Шиворот-навыворот

Do you know how to say ‘topsy-turvy’ in Russian? Learn it today and practice this expression with the free audio file and transcription.

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Description (описание): ши́ворот-навы́ворот

Meaning (значение):

topsy-turvy, inside out

Related expressions (связанные выражения):

наизна́нку (inside out),
наоборо́т (on the contrary, backwards)

Examples (примеры):

  1. Он так замечта́лся, что не заме́тил, как оде́л штаны́ шиворот-навы́ворот.
    Daydreaming he did not noticed that he dressed his pants inside out.
  2. Почему́ у тебя́ всё всегда́ не как у люде́й, а шиворот-навы́ворот? Неуже́ли нельзя́ сде́лать свою́ рабо́ту норма́льно?
    Why are you always not like other people but on the contrary (topsy-turvy)? Isn’t it possible to do your job properly?
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