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Lesson 51

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(51-)

Fifty first lesson

     
 

(51)

Lesson number fifty one (#51)

     
 

(1)

In [high] spirits
     
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; (N. 5) (2);

At the tailor's.
Well ; I will order a suit in [from] this material;
2 (3). but I cannot pay for it before [sooner than] three months (gen. plur.).
3 ; . All right [excellent] ; I agree.
4 A ? And when will the suit be ready?
5 . In [through] three months (gen. sing.).
     
6 .
(4) ,
In the drug-store.
[On] last week, you sold me a plaster
7 . to rid me of rheumatism (genit).
8 ; a ? I remember; and now what can I do for you?
9 6 (5), . Now I should like a medicine (means) to get rid of the plaster.
     
10 , , . Lend me your handkerchief for [on] one minute, please.
11 ...
- (6), ,
But...
Don't be uneasy, I don't want to blow-my-nose in it,
12

a .

but only to wipe (my) shoes a little.
     
13 a ? What do you think of Wladimir?
14 -, . In my opinion, he (is) half stupid [half a fool].
15 ... He wants to marry [on] me.
16 , . Then he is quite stupid.
     
17 ? (7) You don't know my wife (acc.)?
18 .... I have not (this) pleasure (neg. genit.).
19

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Pleasure? (It's) visible that you don't know her.
 

EXERCISE
1 , . I shall never be able to pay for all that I ordered.
     
2 ? So we shan't see (each other) again before ["sooner of"] two weeks (gen. plur.).
     
3 . Come before dinner.
     
4 ( ) . I shall not go to bed [sleep] before midnight.
     
5 . I shall come back in three months.
     
6 . I shall not return before 3 months.
     
7 , . I bought this watch (plur.) [in] last month, and already it does not work [go].
     
8 . Lend him 100 roubles.
     
9 ; I am not such a fool;
  . (it's) visible that you don't know him.
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1

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Next year (irregul. prepos.).
2 . Last year (irregular prep.).
3 . Come in three days (gen. sing.).
4 . I shall do all this in 3 days.
5 . I saw him last week (prepos.).
6 ,
.
I saw him last month (prepos.)
last year (irreg. prep.).
7 ,
,
Next week (prepos.),
next month (prepos.),
 
.
next year (irreg. prep.),
I shall go to Russia (accus.).
     
    Let us pin up :
 

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How much did you pay for this?

 

I shall come back in one month.

  , Here is a good means to get rid of them.
  ?

What do you think of it?...

 

[] ?

What do you think of me?
 

From here you see nothing [nothing not visible].
  Leave him alone.
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1

(dooH') : breath, spirit.
, to be in high spirits.
, to be in low spirits.

 
2 : material, stuff.  
3

: soon; 1) sooner + genitive.
: you arrived before ["sooner of"] me.
2) Formerly : : There was a theater here formerly.

 
4 : the drug-store; , the chemist, apothecary.
: past. : in the past.
 
5

: rheumatism.
: 1) remedy; 2) means.
In the plural : : means, money.
: he is a well-off man [with means].

 
6

, quiet; (, -) : (, -), to disturb;
, to tranquilize; : to become composed; , calm, rest.
: leave me alone.

 
7

: the wife ().
: woman (generally).
, to marry, followed by and the prepositional.
: he married a rich Jewish woman.

 
 

To be strictly grammatical, we should say: (negat. genit.).

 

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