Russian phrase of the day: В одночасье

Aug 03, 2022 (see all)
в одноча́сье
[ v ad-na-chás'-ye ]
suddenly, overnight

Morphemic analysis of the word "В одночасье"

одночасье
root: одн
connecting vowel: о
root: чась
ending: е

Etymology

один час - one hour

Useful information

Etimology: preposition в (in), одно (one in neuter), and час (hour). You can translate it literally as in one hour.

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Examples

  • Отказа́ться от ста́рых привы́чек в одноча́сье невозмо́жно.

    at-ka-zá-tsa at stá-ryh pree-vý-chyek v ad-na-chás'-ye nee-vaz-mózh-na

    It is impossible to break old habits overnight.

    Lit.: To give up old habits in one hour is impossible.

  • Он сохраня́л бесстра́стный вид да́же тогда́, когда́ понима́л, что его́ би́знес мо́жет ру́хнуть в одноча́сье.

    on sah-ra-nyál bes-strást-nyî veed dá-zhe tag-dá, kag-dá pa-nee-mál, chto ye-vó béez-nes mó-zhet rúh-nut' v ad-na-chás'-ye

    He maintained an impassive air even when understanding that his business could collapse overnight.

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Same stem words

часы́ [chee-sý] Noun , plural
watch, clock
час [chas] Noun , masculine
hour