RL102 – 10 Basic Russian Grammar Lesson 10


Original playout date: 9 August 2007
Duration: 19:50

Explaining the expressions with the dative case of personal pronouns, мне надо, etc.

Please note that the tinyurls in the film have by now been recycled – I didn’t know that happens – and point at completely different things now. For the Nicholas Brown Dictionary please use  this link:

We end-up with a Russian song about a woman who asks a tree about her love life, like Adrian Mole’s mother or Pocahontas. It is a poetic conceit.

Quote of the clip: “I’m a cold-hearted bastard. I’m going to put a knife in you, or probably bullet, or maybe a little bit polonium in your coffee. Yes I keep it up to date don’t I? It’s not like those courses written in the Eighties it was all spiked umbrellas in those days.”

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Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Oy ryabina, ryabinushka. (O rowan tree)
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks: Don’t ask trees for advice on who to marry. If you don’t know who to marry, don’t… get… married! But that’s not what they did in the old days.

About David J. James

56 year old UK origin Chartered Accountant and business consultant who loves languages, literature, history, religion, politics, internet, vlogging and blogging and lively written or spoken discussion, plays backgammon and a few other board games. Walks and listens to Audible for hours a day usually, and avoids use of the car. Conservative Christian, married to an angel with advanced Multiple Sclerosis. We have three kids, two of them autistic, and we live in Warsaw, Poland. On the board of the main British-Polish charity Fundacja Sue Ryder in Poland, and involved in the Vocational Autistic School of "Nie Z Tej Bajki" in Warsaw. Member of Gideons International. Serves on two committees of the Chamber of Auditors in Poland, and on several Boards and Supervisory Boards. Has own consultancy called Quoracy.com delivering business governance and audit/valuation solutions as well as mentoring. Author of the GoldList Method for systematic optimal use of the long-term memory in learning.

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