By M. I Dubrovin
The Russian language is extremely idiomatic. The idioms, half and parcel of the language, upload immensely to its richness. Their kind is accounted for by way of the historic improvement of the Russian language. generally 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 adequate variety of idioms, specially these which take place such a lot frequently.
This e-book is meant basically for English conversing scholars of Russian who've an information of the necessities of Russian grammar and are accustomed to a uncomplicated Russian vocabulary.
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Cf. To be at daggers drawn; to be at swords' points with someone. 25 Б Ы Т Ь НА СЕДЬМОМ Н Е Б Е byt' па s ' e d ' m o m n ' e b ' e То be in the seventh heaven. To be overfilled with joy, to be s u p r e m e l y h a p p y or satisfied. Cf. To t r e a d / w a l k on air; to be in seventh h e a v e n . 26. Б Ы Т Ь HE В СВОЕЙ Т А Р Е Л К Е byt' n'e v svoyev tar'elk' e To be not in one's personal plate. To be not quite oneself, to be not quite at ease, to feel uneasy. Cf. To be out of sorts. 31 27.
62. ВОДОЙ HE Р А З О Л Ь Ё Ш Ь vodoy n'e razol'yosh You couldn't split them apart with water. To be v e r y good friends, close to each other; i n s e p a r a b l e f r o m each other; to be always together. Cf. As thick as thieves. АЯКСЫ 63. В О Д Ы НЕ З А М У Т И Т One w h o has e x t r e m e l y d e m u r e expression a n d m a n n e r ; one w h o is quiet, meek, gentle. Cf. He wouldn't h u r t a fly; he looks as if b u t t e r w o u l d n ' t melt in his mouth. 64. ВОЙТИ В И С Т О Р И Ю voyti v istoriyu To go down in history.
To cost a p r e t t y p e n n y . 47 59. В Л Ю Б И Т Ь С Я П О У Ш И vl'ubittsa ро u s h y То fall in love up to one's ears. To be deeply e n a m o u r e d of someone. Cf. To be lu-ad over heels in love. 60. В О Г Н А Т Ь кого-либо В К Р А С К У vognat' v k r a s k u To drive someone into the dye. To c a u s e someone to blush from embarrassment. Cf. To p u t someone to the blush. 4X 61. В О Д И Т Ь кого-либо З А НОС vodit' za nos То lead someone by the nose. To deceive, delude, mislead someone; to m a k e promises and not k e e p them.
A book of Russian idioms illustrated by M. I Dubrovin