Russian phrase of the day: На цыпочках

Aug 17, 2018

на цы́почках

na tsý-pach-kah

Phrase

on tiptoe

Examples

  • Она́ на цы́почках вы́шла из ко́мнаты, где спал малы́ш.

    a-nána tsý-pach-kah výsh-la eez kóm-na-ty, gdye spal ma-lýsh

    She tiptoed out of the room where the baby was sleeping.

  • Иди́ на цы́почках, тут гря́зно.

    ee-dée na tsý-pach-kah, tut gryáz-na

    Walk on tiptoes, it's dirty here.

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Related words and phrases

вя́нуть [vyá-nut'] Verb , imperfective
to wither, to fade
за́дним число́м [zád-neem chees-lóm] Phrase
post factum, backdating
торопи́ться [ta-ra-pée-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to hurry, to be in a hurry, to hasten
зано́за [za-nó-za] Noun , feminine
splinter; (about a person) pain in the neck, nag

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