Russian phrase of the day: В упор

Sep 05, 2018

в упо́р

v u-pór

Phrase

face to face, right up to, point-blank

Examples

  • Где? В упо́р не ви́жу.

    gdye? v u-pór nye vée-zhu

    Where? I'm looking point-blank and can't see it.

  • Они́ смотре́ли друг на дру́га в упо́р и не дви́гались.

    a-née smat-ryé-lee druk na drú-ga v u-pór ee nye dvée-ga-lées'

    They were staring at each other face to face and not moving.

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понаро́шку [pa-na-rósh-ku] Adverb , variation - "понаро́шке"
for fun, pretending, in pretence
ны́нче [nýn-che] Adjective , variation - "ны́не"
today, nowadays
ну на́до же [nu ná-da zhe] Phrase , variation - "надо же"
~oh, oh dear, my goodness (expresses surprise)
да ну тебя́ [da nu tee-býa] Phrase , in plural - "да ну вас"
expresses annoyance, disappointment, displeasure

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