Today in class we worked through the rules and procedures for using fill vowels in the genitive plural. Please focus on learning these rules and these patterns. For tonight, I would like for you to do some work with the genitive case - either singular or plural depending on the situation. For homework tonight, think of your favorite dish (mine would be macaroni and cheese with bacon and kale). Go through your house and think of what you have a lot of (много) and what you have too little of (мало). Write sentences expressing what you have.
Use the genitive plural if it is a count noun (something like apple where you can count the individual apples). Use the genitive singular if it is a non-count noun (something like flour where you can't count the individual grains, you just look at is as a whole thing.) We'll use this to do our work on Thursday.
For homework tonight I want you to continue working with the three verbs we studied more today - нравиться, хотеть, любить - as well as working with your vocabulary and with cases. Using your chapter two vocabulary, complete the ten questions by filling in the blank. Then, using your knowledge of cases, take the supplied answer in the nominative case in parenthesis and give the answer. Here is number one:
С кем ты любишь разговаривать? Я люблю разговаривать с бабушкой и дедушкой.Here - I've filled in the verb missing from the question, and then answered the question using the words in the parenthesis. Complete these ten and ask for help if you need it.
Russian I and II
If you are interested in participating in the Olympiada of Spoken Russian at Duke on March 21, please let me know by Monday and bring me the six dollar registration fee. Information about the Olympiada can be found at this link. For those of you interested, I will have a training session next week to talk about how to prepare for this. If you are a senior and would like to take the AP Examination for Russian, please let me know and I'll get you that information.
You have your next reading goal for next Wednesday. Be sure that you are reading nightly to accomplish your reading goals. In addition, continue focusing on the characters and the vocabulary you are learning as you read the text.