Russian phrase of the day: Так уж и быть

Feb 25, 2019

так уж и быть

tak uzh ee byt'

Phrase

(reluctant) fine, ok, all right

Examples

  • Так уж и быть с ва́ми, проходи́те без о́череди.

    tak uzh ee byt' s vá-mee, pra-ha-dée-tye byez ó-chee-ree-dee

    Fine, go without waiting in line.

  • Вообще́, цена́ ша́рфу 2 ты́сячи рубле́й, но я, так уж и быть, отда́м вам его́ за полторы.

    va-ap-schyé, tse-ná shár-fu dvye tý-see-chee rub-lyéî, no ya, tak uzh ee byt', at-dám vam ye-vó za pal-ta-rý

    Actually, the price of the scarf is 2 thousand rubles, but ok, I'll give it to you for one and a half.

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на са́мом де́ле [na sá-mam dyé-lye] Phrase
as a matter of fact, in fact, actually, in reality
ещё чего́ [ye-schó chee-vó] Phrase
expresses a sharp disagreement, protest, displeasure with smth.
ска́жешь то́же [ská-zhesh tó-zhe] Phrase
~ you must be kidding! what are you talking about? not at all!
ну на́до же [nu ná-da zhe] Phrase , variation - "надо же"
~oh, oh dear, my goodness (expresses surprise)

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