By M. I Dubrovin
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. quite often Russian idioms are a stumbling block for non-Russian audio system, as they fail to appreciate Russian, either written and spoken, with no the mastery of a adequate variety of idioms, specifically these which happen such a lot frequently.
This e-book is meant basically for English conversing scholars of Russian who've a data of the necessities of Russian grammar and are acquainted with a uncomplicated Russian vocabulary.
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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. Cf. To m a k e a fool of someone; to p u l l / d r a w t h e wool over someone's eyes; to lead someone on. 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.
46 Cf. To be u p in the clouds; to g o / b e wool-gathering. 57. В К Л А Д Ы В А Т Ь ДУШУ во что-либо vkladyvat' d u s h u То put one's soul into something. To put all one's efforts into an undertaking; to do something whole-heartedly. Л Л\АЛ\Л' Cf. To put one's h e a r t a n d soul into something. 58. В Л Е Т Е Т Ь В К О П Е Е Ч К У vl'et'et' v k o p ' e y e c h k u To fly into a little kopeck. To involve a great expense; to cost a large s u m of money. Cf. To cost a p r e t t y p e n n y . 47 59.
Cf. To bear the b r u n t of something. 92. В Ы Н О С И Т Ь C O P И З И З Б Ы vynosit' sor iz izby To carry the rubbish out of one's hut. To let t h e outside world know about one's private troubles, grievances, quarrels, conduct t h a t might be regarded as disreputable; to u t t e r abroad affairs not m e a n t for the public ear. 64 Cf. To w a s h one's dirty linen in public; (o tell tales out of school 93. В Ы Р А С Т А Т Ь В ч ь и х - л и б о Г Л А З А Х vyrastat' v glazakh То grow in someone's eyes.
A book of Russian idioms illustrated by M. I Dubrovin