Russian word of the day: Промазать

Jul 07, 2018

прома́зать

pra-má-zat'

Verb , perfective

to miss (the mark)

Examples

  • Футболи́ст попыта́лся заби́ть гол, но прома́зал.

    fut-ba-léest pa-py-tál-sya za-béet' gol, no pra-má-zal

    The footballer tried to score a goal but missed.

  • Це́лься так, чтоб не прома́зать.

    tsél'-sya tak, chtop nye pra-má-zat'

    Aim so you don't miss.

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уплета́ть [up-lee-tát'] Verb
to eat greedily, to stuff oneself with (food)
прихора́шиваться [pree-ha-rá-shee-va-tsa] Verb
to smarten oneself up, to spruce up
са́нки [sán-kee] Noun
sled
зря [zrya] Adverb
in vain, to no purpose, (all) for nothing

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