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The early bird gets the worm

Доброе утро! Good morning! Some of us enjoy rising early and starting the day with the birdies, but for the larger part of humanity it's an everyday torture. Just like for the hero of today's dialog: At tough times like these, even coffee doesn't help. But maybe a couple of soothing folk-sayings about early rising will cheer him up? Let's learn them, too!

In today's grammar, we discuss another type of verbs – the ones ending on -авать, like "встава´ть" – "to get up."


Dialog

Дима: Я так хочу´ спать.
Dima: I want to sleep so badly.
Маша: Вот твой ко´фе. Сейча´с проснё´шься.
Masha: Here's your coffee. You'll wake up fast.
Дима: Ко´фе здесь не помо´жет. Не могу´ бо´льше так ра´но встава´ть.
Dima: Coffee won't help me. I can't get up so early anymore.
Маша: Кто ра´но встаё´т, тому´ Бог даё´т.
Masha: The early bird gets the worm.
Дима: А по-мо´ему, кто ра´но встаё´т, тот бы´стро устаё´т.
Dima: And I think, the early bird gets tired sooner.

Comments

Nikita Petrov 21.08.2013
Thank you, I'll pass it on to our developers, we'll fix it as soon as possible!
jkeithly 16.08.2013
I am referring to the useful link at the bottom of this exercise.
jkeithly 15.08.2013
hhttp://masterrussian.com/proverbs/russian_proverbs.htm You need to remove the first "h" in the above address so that the Russian proverbs website can be properly located.

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