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Lesson 53

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(53-)

Fifty third lesson

     
 

(53)

Lesson number fifty three (#53)

     
 

Let us put (it) off until another time
     
1 , ?
(1).
You have surely slept well, Nina Aleksandrovna?
From the very morning you are fresh as a rose.
2 !
... ... (2).
Alfred Georgievich! (One) may not so early make [with] compliments.
Wait at least until lunch (gen.).
     
3 ?
, ; (3)
Why [for us] wait (for) the others (acc. of anim. beings: genit.).
The samovar boils, the rolls and butter are on the table;
4 , , , (4). please, pour the tea (irreg. genit.) ; we shall breakfast between [in] the two (of us).
     
5 ?
, ; ...
(Are) you so hungry?
- No, (it's) not that; but by such beautiful weather (prepos.), one feels like going out in [on] the sun.
6 ? (5) [To] where do you prepare (to go)?
7 ; , ; (6) Nowhere particularly; I only hope that you and I [we with you] shall walk about a little about the town;
8 ... since [for] you are free today until midday...
9

; , .

True; but I must write letters, wash linen and put [bring] many things [much] in order (acc. of mot.).
10 ?
(7) , .
(Is) all this really indispensable?
Put (it) off until another time and do me a great pleasure.
11

?

You want tea with lemon, or with milk?
     
12 , ...
, ..,
, ; (8)

With both, please (instr. plural).
no, I say silly-things
excuse (me), with milk;

13 .. (9). but do agree to take a walk with me...
14 !
, , .
How insisting you (are) !
Well, then, in an hour I shall go out with you.
15 ; , (N. 7). Thank you; in an hour, that is [means] at half past nine [in half of tenth].
 

EXERCISE
1 ( ) . Let us put oft this affair [on] (or until) tomorrow.
2 . He begins to complain (imperfective) from the very morning.
3 , ? What (must I) pour you (perfective), coffee or tea (genitive)?
4 . You and I forgot to pay (perfective).
5 , ?

How shall we go (not on foot, which would be ), the two or the three (of us) ?

6 , . Get ready (imperf.) [more] quickly, (it is) already late.
7

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(It is) indispensable to put [bring, perfect.] all this in order.
8 , . I am afraid (imperf.) that I have made (pert.) a blunder again.
9 ? (And) you, which of these two will you take (perfect.)?
10 ; . Both please me (imperf.) ; I shall take them both (imperf.).
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 . Both brothers and both sisters are already here.
2 . Our town is small (nomin.).
3 . I met nobody from our town (genit).
4 . Walk a little about our town (dative).
5 ? How long [of time) have you been in our town (prepos.).
6 . This milk is sour (nomin.).
7 ? Do you want tea (genii.) with milk (instr.) or without milk (genit.)?
8 . You have a fly in (your) milk (prep.).
9 . After lunch (genitive).
10 . Before lunch (instrumental).
11 . For lunch (dative).
12 . Don't speak to me of lunch (prepos.).
     
    d's notice:
 

He sings from the very morning.

  ( )

Why (would) you work, or (should) we work?

  How good it is in the sun!
  I was precisely getting ready to go to your house.
 

(genit. plur.) :

Don't talk nonsense,
 

(or ).
-

He's no fool.
I agree.

 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1

, from morning to evening.
- : from the very morning.
- ( ) : (on) this same morning I spoke to him (with them) about it.
: no after .

 
2

: compliment.
- , lunch; to specify the morning lunch (breakfast), one must say : : morning lunch.

 
3

: fancy bread (). , butter and also oil.
To specify one says : (from , the cow).

 
4 , : between the two, the three (prepos.) (of you, us, them) ;
, , etc... (between the 4, 5, etc...).
 
5

(imperf.), (perf.) : to get ready to do something, or to leave, or to gather.
- , : while you get ready, I shall go for the milk.
- : All the company has gathered at my house.

 
6

: you and I (liter.: "we with you"),
, : he and I, she and I.
: They and I.

 
7

: to put, lay; : to put off, postpone ( : idea of removing).

 
8

, both, is declined. Feminine : ;
genit.: , ;
dative : , ;
instr. : , ;
prepos.: , .
(hard L), nonsense, silly thing.
: stupid, foolish.
: This is not so stupid.

 
9

: I agree [(am) willing]; : to consent, agree, admit.

 

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