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Russian word of the day: Насмарку

May 18, 2017 (see all)
[ nas-már-ku ]
Adverb , used only in combinations
with no positive outcome, ~go down the drain
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  • И́з-за проливно́го дождя́ все на́ши пла́ны пошли́ насма́рку.

    eez-za pra-leev-nó-va dazh-dyá fsye ná-shee plá-ny pash-lée nas-már-ku

    Because of the pouring rain, all our plans went down the drain.

  • Тепе́рь придётся всё переде́лывать, все уси́лия насма́рку!

    tee-pyér' pree-dyó-tsa vsyo pye-rye-dyé-ly-vat', vsye u-sée-lee-ya nas-már-ku

    Now we have to redo everything, all the efforts are down the drain!

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