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Lesson 92

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Ninety second lesson

     
 

(92)

Lesson number ninety two (#92)

     
  . One must get used (to it)
     
1 , !
, .
Well, here we are [arrived], said the cider brother, getting out of the van.
2 ,
. (1)
If they let us pass on the bridge, we shall go at once to the Nicolaiev barracks.
     
3 , a - You will stay there until morning, and I shall go to the regiment,
4 , , . I shall learn where your battery is [stands], and tomorrow, I shall come for you.
5 ? , - .
.
What for? better go [shall go] together, said Volodia ; and I (too) shall go with you to the bastion.
6 : .
, .
After all, it does not matter ; one must get used (to it).
If you [will] go there, [and] I (too) can (go).
7 .
- , :
, ...
Better not go.
- No, please :
I shall at least learn how...
     
8 : , ... I advise you [My advice :] not to go, but, after all...
9 ;
(2)
The sky was clear [clean] and dark ;
the stars and the ever moving lights [fires] of the bombs
     
10 .. () and shots were already shining brightly in the gloom.
11 , (4) Literally every second, several gun reports and explosions,
     
12 , following each other rapidly, or together,
13 ... (5) shook the air more noisily and distinctly.
     
14 . (6) From the sea came (drew) a faint wind and (it) smelt of dampness.
15 . The brothers drew near the bridge.
  ( . H. ""). (From Toistoi's narrative : "Sebastopol")

 

EXERCISE
1 ? (1) What are you talking about?
2 , ? Well [Yes here is] about this : can one learn oneself a foreign language perfectly?
3 ! (2) . A ? Oh it's a knotty [ticklish] question. And what [how] do you think of it?
4 , ; I affirm that one can't (learn) to perfection,
5 , ? for who can boast that he knows [possesses] his own mother tongue to perfection?
6 :
, , .
But don't play upon [with] words; let us say: to learn oneself (how) to speak, read, and write fluently
7 !
It's another affair !
if somebody [a man] is persevering and concerns himself in the study (instr.).
8 , , then, no doubt, he will affair !
if somebody (a man] is persevering and interests himself in the study (instr.).
     
9 , , then, no doubt, he will make progress, and in the end [of ends] will reach his aim (gen.).
10 . that is, he will understand, and make himself understood [explain himself], at least in current affairs.
  (1) ( , , ) : to push, knock.
( , , ) : to discuss, talk about, comment.
: sense, interest.
- : He's a sensible man.
: She talks to no purpose.
: a knock, jolt.
 
  (2) ( : ) : to tickle; I tickle; don't tickle!
: ticklish.
 

 

ADDITIONAL EXERCISE

1 . Read up to the end.
2 ! At last, you've guessed !
3 , . He talks and talks endlessly.
4 , . In the end we shall see 'vho is (or was) right.
5 , , a /! What do you whisper far ; speak loud and not in whispers I
6 ( ) , . The rumour goes about that he shot himself.
7 , . According to rumours, she left her husband.
     
     
    Let's note :
  ! Nonsense!
  ! Absurd!
  ! What fibs!
  ! Blether!
  (r ) There's no sense in this!

 

NOTES -

1 (perf.) ( , , ) : to let go.
, : to let pass.
- We have also : : empty, hollow.
: hollow head.
!: Nonsense!
: the barracks.
2 : the sky (plur. ) ;
: celestial.
or : cloud.
: a cloudless sky.
: star (pl. ).
(from , to cease) : continuously.
3 : a shot.
: to shoot (with gun) .
: marksman sharp shooter.
: the arrow;
: the hand of a watch.
: to shoot (execution) ;
: to shoot one-self.
- : darkness;
: dark, gloomy.
4 : the letter (of alphabet) ;
: literally
- is : instrument or piece of ordnance.
: the gun (artill.).
: explosion;
(imp.), (perf.) : to blow up, blast.
5 : noisily;
: more noisily.
- : read aloud.
, : Louder please.
6 : dampness;
: damp, wet.
: cheese,
(or ) , ; the wind [draws] comes (or blows) from the mountains, from the sea.
: the sea.
: of the sea;
: seaman;
: sailor.