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"
not all there, a bit off, nutty, crazy (lit. not everybody is at home)
everybody does what he/she can/want
to walk or drive in circles
to work hard
~ to fall upon someone's head (about problems, troubles etc.)
lit.: not to go into your porcket for a word Said about people who always find what to say.
~ there's many a slip between the cup and the lip (idiomatic expression, lit. - the grandmother told in two)
~ to go to the dogs, to go to rack and ruin, to go phut, to go South