http://LIB.MLM.RU | Russian for English speakers http://lib.mlm.ru/russian


ASSIMIL - Russian for English speakers - 1951 | Download Audio R106

     

Russian

English
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Lesson 99

394

Russian

English
 

(99-)

Ninety ninth lesson

     
 

(99)

Lesson number ninety nine (#99)

     
  . Proverbs
     
1 , . (1) (If) you [will] lie to-day, they won't believe you tomorrow.
2 . Nice you won't be constrainedly.
3
.
What the fasting man has in his mind,
the drunken man has on his tongue
(Wine loosens the tongue).
4 , a . (2) The isba is not (made) beautiful by its icon-corners, but by its cakes.
5 , a . Death is not behind the mountains, but behind your shoulders.
6 () The soul of others is darkness.
7 , a . (4) Fun [toys] for the cat, tears for the mouse.
8 , . One hundred heads, one hundred minds.
9 , . (5) The hen is no bird, woman no human being.
10 .
. (6)
Poverty is no vice.
Hunger is not (your) aunt.
11 , a . We like to be guests [as guests well], but better (to be) at home.
     
12 , (7) Such parson, such parish.
13 .
.
For fools happiness.
Fear has large eyes.
14 (8) The pot is no companion fur the caldron.
15 .
. (9)
The first pancake is a failure.
No smoke without a fire.
16 .
. (10)
One man in the plain is not a warrior.
For each vegetable its season.
17 . Repetition is the mother of knowledge.
18 , . You'll be friend but not at once.
19 , . Whither the needle, thither the thread,
20 . (11) In another man's hand, a slice (looks) big.
21 , . (12) Woman has long hair and a short mind.
22
, . (13)
A tongue-twister [Quick saying] :
In the yard (is) the grass, on the grass the fire-wood.
 

EXERCISE
1 , , . Since [those times, as] he lied to me, I believe him no longer.
2 , . When he is sober he is quite another man.
3 . I was-a-guest at their house last year.
4 , . Repeat again several times, from beginning to end.
5 (1),
.
I have no strength (plur.) left, let me rest for a minute.
6 . There is no way out of this situation.
7 ? Who spreads these false rumours?
  : strength.
: Union gives power.
 
 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 ?
- (1).
What have you for dessert?
Ice-cream.
2 ! What broad shoulders she has !
3 , ? Willingly, or by force?
4 . Their house is not heated.
5 . He broke (one of his) finger(s).
6 ! Switch on the light !
7 ! Switch if off !
  (1) , from : the frost, cold.  
 

NOTES -

AK-NOTE

1 : you [thou] will lie.
- : you lie.
: lie, lying. (gen. ).
: false rumour.
 
2 For the people, (red) is synonymous with : beautiful.
: splendid.
: Good! All right !
: a pie ;
: pastry;
: the dessert.
In the isba the was the corner most decorated with icons, portraits etc...
 
3 : We are in the darkness[es].
, dark, contrary of , clear, luminous.
(t'emnota), or : darkness.
 
4 , diminutive of , mouse,
and , of (sl'ozy) : tears;
(sl'eza): a tear.
 
5 : the woman, (popular) : the "wife".  
6 : vice.
: vicious.
: the aunt, becomes (familiar), or (endearing).
 
7 : arrival, or income, or parish.
- : expense.
- : going out; exit, way out.
: departure.
 
8 : the earthen pot;
: the caldron.
 
9 : pancake.
: clod.
: smoke;
: the fire.
: (some) fire or light.
: there is light in his study.
: give me a light.
: his study is heated.
 
10 : vegetable;
: vegetables.
 
11 : a piece of bread.
From , to break (perf. ).
: he broke his leg.
 
12 , from , long (especially in duration).
: long.
 
13 : the yard, court;
: the grass;
: firewood.
 

(Don't Do It Section)