https://www.duolingo.com/Paranoix

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Hi guy!

I have one short question, native speaker will be able to help me for sure. My parents sometimes say: "tisze jediesz dalsze budiesz" (тисзе едисц далсце будесз ?), they claim that it is Russian adage. I cannot find any information about this sentence. They know little bit of Russian from times when USSR and People Republic of Poland were "brothers".

It is really from Russia (older people often say "funny sentences", specially "from" Czech and Russian)? And what that mean? I understand word-by-word but it can be misleading.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Catparrot
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If you are an oarsman on the Volga River, it is better to take long strong strokes, not short choppy ones - that is, you would get farther (which is what you want) using the "oomph" that you have.
In related news, my parents often got into arguments about whether a smooth-edged knife or a "zigga-zagga" knife is more effective for cutting food.
They also believed that there is a "thickness of the air" related to the quality of people's thoughts and talk.
Russians were said to have soul and Hungarians (another brother) were said to have (or be in?) another dimension.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexm768

How poetic. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexm768

Try "тише едешь, дальше будешь".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexm768

I've got these English counterparts from Google:
More haste, less speed.
The furthest way about is the nearest way home.
Make haste slowly.
Slow and steady wins the race.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chirelchirel
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Funny coincidence! I just learned this saying in a beginner textbook today.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hope-ek
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I agree with alex768. It's the proverb "Тише едешь - дальше будешь". It means that you need to do something carefully, especially to drive

2 years ago
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