#RussianProverb: If You Do Something in a Hurry, People Will Laugh at You


Valentin Korzhov - Darwin vs Darwin, Scene №2.
Valentin Korzhov – Darwin vs Darwin, Scene №2.

Поспешишь — людей насмешишь (pospeshísh’ – lyudéy nasmeshísh’).

Lit.: if you do something in a hurry, people will laugh at you.

English equivalents: fools rush in; haste makes waste.

#RussianSaying: Lie, but Don’t Overdo It!


Vasya Lozhkin - Svin-TV (literally: Pig-TV). Caption says: Coming up in the programme today: invisible rays, voices from space, electrohypnotists and other miracles.
Vasya Lozhkin – Svin-TV (literally: Pig-TV). Caption says: Coming up in the programme today: invisible rays, voices from space, electrohypnotists and other miracles.

Ври, да не завирайся

(vri, da ne zaviráisya).

Lie, but don’t overdo it.

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#RussianSaying: Feel at Home, but Don’t Forget You Are a Guest


Nicholas Roerich - Guests from Overseas, 1901.
Nicholas Roerich – Guests from Overseas, 1901. Oil on canvas, State Tretyakov Gallery.

Будьте как дома, но не забывайте, что в гостях

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#RussianSaying: Horseradish Is No Sweeter than Radish


Gely Korzhev - Dulcinea and the Knight, 1997-1998.
Gely Korzhev – Dulcinea and the Knight, 1997-1998.

Хрен редьки не слаще

(khren réd’ki ne slásche).

Translation:

horseradish is no sweeter than radish.

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Russian Saying on March


Isaak Levitan - March (1895). Oil on canvas, State Tretyakov Gallery.
Isaak Levitan – March (1895). Oil on canvas, State Tretyakov Gallery.

Пришел марток – надевай семь порток

(prishól martók – nadeváy sem’ portók).

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