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

вкусня́тина [fkus-nyá-tee-na] Noun , feminine
it's delicious, yummy, tasty
так де́ло не пойдёт [tak dyé-la nye paî-dyót] Phrase
that won't do; this way we won't go far
ну вот [nu vot] Phrase
expresses disappointment
вдре́безги [vdryé-beez-gee] Adverb
into smithereens, to pieces

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