Russian phrase of the day: Отнюдь не

Sep 04, 2019

отню́дь не

at-nyút' nye

Phrase

by no means, not at all

Examples

  • Во́дка отню́дь не изобрете́ние ру́сских, а пришла́ к нам с восто́ка.

    vót-ka at-nyút' nye ee-za-bree-tyé-nee-ye rús-keeh, a preesh-lá k nam s vas-tó-ka

    Vodka is not at all an invention of the Russians, but it has come to us from the east.

  • Я отню́дь не утвержда́ю, что кни́га плоха́я, напро́тив, её сто́ит почита́ть.

    ya at-nyút' nye ut-veerzh-dá-yu, chto knée-ga pla-há-ya, na-pró-teef, ye-yó stó-eet pa-chee-tát'

    I do not say at all that the book is bad, on the contrary, it is worth reading.

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