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"В следующий раз будь внимательна во время урока."

Translation:Next time, pay attention during the lesson.

December 7, 2016



A lot of times I try to translate the sentence literally to get a feel for how sentence structure works in Russian compared to English. I have no idea how this sentence works.

December 7, 2016

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    We can break it into three parts. The first one is 'next time', it's an adverbial modifier:

    • в = in
    • следующий = next (accusative case, singular, masculine; modifies раз)
    • раз = time, when 'time' means 'instance, try' (accusative case, singular, masculine)

    The second is 'pay attention', it's the most important thing in the sentence:

    • будь = be (imperative form of the verb 'to be')
    • внима́тельна = attentive (nominative case, singular, feminine; short form; it's feminine because the sentence is addressed to a female)

    The last one, «во вре́мя уро́ка», is also an adverbial modifier:

    • во = in (it's a form of в used before some consonant clusters),
    • вре́мя = time, when time means 'period, duration' (accusative case, singular, neuter),
    • уро́ка = of [the] lesson (genitive case, singular, masculine; nominative-case form is уро́к).

    Hope that helps.

    December 7, 2016


    that helps a lot. thank you

    December 8, 2016


    Can the "в" in в следующий раз be left out with no change to the meaning? I feel like I've heard it said like that.

    August 25, 2017


    Saying it without "в" is not correct grammatically, but it can be encountered as a colloquialism. Also some native speakers pronounce this preposition in such a way that it is almost inaudible, especially for learners.

    August 26, 2017


    I see, thank you!

    August 26, 2017


    What is You need to pay attention during the lesson next time wrong?

    September 24, 2017


    Strikes me as something a teacher might equally likely say, but they probably want an imperative.

    October 25, 2017


    Or it's probably the word order anyway you answered my question. Спасибо.

    October 25, 2017
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