Russian phrase of the day: Чуть не

Feb 13, 2018

чуть не

chut' nye

Phrase

nearly, almost

Examples

  • Мы чуть не опозда́ли на по́езд.

    my chut' nye a-paz-dá-lee na pó-eezt

    We almost missed the train.

  • Она́ чуть не подави́лась, когда́ услы́шала но́вости.

    a-ná chut' nye pa-da-vée-las', kag-dá us-lý-sha-la nó-vas-tee

    She almost choked when she heard the news.

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Related words and phrases

ма́ло ли [má-la lee] Phrase
expresses uncertainty (~who knows?)
объеде́ние [ab-yee-dyé-nee-ye] Noun , neuter
delicious, out of this world
из рук вон пло́хо [eez ruk von pló-ha] Phrase
quite wretched(ly), bad as bad could be
так получи́лось [tak pa-lu-chée-las'] Phrase
it happened this way, it so fell out

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