https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Pozin2

Isn't it interesting?

It is interesting that some American and Russian idioms are absolutely the same. 1. All is well that ends well. Все хорошо, что хорошо кончается. 2. A storm in a teacup. Буря в стакане воды. 3. Burn a bridge. Сжигать мосты. 4. Time is money. Время деньги. 5. Bite a tongue. Прикусить язык. 6. Break the ice. Сломать лед. 7. Only over my dead body. Только через мой труп. Doesn’t it tell you that people with different cultures have a lot in common? Or maybe they are not so different? BenCostell3! Thank you! You reminded me about two more idioms that I can now add here. 8. Like finding a needle in a haystack. Найти иголку в стоге сена. 9. To be a night owl. Быть совой. Russians are used to say: "Я сова/an owl." or "Я жаворонок/a lark." (I like to get up and begin to work very early.)

December 23, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/blurflux

A lot of those are general European idioms and are also prominent in the Romance languages and in other Germanic and Slavic languages.

December 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Pozin2

I have found some more. All that glitters is not gold. Не все то золото, что блестит. The appetite comes with eating. Аппетит приходит во время еды. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Путь к сердцу мужчины лежит через его желудок. As you sow so will you reap. Что посеешь, то и пожнёшь. Silence is gold. Молчание - золото. Strike while the iron is hot. Куй железо пока горячо. Work done, have your fun. Кончил дело, гуляй смело. Don’t look a gift horse in the month. Дареному коню в рот не смотрят. Lie as a gas meter. Врет как сивый мерин (gelt horse).

December 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

Very true!! Just shows that after all we are all human and we often think the same about universal characteristics of of reality..

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenCostell3

Great post, as always! It's amazing how similar these are!

December 28, 2018
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