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    Some expressions

    Hello,
    What do these expressions mean?

    так вот
    вот так
    вот так как
    ну да
    да ну
    но вот

    I know I'm lacking context here but what do they mean in general?

    Thanks

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    так вот - well, here it is/all right, let's discuss sth more closely
    вот так - that's it
    вот так как (a bit strange without any context) - Since, as, because - this expression, like I said, sounds a little akward to me and it is hard to translate it
    ну да - Yeah. That's right. I agree
    да ну - very much depends on intonation
    но вот - But.... (I guess вот adds some emphasis)

    You're absolutely right that you're lacking context! it's hard to translate if you do not know context.
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    так вот
    вот так - [/b]...and that's it/ ...and that's that

    вот так как - need a context here it's not expression I belive...but anyway it is close to вот так

    да ну - nah or just no but with boring tone

    ну да - well yes

    но вот - но is but...вот here refers to what goes next(same situation with как in вот так как I guess)
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    I'll add something

    так вот might also be так-то, то-то, aha!, there you are!, what did I tell you! Так вот ты какой, северный олень!
    вот так might be similar to так вот in the previous context
    вот так как - as well as; делай вот так как он - do as weell as him; I can't say more, many be it is (вот так так!) or (ну так как?)
    ну да - might also express some doubts see да ну
    да ну - 1) ugh, dam, off with smth/smb; 2) really?
    но вот might be like 'but here/there + verb/be'
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    Yeh I don't actually know the context. They were all phrases I heard while listening to the radio and I couldn't understand the whole sentances.

    What if it's said like an exclamation: Bот так как!

    oh and another one: вот так-то! - I think this is sort of the same but with more emphasis or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    What if it's said like an exclamation: Bот так как!
    It's just like 'wow!' or 'aha!'...
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    Вот так-то makes much more sense than вот так как.
    Вот так-то is normally used for summing up something.

    For example,

    bla-bla-bla
    Вот так-то!
    There may be other meanings but I cannot recall any of them at the moment.
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    May be you mean вот так так? Then it means cripes!, gee!.

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    так так
    вот вот
    вот так
    так вот
    так вот
    вот так вот
    вот так вот
    вот так так

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