Russian phrases

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встре́чная полоса́ [vstryéch-na-ya pa-la-sá] Phrase
opposite lane
так получи́лось [tak pa-lu-chée-las'] Phrase
it happened this way, it so fell out
как дела́? [kak dee-lá] Phrase
how are you?
прия́тно познако́миться [pree-yát-na paz-na-kó-mee-tsa] Phrase
nice to meet you
ска́жешь то́же [ská-zhesh tó-zhe] Phrase
~ you must be kidding! what are you talking about? not at all!
то́же мне [tó-zhe mnye] Phrase
~ that's not ... [expresses disapproval in relation to something or someone] (lit. - also to me)
до́брое у́тро [dób-ra-ye út-ra] Phrase
good morning
о́фисный планкто́н [ó-fees-nyî plank-tón] Phrase
office plankton (low motivated office worker)
по умолча́нию [pa u-mal-chá-nee-yu] Phrase
удостовере́ние ли́чности [u-das-ta-vee-ryé-nee-ye léech-nas-tee] Phrase
identification card, certificate of identity
ни фига́ [nee fee-gá] Phrase
completely nothing, not a thing (slang)
прия́тного аппети́та [pree-yát-na-va ap-pee-tée-ta] Phrase
enjoy your meal, bon appetit
не ахти́ [nye ah-tée] Phrase
nothing special, so-so
по пути́ [pa pu-tée] Phrase
on the way, in passing; the same direction
високо́сный год [vee-sa-kós-nyî got] Phrase
привести́ себя́ в фо́рму [pree-vees-tée see-byá v fór-mu] Phrase
to get in shape, to shape up
силова́я трениро́вка [see-la-vá-ya tree-nee-róf-ka] Phrase
weight training
день рожде́ния [dyen' razh-dyé-nee-ya] Phrase
birthday

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