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 historic improvement of the Russian language. normally 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 enough variety of idioms, in particular these which happen such a lot frequently.
This publication is meant essentially for English talking 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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To be out of sorts. 31 27. Б Ы Т Ь НЕ И З Р О Б К О Г О ДЕСЯТКА byt' n'e iz robkovo des'atka То be not of the timid dozen. Not one to scare easily; not easily frightened, not a coward. 28. Б Ы Т Ь HE К О ДВОРУ byt' n'e ко dvorii To be unfit for the courtyard. To be unsuitable, to be u n w a n t e d , not meeting certain r e q u i r e m e n t s ; to be an outsider. Cf. Not to fit in. г 29. Б Ы Т Ь НЕ НА СВОЁМ МЕСТЕ byt' n ' e па svoyom m ' e s t ' e То be not in one's own place. To be u n s u i t e d to t h e position one fills, to be a misfit.
Something doesn't go well because one is a w k w a r d , clumsy, doesn't feel like doing it, or doesn't have his heart in it. 36. ВАРИТЬСЯ В С О Б С Т В Е Н Н О М СОКУ varittsa v s o b s t v ' e n n o m sokd То stew in one's own juice. To k e e p solitary or a p a r t f r o m other people m a k i n g no use of other people's knowledge a n d experience; to w o r k solely by oneself without contact w i t h others; to avoid social relations. Cf. To be aloof; to k e e p to oneself. 36 37. В Б И В А Т Ь В ГОЛОВУ vbivat' v golovu То hammer head.
To know someone well; to be well a w a r e of someone's thoughts a n d intentions. Cf. To know someone inside out; to see through someone; to r e a d someone like a book. 49 ВИДНО К А К НА Л А Д О Н И vidno к а к па ladoni Seen as if it were on the palm of one's hand. S p r e a d before t h e eyes, in plain sight easy to see or c o m p r e h e n d . Cf. As plain as the nose on your face. 50. ВИДНО ПТИЦУ ПО П О Л Е Т У vidno ptitsu po pol'otu A bird is seen by its flight. You can j u d g e a p e r s o n by his actions and behaviour.