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"Ach, mein Gott!"   "Oh my God!" Dostoevsky uses both the German phrase and a humorous type of  German speech pattern for the purpose of satirizing the landlady and satirizing Germans in general. Berg  A stunt person who entertained people by ascending in a balloon. Later in this chapter,  Svidrigailov pretends that he will join Berg in an ascent. Café chantant   A musical type of café but with more risqué music. "A cannon shot. . . Ah! The signal."  The Neva River runs through St. Petersburg and the city was  often subjected to flooding. The cannon shot warns the citizens that a flood might be approaching. " c'est de rigueur"   "It is the rule [or regulation]."   [French] "cher ami"   "dear friend."   For Svidrigailov to call Raskolnikov "cher ami" is patronizing and insulting.  [French] Civil Service  People who worked in some aspect of the government were known as being in the civil 
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