Russian Slang and Idioms. Lesson 20.

Posted on November 15th, 2010

Hi and welcome to Russian idioms lesson 20! You can find all of the Russian lessons on YouTube.com!

Transcript:

Надувать губы [na-doo-VAT’ GOO-bee]
Надувать губы means to show that you were hurt by something, or in other words to pout your lips.
For example:
Малыш надул губы.
[ma-LEESH na-DOOL GOO-bee]
Little baby pouted lips.

Попасть пальцем в небо [pa-PAST’ PAL’- tsem v NYE-ba]
Попасть пальцем в небо means to guess something.
Here is an example:
Я не знал ответ, я просто попал пальцем в небо!
[YA ni ZNAL at-VYET, YA PROS-ta pa-PAL PAL’-tsem v NYE-ba]
I didn’t know the answer, I guessed it!

Методом тыка [me-ta-DAM TEE-ka]
Методом тыка means by the hit-and-miss method.
For example:
Я починил свой компьютер методом тыка!
[YA pa-chi-NIL SVOY kam-P’YOO-ter MYE-ta-dam TEE-ka]
I fixed my computer by hit and miss method!

Test:
1. What Russian idiom means to do something by guesswork?
2. Please translate into Russian “Sasha pouted his lips”.
3. What does idiom “методом тыка” mean?

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Viktoria.

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