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Lesson 40

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(40-)

Fortieth lesson

     
 

(40)

Lesson number forty (#40)

     
 

(1)?

What is his name [how his family (name)]?
     
1

(2) ?

From where have (you got) this dog (fem.) ?

     
2 ,
a
;
It (fem.) is not mine ;
but (it) has followed [follows] me like that for [already] half an hour;
     
3 . I can't manage to [no-how not can] get rid of it.
     
4 ! (3) ! . Go away ! go ! (It) seems (that) it's gone [went off].
     
5 ( ); . Not for [on] long; (it) will come back presently.
     
6
.
I (have) received a letter from one friend at [from] Kiev
a very interesting man.
     
7 , (4). He writes that he intends to come here soon.
     
8 , . I shall introduce ["acquaint"] you with him, if you are willing.
     
9 ? With [at] what is he concerned [occupied]?
     
10 ,
(5) .
He is a teacher of history, but lie is specially interested
in French literature.
     
11 ?
.
 
How old is he? About  forty.
12 ? What is his name?
13 ;
a (6), .
Smirnov;
and his Christian name and father's name : Peter, son of Peter.
14 . Smirnov seems a very (well) known surname.
15 ; , , . Yes, the same as in France Durand, or in England Smith.
 

EXERCISE
1

( ) , .

He (has) just [only] left, but will soon come back.
     
2 ? [To] where did he go?
     
3 ? From where did he come?
     
4 ?
- .
Are you interested in music? (instr.)
Not particularly.
     
5 . I will not be concerned in this affair (instr.).
     
6 : . I will no longer write to him; he never answers.
     
7 ? How much does a stamp for abroad cost?
     
8 ; ? Here is a fine dog; how do they call it?
     
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 ?
- .

From whom (, genitive of ) is this letter.
From my brother (gen.).

2 ?
- .

To whom (, dative of ) do you write?
I write to my brother (dat.).

3 ? [To] where is she gone?
4 ? From where has she come?
5 . He agrees with me (instr.).
6 ? How old is she?
7 ? How old are they?
8 ! Come (singular) here !
     
 

He is gone for a long time.
  ?

What is your name / surname?

 

or ?

How is your family?
  Happy to make your acquaintance.
  I do not agree with you.
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1

is the family name, surname.
or , the family.
, my family name (surname) is ironov.
But : What [how] do [they] call this dog? ?

 
2

? : to where, whither? ? : from where, whence ?

 
3

! Go away! Away with you!
is used like away in English, weg in German. via in Italian, for : out of here!
(fem.) agrees with .

 
4

: you are here.
- : Come here.
is here with motion : to here, hither (cf. and ).

 
5

(tchiem) ? ? (instrum.).

 
6

, the Christian name and the father's name.
? What is your family name / surname?
A ? And your Christian name and father's name?
is declined like .

 

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