Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):
Translation / meaning:
lousy, it sucks
With the meaning "It sucks":
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it's obvious, it's clear
to think (about a problem, how to solve a task, etc.)
(lit. - looks into a book, sees a fig) the expression is used to describe situations when someone is so taken by his thoughts that doesn't register anything he reads or watches
the one who never drinks alcohol
a person who thinks or acts very slowly, a thing that works very slowly
a state after a party with a lot of alcohol, being hangover
to go crazy, to lose one's wits
to cut off
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