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    So geht's im Leben!

    I've been wondering how to say this for a while. How do you say "That's life!" in Russian. If you don't understand what I'm asking, the French is "C'est la vie." or German "So geht es im Leben." Thanks!

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    You may say: "Такова жизнь" or "Вот такая штука - жизнь", or "Се ля ви!".
    You may say even "Вот такая се ля ви!" jokingly, there are plenty of variants.

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    Ok, now one more for my theatre group (I bet you guys are sick of me asking for all of this): What would someone yell (offstage) when calling someone to hurry up and get off stage. The situation is that my character, Солёный, is about to get in a dual with Тузенбах. Тузенбах is talking to Ирина on stage and Солёный yells from offstage at Тузенбах. I was thinking something like "Hey!" or "Oi!" or even "Yo!" Thanks again!!!

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    or " Жизнь моя - жестянка"
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    Lonely attics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Тостер
    Ok, now one more for my theatre group (I bet you guys are sick of me asking for all of this): What would someone yell (offstage) when calling someone to hurry up and get off stage. The situation is that my character, Солёный, is about to get in a dual with Тузенбах. Тузенбах is talking to Ирина on stage and Солёный yells from offstage at Тузенбах. I was thinking something like "Hey!" or "Oi!" or even "Yo!" Thanks again!!!
    Oi means ouch, does not make sense, Hey and Yo will work, but not in Russian. "давай-давай" or "ну же" could be a better choice.
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    It seems to me "Эй!" will be better

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    So "Ё!" is legitimate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Тостер
    So "Ё!" is legitimate?
    Of course, it is! I guess it means something like "sh-t!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Тостер
    So "Ё!" is legitimate?
    You are trying to say Yo! in Russian? Ё, although it almost sounds like "yo!", it is a rude word... well techincally a rude letter.

    Say "Эй!" instead.
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Lol, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Тостер
    Ok, now one more for my theatre group (I bet you guys are sick of me asking for all of this): What would someone yell (offstage) when calling someone to hurry up and get off stage. The situation is that my character, Солёный, is about to get in a dual with Тузенбах. Тузенбах is talking to Ирина on stage and Солёный yells from offstage at Тузенбах. I was thinking something like "Hey!" or "Oi!" or even "Yo!" Thanks again!!!
    Taking into account that you're about to get in a duel, the yelling may sound like "Слышь ты, казёл?!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tu-160
    Taking into account that you're about to get in a duel, the yelling may sound like "Слышь ты, казёл?!"
    I've got a TV, and I'm not afraid to use it

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    Мужики, кончайте прикалываться

    "Yo" is used sometimes as greeting...Йоу...And "Эй!" sometimes is used
    as "Эй ты, козел! "

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