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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и и́же с ни́ми [ee ée-zhe s née-mee] Phrase
and of their ilk, and others like them
так уж и быть [tak uzh ee byt'] Phrase
(reluctant) fine, ok, all right
на одно́м дыха́нии [na ad-nóm dy-há-nee-ee] Phrase
in one breath
из рук вон пло́хо [eez ruk von pló-ha] Phrase
quite wretched(ly), bad as bad could be

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