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Lesson 62

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Sixty second lesson

     
 

(62)

Lesson number sixty two (#62)

     
  The return
     
1 , , (1) The architect, state Councilor Ouzelkov was arriving in his native town,
2 .. (2) where he had been called for the restoration of the graveyard church.
     
3 , , (3) , In this town he had been born, had studied, (had) grown, and (had) married ;
4 , , (4). but when he stepped down from the car [wagon], he hardly recognized it...
5 ... Everything had changed...
6 , (5), Eighteen years before [back of that], when he had transplanted himself [AK :)] to Petersburg,
7 , , , , on that spot, for instance, where now stands the station,
8 (6); street-boys would catch "soussliks" ;
9 " " (7) - now, at the entrance of the main street rises the four-story furnished house "Vienna";
10 (8). then (there) stretched here a shapeless grey fence.
11 , - , . But neither fences nor houses, nothing had changed so much as the people.
     
12 () (9), Having questioned [From the questioning of] the furnished-house manservant [AK: ...] [lackey], Ouzelkov /has aquiered info that/ learnt
13 (10), that more than half [of] the [those] people
14 , , , (11). whom he remembered, had died, become poor, forgotten.
  ( A. . : ). (From a tale by A. P. Tchekhov : "Old age").
     
  . A song
15 ,
(12) :
In vain, Johnny, (do) you weep,
In vain you shed your little tears
16 ,
!
Nothing will you obtain [receive],
Like a fool you will go home.
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 . Call (for) a (or the) doctor at once.
2 . He has already gone for a (or the) doctor.
3 ? What [How] is this square called?
4 ? How do they call this dog?
5 , a . I called (perf.) her, and she did not answer (perf.).
6 , . When I called (imperf.) him, he usually did not answer (imperf.).
7 . I did not know (imperf.) them.
8 . I recognized them (perf.).
     
    To be remembered :
  I was in London 5 years ago.
  I (have been) [already] 5 years in London.
  I was 5 years in London.
  she died two years ago.
  (it is) [already] two years since [how] she died.
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1 : State councilor, a dignitary of the Czar's regime.  
2 : to call ( , , , ).
?: What [how] do they call you?
: to summon.
(neut.), graveyard.
- (fem.) church.
 
3 : to be born ("to born oneself").
? : Where were you born? Hence : native.
: the parents; : the relatives.
(imperf.), (perf.) : to grow up.
,
4 , () : to come out of from.
- : hardly. : I hardly recognized him.
 
5 ( ) : 3 (5) years ago.
: to emigrate, settle elsewhere.
, : the village, market-town.
: the population.
is a former (now "new") familiar name for : St-Petersburg.
It's called -
6 : street-boy (from , a little boy).
The is a grey animal, bigger than a rat, which lives in colonies in burrows.
is kind of contraction, + :)
is gopher
7 : the entrance (for carriages) ;
: the entrance (on foot).
: high, lofty; : to rise.
: four-storied.
: number or furnished room.
 
8 : to draw, drag.
:
to drag or stretch oneself.
:
I'm homesick. (: native country, motherland).
:
shape, fashion or icon.
:
shapeless, ugly.
:
in this manner.
- , ()
9 : examination, interrogatory.
: a
question;
:
a request, a plea, a prayer;
:
a request, supplication.
:
to ask, to request.
:
an adjective formed with ;
:
a lackey, servant.
10 or .
(After a comparative : , not ).
, : he knows you better than you think.
or : those or these people;
or : of those or these people;
or : to those or these people;
or : about those or these people.
 
11 , , : impersonal forms, neuter ending in .
, to die, disappear; : to die.
: he died, he is dead; : she died, she is dead.
: to become poor (, poor).
is to die-out, to got extinct
12 : a popular form of , in vain.
, diminutive of , from .
, diminutive of .
- , : to pour, shed.
, , ,
, ,
 

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