Thursday, September 21, 2017

Enrich Your Russian Vocabulary. Lesson 19. Пополни словарный запас русского языка. Урок 19.

The preposition без = ‘without’ is also followed by the ‘of’ endings (genitive):
вход без багажа = ‘entry without luggage’;
без меня = ‘without me’; нельзя
жить без воды = ‘it’s impossible to live without water’;
без работы = ‘without work’;
без can also be used as a prefix before adjectives:
безработный = ‘unemployed, an unemployed person’;
безработные = ‘(the) unemployed’ (plural);
бездомный = ‘homeless, a homeless person’;
безвыходный = ‘hopeless’ (literally, without exit);
безвыходная ситуация = ‘hopeless situation’.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Enrich Your Russian Vocabulary. Lesson 18. Пополни словарный запас русского языка. Урок 18.

To express ‘together with something or somebody’ (instrumental case) in the plural, the endings are -ами/-ями:
с друзьями = ‘with friends’;
с коллегами = ‘with colleagues’:
У нас проблемы с компьютерами = ‘we have problems with the computers’;
контакт = ‘contact’;
в контакте = ‘in contact’;
конфеты = ‘sweets, chocolates’;
Мы будем пить чай с конфетами = ‘we will be drinking tea with chocolates’.
Дома мы говорим по-русски с детьми = ‘at home we speak Russian to (literally, with) the children’.
потом = ‘later, then’.

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