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

то́же мне [tó-zhe mnye] Phrase
~ that's not ... (expresses disapproval in relation to something or someone, lit. - also to me)
ма́ло ли [má-la lee] Phrase
expresses uncertainty (~who knows?)
так тебе́ и на́до [tak tee-byé ee ná-da] Phrase
you asked for it!, it serves you right!
па́дать ду́хом / упа́сть ду́хом [pá-dat' dú-ham / u-pást' dú-ham] Phrase
to despond, to lose courage / heart

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