Russian phrase of the day: Вот оно что

May 21, 2017
вот оно́ что
[ vot a-nó chto ]
expresses amazement, surprise, admiration


  • Ах вот оно́ что... Что же вы ра́ньше не сказа́ли?

    ah vot a-nó chto, chto zhe vy rán'-she nye ska-zá-lee

    Oh, this is how... Why did not you say before?

  • Вот оно́ что ока́зывается! А я-то всё поня́ть не могла́, что не так.

    vot a-nó chto a-ká-zy-va-ee-tsa! a ya-ta vsyo pa-nyát' nye mag-la, chto nye tak

    Oh this is how it turns out! And I was struggling to understand all that time, what was wrong.

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