January 01, 2019

Love and Separation



Read the lyrics for this famous song from the Soviet era classic film, We Were Not Married in Church. Mark any unfamiliar words, then use a dictionary or the literal translation to make sure you understand it fully.

Then listen several times to the recordings by the famous Soviet/Russian singers Yelena Kamburova and Lyudmila Senchina, while reading the lyrics with full understanding. Try to sing along. Then try to use new words in other situations.

Ещё он не сшит, твой наря́д подвене́чный,
и хор в на́шу честь не споёт...
А вре́мя торо́пит  — возни́ца беспе́чный,  —
и про́сятся ко́ни в полёт. ( x 2)


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