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    The word "trapped" in Russian is for me one of the most challenging to understand.
    I found the following related expressions:
    1. "он в эмоциональных крючек"
    2. "долговы яме"
    3. "долговых сетях"
    4. "любовная ловушка"
    But I cannot find anywhere the adjective "trapped" or the participle, in order to build a simple expression: "He feels trapped".
    Also how I will say "They have trapped him by making him to sing a deal he couldn't understand"

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    "He feels trapped".
    Он чувствует, что попался.

    "They have trapped him by making him to sing a deal he couldn't understand"
    Они загнали его в угол, заставив подписать сделку на непонятных ему условиях.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio1986 View Post
    The word "trapped" in Russian is for me one of the most challenging to understand.
    I found the following related expressions:
    1. "он в эмоциональных крючек"
    2. "долговы яме"
    3. "долговых сетях"
    4. "любовная ловушка"
    But I cannot find anywhere the adjective "trapped" or the participle, in order to build a simple expression: "He feels trapped".
    Also how I will say "They have trapped him by making him to sing a deal he couldn't understand"
    I would also like to add the following expression: устраивать / устроить засаду* = set an ambush

    * засадa = скрытое расположение бойца
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    One can "устроить засаду" for everyone/everything (an animal, enemy, potential husband (figuratively) and so on).

    "он в эмоциональных крючек" sounds weird and doesn't makes sense at all. I guess all your examples you've found are uncommon and strange.

    "He feels trapped" = Он чувствует себя в ловушке.
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    Trap - ловушка, западня. To trap - поймать (в ловушку, западню). To be trapped - быть пойманным, попасть в ловушку/западню.
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