How to read (transcription):
[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"
lit: not to leave a stone on a stone to win a complete victory
just in case, in case of dire need
to get all one's strength together, to take one's courage in both hands
~ to cause a backlash, to drop a brick (lit. - to stumble on a rake)
to humbug somebody, to throw dust in somebody's eyes, to pull the wool over somebody's eyes
lit: where the wind blows from what is the cause/reason of the problem/events
lit: to wipe one's nose to prove a superiority, to win a victory over someone
not all there, a bit off, nutty, crazy (lit. not everybody is at home)