English counterparts popular Russian proverbs and sayings

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not pull the fish out of the pond.

A cat in gloves catches no mice (literal translation: The cat in gloves catches no mice.)


Under the rolling stone gathers no moss.

A rolling stone gathers no moss (literal translation: Rolling Stone moss is not cluttered).


As you sow, so shall you reap.

As you sow so shall you reap (literal translation: how to sow, so shall you reap).


better to see once than hear a hundred times.

A picture paints a thousand words (literal translation: A picture is worth a thousand words).


better safe than sorry.

Better safe than sorry (literal translation: poberezheshsya time, nothing would regret afterwards).


Who gets up early to God submits.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise (literal translation: early and went up early - you will be healthy, wealthy and wise).


Friends are learned in trouble.

A friend in need is a friend indeed (literal translation: A friend in need - a real one).


One head is good, two is better.

A problem shared is a problem halved (literal translation: to share a problem - solve it by 50 per cent).


leopard change his spots.

A leopard can not change its spots (literal translation: A leopard can not change its spots).


Birds of a feather flock together.

Birds of a feather flock together (literal translation: the birds gather in color).


Kopeika penny gained.

Penny saved is a penny earned (literal translation: a penny saved is - a penny earned).


Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are.

A person is known by the company he keeps (literal translation: a man is known by his company).


Do not say "ho" are not jumping.

Do not cross the bridge till you come to it (literal translation: Do not cross the bridge until you come near to it).


By Senka and hat.

Cut your coat to suit your cloth (literal translation: mother and coats CROI).


My house - my fortress.

An Englishman's home is his castle (literal translation: House Englishman - is his castle).


Do not teach a scientist.

Do not try to teach your Grandma to suck eggs (literal translation: Do not try to teach your grandmother to drink eggs).