уши вянут / уши в трубочку сворачиваются

Funny Russian expressions


Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):

[U-shee VYA-nut / U-shee v TRU-bach-ku sva-RA-chee-va-yu-tsa]

Translation / meaning:

it makes one’s ears sick to hear


The phrase is used when someone wants to say that what he or she very much does not like what the other person says.


  • У меня от его речей уши вянут.
    I can't stand hearing him speak.
  • Я когда тебя слушаю, у меня уши в трубочку сворачиваются.
    It hurts me listening to you.
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