say what?

Russian translation: что-что

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English term or phrase:say what
Russian translation:что-что

16:36 Feb 12, 2001
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: say what?
What would be an informal (but not rude) way to say, "say what?!" or "what did you say?"
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что-что?
Explanation:
I would translate this expression as "что-что?" (shto-shto?)

Good luck,

Vlad
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Local time: 00:02
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Summary of answers provided
na"Что вы сказали?"
Vladimir Shapovalov
naчто-что?
Vladimir Shapovalov


  

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7 mins
что-что?


Explanation:
I would translate this expression as "что-что?" (shto-shto?)

Good luck,

Vlad

Vladimir Shapovalov
United States
Local time: 00:02
Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian, Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 16
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17 mins
"Что вы сказали?"


Explanation:
Hm...let me add a bit to my previous answer.
the equivalent of "say what?!" in Russian is "что-что?" (shto-shto?), while "what did you say?" translates as "Что вы сказали?" (Shto vi skazali?") or "Что ты сказал?" (Shto ti skazal?") depending on whether you refer to one person (ты) or several (вы). The first form may be applied to one person too when you are talking to a stranger or officially (polite form).

Vladimir Shapovalov
United States
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Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian, Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 16
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