Не в своей тарелке

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

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Description (описание): не в свое́й таре́лке

Meaning (значение):

to feel uncomfortable, to be in low spirits, to behave not as usual (lit. – [to be] not in your own plate)


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Examples (примеры):

  • Ты с са́мого у́тра не в свое́й таре́лке, что́-то случи́лось?
    You are out of place from the very morning, did anything happen?
  • При подгото́вке пра́здника на́до позабо́титься о том, что́бы никто́ из госте́й не чу́вствовал себя́ не в свое́й таре́лке.
    When preparing the party we must ensure that all the guests feel at ease.
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