along the south shore of Lake Superior as a clam-digger and a salmon-fisher or in any other capacity that brought him food and bed. His brown, hardening body lived naturally through the half-fierce, half-lazy work of the bracing days.

clam - एक प्रकार का घोंघा

digger - खनक

salmon - सामन

fisher - Equivalent surnames of ", l n isher", in other languages

capacity - सामर्थ्य, क्षमता

hardening - कठोरीकरण

naturally - प्राकृतिक रुप से, बेशक

fierce - भारी, घमासान, उत्तेजित, तीव्र

bracing - स्फूर्तिदायक, ताज़गी देने वाला

He knew women early, and since they spoiled him he became contemptuous of them, of young virgins because they were ignorant, of the others because they were hysterical about things which in his overwhelming self-absorbtion he took for granted.

spoiled - लाभ, दूषित करना, बिगाड़ देना

virgins - विशुद्ध, प्राकृतिक

ignorant - अनभिज्ञ, अनपढ, अज्ञानि

hysterical - मज़ेदार, उन्मत्त

But his heart was in a constant, turbulent riot. The most grotesque and fantastic conceits haunted him in his bed at night. A universe of ineffable gaudiness spun itself out in his brain while the clock ticked on the wash-stand and the moon soaked with wet light his tangled clothes upon the floor.

riot - दंगा

most grotesque - सबसे अतुलनीय

conceits - घमण्ड, हास्योक्ति, गुमान

ineffable - अनिर्वचनीय, अकथनीय, अवर्णनीय

gaudiness - भड़कीलापन

spun - घुमाना, घुमाव, चक्कर, घुमना

ticked - घड़ी की टिक टिक

soaked - फैल जाना, डुबाव, भिगोना, सोखना

tangled - उलझाना, उलझा देना, उलझ जाना

Each night he added to the pattern of his fancies until drowsiness closed down upon some vivid scene with an oblivious embrace. For a while these reveries provided an outlet for his imagination; they were a satisfactory hint of the unreality of reality, a promise that the rock of the world was founded securely on a fairy’s wing.

fancies - चाहना, कल्पना करना, अनोखा

drowsiness - झूम

oblivious - अनजान, बेखबर

Embrace - आलिंगन करना

reveries - दिवास्वप्न

outlet - सकेट, द्वार, दुकान, निकास द्वार

satisfactory - संतोषप्रद, सन्तोषजनक, संतोषजनक

unreality - काल्पनिकता, अवास्तविकता

securely - सुरक्षित रूप से

fairy - परी, अप्सरा

Wing - पंख, पर, पक्ष, पर्ण

An instinct toward his future glory had led him, some months before, to the small Lutheran college of St. Olaf in southern Minnesota. He stayed there two weeks, dismayed at its ferocious indifference to the drums of his destiny, to destiny itself, and despising the janitor’s work with which he was to pay his way through.

glory - यश, शान

led - LED, , (lead) LED

Lutheran - pertaining to the theology of Martin Luther or his followers

southern - दक्षिणी

Minnesota - a state of the United States of America

dismayed - निराश करना, निराशा, त्रस्त

indifference - उदासीनता, उपेक्षा

destiny - किस्मत

despising - घृणा करना, उपेक्षा करना

Then he drifted back to Lake Superior, and he was still searching for something to do on the day that Dan Cody’s yacht dropped anchor in the shallows alongshore.

shallows - हल्की, उथला हो जाना

Cody was fifty years old then, a product of the Nevada silver fields, of the Yukon, of every rush for metal since seventy-five. The transactions in Montana copper that made him many times a millionaire found him physically robust but on the verge of soft-mindedness, and, suspecting this, an infinite number of women tried to separate him from his money.

Nevada - US state

Yukon - territory in northern Canada which has Whitehorse as its capital

transactions - लेन देन, कार्रवाई, सौदा

Montana - US state

copper - तांबा

millionaire - करोड़पति r=karoṛpati q reater than 10 million

physically - शारीरिक रुप से

robust - असभ्य, ज़बर्दस्त, स्वस्थ

suspecting - समझना, लगना, क्षतिग्रस्त

The none too savory ramifications by which Ella Kaye, the newspaper woman, played Madame de Maintenon to his weakness and sent him to sea in a yacht, were common knowledge to the turgid sub-journalism of 1902. He had been coasting along all too hospitable shores for five years when he turned up as James Gatz’s destiny at Little Girls Point.

savory - जायकेदार

ramifications - जटिलता, शाखों मेँ बाँटने का काम

Ella - female given name

weakness - दोष, शौक, असामर्थ्य, निर्बलता

turgid - फूला हुआ, सूजा हुआ

sub - कई शब्दों का लघु रुप

journalism - पत्रकारिता

hospitable - वृद्धिकर, सत्कार करने वाला

shores - किनारा, टेक लगाना, उठाना

To the young Gatz, resting on his oars and looking up at the railed deck, the yacht represented all the beauty and glamour in the world. I suppose he smiled at Cody - he had probably discovered that people liked him when he smiled. At any rate Cody asked him a few questions (one of them elicited the brand new name) and found that he was quick and extravagantly ambitious.

oars - पतवार, चप्पू, चड़ापू

railed - रेलवे, निंदा करना, रेल पटरी

deck - डेक

glamour - चकाचौंध/आकर्षण, तड़क भड़क

brand - ब्रांड

extravagantly - बहुत अधिक, बहुत अधिक

A few days later he took him to Duluth and bought him a blue coat, six pair of white duck trousers, and a yachting cap. And when the Tuolomee left for the West Indies and the Barbary Coast Gatsby left too.

Duck - डुबकी

Indies - historical

Barbary - Mediterranean North Africa

He was employed in a vague personal capacity - while he remained with Cody he was in turn steward, mate, skipper, secretary, and even jailor, for Dan Cody sober knew what lavish doings Dan Cody drunk might soon be about, and he provided for such contingencies by reposing more and more trust in Gatsby. The arrangement lasted five years, during which the boat went three times around the Continent.

steward - प्रबंधक, वायुयान परिचारक

mate - मित्र

skipper - कप्तान, नायक जहाज का

jailor - जेलर

lavish - खर्चीला, उदार, ठाठदार

doings - कार्यकलाप

contingencies - संयोग, आकस्मिकता, संभावना

reposing - आराम करना, शान्ति, आराम

It might have lasted indefinitely except for the fact that Ella Kaye came on board one night in Boston and a week later Dan Cody inhospitably died.

indefinitely - अनिश्चित काल तक

Boston - city in Massachusetts

I remember the portrait of him up in Gatsby’s bedroom, a gray, florid man with a hard, empty face - the pioneer debauchee, who during one phase of American life brought back to the Eastern seaboard the savage violence of the frontier brothel and saloon. It was indirectly due to Cody that Gatsby drank so little.

portrait - चित्र, तस्वीर

Pioneer - मार्ग-निर्माता

debauchee - somebody who is debauched, somebody who is dissolute and acts without moral restraint

eastern - पूर्वी, पूरबी

seaboard - समुद्रतटीय भाग, समुद्रतटीय भाग

savage - असभ्य, दुष्ट, तीव्र, काटना

frontier - सीमा, सरहद

brothel - वेश्यालय

saloon - सैलून कार, शराबघर, मदिरालय

indirectly - अप्रत्यक्ष या परोक्ष रूप से

Sometimes in the course of gay parties women used to rub champagne into his hair; for himself he formed the habit of letting liquor alone.

Rub - रगड़ना

liquor - दारू

And it was from Cody that he inherited money - a legacy of twenty-five thousand dollars. He didn’t get it. He never understood the legal device that was used against him, but what remained of the millions went intact to Ella Kaye. He was left with his singularly appropriate education; the vague contour of Jay Gatsby had filled out to the substantiality of a man.

legacy - पैत्रिक सम्पत्ति, पैतृक संपत्ति

legal - कानूनी, वैग, विधिक

intact - अक्षत, अखण्ड

singularly - एकदम ही, विशिष्ट रूप से

substantiality - महत्वपूर्णता

He told me all this very much later, but I’ve put it down here with the idea of exploding those first wild rumors about his antecedents, which weren’t even faintly true. Moreover he told it to me at a time of confusion, when I had reached the point of believing everything and nothing about him.

exploding - बताना, नष्ट करना

antecedents - पूर्वज, पूर्ववर्ती, पूर्व पद

So I take advantage of this short halt, while Gatsby, so to speak, caught his breath, to clear this set of misconceptions away.

misconceptions - गलत विचार, भ्रांति, भ्रम

It was a halt, too, in my association with his affairs. For several weeks I didn’t see him or hear his voice on the phone - mostly I was in New York, trotting around with Jordan and trying to ingratiate myself with her senile aunt - but finally I went over to his house one Sunday afternoon. I hadn’t been there two minutes when somebody brought Tom Buchanan in for a drink.

Association - संबंध, संघ, समिति, संस्था

trotting - ट्रॉटिंग, (trot) ट्रॉटिंग

ingratiate - अनुग्रह प्राप्त करना

senile - बुढ़ापे के कारण सठियाया हुआ

I was startled, naturally, but the really surprising thing was that it hadn’t happened before.

They were a party of three on horseback - Tom and a man named Sloane and a pretty woman in a brown riding-habit, who had been there previously.

on horseback - घोड़े पर

riding-habit - (riding-habit) साइडिंग हैबिट

previously - पहले

"I’m delighted to see you," said Gatsby, standing on his porch. "I’m delighted that you dropped in."

delighted - हर्षित करना, हर्षोल्लास, खुशी

dropped in - ड्रॉप कर दिया

As though they cared!

"Sit right down. Have a cigarette or a cigar." He walked around the room quickly, ringing bells. "I’ll have something to drink for you in just a minute."

cigar - सिगार, चुरुट

ringing - गुंजायमान

He was profoundly affected by the fact that Tom was there. But he would be uneasy anyhow until he had given them something, realizing in a vague way that that was all they came for. Mr. Sloane wanted nothing. A lemonade? No, thanks. A little champagne? Nothing at all, thanks. . . . I’m sorry --

profoundly - पूरी तरह से, पूर्णतया, नितान्त

lemonade - नींबू का शरबत, नींबू का शरबत

"Did you have a nice ride?"

"Very good roads around here."

"I suppose the automobiles --"


Moved by an irresistible impulse, Gatsby turned to Tom, who had accepted the introduction as a stranger.

impulse - आवेग

"I believe we’ve met somewhere before, Mr. Buchanan."

"Oh, yes," said Tom, gruffly polite, but obviously not remembering. "So we did. I remember very well."

gruffly - कड़कता से

"About two weeks ago."

"That’s right. You were with Nick here."

"I know your wife," continued Gatsby, almost aggressively.

"That so?"

Tom turned to me.

"You live near here, Nick?"

"Next door."

"That so?"

Mr. Sloane didn’t enter into the conversation, but lounged back haughtily in his chair; the woman said nothing either - until unexpectedly, after two highballs, she became cordial.

lounged - बैठक, सुस्ताना, लॉंज

"We’ll all come over to your next party, Mr. Gatsby," she suggested. "What do you say?"

"Certainly; I’d be delighted to have you."

"Be ver’ nice," said Mr. Sloane, without gratitude. "Well - think ought to be starting home."

gratitude - आभार, कृतज्ञता, शुक्र r=śukr

"Please don’t hurry," Gatsby urged them. He had control of himself now, and he wanted to see more of Tom. "Why don’t you - why don’t you stay for supper? I wouldn’t be surprised if some other people dropped in from New York."

"You come to supper with me," said the lady enthusiastically. "Both of you."

This included me. Mr. Sloane got to his feet.

"Come along," he said - but to her only.

"I mean it," she insisted. "I’d love to have you. Lots of room."

Gatsby looked at me questioningly. He wanted to go, and he didn’t see that Mr. Sloane had determined he shouldn’t.

questioningly - प्रश्नात्मक ढंग से

"I’m afraid I won’t be able to," I said.

"Well, you come," she urged, concentrating on Gatsby.

concentrating - ध्यान केन्द्रित करना

Mr. Sloane murmured something close to her ear.

"We won’t be late if we start now," she insisted aloud.

"I haven’t got a horse," said Gatsby. "I used to ride in the army, but I’ve never bought a horse. I’ll have to follow you in my car. Excuse me for just a minute."

The rest of us walked out on the porch, where Sloane and the lady began an impassioned conversation aside.

aside - अलग, छोड़कर, एक किनारे

"My God, I believe the man’s coming," said Tom. "Doesn’t he know she doesn’t want him?"

"She says she does want him."

"She has a big dinner party and he won’t know a soul there." He frowned. "I wonder where in the devil he met Daisy. By God, I may be old-fashioned in my ideas, but women run around too much these days to suit me. They meet all kinds of crazy fish."

soul - आत्मा, जीवात्मा

old-fashioned - (old-fashioned) पुराने प्रथा का

Suddenly Mr. Sloane and the lady walked down the steps and mounted their horses.

"Come on," said Mr. Sloane to Tom, "we’re late. We’ve got to go." And then to me: "Tell him we couldn’t wait, will you?"

Tom and I shook hands, the rest of us exchanged a cool nod, and they trotted quickly down the drive, disappearing under the August foliage just as Gatsby, with hat and light overcoat in hand, came out the front door.

trotted - चलना, दौड़, दुलकी चलाना

foliage - पर्णसमूह

overcoat - ओवरकोट, लबादा

Tom was evidently perturbed at Daisy’s running around alone, for on the following Saturday night he came with her to Gatsby’s party. Perhaps his presence gave the evening its peculiar quality of oppressiveness - it stands out in my memory from Gatsby’s other parties that summer.

perturbed - उद्विग्न कर देना

oppressiveness - विषाद

There were the same people, or at least the same sort of people, the same profusion of champagne, the same many-colored, many-keyed commotion, but I felt an unpleasantness in the air, a pervading harshness that hadn’t been there before.

profusion - आधिक्य, प्राचुर्य

commotion - हो हल्ला, हंगामा, हलचल, खलबल

unpleasantness - झगड़ा, विद्वेष, अप्रिय घटना

pervading - व्याप्त होना, में व्याप्त होना

harshness - कठोरता, कर्कशता, खुरदरापन

Or perhaps I had merely grown used to it, grown to accept West Egg as a world complete in itself, with its own standards and its own great figures, second to nothing because it had no consciousness of being so, and now I was looking at it again, through Daisy’s eyes. It is invariably saddening to look through new eyes at things upon which you have expended your own powers of adjustment.

standards - दर्जा, शिष्ट, मान, प्रामाणिक

consciousness - चेतना

invariably - सर्वदा, निरपवाद रूप से

saddening - दुखी होना, दुःखी बनना

expended - व्यय करना, खर्च करना

adjustment - सुधार, तालमेल, अनुकूलन, समंजन

They arrived at twilight, and, as we strolled out among the sparkling hundreds, Daisy’s voice was playing murmurous tricks in her throat.

tricks - शरारत, बहकाना, धोखा, चाल, कठिन

"These things excite me so," she whispered.

excite - उत्तेजित करना, उत्तेजित करना

"If you want to kiss me any time during the evening, Nick, just let me know and I’ll be glad to arrange it for you. Just mention my name. Or present a green card. I’m giving out green --"

giving out - दे देना

"Look around," suggested Gatsby.

"I’m looking around. I’m having a marvelous --"

marvelous - चत्मकारी

"You must see the faces of many people you’ve heard about."

Tom’s arrogant eyes roamed the crowd.

roamed - भ्रमण, घूमना, घूमना फिरना

"We don’t go around very much," he said. "In fact, I was just thinking I don’t know a soul here."

"Perhaps you know that lady." Gatsby indicated a gorgeous, scarcely human orchid of a woman who sat in state under a white plum tree. Tom and Daisy stared, with that peculiarly unreal feeling that accompanies the recognition of a hitherto ghostly celebrity of the movies.

indicated - दिखाना, सूचित करना

accompanies - साथ देना, साथ साथ होना

recognition - मान्यता, पहचान, स्वीकार

hitherto - अब तक, अभी तक

"She’s lovely," said Daisy.

"The man bending over her is her director."

bending - motion or action

He took them ceremoniously from group to group:

ceremoniously - औपचारिक ढंग से, औपचारिक ढंग से

"Mrs. Buchanan . . . and Mr. Buchanan --" After an instant’s hesitation he added: "the polo player."

"Oh no," objected Tom quickly, "not me."

But evidently the sound of it pleased Gatsby, for Tom remained "the polo player" for the rest of the evening.

"I’ve never met so many celebrities!" Daisy exclaimed. "I liked that man - what was his name? - with the sort of blue nose."

Gatsby identified him, adding that he was a small producer.

producer - निर्माता, निर्मात्री

"Well, I liked him anyhow."

"I’d a little rather not be the polo player," said Tom pleasantly, "I’d rather look at all these famous people in - in oblivion."

oblivion - विस्मृति, गुमनामी, भूल देना

Daisy and Gatsby danced. I remember being surprised by his graceful, conservative fox-trot - I had never seen him dance before. Then they sauntered over to my house and sat on the steps for half an hour, while at her request I remained watchfully in the garden. "In case there’s a fire or a flood," she explained, "or any act of God."

conservative - सतर्क

fox - लोमड़ी

trot - दुलकी चलना

watchfully - सतर्कतापूर्वक

flood - बाढ़, सैलाब, सैल, प्लावन

Tom appeared from his oblivion as we were sitting down to supper together. "Do you mind if I eat with some people over here?" he said. "A fellow’s getting off some funny stuff."

"Go ahead," answered Daisy genially, "and if you want to take down any addresses here’s my little gold pencil." . . . she looked around after a moment and told me the girl was "common but pretty," and I knew that except for the half-hour she’d been alone with Gatsby she wasn’t having a good time.

genially - मिलनसारिता से, मिलनसारिता से

We were at a particularly tipsy table. That was my fault - Gatsby had been called to the phone, and I’d enjoyed these same people only two weeks before. But what had amused me then turned septic on the air now.

particularly - विशेष रुप से, खास तौर पर

tipsy - नशे में धुत्त, नशे में, टेढ़ा

amused - मनोरंजन करना, मन बहलाना

septic - पूर्तिक

"How do you feel, Miss Baedeker?"

The girl addressed was trying, unsuccessfully, to slump against my shoulder. At this inquiry she sat up and opened her eyes.

unsuccessfully - असफलता से, असफलतापूर्वक

slump - गिरावट, मंदी, भारी गिरावट आना

inquiry - जाँच, सर्वेक्षण, अन्वेषण


A massive and lethargic woman, who had been urging Daisy to play golf with her at the local club to-morrow, spoke in Miss Baedeker’s defence:

massive - भारी, भीमकाय, विशाल

lethargic - सुस्त, अकर्मण्य

urging - उकसाना, (urge)

defence - रक्षा

"Oh, she’s all right now. When she’s had five or six cocktails she always starts screaming like that. I tell her she ought to leave it alone."

screaming - चीखना, चिल्लाना

"I do leave it alone," affirmed the accused hollowly.

affirmed - दृढतापूर्वक कहना

"We heard you yelling, so I said to Doc Civet here: ‘There’s somebody that needs your help, Doc.’"

yelling - चिल्लाहट, चीख पुकार, चीखता हुआ

Doc - दोस्तों

"She’s much obliged, I’m sure," said another friend, without gratitude. "But you got her dress all wet when you stuck her head in the pool."

stuck - सथापित करना, टेक लगाना, रखना

"Anything I hate is to get my head stuck in a pool," mumbled Miss Baedeker. "They almost drowned me once over in New Jersey."

mumbled - भुनभुनाना, बुदबुदाना/गुणगुणाना

"Then you ought to leave it alone," countered Doctor Civet.

countered - विरोध करना, गिनने का यंत्र

"Speak for yourself!" cried Miss Baedeker violently. "Your hand shakes. I wouldn’t let you operate on me!"

operate - चलाना, चलना, काम करना

It was like that. Almost the last thing I remember was standing with Daisy and watching the moving-picture director and his Star. They were still under the white plum tree and their faces were touching except for a pale, thin ray of moonlight between.

ray - किरण

It occurred to me that he had been very slowly bending toward her all evening to attain this proximity, and even while I watched I saw him stoop one ultimate degree and kiss at her cheek.

attain - पाना, प्राप्त करना, सिद्ध करना

stoop - झुकना

ultimate - परम, सर्वश्रेष्ठ, अंतिम, अत्यंत

"I like her," said Daisy, "I think she’s lovely."

But the rest offended her - and inarguably, because it wasn’t a gesture but an emotion. She was appalled by West Egg, this unprecedented "place" that Broadway had begotten upon a Long Island fishing village - appalled by its raw vigor that chafed under the old euphemisms and by the too obtrusive fate that herded its inhabitants along a short-cut from nothing to nothing.

inarguably - अविवादास्पद रूप से

appalled - नाराज़ होना, विस्मित कर देना

unprecedented - बेमिसाल/अपूर्व/अनोखा, अभूतपूर्व

begotten - जन्म देना, उत्पन्न करना

fishing village - मछुआरा गांव

vigor - शक्ति, प्रभाव

chafed - बजाना, चिढ़ होना, रगड़, खीझ

euphemisms - कठोर शब्दों के स्थान पर मधुर शब्दों का प्रयोग

obtrusive - बाधक

fate - क़िस्मत, किस्मत, नसीब, तक़दीर

herded - झुंड, पशुओं का झुण्ड

inhabitants - निवासी

She saw something awful in the very simplicity she failed to understand.

I sat on the front steps with them while they waited for their car. It was dark here in front; only the bright door sent ten square feet of light volleying out into the soft black morning. Sometimes a shadow moved against a dressing-room blind above, gave way to another shadow, an indefinite procession of shadows, who rouged and powdered in an invisible glass.

volleying - वली मारना, बौछार करना

procession - शोभायाट्रा, याट्रा का व्यक्ति

shadows - सितारा मछली, सूट्र, शरण, झलक

rouged - लाली, रूज़, रूज़ लगाना

"Who is this Gatsby anyhow?" demanded Tom suddenly. "Some big bootlegger?"

"Where’d you hear that?" I inquired.

"I didn’t hear it. I imagined it. A lot of these newly rich people are just big bootleggers, you know."

newly - नया, नया नया

"Not Gatsby," I said shortly.

He was silent for a moment. The pebbles of the drive crunched under his feet.

pebbles - कंकड्ॅईलाआ, कंकड़/बटिया, कंकड्ॅअ

crunched - मुश्किल, कुचलना, संगणना करना

"Well, he certainly must have strained himself to get this menagerie together."

menagerie - जानवरों का समूह

A breeze stirred the gray haze of Daisy’s fur collar.

stirred - चलाना, उत्तेजित करना, मिलाना

haze - कोहरा

fur - बाल

"At least they’re more interesting than the people we know," she said with an effort.

"You didn’t look so interested."

"Well, I was."

Tom laughed and turned to me.

"Did you notice Daisy’s face when that girl asked her to put her under a cold shower?"

Daisy began to sing with the music in a husky, rhythmic whisper, bringing out a meaning in each word that it had never had before and would never have again. When the melody rose, her voice broke up sweetly, following it, in a way contralto voices have, and each change tipped out a little of her warm human magic upon the air.

rhythmic - लयबद्ध

whisper - फुसफुसाना

bringing out - उतारना

sweetly - आकर्षक ढंग से, अच्छे ढ़ंग से

magic - जादू

"Lots of people come who haven’t been invited," she said suddenly. "That girl hadn’t been invited. They simply force their way in and he’s too polite to object."

force - बल

polite to - शिक्षित करना

"I’d like to know who he is and what he does," insisted Tom. "And I think I’ll make a point of finding out."

"I can tell you right now," she answered. "He owned some drug-stores, a lot of drug-stores. He built them up himself."

The dilatory limousine came rolling up the drive.

dilatory - समय व्यर्थ गँवाने वाला

rolling up - उठाना

"Good night, Nick," said Daisy.

Her glance left me and sought the lighted top of the steps, where Three O’clock in the Morning, a neat, sad little waltz of that year, was drifting out the open door. After all, in the very casualness of Gatsby’s party there were romantic possibilities totally absent from her world. What was it up there in the song that seemed to be calling her back inside?

sought - कोशिश करना, की कोशिश करना

neat - स्वच्छ, साफ

waltz - सुनिश्चित विजय, वाल्ट्स संगीत

casualness - **लापरवाही

totally - पूरी तरह से, हर तरह से

absent - अनुपस्थित

What would happen now in the dim, incalculable hours? Perhaps some unbelievable guest would arrive, a person infinitely rare and to be marvelled at, some authentically radiant young girl who with one fresh glance at Gatsby, one moment of magical encounter, would blot out those five years of unwavering devotion.

incalculable - गणनातीत, बेशुमार

unbelievable - ज़बर्दस्त, अविश्वसनीय

marvelled - आश्चर्य, चमत्कार, अचंभित होना

authentically - प्रामाणिक रूप से

radiant - तेजस्वी, प्रफुल्ल, प्रसन्नचित

magical - शानदार, जादुई, मायिक

encounter - अनुभव

blot out - मिटाना

unwavering - अटल, अविचल, दृढ़, मजबूत

devotion - भक्ति, निष्ठा

I stayed late that night, Gatsby asked me to wait until he was free, and I lingered in the garden until the inevitable swimming party had run up, chilled and exalted, from the black beach, until the lights were extinguished in the guest-rooms overhead. When he came down the steps at last the tanned skin was drawn unusually tight on his face, and his eyes were bright and tired.

chilled - ठंडा, ठण्डा, ठंडा किया हुआ

exalted - उन्नत करना, प्रशंसा करना

extinguished - नष्ट करना, बुझा देना

"She didn’t like it," he said immediately.

"Of course she did."

"She didn’t like it," he insisted. "She didn’t have a good time."

He was silent, and I guessed at his unutterable depression.

unutterable - अनिर्वचनीय, अकथनीय, अकथ्य

depression - मंदी

"I feel far away from her," he said. "It’s hard to make her understand."

"You mean about the dance?"

"The dance?" He dismissed all the dances he had given with a snap of his fingers. "Old sport, the dance is unimportant."

dismissed - अस्वीकार करना, निकाल देना

He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: "I never loved you." After she had obliterated four years with that sentence they could decide upon the more practical measures to be taken. One of them was that, after she was free, they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house - just as if it were five years ago.

obliterated - मिटा देना, मिटाना

more practical - अधिक व्यावहारिक

measures - ताल, मर्यादा, काफ़ी, नापना

"And she doesn’t understand," he said. "She used to be able to understand. We’d sit for hours --"

He broke off and began to walk up and down a desolate path of fruit rinds and discarded favors and crushed flowers.

path - मार्ग

rinds - छिलका, चमड़ा

discarded - निकाल देना, डाल देना

Favors - पक्षपात करना, सहायता

"I wouldn’t ask too much of her," I ventured. "You can’t repeat the past."

ventured - जाने का साहस करना

"Can’t repeat the past?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course you can!"

He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand.

lurking - प्रच्छन्न, (lurk)

"I’m going to fix everything just the way it was before," he said, nodding determinedly. "She’ll see."

determinedly - दृढ़ निश्चय के साथ

He talked a lot about the past, and I gathered that he wanted to recover something, some idea of himself perhaps, that had gone into loving Daisy. His life had been confused and disordered since then, but if he could once return to a certain starting place and go over it all slowly, he could find out what that thing was. . . .

recover - पुन्राप्त करना

disordered - विकार, परेशानी, अव्यवस्था

. . . One autumn night, five years before, they had been walking down the street when the leaves were falling, and they came to a place where there were no trees and the sidewalk was white with moonlight. They stopped here and turned toward each other. Now it was a cool night with that mysterious excitement in it which comes at the two changes of the year.

mysterious - रहस्यपूर्ण, गूढ

The quiet lights in the houses were humming out into the darkness and there was a stir and bustle among the stars. Out of the corner of his eye Gatsby saw that the blocks of the sidewalks really formed a ladder and mounted to a secret place