Russian phrase of the day: Падать духом / упасть духом

Nov 08, 2017

па́дать ду́хом / упа́сть ду́хом

pá-dat' dú-ham / u-pást' dú-ham


to despond, to lose courage / heart


  • 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

вдре́безги [vdryé-beez-gee] Adverb
into smithereens, to pieces
ух ты [uh ty] Phrase
expresses amazement and surprise
так себе́ [tak see-byé] Phrase
ну вот [nu vot] Phrase
expresses disappointment

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