Russian phrase of the day: Падать духом / упасть духом

Nov 08, 2017

па́дать ду́хом / упа́сть ду́хом

pá-dat' dú-ham / u-pást' dú-ham

Phrase

to despond, to lose courage / heart

Examples

  • По́сле про́игрыша они́ совсе́м упа́ли ду́хом.

    pós-lye pró-eeg-ry-sha a-née sav-syém u-pá-lee dú-ham

    After losing, they completely lost heart.

  • Не па́дай ду́хом, всё образу́ется!

    nye pá-daî dú-ham, vsyo ab-ra-zú-ee-tsa

    Do not be discouraged, everything will be alright!

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Related words and phrases

не ахти́ [nye ah-tée] Phrase
nothing special, so-so
на са́мом де́ле [na sá-mam dyé-lye] Phrase
as a matter of fact, in fact, actually, in reality
по карма́ну [pa kar-má-nu] Phrase
affordable
понаро́шку [pa-na-rósh-ku] Adverb , variation - "понаро́шке"
for fun, pretending, in pretence

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