Russian Slang and Idioms. Lesson 19.

Posted on November 8th, 2010

Hi, this is Victoria and funRussian.com! Welcome to Russian idioms lesson 19!

Here is the video:

Transcript:
Одним махом [ad-NIM MA-hom]
Одним махом means in one go.
For example:
Саша выиграл одним махом.
[SA-sha VEE-ig-ral ad-NIM MA-hom]
Sasha won in one go.

Каша в голове [KA-sha v ga-la-VYE]
Каша is cereal, porridge, and  головa is head. We say that someone has Каша в голове or cereal in his head when someone’s thoughts are not clear.
For example:
У меня каша в голове.
[oo mi-NYA KA-sha v ga-la-VYE]
My head is in a muddle. (My thoughts are not clear).

Куда Макар телят не гонял [koo-DA ma-KAR tye-LYAT ni ga-NYAL]
Куда Макар телят не гонял means very far.
Let’s take a look at an example:
Я еду в командировку туда, куда Макар телят не гонял.
[ya YE-doo v ka-man-di-ROV-koo too-DA, KOO-da ma-KAR tye-LYAT ni ga-NYAL]
I am going on assignment that is far away from home.

Great job on learning new idioms. Good luck on the test!

Test:
1. What is “cereal” in Russian?
2. Which Russian idiom means “in one go”?
3. Please translate into Russian using the appropriate idiom that you have learnt today: “My new job is very far from home”.

I hope you had fun Russian lesson today!

I’ll see you soon!

Bye!

Viktoria.

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