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Lesson 71

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(71-)

Seventy first lesson

     
 

(71)

Lesson number seventy one (#71)

     
  . Uncle will tell
     
1 .. , . (1) Yes, that little boy, I knew (him) when I was no older than you
2 ,
, , ,
He was about 12 years old, just as [much as] you, Ninochka
     
3 , . (2) And as you saw him [from sight] he looked absolutely like [as and] all the other children.
4 , , (3) He liked [and] to make noise, and loaf about.
5 , . His mother would often scold him, just as [here is and as] you.
6 , ,
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And in fact [on same affair] he was an absolutely strange, extraordinary little boy, a Magic Little Boy.
7 , ,
, ,
Ne could do all that he wanted, all that came to his mind [head],
     
8 6 . (4) [of] what could not have done [not] one man in the world.
9 , ... But that (negat.) nobody knew, not even his mother.
     
10 A , ? .. But then how did you know, uncle? asked Nina.
11 , .. . . Now, she has already begun to interrupt (me) ! I knew. Quite simply.
     
12 , ... (5) We lived together [with him] in the same [one] house.
and to me he told everything.
13 , , ! Ah, children, how good a house this was !
14 , ,
, . (6)
The uncle sighed, was silent a little, and began to speak on, softly and sadly,
     
15 ...
... (7)
This house is [already] no more... It stood below a high mountain...
16 ... The uncle sighed again...
17 , , Weil, [here is] I [and] will tell you what the Magic Little Boy did,
18 ... (8) and what would happen to him sometimes...
  ( ) (To be continued)
(From "The Adventures of the Little Magic Boy" by M. Yushkevitch).
 

EXERCISE
1 . Your younger brother is older than I by 3 years.
2 . You are younger than I by 7 years.
3 . Here is a general view of the town.
4 ?
, .
What did you scold him for?
Because he was lazy.
5 . You won't find another such in the whole world.
6 , . Speak on, we are listening to you.
7 , . Sometimes it seems to me that she laughs at me.
8 ( ),
.
By his looks, he seems sad, and in fact he is a very cheerful man.
9 , , . You must be cautious, and not say all that will occur to you[r head].
10 (from ). I drew near very gently.
11 . We two are of the same age.
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 . He looks ill [has ill look].
2 ? What have you in sight?
  ?  
3 . He has a tired look.
4 . You seem very angry.
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5 ? By how much is she younger than you?
  ?  
6 ? How much money have you got left
[was left with you]?.
7 , . As much as you have.
8 . He travels all over the world.
9 ( ) . There is no such in the whole world.
10 . He interrupted me.
11 . He was always interrupting me.
     
    Let us remember :
  In fact ["in the same thing"] you were right.
  This is the highest house in the whole world.
  You two are of the same age.
  , I have the same age as you, am as old as you.
  Write on.
  ? What does he beat tier for?
(What did she do, that he should beat her).
  , He says all that occurs to him [his head].
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1 : old;
: older;
: elder.
: young;
: younger.
: the elder brother;
: the younger brother (the root changes into ).
: Higher officer.
 
2 , : he is like all the others.
: he seems to be like all the others (S. N. 10).
: identity paper; permission to stay.
 
3 (pert), (imperf.), from , noise.
, , to play pranks;
, mischievousness;
, a mischievous child.
- , from (l'e') : laziness;
: lazy;
: a lazy man.
- : to "laze".
 
4 Parag. 7 :
: imperfective, with idea of duration, permanency.
Par. 8:
: perfective, with idea of single action.
is light and world.
 
5 (imperf.), and not (perf.), in order to express the frequency of the action.  
6 , farther (, far), is used to express continuation.
: Read on.
: They played on.
: calm, peaceful.
: The Pacific Ocean.
, (femin.) : sadness.
: : sad.
 
7 (or ) : There is no more soup
() (negat. genit.).
, the mountain or hill :
: the way goes up hill.
 
8 (imperf.) : was happening (at times) would happen:
and not (perf.) : happened (once).
 

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