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    да уж

    What kind of emotion we want to express when we use it?
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    It has very wide spectre of meanings and emotions.
    "wow", "I understand you", "yep", "amazing", "disgusting", etc. as meanings.
    It is used more often with negative emotions: sorrow, distrust, compassion, disappointment, etc. But also can be used with astonishment, dreaminess. It is hard to remember all cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex80 View Post
    It has very wide spectre of meanings and emotions.
    "wow", "I understand you", "yep", "amazing", "disgusting", etc. as meanings.
    It is used more often with negative emotions: sorrow, distrust, compassion, disappointment, etc. But also can be used with astonishment, dreaminess. It is hard to remember all cases.
    - Unfortunately we decided to cancel the party!
    - ...
    What is the best answer to this statement:
    Да уж
    Ничего себе
    Вот это да
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    What is the best answer to this statement:
    Да уж
    Ничего себе
    Вот это да
    It depends on the context and surrounding phrases. All of these can be best choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex80 View Post
    It depends on the context and surrounding phrases. All of these can be best choices.
    Ι thought that ничего себе and Вот это да is when you react to something positive.
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    Ι thought that ничего себе and Вот это да is when you react to something positive.
    "Ничего себе" is used in positive/negative situations equally.
    "Вот это да" is rarely used in negative situations, however it can be used with proper tone.

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    Да уж is about joining ironiccaly other's opinion.
    One can't answer to "Unfortunately we decided to cancel the party! " with "Да уж".
    But if one comments this statment with ,say, "Ничего себе" or expresses negativ feeling to the authors of this decision, you can support him with "Да уж".
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    Oops.
    Damn.

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    (also)

    Oh shit!
    Seriously?
    What?
    No way!

    N.b. Often being written as "Мда..."
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    Serge_spb
    Exactly!
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