Russian Proverbs and Sayings

This page continues the alphabetical list of Russian proverbs and sayings along with their English versions and literal translations.

А Б В Г Д Е Ё Ж З И Й К Л M Н О П Р С Т У Ф Х Ц Ч Ш Щ Ь Ы Ъ Э Ю Я

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- Ш, Щ -
Шей да пори́ -- не бу́дет пусто́й поры́.
                                              

 Literal: Sew and cut, and you'll never see idle times.
Ши́ла в мешке́ не утаи́шь."The truth will always out.; What is done by night appears by day."
 Literal: you cannot hide an awl in a sack.
Щедрость не имеет пределов.Generosity has no bounds.

- Э -
Это ещё цвето́чки, а я́годки впереди́.
                                              
This is nothing compared with what is to come.
 Literal: These are just flowers; berries will come soon.

- Я -
Я не я, и ло́шадь не моя́.
                                              
The cat did it!
 Literal: I am not I, and the horse is not mine.
Я́блоко от я́блони недалеко́ па́дает.Like father like son; The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
 Literal: The apple falls not so far away from the apple-tree.
Я́годка по я́годке -- бу́дет кузово́к.
 Literal: Berry by berry, a basket will be full.
Язык без костей: что хочет, то лопочет.To loose one's tongue. (Unruly member.)
Язык говорит, а голова и не ведает.The tongue speaks, but the head doesn't know.
Язы́к до Ки́ева доведёт.A clever tongue will take you anywhere.
 Literal: Your tongue can get you all the way to Kiev.
Язы́к мой -- враг мой, пре́жде ума́ глаго́лет.A fool's tongue runs before his wit.
 Literal: My tongue is enemy mine, speaks ahead of mind.
Языком масла не собьешь.Many words will not fill a bushel.
Я́йца ку́рицу не у́чат.Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs.
 Literal: Eggs don't teach a hen.

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Index of Russian proverbs and sayings

  1. Russian proverbs and sayings: а-б
  2. Russian proverbs and sayings: в
  3. Russian proverbs and sayings: г
  4. Russian proverbs and sayings: д
  5. Russian proverbs and sayings: е-з
  6. Russian proverbs and sayings: и-к
  7. Russian proverbs and sayings: л-м
  8. Russian proverbs and sayings: н
  9. Russian proverbs and sayings: о
  10. Russian proverbs and sayings: п
  11. Russian proverbs and sayings: р-с
  12. Russian proverbs and sayings: т-у
  13. Russian proverbs and sayings: ф-х
  14. Russian proverbs and sayings: ц-ч
  15. Russian proverbs and sayings: ш-я

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