March 01, 2016

Lost and Found in Translation

In this issue’s Uchites, we look at idioms of both Russian and foreign origin.

There are both international and national culture-specific aspects to Russian phraseology. Russian idioms of non-Russian origin come from world heritage sources (Greek mythology, the Bible); “home-grown” Russian idioms have their roots in Russian customs, geography, and history. In this edition of Учитесь, we explore both types.

делать из мухи слона, обвести вокруг пальца, жить как кошка с собакой, ни рыба ни мясо,

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