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Lesson 45

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Forty fifth lesson

     
 

(45)

Lesson number forty five (#45)

     
  ! (Stop) thief !
     
1 , (1) ; ? (It's) strange, I don't find (my) tie (neg. gen.) ; you have not seen it (masc.) ?
     
2 ; ? (2) (I) (fem.) have not seen (it); where did you put it (masc.) yesterday evening?
     
3 , (3), As usual(ly), when I undressed,
     
4 (4). I put it together with my shirt (instr.) on this chair ;
     
5

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and now it's disappeared; it is nowhere in the bedroom (prepos.).
     
6 ? , ? Did you seek everywhere? Under the wardrobes under the chest of drawers (instr.).
     
7 (5)? , . What for? Nobody has been here, and I did not thrust it there (motion).
     
8 ;
(6) - .
This is  mysterious; if (you) allow (me), I shall look under the bed (acc.) all the same.
     
9 ! , . Go away ! Here's your thief, with the tie (instr.).
     
10 (7) . It (is) a cat (that) took it away and plays with it.
     
11 - (8); . Let's see ; she did not spoil it at all.
12 ; ? You are lucky; and where from have you this cat?
13 !
(9) (10);
God knows [her]!
She must have stolen [she (it) must be [so) stole] from the next room [number] (genit.) into mine [me].
14 , , but from now on, before [that] going to bed [sleep),
15 , (11). I shall drive her away, if she visits me again.
 

EXERCISE
1 ; ? He is nowhere; where (mot.) [whither] has he disappeared?
     
2 . Put this shirt on the bed.
     
3 , . Wait a minute, while I undress.
     
4 , . Undress faster and go to bed [be down sleep].
     
5 , . I think that the thief is not far from here.
     
6 : , a . I am not lucky ; yesterday they pilfered (my) pen from me, and today (my) shirt.
     
7 ? What need you go away for?
     
8 ; . Ask her; she is in the next [neighboring] room.
     
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 ; ; ; . I see; I saw (or have seen) ; you see; you saw (or have seen).
2 ; . She plays with him (prepos.) ; he plays with her (prepos.).
3 . Your shoes are under the bed (prepos.).
4 . Look under the bed (acc. of mot.).
5 . He was without a shirt (genit.).
6 . I have lost (my or a) shirt (acc.).
7 . He received me in a Russian shirt (prepos.).
8 ? What are you doing with this dirty shirt?
9 . Give me a (or my) stick.
10

. (See Note on with, p377 )
 

I was beating him (with) a (or my) stick.
   

On today's placard:

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it is strange that he has not arrived yet.

  as usual.
  allow (me) to help [to] you.
  , I am lucky, he is lucky.
  henceforth.
  [he - (it) must be (so) already left]
He must have already left.
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1

, tie, from German Halstuch, scarf, "neck-linen".
The initial H in foreign words becomes a when the word is russified;
e.g. : , hospital; , Holland; , hymn; , hypothesis; , Homer; , hussar; , host, etc...

 
2

Note common root in , to put, to lay, and , to lie or lay oneself down.

 
3

, I undressed; , I dressed. , : Dress! Undress!

 
4

, chair; , table (mind hard L!).

 
5

? What for? ? Why?

 
6

: (allow me).

 
7

, to drag; , to drag or carry away, pilfer.
, to go; , to go away;
, to go, adjourn to; , to go away (by some conveyance).
The prefix expresses departure, removal (= away or off).

 
8 -, -, do give, do say!  
9

, number, is used for a room in a hotel.
: give her a good room.
- , furnished rooms.

 
10 , to climb; or , to find one's way into.  
11 : the visitor, the guest.  

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