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Lesson 90

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(90-)

Ninetieth lesson

     
 

(90)

Lesson number ninety (#90)

     
  ? Where is [stands] our regiment?
     
1 , The brothers found the officer before a dirty table,
     
2 , (1) on which stood a glass of cold tea with cigarette ash(es),
     
3 , (2) a tray with vodka and crumbs of dry caviar and bread ;
4 - , (3) (dressed) only in a [in one] dirty-yellowish shirt ;
5 .... (4) counting on a large abacus (plur.) a huge heap of assignations...
6 / ... (5) This officer managed the equipment (instr.) of the regiment and the feeding of the horses.
7 , -! 1-, (6) (What a lot of) money I [money] I said Kozeltsov the elder (1st), on entering the tent,
     
8 : (7) and directing his look with unintentional greed on the heap of assignations :
9 , ! (8) If you lent me only half of it, Vassili Mikhailovitch !
     
10 , , (9) The equipment officer, as if he had been surprised in the act of stealing,
11 , ,
, , : (10)
shrank up completely [all], on seeing the visitor [guest],
and gathering the money without [not] getting up, bowed.
     
12 , ! , ... (11) Ah, if it was (plur.) mine. (It belongs) to the state, old chap...
13 ? , , And who is that, with you? he said, putting the money in a casket,
     
14 , (12). which was [standing] beside him, and looking straight at V.
15 , (13) .
, .
He's my brother, who has come from the (Military) School. So [yes here-is], we have called an you to know where the regiment is.
16 , , , .
?..
Sit down, gentlemen, he said, rising. Won't you have a drink?
17 , ..
?
It'd do no harm, Vass. Mikh.
So, where is our regiment?
18 :
, .
This evening. Z. has been here ; he told that yesterday they passed to the fifth bastion.
19 ? (Is it) exact?
20 , (14) ;
a , !
If I say (so), then it's exact,
but, however, the devil knows him !
21 . (15) He lies easily enough. [does not take dear to lie].
  ( . . , ).  (From L. N. Tolstoi's narrative : Sebastopol).
     
  . A song
22
?
,
.
O why was that night so beautiful?
My breast would not ache
- my soul would not suffer
23 ,
,

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I love her,
loved her burningly,
but she love
she looks on so coldly.
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 , . I remember how you were dressed.
2 -, . Wait a little, I will remember at once.
3 , . I remind you that to-day is the 7th of April.
4 : , . I have a weak memory ; remind me, please.
5 (1). No malice ! [Don't mention ill].
6 (V. N. 3, leçon 98) . I shall keep a good memory of you.
7 . You should write your memories.
     
    Let us note :
  lend me your bicycle.
  (or ) Lend me 100 roubles.
  Don't bear malice against me (no malice)!
  ? Can you count with an abacus?
  She has a quite tiny doggie.
  , Get ready quick, we wait for you.
  He was preparing to go abroad.
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1 (hard L!) : ash.
or : a cigarette paper.
: a sheet of paper.
 
2 : a crumb;
: a very little bit ;
: tiny.
 
3 : in (one's) shirt sleeves;
: in (one's) pants.
is one or alone.
: I am alone. |
? : Are you alone? (N. 7).
 
4 and not , since it is the accusative (living beings), governed by , at the beginning of the sentence.
(lu.) : the abacus (counting frame), much used in Russia.
: : the heap.
 
5 / (?, -) : to manage (something).
: establishment, firm.
- : train.
 
6 1 (), 2 () : Ivanov the elder () ; Ivanov the younger ().
This numbering is used in schools and regiments.
- : a hospital room or Chamber;
: Chamber of Deputies.
: Chamber of Commerce.
: a tent.
 
7 , : greedy, greed.
: .
 
8 , : to lend, barrow money.
: to lend for a time.
: mutual.
: in exchange for.
: .
 
9 : thief ;
( ) :
, : to steal, pilfer.
: petty theft.
: theft.
: to catch (N. 8).
 
10 (imp.), (perf.) : to gather, collect, assemble.
- : assembly.
: a collection of pictures.
: to get ready or to assemble.
? : Where are you preparing (intending) to go?
: the crowd has assembled on the common (square).
 
11 : popular for .
: of the Treasury, of the state.
: the Treasury:
: treasurer, cashier (treasure : ).
: father or priest. Here : old chap.
 
12 : familiar for . (N. 9).  
13 : Diplomatic body.
: formerly the Cadet-Corps : The Military School.
 
14 : so, therefore.  
15 (imp.), (imp.) : to lie, fib. (N. 10).  
     
  (1) : a current phrase.
, :
to (make) mention of.
:
ill.
 

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