Thursday, April 20, 2017

Russian Idioms with English equivalents. Level B2+





Кто ра́но встаёт, тому́ Бог подаёт   The early bird catches the worm
В гостя́х хорошо́, а до́ма лу́чше   
East or West - home is best

Цель опра́вдывает сре́дства     
The end justifies the means

На вкус и цвет това́рищей нет     
Every man to his taste

Всё хорошо́ в своё вре́мя     
Everything is good in its season

Исключе́ние подтвержда́ет пра́вило   
The exception proves the rule

Противополо́жности схо́дятся   
Extremes meet

Запре́тный плод сла́док     
Forbidden fruit is sweetest

Я́блоко от я́блони недалеко́ па́дает     
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree = like father, like son

Нет ды́ма без огня́   
There is no smoke without fire

Клин клином вышиба́ется     
One fire drives out another

От судьбы́ не уйти́   
No flying from fate

Расста́вить то́чки над і   
Dot your i's and cross your t's

Не всё то зо́лото, что блести́т     
All that glitters is not gold

Вне́шность обма́нчива     
Appearances are deceitful

Как посе́ешь, так и пожнёшь   
As you sow, so shall you reap

Ка́ждый сам кузн
е́ц своего́ сча́стья   Every man is the architect of his own fortune

Лу́чшая защи́та - нападе́ние     
Best defence is offence

Лу́чше сини́ца в рука́х, чем жура́вль в не́бе    
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

Дарёному коню́ в зу́бы не смо́трят   
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
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