Не за горами

Learn Russian expressions: Не за горами

This is the ‘Phrase of the week’ series where you can improve you Russian vocabulary and practice your listening and reading skills.

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Description (описание): не за гора́ми

Meaning (значение):

not far off, just round the corner (lit. – not over the mountains)

Related words and phrases (связанные слова и выражения):

– на носу́ (near at hand, just round the corner)
– (что-то) приближа́ется (smth is coming)

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Examples (примеры):

  1. Но́вый год не за гора́ми, пора́ покупа́ть пода́рки!
    New Year is around the corner, it’s time to buy gifts!
  2. Есть основа́ния наде́яться, что измене́ния не за гора́ми.
    There are reasons to hope that changes are not far off.
  3. Выходны́е не за гора́ми, а это зна́чит, что сто́ит заду́маться о том, где же их провести́.
    Weekend is just around the corner which means that it is worth thinking about where to spend them.
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