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  • Includes about 20,000 of the most common Russian words and about 60,000 illustrative phrases and examples. For each word, its grammatical and stylistic properties are indicated.

давно бы так!

= давно пора! and high time it is!, you should have done it long ago!; and about time too!, not before time! coll

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- Давно бы так! - рассмеялся Гэндальф.
Gandalf laughed. "That is better!" he said.
Толкиен, Джон Рональд Руэл / Две КрепостиTolkien, John Ronald Reuel / The Two Towers
The Two Towers
Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel
© 1954, 1965, 1966 by J.R.R. Tolkien
© renewed 1982 by Christopher R. Tolkien, Michael H.R. Tolkien, John F.R. Tolkien and Priscilla M.A.R. Tolkien
© 1988 by J. R. R. Tolkien
Две Крепости
Толкиен, Джон Рональд Руэл
© Издательство "Радуга", 1988
Если б могла, она давно бы так сделала!
If she could have, she would have.
Джордан, Роберт / Огни небесJordan, Robert / The Fires of Heaven
The Fires of Heaven
Jordan, Robert
© 1993 by The Bandersnatch Group, Inc.
Огни небес
Джордан, Роберт

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давно бы так!
and high time it is!; you should have done it long ago!; and about time too!; not before time! coll

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