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    Unusual word

    Hi

    This word is not in my dictionary and Google is failing too:

    прокукарекают - I assume from the verb прокукарекать

    The context is a film about the civil war. The sentence is:

    не севодня, завтра прокукарекают

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    кукарекать - to crow

    прокукарекать - совершенный вид.

    Не сегодня-завтра - это... Что такое Не сегодня-завтра?
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    It means it will be said about smth(announced, yelled) by someone very soon.
    I assume the initial phrase was:" Верно чую связана она с ними, не сегодня - завтра прокукарекают"
    Proverb: Как старый петух кукарекает, так и молодой ему вторит. That means like the one says, another repeats the same.
    Не сегодня-завтра: вот-вот, совсем скоро, на днях...
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    отличный ответ Лампада

    полезный словарь

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    Thanks. I am having difficulty working out the translation for:

    Верно чую связана она с ними, не сегодня - завтра прокукарекают

    I have:

    I suppose I feel she is bound (past passive participle of связать) with/to (?) them - but soon they will crow?

    Is 'crow' meant here in a 'bad' sense? Ie. she is stuck with them today but tomorrow they will crow (be sorry in some way)? Or is crow meant in a sense of exultation? The literal figurative meaning of 'crow' in English is to celebrate. If the latter I don't really understand the meaning. Can you offer a translation of this phrase that will make its meaning really clear?

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    There is no bad sence about 'crow'. It means 'to announce something loudly', even if you'd (or somebody) like to keep it in a secret.
    The translation is something like
    "I suppose she is linked to them, we will know it soon: today or tomorrow"

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    "Верно чую" - I guess, but I'm sure. Can be translated 'I suppose, I feel" etc. It is an idiom.
    "Не сегодня - завтра" - very soon, in a couple of days
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    Oh, I also wanted to note
    Верно чую связана она(1) с ними(2), не сегодня - завтра прокукарекают
    Is out of context for me about who exactly will 'crow':
    In particular it could be those people (2) with whom she is linked.
    In general it could be anyone who knows about 'her' (1) relationship with 'them' (2)
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    Thanks inatalia

    That was really helpful. In the context it is people who she is linked with who will announce it.

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