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Lesson 48

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(48-)

Forty eighth lesson

     
 

(48)

Lesson number forty eight (#48)

     
 

(1)

Smiles

     
1

? (2)

You don't know [are not acquainted with] my brother Victor (intr.)?
2 (3). We are not at all alike [resembling other on another].
3 6 ; I should like (fem.) to make his acquaintance [with him be acquainted] ;
4 . he is surely a very sympathetic man.
     
5 , . I fear lest [that] they expel me from the office.
6 ?
(4).

Why?
Because I brake a bottle of [with] ink (instr. plur).

7 . The affair is not so serious.
8 . (5) But I broke it on the head (acc.) of the chief [principal] accountant.
     
9 ? Now when will you pay me at last?
10 (6). I cannot every day come for (my) money.
11 , . Only tell me what day is most convenient for you.
12 . - ; . Tuesday. - Good; come every Tuesday.
     
13 , . Every time [that] I meet you, I remember ubnff.
14 ? ; (7). ubnff? (It's) strange; we are not alike at all.
15 ; . I know, but he too owes me 50 roubles.
     
  A song
16 (8) With [on] my last yes 5 rouble piece
17 (9) I shall hire a troika of horses
18 (10)

I shall give the coachman a tip

19 ! (11). Gee up ! drive (them) faster, brother.
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 , (1) . He is poor but his brother has much money. (genit. plur.).
2 . Money (plur.) is not everything in life (prepos.).
3 ? What (am) I to do with this money? -- (instr. plur.).
4 . Enough spoken [is-full to speak] about money (prep. plur.).
5 ? You know this man (accus. genit, in animated creature).
6 ? You (are) acquainted with this man? (instr.).
7 . This is my business.
8 . Your affairs do not concern me.
9 . I know nothing about this affair (prepos.)
10 . I am precisely taken on this affair (instr.).
11 ? In what (instr.) is he concerned?
12 ? Of what (prep.) does he speak?
     
    Let's pluck to-day :
  we know each oilier.
  we know each other already.
 

give him a tip (drink-money).

  as will be more convenient to you.
  I go for a newspaper.
  ! Stop complaining!
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1

, the smile; : to smile; : you (pl.) smile.
!
smile!

 
2

: known.
or , to make acquainted, introduce. (N. 5).
Proper names are decline : :
, with Victor;
, from Victor's part;
, about Victor.

 
3

Here, does not mean friend, but comes from , other.
Idioms : or: : they know each other.
: we went off one behind the other.

 
4

, ink, comes from (tchorny) black;
, the rough work, rough copy;
, back-door; : the black market.

 
5

or , about, also means on, against, followed by the accusative (motion).
, principal
- , accountant (from German Buchhalter : book-keeper).

 
6

: go for the doctor.
: he's gone for cigarettes.
And on the other hand : , I stood behind the table.

 
7 could be added.  
8

, from , five, corresponds roughly to "a bob".

 
9

, a team of three.
(fem.) : horse. , the horses; , gen. plural.

 
10

: the coachman.
, for (drinking) vodka.
A tip is more often said : , for the tea.

 
11 : .  
(1)

, , when they mean his or her do not take the initial euphonic after a preposition :
, , without him, without her.
, , without his permission, without her help.

 

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