Russian expressions from our series “Russian Word of the Day“.
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to implement, to bring into use, to introduce
(figurative) pure, clear, absolute
used to desribe somebody eating greedily (lit. - to crack behind the ears)
to confuse, to bewilder, to obfuscate, to mislead, to baffle, to muddle, to wrack one’s brains
at all cost, at any price, at all hazards
I have no idea
just right, exactly
it's all the same, it doesn't matter, (I) don't care; anyway, still, in any case
every now and then, time and again, every so often
(lit. - God's dandelion) about an old, quiet and harmless person (mostly women)
can't stand, to hate, to dislike strongly
(reluctant) fine, ok, all right
Вообще́, цена́ ша́рфу 2 ты́сячи рубле́й, но я, так уж и быть, отда́м вам его́ за полторы.
va-ap-schyé, tse-ná shár-fu dvye tý-see-chee rub-lyéî, no ya, tak uzh ee byt', at-dám vam ye-vó za pal-ta-rý
Actually, the price of the scarf is 2 thousand rubles, but ok, I'll give it to you for one and a half.
out of the blue, out of nowhere, out of thin air
expression of surprise (~ are you serious? really?)
everything is ok / tip-top
anyhow, in a slipshod way, botched up
anyway (lit. - no matter how you turn it)
in one breath
~ without rhyme or reason, for nothing
face to face, right up to, point-blank
it happened this way, it so fell out
~ you must be kidding! what are you talking about? not at all!
~ that's not ... (expresses disapproval in relation to something or someone, lit. - also to me)
nothing special, so-so
not enough strength, abilities, means (to do something)
you asked for it!, it serves you right!
that won't do; this way we won't go far
to give/render somebody his due, to pay tribute to
you'll love it!, it's delicious!
in store / reserve, for future use
to hide one's state or emotions
to despond, to lose courage / heart
quite wretched(ly), bad as bad could be
and of their ilk, and others like them
Лишь три госуда́рства не то́лько при́няли биткоины и и́же с ни́ми, но и созда́ли все юриди́ческие усло́вия для их хожде́ния.
leesh tree ga-su-dárst-va nye tól'-ka prée-nya-lee beet-kó-ee-ny ee ée-zhe s née-mee, no ee sóz-da-lee fsye yu-ree-dée-chees-kee-ye us-ló-vee-ya dlya eeh hazh-dyé-nee-ya
Only three states not only accepted the bitcoins and their ilk, but also created all the legal conditions for their circulation.
Благодаря́ Фейсбу́ку, Инстагра́му и и́же с ни́ми, весь мир стал одержи́м самолюбова́нием.
bla-ga-da-ryá feis-bú-ku, een-sta-grá-mu ee ée-zhe s née-mee, vyes' meer stal a-deer-zhéem sa-ma-lyu-ba-vá-nee-yem
Thanks to Facebook, Instagram and others like them, the whole world became obsessed with narcissism.
anyhow, at random, haphazard, any which way
Keep it up! Stick at it!
expresses surprise, possibly disapproval (~ well well well)
as a matter of fact, in fact, actually, in reality
not himself, beside himself
that will do, let well alone
expresses amazement and surprise (~wow!)
expresses amazement and surprise
expresses disappointment, unpleasant surprise
expresses a sharp disagreement, protest, displeasure with smth.
expresses surprise with someone (lit. - wow you give)
expresses amazement, surprise, admiration
expresses surprise (rather not nice)
expresses surprise or amazement (about just learned facts)
expresses annoyance, disappointment, displeasure
expresses uncertainty (~who knows?)
expresses surprise (~oh, oh dear, my goodness)