Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):
[veer-TYE-tsa na ya-zy-KYE]
Translation / meaning:
lit.: to spin on the tongue
to be on the tip of one’s tongue
- Его имя вертелось у меня на языке, но я никак не могла его вспомнить.His name was on the tip of my tongue, but I couldn't remember it.
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