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Lesson 68

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Sixty eighth lesson

     
 

(68)

Lesson number sixty eight (#68)

     
  (1) In Spring
     
1 (2), From the earth the snow has not yet gone,
2 a (3). And one already feels spring coming [in the soul already spring asks (for coming)].
     
3 - (4), If you ever recovered from a serious illness,
4 , then you know [to you known] (this) blessed state,
5 (N. 6) (5) when one [thou] becomes languishing with [from] vague presentiments
6 / . and (when) one smiles without any [every] cause.
7 -, (6). Apparently (it is) a similar state (that) nature is now feeling also [and nature].
     
8 , , The earth is cold, the mud and [with] snow splash under the feet,
9 , , (7). but how merry, caressing, welcoming is everything around !
     
10 , (8), The air is so clear and transparent that, if (you) go up a steeple,
11 , , . then, it seems, you [will] see all the universe from end to end.
     
12 , , , The sun shines bright, and its rays, playing and smiling.
13 (9). bathe in the pools together with the sparrows.
14 (10) ; The little river swells and darkens;
     
15 (11). it has already awakened, and one of these days [not to-day - tomorrow] will begin to brawl.
16 , , (12). The trees are bare, but already they live, breathe.
17 (13) In such weather (it is) pleasant to chase with broom or shovel
18 (14), the dirty water in the gutters
19 .. (15) let go little ships on the water.
20 , , Yes, all is good in this happy season [time of year],
21 ... especially if you are young,
22 ... (16) and if you are not obliged by your service to stay [sit] between [in] 4 walls from morning to night.
  ( A. . : ). (From a tale by A. P. Tchekhov (Chekhov) : "In Spring".)
 

EXERCISE
1 . This is enough to [from this you can] drive you out of your mind.
2 . That's not to their liking [soul].
3 . She sings spiritedly.
4 (1), , /. Since we met, I experienced a lot.
5 ( ). Give [transmit] my compliments to your wife.
6 ? Why do all the bells ring to-day?
7 (euter) , ( ) . The sun was not yet up when I awoke.
8 , , . In this season. the sun rises late and sets early.
9   . It's time for me to go to work.
10 ( ). She is often ill.
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 . This will make me go mad.
2 , , , . I am ill, he's ill, you're ill, they are ill.
3 , , , . I am clever, he's clever, you're clever, they're clever.
4 , . I recovered, you recovered.
5 , . I am in good health, you're in good health.
6 , ! Well done, bravo !
7 /. He breathes heavily.
8 . They've gone to sleep already.
9 . She's not awake yet.
10 ! ! Wake up, Time to get up!
11 . I get lip early.
12 . I shall get up early.
     
    To be remembered :
  ! ? What's the matter with you? You've lost your head?
  he has lost his head.
  he is mad, he is a lunatic
  This is after my heart! This is what I like!
  (My) regards to your family.
  He is in the army.
  , (or ) Until now, he has never been ill.
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1 , , , : Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.
- , , , : in Spring, in Summer, in Autumn, in Winter.
 
2 () : to descend from, leave.
: the train ran off the rails.
: He is [has gone] out of his mind ().
: madman, lunatic.
, the earth.
 
3 , the soul;
, the Russian soul.
, : my dove, my heart.
: "my little soul", coaxing words in Russian.
The heart is .
 
4 : imperfective of .
: illness;
, pain;
: to be ill or to ache or feel pain;
, ill;
: the hospital.
 
5 : feeling; : to feel.
- presentiment, foreboding.
 
6 , nature, is, with , a master word of the Russian language.
? : You like nature ((he fields, the country) ?
- , : to "live through", endure, bear.
, /: you cannot know how much I have endured!
 
7 : to caress;
. ;
, plur. , caress.
, salute, salutation, compliments;
: (My) regards to your uncle.
 
8 : the prefix , or gives the idea of rising up:
, the sun rises.
(plur. ), the bell.
 
9 : a pool, puddle.
: sparrow.
 
10 : to blow.
: the wind blows;
: to sulk;
, : to puff up, to inflate, or to dupe, cheat.
, it is dark here.
, river; , small river; , brook.
 
11 : to fall asleep;
: to wake up.
 
12 In the singular, it would be :
, , (infin.: , ).
 
13 , the broom; : the shovel.
, , , .
 
14 : the ditch, gutter.  
15 : the ship; , small ship.  
16 : service (, to serve).
, military service.
: to go to one's work, to the office.
: He is seeking employment.
! : it's a friend's service I'm asking you for!
(, friend; , friendship).
 
     
(1) : it's time, or a time. a period .
(
gen. plural.) : until now.
 

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