Russian word of the day: Сногсшибательный

Oct 24, 2019

How to say 

"Stunning" in Russian

сногсшиба́тельный

snok-sshee-bá-teel'-nyî

Adjective

stunning, astounding

Examples

  • Э́то соверше́нно сногсшиба́тельный фильм, вам сто́ит его́ уви́деть!

    é-ta sa-veer-shén-na snok-sshee-bá-teel'-nyî feel'm, vam stó-eet ye-vó u-vee'-deet'

    This is an absolutely stunning movie, you should see it!

  • У меня́ сногсшиба́тельные но́вости для вас: Ка́тя бере́менна и уже́ на пя́том ме́сяце!

    u mee-nyá snok-sshee-bá-teel'-ny-ye nó-vas-tee dlya vas: ká-tya bee-ryé-meen-na ee u-zhé na pyá-tem myé-sya-tse

    I have astounding news for you: Katya is pregnant and already in the fifth month!

Useful information

The word "сногсшибательный" comes from the phrase "cшибать с ног" (to knock down).

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misprint, typo
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for fun, pretending, in pretence
нажива́ться [na-zhee-vá-tsa] Verb
to make a profit out of somebody's work or loss
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with no positive outcome, ~go down the drain
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