A book of Russian idioms illustrated by M. I Dubrovin

By M. I Dubrovin

The Russian language is very idiomatic. The idioms, half and parcel of the language, upload immensely to its richness. Their type is accounted for by way of the ancient improvement of the Russian language. ordinarily 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 enough variety of idioms, in particular these which take place so much frequently.
This e-book is meant basically for English talking scholars of Russian who've a data of the necessities of Russian grammar and are conversant in a uncomplicated Russian vocabulary.

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60 85. В Ы Е Д Е Н Н О Г О ЯЙЦА НЕ СТОИТ v y y e d ' e n n o v o yaytsa n ' e stoit Not worth an empty egg-shell. Entirely valueless, w o r t h nothing at all Cf. Not w o r t h a r a p / a f a r t h i n g / a hill of beans. 86. В Ы Й Т И И З П Е Л Ё Н О К vyyti is p'el'onok To come out of one's swaddling-clothes To grow up, to become adult, to be on one's own. Cf. To be out of swaddling-clothes. 87. В Ы Й Т И И З С Е Б Я vyyti is s'eb'a То come out of oneself. To be carried away by excitement; to lose control of oneself; to be w r o u g h t up.

Cf. Without a hand's turn; w i t h one's b a r e hands. 46 В З Я Т Ь С Е Б Я В Р У К И vzyat' s'eb'a v ruki To take oneself in one's hands. To rouse oneself to r e n e w e d activity; to m a k e a d e t e r m i n e d effort, to regain one's n o r m a l m e n t a l state, to regain one's self-control. Cf. To take hold of oneself; to take oneself in h a n d ; to pull oneself together. 41 47. В З Я Т Ь СЛОВО vz'at' slovo То take the word. To rise to s p e a k in a debate at one's own r e q u e s t or initiative.

Cf. To cut the g r o u n d f r o m u n d e r someone's feet; to take t h e wind out of someone's sails. 57 79. В Ы Б И Т Ь И З К О Л Е И vybit' is kol'ei То kick someone out of the rut. To upset someone's routine; to u n s e t t l e someone. Cf. To get someone out of the groove. 80 В Ы Б И Т Ь И З СЕДЛА vybit' is s'edla To knock someone saddle. out of the To d e p r i v e someone of his position of control; to u n d e r m i n e someone's confidence in s o m e t h i n g completely; to d i s t u r b someone's peace of mind.

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