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KEY WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS
Ты играешь уже два часа You have been playing for two hours
Ты мешаешь мне смотреть новости по телевизору
Your playing distracts me from watching TV
У меня завтра концерт I have a performance tomorrow
Мне нужно заниматься I need to practice
Grammar Notes
Actions in process as in ‘Ты играешь уже два часа are always imperfective. When you are trying to decide what aspect to use, pay careful attention to the clues which will guide you to the correct choice. Note that expressions like ‘уже два часа’emphasize the duration of an action. All progressive tenses emphasize action in progress and are always translated with the imperfective aspect.