вот те на

vot tye na

Phrase

expresses surprise

Examples

  • Вот те на! А мы-то и не зна́ли ничего́!

    vot tye na! a my-ta ee nye zná-lee nee-chee-vó

    Holy smoke! And we knew nothing at all!

  • Вот те на! Э́то с каки́х э́то пор ты сла́дкое не ешь?

    vot tye na! é-ta s ka-kéeh é-ta por ty slát-ka-ye nye yesh?

    Holy smoke! And since when do you not eat sweets?

2 thoughts on “Вот те на

    • Learn Russian Daily says:

      Hello Yixin,

      It’s a good question. The particle “-то” is used in Russian to emphasize the word to which it’s attached.

      It’s actually a good idea for the next lesson for Learn Russian Step by Step. Check it out when it’s out, we’ll give some more examples with explanations. We’ll try to publish the lesson it within the following couple of weeks.

Do you have any questions? We are here to help!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *