By M. I Dubrovin
The Russian language is extremely idiomatic. The idioms, half and parcel of the language, upload immensely to its richness. Their type is accounted for by means of the old improvement of the Russian language. as a rule 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, specifically these which happen so much frequently.
This ebook is meant essentially for English conversing scholars of Russian who've an information of the necessities of Russian grammar and are acquainted with a simple Russian vocabulary.
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Cf. To be on the tip of one's tongue. 38 41. В Е Ш А Т Ь HOC v'eshat' nos To hang one's nose. To be crest-fallen, discouraged, despondent; to look dejected. 42. В З В Е Ш И В А Т Ь СВОИ СЛОВА 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.
76. ВСТУПИТЬ В С Т Р О Й vstupit' v stroy To step into formation. To come into operation, to become operative. 5(i 77. В УС НЕ ДУТЬ v us n'e dut' Not to blow into moustache. one's Not to care at all; not to show any sign of emotion. Cf. Not to give a d a m n / a hang; not to t u r n a hair. 78 В Ы Б И В А Т Ь у кого-либо ПОЧВУ И З - П О Д HOI vybivat' pochvu is-pod nog To knock the ground from under someone's feet. To deprive someone of his position or role in society; 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 m i n d .
43 51 ВИЛАМИ НА ВОДЕ ПИСАНО vilami па vod'e pisano Written with a on the water. pitchfork It's uncertain, not defined, vague; it m a y or m a y not come off. Cf. It's still all u p in the air. 52. В И С Е Т Ь В В О З Д У Х Е vis'et' v vozdukh'e To be hanging in the air. To be undecided (said pf a question or matter); to be in an u n c e r t a i n position (said of a person). Cf. To be in t h e air. 44 1 / о- N 53. В И С Е Т Ь НА В О Л О С К Е vis'et' па volosk'e То be hanging on a hair. То be in a perilous state Cf.
A book of Russian idioms illustrated by M. I Dubrovin