Russian word of the day: Косноязычие

Aug 06, 2019

How to say 

"Tongue-tie" in Russian

косноязы́чие

kas-na-ee-zý-chee-ye

Noun , neuter

tongue-tie; inability to construct speech properly

Examples

  • Он страда́ет небольши́м косноязы́чием.

    on stra-dá-eet nee-bal'-sheem kas-na-ya-zý-chee-em

    He is a little tongue-tied.

  • Косноязы́чие выступа́ющего утомля́ло.

    kas-na-ya-zý-chee-ye vys-tu-pa-yu-schye-va u-tam-lyá-la

    The badly constructed speech of the speaker was tiring.

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tongue, language

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ко́рточки [kór-tach-kee] Noun , used only in combinations
position of squatting/crouching
на цы́почках [na tsý-pach-kah] Phrase
on tiptoe
самоу́чка [sa-ma-úch-ka] Noun , masculine or feminine
self-taught person
сожра́ть [sazh-rát'] Verb
to gobble up, to eat greedily

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