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perestupaet nogami vpereplet

English translation: steps with his feet while stumbling

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18:15 Jul 1, 2004
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Russian term or phrase: perestupaet nogami vpereplet
novel circa 1900

...perestupaet nogami vpereplet bogatyi spirtonos, Tuzik.

This man is very fat if that helps with the imagery.

There is also the word "vperestup"
eg Ona drobno, vperestup' semenit nogami...
Emily Justice
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:20
English translation:steps with his feet while stumbling
Explanation:
vperestup - with small steps

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Note added at 9 mins (2004-07-01 18:24:20 GMT)
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\"steps with his feet stumbling\" sounds better
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Yuri Smirnov
Local time: 05:20
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4 +1steps with his feet while stumbling
Yuri Smirnov


  

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steps with his feet while stumbling


Explanation:
vperestup - with small steps

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Note added at 9 mins (2004-07-01 18:24:20 GMT)
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\"steps with his feet stumbling\" sounds better

Yuri Smirnov
Local time: 05:20
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