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zuby kolotili drob'

English translation: (his/her) teeth were clattering/chattering

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16:20 Jul 3, 2004
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Russian term or phrase: zuby kolotili drob'
Novel circa 1900

The translation that comes to mind is 'his teeth chattered" (happens when someone is very cold). Is this what this expression means?
Emily Justice
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:31
English translation:(his/her) teeth were clattering/chattering
Explanation:
The water was too cold. Already his fingers were numb and his teeth were clattering. He reached ...
www.rushwaterholt.com/members/tamara/waterrat.html
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Vladimir Pochinov
Russian Federation
Local time: 10:31
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Thanks!
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5 +6(his/her) teeth were clattering/chattering
Vladimir Pochinov


  

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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +6
(his/her) teeth were clattering/chattering


Explanation:
The water was too cold. Already his fingers were numb and his teeth were clattering. He reached ...
www.rushwaterholt.com/members/tamara/waterrat.html

Vladimir Pochinov
Russian Federation
Local time: 10:31
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 36
Grading comment
Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Yuri Smirnov
3 mins
  -> Спасибо, Юрий!

agree  Nik-On/Off: А он зубами "Танец с саблями" стучал....
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agree  Rusinterp
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agree  Svetlana Potton
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