душа не лежит

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Russian idioms

phrase

How to read (transcription):

[du-SHA nye lee-ZHEET]

Translation:

(lit.) the soul does not lie (toward something or to do something);

used when someone does not want to do something

Examples:

  • Из университе́та он ушёл, так как по́нял, что к нау́кам у него́ душа́ не лежи́т.
    He left the university, because he realized that his soul does not lie toward the sciences (he does not like the sciences).
  • Что́-то у меня́ сего́дня душа́ не лежи́т убира́ться, отложу́ убо́рку до за́втра.
    Somehow I don't feel like cleaning today, I will postpone the cleaning until tomorrow.
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