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Lesson 47

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(47-)

Forty seventh lesson

     
 

(47)

Lesson number forty seven (#47)

     
 

(N. 3)

Everything's in order
     
1

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What have you to-day for [on] dinner?
     
2 (1); First, new cabbage soup with patties;
     
3 , (2). then cutlets with potato(es), lettuce and dessert [sweet].
     
4 ? (And) there are hors-d'oeuvres, surely?
     
5

, :
, -, ...
...

Of course, as usual : herring, eggs (with)-mayonnaise, mushrooms, ham.
     
6 A ?
, ;
(3) .
And no caviar?
-- No, there is none left [(it) did not remain]; we shall try to get a little for [on] to-morrow.
     
7 ? ? (4) The cutlets are probably hashed-(meat) balls? Of what meat?
     
8 , (5). Of beef, with onion(s).
     
9 , (). Potato(es), fried or boiled, at [on] choice.
     
10 ? ? (7) And for [on] dessert? Kissel again?
     
11 ; ; , , . (8) No; pudding with jam ; apples, pears, and dry fruit.
12 , (9). Change me this napkin, it's stained [with stains].
13 ; (10) The spoon and fork too are dirty ; the knife is blunt, and the plate is greasy.
14 A , . As for the rest, all is in perfect [full] order.
 

EXERCISE
1 ; , . Take another patty; here is this one with mushrooms.
     
2 , . I shall rather [better] take this one, with ham.
     
3 ? How much caviar (gen.) can you get for me?
     
4 ?
, .
What is there to [can one] drink?
Wine or beer, at choice.
     
5 . These apples are not to sell [do not sell thems].
     
6 : . This sauce does not please me ; it is too rich [fat].
     
7 . This cloth is all stained [in stains].
     
8 /? This is jam out of (origin) what fruit?
     
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 . He dropped the plate (.) on purpose.
2 .

I have nothing in my plate (prepos.).

3 . She has no plate (neg. genit.).
4 . Put other plates (. pl.).
5 ? Do you want more [still] potato(es) (genit sing.).
6 . I want no more meat.
7 , . These patties are with meat (prepos.) and those (plur.) with eggs (prepos. plur.).
8 . These eggs (irregul. plur.) are not fresh.
9 . Give her one more egg.
10 . Give me more eggs (gen. plur.).
     
    Let's learn today :
  as usual.
 

, ?

What, this word again?
  I shall try to get a little for you.
  , there are various fruits, at choice.
  , as for that matter, I shall tell him myself.
  he will probably forget everything.
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1

(shtshee), plur. : the national cabbage soup; (fresh) : with fresh cabbage;
(sour) : with sauerkraut.
: cake or pie; : small cake or patty. lur.: .
Instr. plur.: .
: cabbage.

 
2

, cutlet or croquette, meat ball.
(from German Kartoffel) is always in the singular.
is the neuter of , sweet and here means : dessert, sweetmeats.

 
3

: mushroom.
, caviar (caviar comes from the Italian caviale); : some caviar (partitive gen.).
, to get, procure, related to , sufficiently.

 
4

: hashed; , to hash, cut ((Hence , the rouble, literally, a cut, or slice of metal).
In , we find the of , true, , the faith etc...
, meat. , butcher.

 
5

is beef ; ox is .
- (hard L!) : onion.

 
6

, to roast, fry; remember , heat.
, roasted, fried; , a roast joint.
, from , to boil (to cook something).
(par. 11) : jam.
: choice ; , elections.

 
7

, again.
- Kissel is a hasty-pudding of starch with fruit juice.

 
8

, apple; , pear.
, dry; , dried; , fruit does not vary in the genit. plural.

 
9

, napkin; , stain; , stains; , "with stains" (instr.), stained.

 
10

, fat (noun).
, fat (adj.).

 

Weird Associations Section

Don't feel obliged to remember all the new words we come across, before passing on to the next lesson. We shall see them again.