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RL102-21 Basic Russian Grammar – “with” for instrumentality and accompaniment


Original YT playout date: 10 January 2010
Duration: 24:15

“You waited a long time for this, longer than I promised. But this episode should show to you that the Huliganov Russian Course is not dead. The more people I get staying the course to this level, the more inclined I’ll be to do more. When 12 hours of solid work get me the same view count as something that basically needs an hour, you can see why I don’t do them that much, so it’s up to you. If you share the course, the course will grow. “”Simply as dat””, as the Professor might say…

Complete with a joke and a Russian song, hopefully you will say that the lesson is just as good as they used to be.

In answer to the requests for a translation:
1. Original, 2 literal, 3 free and rhyming (just).

В юности боль забывается скоро
In youth pain forgets itself soon
When you are young you get over things quickly

Слезы смахнув ты смеешься опять
Tears having-wiped-down you laugh again
Your eyes soon dry, you can smile once again

Время пройдет и всегда лишь такою
Time goes-by and always as such
As days go by I’ll recall how you look now

Буду тебя вспоминать
I-will you to-remember
That’s how for me you’ll remain

Счастье короткое бог нам отмерил
Happiness short God to-us measured-out
People are not put on earth to be happy

Непостоянна людская душа
Inconstant (is the) human soul
Or if they are not for long anyhow

Я ведь не зря в эту сказку не верил
I after-all not for-nothing in this fairy-tale not believed
You won’t fool me with “”happy ever after””

Слишком она хороша
Too good it is.
It’s just too good to be true

Как ты красива сегодня
How you beautiful today
My, you look lovely this evening

Нет в моем сердце ни боли, ни зла
There-is-not in my heart neither of pain, neither of bad
I don’t feel angry no more, all is fine

Как ты красива сегодня
How you beautiful today
My, you look lovely this evening

Как ты сегодня светла
How you today bright
I see your bright beauty shine

Может быть, время кого-то и лечит
May be, time somebody and heals
Maybe there are those who find time a healer

Только мне помощь его не нужна
Only to-me help of-it not needful
I don’t need healing, I’ll take any pain

Ты возвращайся, а я каждый вечер
You come back, and I each evening
You just come home to me, and like this evening

Буду тебя вспоминать
I-will you remember
For me you’ll always remain

One translation is if you want to understand how the Russian works, the other is to understand the sense of the song and sing it in English if you want to.

Hey Valeriy, sing my English words and have yourself a hit in the entire world. You deserve it.
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RL 102-20 Basic Russian Grammar lesson 20 – Prepositions governing the Dative


Original YT playout date: 10 August 2009
Duration: 27:29

The 20th lesson in this series, the 30th Huliganov lesson in the Russian course, and we’re not even half way to what I have in mind. Sorry that this one is a bit disjointed, but there were interruptions and I had very little preparation time. Just wanted to go a step forward as there has been nothing for 3 months. Thanks for your patience.
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Huliganov’s non-pretty, non-intense Japanese lesson


Original YT playout date: 5 July 2009
Duration: 6:13

Just because I don’t know anything about a subject doesn’t mean I can’t teach a lesson in it. After all, it never bothers quite a few people on YouTube!
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Some scenes from time back in Poland


Original YT playout date: 28 June 2009
Duration: 17:02

In between the Prague vlogs, obviously I am back home in Poland. Here are a few scenes from Poland in May. They are mixed content, and include a further discussion of the goldlist methodology, of weather, and my usual trick of filming what I see, not all of it particularly pleasant, but we are, after all, sharing this planet with the girl who was sitting crying on the kerb next to her own vomit, and with the gentleman who was slapping his bitch near my house, who also got caught on camera. These people we share the planet with, and the scenes are real and not staged, as you can find on many channels on youtube, unfortunately! There is also joy and family pleasure among the grim reality, such as seeing a Portuguese student band in traditional garb in the tram as they were visiting Warsaw, Sophie’s birthday, and treating my wife to a fine meal of sushi. In short this is a mixed bag of everything.
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A demo of the GoldList Method is included.
Includes Sophie’s 9th birthday party.

***Statistics and Credits***
Views at the time added to HTV: 790
Likes at the time added to HTV: 16
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 94.1%
Comments at time added: 3
Total interactions at time added: 20
Total interactions to views 2.5%
Location: Home in Ochota
Other people featured: Family
Genre: Family, miscellaneous
Music used: Various
Languages used: English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

Musings from the road at sunset


Original YT playout date: 1 May 2009
Duration: 8:06

Featuring thoughts on applying the GoldList Method to the learning of poety, a presentation of Wordsworth’s “”Daffodils”” and whether man’s release of chemicals into the sky has affected the natural world much or not.

You might say “”why get sidetracked onto daffodils when there aren’t any there?””. Ah, but that’s precisely the *point* of the poem, isn’t it?
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RL 102-19 Russian Basic Grammar #19 3/3


Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Original YT playout date: 20 April 2009
Duration: 13:46

This is the third part of the nineteenth basic grammar lesson in the RL 102 course by Viktor Huliganov. Here we are looking at Genitive Prepositions other than the four covered two lessons back.

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RL 102-19 Russian Basic Grammar #19 2/3


Original YT playout date: 20 April 2009
Duration: 15:26

This is the first part of the nineteenth basic grammar lesson in the RL 102 course by Viktor Huliganov. Here we are looking at Genitive Prepositions other than the four covered two lessons back.

http://groups.google.com/group/huliganov is the group on Google Groups.

On Facebook there is also a group called ‘Huliganov’s Lessons Really Work”” by Lafeen Maggio, which I will leave you to find your way to if you are on Facebook. Both of these places are good places for help.

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RL 102-19 Russian Basic Grammar #19 1/3


Original YT playout date: 19 April 2009
Duration: 20:03

“This is the first part of the nineteenth basic grammar lesson in the RL 102 course by Viktor Huliganov. Here we are looking at Genitive Prepositions other than the four covered two lessons back.

http://groups.google.com/group/huliganov is the group on Google Groups.

On Facebook there is also a group called ‘Huliganov’s Lessons Really Work”” by Lafeen Maggio, which I will leave you to find your way to if you are on Facebook. Both of these places are good places for help.

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Finally Convinced the GoldList Method works!


Original YT playout date: 6 April 2009
Duration: 1:22

Lord Moggy has always been one of the hardest people to convince about the GoldList Method, but finally, after giving it a go, he is surprised at the retention level he could achieve when he finally let go of the standard short-termist methods. Look up the other gold list videos on my channel to find out more about this system, which is my invention and a free gift to mankind. It does not cost anything to learn using the GoldList Method. It only saves you money and wasted time.
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Japanese Calligraphy


Original YT playout date: 11 March 2009
Duration: 50:40

Takahiro-san not only gave me a wonderful present of a fantastic set of classical writing implements from Japan, but also gave me the chance to learn and share with you the way to do Japanese calligraphy the traditional way.

I hope you enjoy this unique film in which this ancient and subtle art form is fully demonstrated.
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Goldylists and the Three Learners


Original YT playout date: 1 March 2009
Duration: 4:20

We take a sneak peek at three goldlists in progress, just to show that this is a living system, in use to learn languages for a variety of learners.
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Cheryl from Manitoba asks about the GoldList Method


Original YT playout date: 28 February 2009
Duration: 1:14:13

Cheryl from Manitoba in Canada gives 5 great questions about the Gold List method which will certainly help people who are using the method and still have uncertainties about its application.

Some of these ideas are of course superseded and the best thing that you can do is look at the GoldList Method section in the navigation at the top of this site, and soon anyway the Guidebook is coming out.
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