Russian phrase of the day: На одном дыхании

Oct 17, 2018

на одно́м дыха́нии

na ad-nóm dy-há-nee-ee


in one breath


  • Кни́га чита́ется легко́, на одно́м дыха́нии.

    knée-ga chee-tá-ee-tsa leeh-kó, na ad-nóm dy-há-nee-ee

    The book is easy to read, (feels like) in one breath.

  • Пе́рвая неде́ля о́тпуска, как ка́жется, прошла́ на одно́м дыха́нии.

    pyér-va-ya nee-dyé-lya ót-pus-ka, ede ká-zhee-tsa, prash-lá na ad-nóm dy-há-nee-ee

    The first week of vacation seems to have passed in one breath.

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