Делать погоду

With the «Russian phrases» series you can learn interesting Russian expressions and idioms, as well as practice your listening and reading skills with the audio and transcript.

The audio for the lesson is recorded at three different speeds: slow, adapted (slower than normal) and normal.

Description (описание): де́лать пого́ду

Meaning (значение):

to determine the course of events, to affect a matter directly, to have a decisive influence on a matter (lit. – to make the weather)

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Related expressions (связанные выражения):

игра́ть роль (to play a role),
име́ть значе́ние (to be of great importance)

Examples (примеры):

  1. Мы мо́жем подожда́ть с реше́нием, па́ра дней пого́ды не сде́лают.
    We can wait with making decision, a couple of days will not change anything.
  2. Вновь прибы́вшие полити́ческие игроки́ не де́лают никако́й пого́ды, всё реша́ют те, кто давно́ в э́том ва́рится.
    Newly arrived political players do not play any role, everything is decided by those who have been in it for a long time.
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