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Lesson 60

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(60-)

Sixtieth lesson

     
 

(60)

Lesson number sixty (#60)

     
  () (Saying) farewell (Taking leave] (Continued)
     
1

, , , .
- (1).

You are cold, I think [(me) seems], said gnev.
Staying [sitting] in the fog is not precisely [not quite] wholesome.
2 - (2).

Just let [give] me accompany you "nach Hause'.

     
3 .
?
.
Vera was silent.
What's the matter with you? smiled Ivan Alekseitch.
     
4 , () You keep silent and don't answer my questions.
5 , ? A? (4) You are unwell, or you are offended? What?
6 (5), Vera pressed her palm very hard on [to] (her) cheek
7 .
,
and at once removed it briskly.
(It's) a terrible situation.
8 .
! (6)
she whispered with an expression of great pain on (her) face. Terrible !
9 ? , (7) In what is it terrible? asked Ognev, shrugging his shoulders (instr.),
10 .
? (8)
and not concealing his astonishment.
What is the matter?
11 (9),

[All] still breathing heavily, and with shivering [shivering with the] shoulders,

     
12 (10),
:
Vera turned her back to him [turned to him with the back (instr.)],
looked at the sky for half a minute, and said :
13 , . I need to talk to you a little, Ivan Alekseitch.
14 . I listen.
15

..
(11), .

It will seem a little queer (instr.) to you...,
You will wonder, but I don't care.
16 (12) . Ognev once again shrugged his shoulders and prepared to listen.
17

... / . (... in the book)
, ... ...

Here's what ("here's it"), began Verotchka ;
you see, here's what... I meant to say...
18 ... , a ...
.
It win seem to you strange (instr.)... and stupid (instr.), but I... I can no more (stand it).
  ( ). (To be continued)
 

EXERCISE
1 . Allow me  to accompany you (perf.) up to your house.
2 ? ? Why do you keep silent? Are you angry?
3 . He expresses ((imp.) himself well.
4 . I cannot express (perf.) my (S. less. 56, par. 9) feelings.
5 . This surprises me in no way.
6 . Don't turn your back on me [stand to me with back].
7 ; . (It's) stuffy here ; I have difficulty in breathing.
8 , . Listen to me, I shall explain everything to you.
9 : . It's time to got ready (perf.); the train does not wait (imp.).
10 . She prepares a dessert (imperf.).
  .

AK: Use instead:
She prepares "(something) sweet"

11 , a . Don't stay [sit] outside in the fog, or you will catch cold.
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 .
.

Accompany her (command).
You'll accompany her.

2

.

He will accompany (perf.) her.
3 . He accompanies (imperf.) her.
4 . He (has) accompanied (perf.) her.
5 . He was accompanying (imperf.) her.
6 . She (has) accompanied (perf.) him.
7 She was accompanying (imperfect.) him.
8 , ? Do you want to go (perf.) with a guide (instr.) or without a guide (gen.) ?
9 . Give tip to the guide (dative).
10 . Don't speak of guides (prepos.) to me.
     
    Let us note :
  This does not surprise me at all.
  ,

I'm angry, he's angry

  (or ) ,

Put me questions, I shall answer.

  ? Can't we open the window? It's stuffy here.
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1

: the fog.
, : to stay in the fog, to stay ("sit") home.
The after is familiar.

 
2

( , perf.) or ( , imperf.) : to accompany.
: guide, conductor.
- []: nach Hause, (destination  home) a German phrase used jokingly;
in Russian : .
Notice the transcription of the German H by the guttural , while the ch is represented by .

 
3

: question (, (imperfect), or , ;
. (perf.) ;
!: What a question!
: to put a question.

 
4

: to be angry, to continue angering, to become angry;
, gloomy, angry.
, , .
: I shall get angry.

means more gloomy, not in his good mood; it's less angry then - angry

5

(fem.) : the palm (of hand) ;
, the cheek (plur.: pr.: shtchawkee).
or : to give a slap.

 
6

: to whisper is as imitative as the English word.
, , .
:
expression.
(perf.),
(imp.) : to express.

 
7

: to shrug (one's) shoulders.
or , is in fact to press (AK: "to press a little").
We have seen , to press, of the same family, whose
base verb head is .
:
Shake [Press] my hand.
:
my high-boot is hurting my foot my shoe pinches me.
Conjugation : , , , , , .

 
8

(perf.), (imp.) : to hide (N. 6.)
: astonishment.
: I'll be surprised I am surprised.
: astonishing (or amazing).

- striking case (that causes wondering)

9

: heavy or painful;
, heavily or uneasily.
Contrary of , .
-- (imperf.) : to breathe:
, , etc...

 
10

: the back (of human body).
: we have the wind in (our) back (accus. of mot).

 
11

: You will be surprised : ( (perf.);
: you are being surprised, you're wondering, you are surprised: (, imperf.).
(and not ) : This will look strange to you.
: this looks strange to you.
: It's strange.

- it's abnormal - you might see "" as translation of "strange", but refers rather to (side), so be careful

12

: I am ready.
: "I'm readying", I get ready;
: I shall get ready.

 

(Don't Do It Section)

Don't get discouraged, if you stumble on some stones;
make references, and you will turn back to them a afterward.