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Tag Archives: Russian idioms

27 Aug
2021

You may have heard the saying Sword of Damocles being used in English, for example when somebody says that there is a Sword of Damocles hanging over their head. This saying can be directly ...

16 Aug
2021

Шапочное знакомство (shapochnoye znakomstvo), is a Russian idiom that can be directly translated into English as ‘hat acquaintance’, but finds its idiom equivalent in the English phrase ‘a ...

04 Aug
2021

Потемкинские деревни, which can be translated as Potemkin villages, is a curious idiom found in Russian, which is also sometimes used in English. It is used to describe a cover up which ...