Russian phrase of the day: Кишка тонка

Jan 29, 2018

кишка́ тонка́

keesh-ká tan-ká

Phrase

not enough strength, abilities, means (to do something)

Examples

  • Да они́ никогда́ на тако́е не пойду́т, у них кишка́ тонка́!

    da a-née nee-kag-da na ta-kó-ye nye paî-dút, u neeh keesh-ká tan-ká

    They will never do anything like this, they don't have guts!

  • Он по́нял, что неправ, но призна́ться оказа́лась кишка́ тонка́.

    on pó-nyal chto nye praf, no preez-ná-tsa a-ka-zá-las' keesh-ká tan-ká

    He realized that he was wrong but didn't have guts to admit it.

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Related words and phrases

па́льчики обли́жешь [pal'-chee-kee ab-lée-zhesh] Phrase
you'll love it!, it's delicious!
ма́ло ли [má-la lee] Phrase
expresses uncertainty (~who knows?)
уплета́ть [up-lee-tát'] Verb , imperfective
to eat greedily, to stuff oneself with (food)

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