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ASSIMIL - Russian for English speakers - 1951 | Download Audio R043

     

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Lesson 36

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(36-)

Thirty sixth lesson

     
 

(36)

Lesson number thirty six (#36)

     
 

(1)

I follow you [go behind you]

     
1 , ? Now [well, what], we out [shall go] together?
     
2 (2), . One minute, let [give] me finish this letter.
     
3 ; (3) . I go [shall go] before; I shall wait (for) you on a bench before the post-office.
     
4

, [] (4) .

Ail right [agreed], I shall come in two minutes.
     
5 , . Be nice [lovable], buy me stamps.
     
6

? (5) ?

What stamps? for abroad?
     
7 ; , ;
, .
Yes; take three, please; wait a minute, I [shall] give you the money.
     
8 : . You don't need to; you will pay [to] me afterwards.
     
9

(6);

But I have no small (change, money);
     
10 (7) . change these ten roubles at the post for me.
     
11 ; (8). Well; I shall wait (for) you on a bench near the chief entrance.
12 (9),
.
See you again soon [until quick, or near meeting];
I follow you [go behind you]
     
13

; ; ; .

before; before : ahead; through ; the (or a) bench.
   
14 ; ; . entrance; principal; to change.
 

EXERCISE
1 ? What did he say about the money?
     
2 . l shall be at your house in a quarter of an hour.
     
3 . Let us go for a walk together after dinner.
     
4 , . To-day I can't; but to-morrow with pleasure.
     
5 ? Where can one change French money (plur.)?
     
6 . The shop is precisely opposite [before] the ..
     
7 . I want to buy another umbrella.
8 , .

Go before [ahead] we follow you [go behind you].

     
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 , . He stopped before the P.O., before the theatre (instrum.).
2 . Sit down before me (instr.).
3 . Follow us (instr.).
4 . Go before us (instr.)
5 . He lives at our house (genit.).
6 , . Wait (for) me near the theatre, the post (genit.).
7 .

I shall wait till the evening (gen. after ).

8 .

Sit down on this bench (acc.: motion).

9 . I shall wait (for) you an this bench.
10 ; ; . Until dinner (gen.); after dinner (gen.); before dinner (instr.).
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1

: instrumental. , behind us. , behind me .

 
2

, fem. accus. because (wait) is understood.

 
3

, before, just like , behind, has the instrumental :
, , (euphonic ) ; ;
, (masc.); , (fem.).
Notice the change of stress in [piered], before, and , ahead.

 
4

: in one hour (from now); , in one month (from now).

 
5

, the frontier; : behind the frontier, abroad.
- , I go abroad (change of place). , he is abroad.

 
6 : small change [money].
(understood : ) ?, have you (any) small (change) (money) ?
 
7

: prepositional; but: , go to the P.. (accus. of motion).

 
8

: the chief entrance.
(as in ), is followed by the genitive.

 
9

: rendez-vous o meeting, interview.
, I have a rendezvous with him.
, until, is followed by the genitive, hence , and (, quick, fast; : soon).

 
 

 

 

Weird Associations Section

Don't be over-scrupulous with the declensions.
Al the outset, you enter upon them a little at random, and presently "it comes" all of itself.
Read again now and then the tables in the Appendix, but don't trouble learning them by heart.

On the other hand, you must reinforce your vocabulary and remember  the most current idiomatic phrases.
In this intention, we shall from now on note a few of them in each lesson.

Let us note especially :
: Let me finish.
: in two minutes.
, : I give you, I shall give you.
? : Have you (any) small change?