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By M. I Dubrovin

ISBN-10: 0785553533

ISBN-13: 9780785553533

The Russian language is very idiomatic. The idioms, half and parcel of the language, upload immensely to its richness. Their sort is accounted for via the old improvement of the Russian language. often Russian idioms are a stumbling block for non-Russian audio system, as they fail to appreciate Russian, either written and spoken, with out the mastery of a enough variety of idioms, in particular these which take place so much frequently.
This ebook is meant essentially for English talking scholars of Russian who've an information of the necessities of Russian grammar and are acquainted with a uncomplicated Russian vocabulary.

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Cf. That's t h e h e a r t of t h e m a t t e r ; that's t h e crux of t h e m a t t e r . 52 69. В П И С А Т Ь Н О В У Ю С Т Р А Н И Ц У во что-либо vpisat' novuyu s t r a n i t s u То write a new page into something. To m a k e a discovery; to do s o m e t h i n g outstanding, p r o m i n e n t in s o m e field. Cf. To add a f r e s h page to something. 70. В П О Д М Ё Т К И HE ГОДИТСЯ кому-либо v podm'otki n'e goditsa Not fit to be soles of someone's shoes. Someone or s o m e t h i n g is quite inferior to; not to be c o m p a r e d with, not nearly as good as.

Vzv'eshivat' svoi slova To weigh one's words. To choose or u s e one's words w i t h deliberation; to give something a : comprehensive \ evaluation. Cf. To weigh our'» words. члХам, I Ц^с w w j 43. В З Д О Х Н У Т Ь СВОБОДНО vzdokhnut' svobodno То breathe freely. To feel relieved of one's cares or troubles. Cf. To give a sigh of relief. 44. В З Я Т Ь Б Ы К А З А РОГА vz'at' byka za roga To take the bull by the horns. To take u p a m a t t e r vigorously and p r o m p t l y getting directly to its Cf.

31. Б Ы Т Ь у кого-либо ПОД Б А Ш М А К О М byt' pod b a s h m a k o m То be under someone's shoe. To be u n d e r someone's p r e d o m i n a n t influence, to be in complete subjection (usually said of a m a n w h o is d o m i n a t e d b y his wife). Cf. To get someone b y the short hairs; to be h e n - p e c k e d ; to be u n d e r someone's t h u m b . 32. Б Ы Т Ь С В Я З А Н Н Ы М СВОИМ СЛОВОМ byt' s v ' a z a n n y m svoim slovom To be bound by one's word. To be f a i t h f u l in keeping one's promise.

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