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Lesson 44

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Forty fourth lesson

     
 

(44)

Lesson number forty four (#44)

     
 

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Months and seasons [times of the year]
     
1 (1) (2). Today we shall learn the names of months.
     
2 : ; , , , ... Excellent : January, February, March, April, May...
     
3

; ...

They are not difficult ; they (are) similar to [on]...
     
4 , (3) ... Yes, they are almost identical in [on] all languages..
     
5 , , , ,
, , ...

June, July, August, September, October, November, December.

     
6 "" (4), . It pleases me, this ending "brr" in the winter months, when it freezes [when frost].
     
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This is an absolute coincidence [perfectly by coincidence] ;
January and February are also very cold months,

     
8 (5) (N. 1) . and on the other hand in September there are warm days.
     
9 (6); I only wanted to joke;
     
10 , ? (they) told me that in Russia, spring and autumn are very short.
     
11 . . . (It's) true. We have a continental climate. The winter is very hard.
12 , a . In March (there is) everywhere snow and frost, and in April already begins the strong heat.
13 (7) . So that in the town in Summer (it is) unbearably hot.
14 (N. 4). (It is) absolutely [obligatorily] necessary to dress more lightly.
 

EXERCISE
1 . These costumes are almost alike.
     
2 , . She thought that you were joking.
     
3 , a . Do not speak all at the same time, or we understand nothing [nothing not understood].
     
4

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It would be time to buy a pelisse for (on) the winter.
     
5 , . (It is) easy to do, and still easier to say.
     
6 , a . In Winter (we have) a severe cold (frost] and in Summer an unbearable heat.
     
7 . The Spring and Autumn are very short.
     
8 (N. 4)! . Dress more warmly; it freezes to-day.
     
9 . His brother does not look like him at all.
     
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 , a . In Winter I (live) in town, and in Summer in the country.
2 ? In what direction (acc. of mot.) did he go away?
3 . This is kind from your part (genitive).
4 . They shouted at [on] him from all sides (genit. plur.).
5 . Look on [in] this side (acc. of mot.).
6 ? Where do you look?
7 . Look at [on] me (acc. of mot.)
8 , . I looked everywhere and saw nothing.
     
     
 

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'This doesn't look like anything!" It makes no sense!

  ... on one hand... but on the other hand.
  ! What splendid weather!
  I have almost finished.
  this is compulsory.
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1

, month; , of the month; , the months.
, the time, and , the name, have an irregular plural :
, the times, and , the names.
, the year; , the "time of year", season.
Let us recall : , the weather. , , the weather is fine, bad.

 
2

, genit. plural. ; (S. less. 42, par. 4).

 
3

, resembling; , identical, same, from , one.
, he does not look like you.
, here all the streets are identical.
, all languages; , in [on] all languages (plur. preposit.).

 
4

, a winter month; , the winter months;
, in the winter months.

 
5

, the side.
- , the right, left side.
- : to be, imperfective of (See p. 160).

 
6

, joke; or , to joke.

 
7

, Summer; (instr.), in Summer.
In the same way : , Winter; , in Winter;
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, Spring, in Spring;
and , , Autumn, in Autumn.

 

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