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ASSIMIL - Russian for English speakers - 1951 | Download Audio 03

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Магия (Джокер, Сеня Сон)

La magie - Witchery

Пламя ночи примет обоих
И воскресит надежду
В каждом из одиночеств.
Ветер ночи сбросит с обоих,
Словно листву, одежду
В черное пламя ночи.

Flame of the night, will embrace the both
And will resurrect the hope
In (each and) every of the solitudes
The wind of the night, will whip off, from the both
As if the foliage, clothes
In the black fire of a night

Магия черной ночи,
Магия тайной встречи,
Магия притяженья пары
Черных глаз.

Witchery, of the black night
Wizardry, of the secret meeting
Magic, of the attraction of a pair
Of the black eyes

Магия черной ночи,
Магия тайной встречи,
Магия ожиданья бури
В море ласк.

Witchery, of the black night
Wizardry, of the mystical encounter
Magic, of the awaiting of a storm
In the sea of tenderness

   
Будет утро, утро разбудит,
Только осколки ночи
Будут скрипеть в глазницах.
Будет утро, будет, но только
Встреча двух одиночеств
Больше не повторится.

There'll be morning, the morning will wake up
Only splinters of the night
Will creak in the eye-sockets
There'll be morning, it will be, but only
A meeting of the two solitudes
Will (never) repeat anymore

THE RUSSIAN ALPHABET (continue, page XI)

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АКВАРИУМ, аквариум

ackvareeoom aquarium  
АЛЛЕГРО, аллегро allĕgro allegro  
ЖАНДАРМ, жандарм (d)jandărm (1)

constable (French: gendarme)

 
ЖАРГОН, жаргон (d)jărgohn (1) jargon  
ГАРАЖ, гараж gara(d)j (1)

garage

 
ФРАЗА, фраза fraza (phrase) sentence  
ФАКИР, факир fackeer fakir

Nearly all Russian words with Ф are borrowed.

ФОРТУНА, фортуна frtoona

fortune

 
КОФЕ, кофе cohfay coffee  
ПАРИЖ, Париж paree(d)j Paris  

АКТЁР, актёр (2)

akt'iorr actor  
АМФИТЕАТР, амфитеатр amfitay-atrr amphitheatre  

(1) Ж is always sounded as a French j (e.g. joli) or English s in : pleasure.

In Russian, -ar + consonant is not sounded ah (as in English guard, jargon (especially when stressed), but as an ordinary a (in lamp, for instance).

AK-NOTE: Result of all this -> ЖАНДАРМ

(2) Ё is sounded io, as a single sound (cf yoke).

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ЧЕРКЕС, черкес (1)

tchairkĕss

Tcherkess Circassian

That's a nationality.
(1) Remember NOT to aspirate with Ч.

ЧЕК, чек tchĕck

check, bill (French: cheque)

 
ФУРГОН, фургон foorgohn luggage-van (French: fourgon)  

ЧЕКА, чека

tchecka Tcheka

That's a grenade's safety pin

АБСОЛЮТ, абсолют (2) absolute

absolute

(2) Ю is long German in this word

ШАРЛАТАН, шарлатан (3)

shiarLatan

charlatan, quack

Remember - L means "cLear"

ШАССИ, шасси shassee

chassis, carriage

 

ЧАЙ, чай (4)

tchie (as in pie)

tea  
ШОФЁР, шофёр shffiorr

chauffeur, driver

Ё is always stressed

ГЕНЕРАЛ, генерал ghenneraL general

That's an army rank

ТЕЛЕФОН, телефон

telefohn

telephone  
МЕДИЦИНА, медицина (5) meddeetseena medicine

(5) no aspiration with Ц

ЦИРК, цирк tseerk circus

French: cirque

РОЗА, роза roza rose

That's a flower

(1) Ч = ch or tch.
(2) Ю is long u (as in mute).
(3) Ш corresponds to our sh (as in short).
(4) The й (и with an accent) is used only after a vowel.
It is also called : short i. We shall note it by i.
(5) Ц represents tss (not dz).