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Lesson 87

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(87-)

Eighty seventh lesson

     
 

(87)

Lesson number eighty seven (#87)

     
  (1) At the hair-dresser's shop
     
1 ... , (2) The hairdresser arranged [repaired] before [on the breast of] the customer [visitor] a (bit of) dirty linen,
2 : (3) thrust it with his fingers behind the collar and shouted :
     
3 , ! (4) Boy! water l
4 , , The customer [visitor] having examined his face in the mirror,
5 , (5) , noticed that he had on the chin one more pimple [had added itself],
6 , and with discontent turned away his eyes,
7 , (6) that fell [falling] straight on a thin little hand,
     
8 - which was held from somewhere on the side towards the shelf of the [under]mirror,
9 .. (7) and was putting down a tin vessel full of [with] hot water...
     
10 , ! (8) Wait little ! [here's wait].
11 , , That meant that the boy had not brought the water quickly enough,
     
12 . (9) and that a punishment awaited [awaits] him.
13 , , serves them right [Thus to them it must (be done)], thought the customer,
     
14 , (10) twisting his head aside,
15 (11) while the razor, rather blunt, with an unpleasant grating (noise)
16 ... (12) took off the soapy foam and the stiff hairs of his beard...
17 , , (13) The boy at whom they cried out oftenest of all was called Pete,
18 . and was the smallest of all the (people) employed in the shop.
  ( . ) (14) (After L. Andreiev's tale : "Pete in the country").
 

EXERCISE
1 ;
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A button got wrenched from [with] me (I lost a button).
Have you not a safety [English] pin?
2 , ;
.
Walt a little minute, I shall sew it (fem.) for you ;
here are a needle and thread.
3 , . But I have not the button ; it has disappeared.
4 , ?
.
Look ; will one of these do?
Choose yourself.
5 !
.
What wonderful buttons you have !
Here is this green one (which) pleases me most of all.
6 ! But you have grey buttons on your coat !
7 ; , ! It does not matter [nothing !] ; let there be [and] a green one for a change! (diversity).
8 , . (1) Now, you ! what a queer fellow you are !
  (1) ! : What a fool!  
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 ; ; ! I am resting ; I shall rest ; rest !
2 ; . I write ; I shall write.
3 ; . I read, I shall read.
4 ; . I go (on foot) ; I shall go.
5 ; . I go (not on foot) ; I shall go.
6 ; . I eat; i shall eat.
7 ; . I take ; I shall take.
8 ; . I choose ; I shall choose.
9 ; . It pleases you ; it will please you.
10 ; . Ihear ; I shall hear.
11 ; . I listen ; I shall listen.
12 ; . I go away ; I shall go away (on foot).
13 ; . I arrive ; I shall arrive (not on foot).
14 ; . I drink ; I shall drink.
15 ; . I sleep ; I shall sleep.
16 ; . I wake up ; I shall wake up.
17 ; . I go to sleep ; I shall go to sleep.
18 ; . I answer; I shall answer.
19 ; . I feel dull ; I shall feel dull.
20 ; . I hurry ; I shall hurry.
21 ; . I walk about ; I shall walk about.
22 ; . I sit (am sitting) ; I shall stay [sit].
23 ; . I sit down ; I shall sit down.
     
    Let us note :
  She arranges her headdress.
  (proverb) :
Wisdom is in the head, and not in the beard.
  He stopped staffed his ears with his fingers
(, the ear; plur. : ).
  Serves him right [what suited him].
  All the staff [employees] went on strike.
  Brush my trousers.
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1 , from German Perückenmacher: "wig-maker" : hairdresser.
: hairdresser's shop.
 
2 : bed-sheet.
: small sheet, (bit of) linen.
 
3 (perf.), (imp.) : to shut, stop, to thrust into something.
-: to gag somebody.
, : collar (in clothes).
Not to be mistaken for , genit. plural of , the gate.
: the neck.
 
4 : (young) boy.
To call the waiter in a cafe: etc..., one said formerly :
! Now : !
 
5 : the chin;
: the beard;
: bearded.
: moustache (rather used in the plur. : ) ;
: having a moustache.
: to add. (N. 3).
 
6 : thin, lean, or wicked, bad (, worse;
or : the worst).
: no evil without good; it's an ill wind that blows nobody good.
: the hand (or arm) ;
: little hand (or handle, or penholder.);
: a tiny hand.
- Handcuffs: , .
 
7 (masc.) : tin;
: (made of) tin.
: tin utensil.
: hot, burning;
: burning fever.
 
8 : to wait (intransitive).
: I shall wait here.
- : wait for me.
 
9 : , , , (perf.) : to punish.
, , (imp.).
: he is punished.
 
10 : to twist, lean on the side;
: wry.
or : one-eyed.
: the side :
: he wears his hat awry.
: to walk sideways, like a crab.
 
11 : blunt, obtuse.
The ending - corresponds to the English : -ish;
whitish : ;
blackish : ;
reddish: ;
: yellow,
: yellowish;
: green,
: greenish ;
or , blue,
or : bluish;
: grey,
: greyish.
: a grating (noise) ;
: the violin;
: the fiddler.
 
12 : rude, hardy:
: cruel.
- , stiff hairs, bristles.
: a brush.
: to brush.
 
13 : comparative of , often.
The oftenest: .
: instrum. of , diminutive of ϸ: Peter.
 
14 : holiday cottage.
: in the country.
( : at the village).
 

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