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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 102-18 Locative Case prepositions – Part Two


Original YT playout date: 24 November 2008
Duration: 21:00

This is part two of two parts that the 18th lesson comes in. You may be surprised not to get much actual Russian in the first half – but more talk around the way prepositions work in Russian, but I believe it will help you if you take in what is being said here – more than that, you won’t get your head around Russian unless and until you get some of the ideas I’m talking about here. In the second half, which will be in a day or so for those following real time, we cover two locative case prepositions, a joke and a song.
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RL 102-18 Locative Case prepositions – Part One


Original YT playout date: 23 November 2008
Duration: 20:00

This is part one of two parts that the 18th lesson comes in. You may be surprised not to get much actual Russian in the first half – but more talk around the way prepositions work in Russian, but I believe it will help you if you take in what is being said here – more than that, you won’t get your head around Russian unless and until you get some of the ideas I’m talking about here. In the second half, which will be in a day or so for those following real time, we cover two locative case prepositions, a joke and a song.
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RL 102-17 Russian Basic Grammar #17/2


Original YT playout date: 18 August 2008
Duration: There is, in the time-honoured fashioned fashion, a funny hat and a drink and a joke and a song.

The second part of the lesson showing how to break the back of Russian prepositions.
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RL 102-17 Russian Basic Grammar #17/1


Original YT playout date: 16 August 2008
Duration: 22:52

This is what you’ve told me you wanted. At long last Huliganov responds to the demands, requests, threats and indecent proposals and produces the 17th lesson. It’s in 2 parts. The second part is very nearly ready, but just to keep the play out pattern going it’ll be three videos down the list. Ie, probably tomorrow, for those listening the first day this is up!

I introduce a whole new way of tackling the tricky area of prepositions in Russian. You’re gonna love this…

OK. The image promised is up on the facebook group. Please join the following:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6549175221
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RL102 – 12 Basic Russian Grammar Lesson 12


Original playout date: 11 November 2007
Duration: 12:56

Impersonal dative constructions using datives are being looked at again here, and the key to understanding is that temporary states tend to be impersonal dative constructions, more permanent ones are personal with the person who is in the state being the subject of the verb.
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