Russian Idioms

How to say "to sound the alarm" in Russian
бить/забить/пробить тревогу
[beet' (zuh-BEET', pruh-BEET') tree-VOH-goo]

Meaning:

1
a : to sound the alarmb : to pay attention to a possible danger trying to prevent it
2
a : to agitate the public with appeal against smth.b : to spread sensational news

 Example sentences:
  • Календа́рь ма́йя зака́нчивается в 2012-м году́. Сто́ит ли бить трево́гу?
  • Maya calendar ends in year 2012. Is it worth to sound the alarm?
  • У меня́ всю неде́лю температу́ра 37 гра́дусов. Вре́мя бить трево́гу?
  • My temperature has remained 37˚C for the whole week. Time to sound the alarm?
  • Учителя́ бьют трево́гу и про́сят спасти́ систе́му шко́льного образова́ния.
  • Teachers raise the alarm and ask to save the system of school education.
  • Сердце его забило страшную тревогу, когда он увидел... две женские тени. (Григорович)
  • He became terribly anxious when he saw... two female shadows. (Grigorovich)
  • Проби́ли трево́гу: из всех лю́ков сы́пались лю́ди и разбега́лись, как мы́ши, по всем направле́ниям, ка́ждый к своему́ ору́дию. (Гончаров)
  • There has been the sound of alarm: people were pouring from all the hatches and running like mice in all directions, each towards his own gun. (Goncharov)
  • Толя забил тревогу, когда понял, что не успеет сдать контрольную работу в срок. Ему очень не хотелось получать плохую оценку.
  • Tolya sounded the alarm when he became aware of the fact that he would not be able to give his examination papers on time. He badly did not want to get a low grade.



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