Russian-English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings

Russian-English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings

by Alexander Margulis, Asya Kholodnaya
     
 

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This dictionary contains 2,375 Russian sayings and proverbs and their English counterparts. Variants of each saying are included, and careful attention is given to the differences in British and American versions. For example, the Russian saying that is interpreted as "Children behave in a childish way, and they cannot be expected to act like grown-up people," is

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This dictionary contains 2,375 Russian sayings and proverbs and their English counterparts. Variants of each saying are included, and careful attention is given to the differences in British and American versions. For example, the Russian saying that is interpreted as "Children behave in a childish way, and they cannot be expected to act like grown-up people," is first given in Russian (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and then in English, and is then followed by the nearest English-language equivalent sayings in Britain and the United States: "Young colts will canter" (British) and "Boys will be boys" (American).

The proverbs and sayings are arranged alphabetically by the first Russian word (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and are cross-referenced so the reader can find analogous Russian versions of English sayings. There is a keyword index for each language (one in English, one in Russian in the Cyrillic alphabet), which allows the reader to find a proverb or a saying without knowing the first word. Proverbs and sayings are current and include those popular in both spoken Russian and literature. The prefatory matter is in both English and Russian, for readers who have a command of either language.

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Contains 2375 Russian sayings and proverbs and their English counterparts. Each entry presents the Russian saying in the Cyrillic alphabet, its literal translation, and British and American equivalents. Also provided are Russian and English keyword index. Only sayings that have an English equivalent are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786407033
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Pages:
495
Product dimensions:
67.50(w) x 92.50(h) x 7.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Alexander Margulis lives in Needham, Massachusetts. Asya Kholodnaya retired from Chernovtsy State University in Ukraine where she specialized in English phraseology. She lives in Brighton, Massachusetts.

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