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Lesson 38

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(38-)

Thirty eighth lesson

     
 

(38)

Lesson number thirty eight (#38)

     
 

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What is this building [for]?

     
1 ; ? (2) This street pleases [to] me; how is it called?
     
2 (3); . It is Gorki['s] street ; it is the most beautiful in the town.
     
3 A ? And what is this [it is what for] large building on the left?
     
4 (4).
, , .
This is the People's House.
There (is) a theatre, cinema, library, and various organizations.
     
5 . Here is, seems (to me), an American car [machine].
     
6 ; , . No, the type [model] is American, but the car is of Russian make.
     
7 (5) ; 6 . (It is) a splendid car; I should like to have such a one.
     
8 (6);
(7) .
It is certainly not cheap;
but look at [on] this small (one), on the right.
     
9 ; (8). Not bad either [also nothing]; but one cannot compare it with the other.
     
10 ; - . (9) Surely, one can't; but anyway (it is) not bad-looking.
     
11 ; ; . Look at me; to compare; the people.
12 ; ; ; ; (9). small; splendid, perfect ; perfectly ; badly ; bad.
 

EXERCISE
1 ? . What (kind of) tea is this? It does not please me.
     
2 -?

How is this called in Russian ?

     
3

: .

Look at this building; it is the most beautiful in the town.
     
4 - ; . In my opinion, this is not dear at all; (it is) even cheap.
     
5

; .

Here is a cheap pen ; but is is worth nothing.
     
6 . I should like a little [not much] bread.
     
7 , ? What do you want to drink, wine or beer?
8 , . The telephone is there, on your right [right from you].
9 . Ring me up before [until] to-night.
10 . (There are) always many people here.
 

- (ex. 4), after me, in my opinion.

 
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1

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Sit down on my left [left from me].
2 . He follows you.
3

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He follows me.
4 . I shall go with you.
5 . Come [go] with me.
6 . I put up [stopped] at the hotel near the station.
7 ? What time is it now?
8

?

At what time did you arrive?
9 . Look at him.
10 . Go with him.
     
 

,

She is on my left, on my right

 

From morning till night
 

-,

In my opinion, this is worth nothing.

 

There were many people at their house.
  This is not so bad.
 

,

Well, it's all right (= let's speak no more of it).
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1

..., what kind of, what for ?

 
2

or : to name, to call.
,
, to call oneself, to be called.

 
3

, bitter (adj. per se); the pen-name of the famous writer whose real name was .

 
4

, the people; , popular. : the people's front.
, many [a number of] people (genitive).

 
5

: red. : the Red Army.
, : fine, splendid.
: it is perfectly all right.
: all right, very well.

 
6

(diowsheva) : cheap (invar. adv.) ;
(dieshow-viy), (dieshow-voie), (dieshow-vaia) : cheap (adj.; masc., neut., fem.).

 
7

+ accusative.
.
.
(accus. of animate beings = genitive).

 
8

: another car or machine.
: take another car (accus.) ;
: with another car (instr.);
: in another car (prepos.) .

 
 

Short form; , bad weather; , a bad boy.
, bad(ly) . , this is not bad.

 

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