Russian word of the day: Врасплох

Jun 24, 2018

враспло́х

vrasp-lóh

Adverb

unawares, unexpectedly, by surprise

Examples

  • Он заста́л меня́ враспло́х.

    on zas-tál mee-nyá vrasp-lóh

    He took me by surprise.

  • Захва́ченный враспло́х, он не успе́л сообрази́ть что происхо́дит.

    za-hvá-chyen-nyî vrasp-lóh, on nye us-pyél sa-ab-ra-zéet' chto pra-ees-hó-deet

    Captured unawares, he did not have time to figure out what was happening.

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Related words and phrases

объеде́ние [ab-yee-dyé-nee-ye] Noun , neuter
delicious, out of this world
зано́за [za-nó-za] Noun , feminine
splinter; (about a person) pain in the neck, nag
oпростоволо́ситься [a-pra-sta-va-ló-see-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to blunder, to make a blunder / gaffe / howler
вдре́безги [vdryé-beez-gee] Adverb
into smithereens, to pieces

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