Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):
[v mah-NA-tam ga-DU]
Translation / meaning:
(lit.) in the hairy year
a long time ago
- Это было в мохнатом году.It happened a long time ago.
More from "Russian idioms"
to drink a whole bottle of alcohol
~ to roll in money
(lit. - not in one eye) sober as a judge
to make a lot of blunders, to have done something very stupid.
lit: where the wind blows from what is the cause/reason of the problem/events
~ and not a bone in the track
to run away, to disappear, to vanish
just in case, in case of dire need