Russian phrase of the day: Так дело не пойдет

Dec 06, 2017

так де́ло не пойдёт

tak dyé-la nye paî-dyót

Phrase

that won't do; this way we won't go far

Examples

  • Ну нет, так де́ло не пойдёт!

    nu nyet, tak dyé-la nye paî-dyót

    Well no, this won't do it!

  • Посмотре́в на э́тот барда́к, она́ реши́ла, что так де́ло не пойдёт и приняла́сь за убо́рку.

    pas-mat-ryév na é-tat bar-dák, o-na ree-shée-la chto tak dyé-la nye paî-dyót ee pree-nee-lás' za u-bór-ku

    Having looked at this mess, she decided that won't do it and started cleaning.

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Related words and phrases

да ты что [da ty chto] Phrase
expression of surprise (~ are you serious? really?)
не ахти́ [nye ah-tée] Phrase
nothing special, so-so
ну на́до же [nu ná-da zhe] Phrase , variation - "надо же"
~oh, oh dear, my goodness (expresses surprise)
как ни крути́ [kak nee kru-tée] Phrase
anyway (lit. - no matter how you turn it)

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