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

так сойдёт [tak sai-dyót] Phrase , variation - "сойдёт и так"
that will do, let well alone
кста́ти [kstá-tee] Adverb
by the way; to the point (or purpose), appositely
ну на́до же [nu ná-da zhe] Phrase , variation - "надо же"
~oh, oh dear, my goodness (expresses surprise)

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