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Lesson 55

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(55-)

Fifty fifth lesson

     
 

(55)

Lesson number fifty five (#55)

     
 

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At the market
     
1 ? ? (1) How much these plums? And [yes] are they ripe?
2 , . (2). (They are) ripe and very sweet [for] a rouble and a half a pound.
     
3 , . A ? (It's) dear, friend [brother]. And the peaches?
4 : (3) ; The peaches are dearer; 2 roubles 40 kopecks [for] a pound;
     
5 . but I shall give away [yield] the plums to you for one rouble 20.
6 ; . I shall give (one) rouble [for them]; not [one] kopeck more.
7

; .

Impossible; they cost me dearer.
8 ? (4) And surely they have worms [with worms].
9 ? ! !
!
[With] worms! How can (one say so)? Look at them!
Perfectly sound fruit[s] !
10 , . (I) take 2 pounds, at a rouble a pound.
11 , ; (5). Well, agreed; but I lose (by it) [(am) in loss].
     
12 ?
? (6)
Why did you wrap them up in a newspaper sheet?
Have you not a little bag?
13 , a . (I had) paper bags [were (with me)], but there's none left.
14 ? (7) Have you change for 50 roubles?
15 , . It can be found [will be], although I am not [and] a rich man.
16 . . ? Thank you. I must buy shoe laces. Where shall I find some?
17 , , (8). Just a little farther, on the right, beside the gate.
18 , . ! Bravo, Alfred Georgievich You can haggle!
19 , ;
, (9)
Try the plums, Nina Aleksandrovna ; seems (to me) (they are) very tasty.
20 ! ! ! Faugh ! (what) filth; they have all worms.
21 ! - ! (10). What a cheat. He took me in [puffed me] after all!
     
  A song
22 , ! , (11) Gee up, troika, the snow is downy,
23 (12) The icy night around,
24 , (13) The silvery moon shines
25 . (A troika) dashes along with a couple [with two].
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 ? Why did he come?
2 ? What did he come for?
3 ? How much these cigarettes?
4 ? What was there for dessert?
5 . Sit down beside me.
6 . Here is clean paper.
7 (1) ? Do you want a sheet of paper?
8 . Wrap this in paper (acc. of mot.).
9 . A candy in paper (prepos.).
10 . All these papers are boring.
11

!

I have [to me] enough of these papers (gen. plur.).
12 , .

Give (me) a sheet of letter paper with an envelope.

     
    Let us note:
  ? Have you the change for a rouble?
 

:

this dessert is very tasty.
  ?
( )
[For] how much these glasses?
[For] one and a half rouble (one rouble) apiece.
 

my head is splitting is turning around.

  my head is dizzy.
 

this was not to his taste.

  I feel dull.
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1

( ) ? : [For] how much? (for what price?).
: [for] a rouble apiece (N. 10).
: plum.

 
2

+ genitive : one and a hall.
: pound. : a pound and a half (German : Pfund).

 
3

, the peach.
, the kopeck, becomes in the genit. plur.
(in the gen. sing., , instead of after ).
: [for] a pound.
In this acceptation, is always followed by the accusative.

 
4

, or , the worm.
(perfect.); (imperf.) : to yield.

 
5

: loss, opposed to , gain.
: loss, : to lose.
: lost, astray.

 
6

: to wrap. : paper. : letter paper.
: of paper.
: bank-notes, wtw paper money.
: bag; : bags; : little bag.
: a hand-bag.

 
7 : change (to give back).  
8 , a diminutive of ;
(hard L!) governs the genitive.
, genitive plur. of (archway, monumental gate) which is always in the plural.
: an arch of triumph.
 
9 : taste.
: tasty;
, to my taste.
 
10

: liter.: to puff up, inflate; to cheat.
: to blow. : there's a draught here.
: from where the wind blows.

 
11

: the down; , downy.
: a team of three horses.
Or : a three piece suit of clothes : coat, waistcoat and trousers.

 
12

: a circle, ring; , in circle, around - in a circling manner.
- all around.

 
13

: the month or the crescent moon.
: silver; : of silver; : silvery.

 
(1)

After , becomes .

But not in a emphatic word !,
meaning "I'm so glad that you made my day so happy"

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