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    то-то и то-то

    он сказал то-то и то-то, сделал то-то и то-то.

    I met this то-то, but am not able to find it in dictionaries, neither under то nor -то. There is an exact entry то-то, but not the meaning in this context.

    What do то and -то, and то-то mean?

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    Think of it like "this and that", "such and such", etc.
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    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D1%8...%D0%BE#Russian
    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/-%D1%82%D0%BE


    At the heart, it is the word "that" то with the added particle -то, which emphasizes the affected word's importance for the sentence. (it also has other uses)

    Ну я-то не ста́ну туда́ ходи́ть. ― Well, there's no chance I'm going there, anyway.

    Об э́том-то я и хоте́л с ва́ми поговори́ть. ― That is precisely what I wanted to talk to you about.
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    "В тёмные времена хорошо видно светлых людей."
    - A quote, that only exists in Russian. Erich Maria Remarque

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