Russian ProverbsRating Mail
The appetite comes during eating.
Note : English version: The appetite comes with eating.
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Trouble never comes alone.
Note : English version: When it rains, it pours.
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One hangs the thief who stole altyn, and honors the one who stole poltinnik.
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Live for a century, learn for a century.
Meaning - Never cease to learn new things.
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Maybe and somehow won't make any good.
Note : Don't rely on chance.
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Repetition is a mother of learning.
Meaning - The more often you repeat your lesson, the more likely you are to memorize it.
Note : Mockery: Repetition is a mother of feeding.
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Seat the pig at the table, she'll put [her] legs on the table.
Note : English version: Give one an inch, and he will take a mile.
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An artel's pot boils denser.
Meaning - Working as a team produces better results.
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It is easier for the mare when a woman gets off the cart.
Meaning - If you want to sneak away from doing this hard part of the job, go ahead, you will only make it simpler for me.
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Granny told fortunes and said two things; it will either rain or snow; it either will or will not.
Meaning - The outcome is still unknown.
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Masters are fighting, servants' forelocks are creaking.
Meaning - When powerful people are quarrelling, it's the commoners that suffer.
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For a poor naked man, to prepare for a trip as little as belt himself.
Meaning - Poor people have few possessions.
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Without a cat mice feel free.
Note : English version: When the cat is away, the mice will play.
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Without effort, you can't pull a fish out of the pond.
Note : English version: No pain, no gain.
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Take care of clothes since when they are new, take care of your honor since you are young.
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God keeps those safe who keep themselves safe.
Note : English version: The Lord helps those who help themselves.
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If all of us take hold of it together, it won't feel heavy.
Note : English version: Many hands make light work.
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For a mad dog, seven versts Russian mile is not a long detour.
Meaning - If you are passionate about something you will do all the extra work without noticing it.
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Your elbow is close, yet you can't bite it.
Meaning - It only seems to be easy.
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God gave, God took back.
Note : English version: The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away
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God won't give it away, pigs won't eat it.
Meaning - God willing, everything will be all right, There is nothing to be afraid of.
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God marks the crook.
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God likes trinity.
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Pray to God, but hold on to your good mind.
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Paper will endure anything.
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A chatterbox is a treasure for a spy.
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For a big ship, a big voyage.
Note : Modern mockery: For a large ship, a large torpedo.
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There'll be a holiday in our street too.
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There was, there wasn't.
Meaning - Whatever the consequences can be, I'll try it!
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The scolding won't hang on [one's] collar.
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God does not give horns to a cow that likes to gore.
Meaning - Overzealous people often don't have means to do what they would like to.
Note : English version: A curst cow has short horns.
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Put [everything] onto the grey [Dicks], he'll bear anything.
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Visiting is good, but home is better.
Note : English version: East or West - home is best.
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When it rains one doesn't roof the cottage, and the roof is not leaking when it doesn't rain.
Meaning - Lazy people find excuses to delay their job.
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[They] don't talk about ropes in the home of the hanged person.
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Big of the body but small by his deeds.
Note :
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Revelry is jolly, hangover is heavy.
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All the mankind entered (this world) through the same gate.
Meaning - Every person has equal rights. Nobody is entitled for more than others.
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If you took the tug, don't say you're not strong enough.
Meaning - If you began doing something, you should complete it.
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The bird is known by its flight.
Note : Modern mockery:The bird is known by its droppings.
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The eye can see it, but the tooth can't bite it.
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[This is] written with pitchfork on a [flowing] water.
Meaning - This is higly uncertain/unlikely.
Note : I really doubt this will happen.
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Wine causes guilt.
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In affect you can break even an elm.
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Together, it's cramped; apart, it's boring.
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There is no truth in feet.
Meaning - Take a seat, please.
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Elder-berry is in the kitchen-garden, [therefore your] Uncle is in Kiev.
Meaning - You're jumping to conclusions; Your story doesn't add up.So what?
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Water(water drops) cuts through stone.
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The feet feed the wolf.
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Wolf in sheep's pelt.
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