By M. I Dubrovin
The Russian language is extremely idiomatic. The idioms, half and parcel of the language, upload immensely to its richness. Their type is accounted for via the historic improvement of the Russian language. generally Russian idioms are a stumbling block for non-Russian audio system, as they fail to appreciate Russian, either written and spoken, with out the mastery of a enough variety of idioms, specifically these which happen so much frequently.
This publication is meant basically for English talking scholars of Russian who've an information of the necessities of Russian grammar and are conversant in a uncomplicated Russian vocabulary.
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Vz'at' slovo То take the word. To rise to s p e a k in a debate at one's own r e q u e s t or initiative. Cf. To take the floor. 48. ВИДЕТЬ кого-либо Н А С К В О З Ь vid'et' naskvoz' To see through someone. To know someone well; to be well a w a r e of someone's thoughts a n d intentions. Cf. To know someone inside out; to see through someone; to r e a d someone like a book. 49 ВИДНО К А К НА Л А Д О Н И vidno к а к па ladoni Seen as if it were on the palm of one's hand. S p r e a d before t h e eyes, in plain sight easy to see or c o m p r e h e n d .
Vit' v'er'ovki To plait ropes out of someone. To h a v e a strong influence on someone; to h a v e a person entirely s u b s e r v i e n t to one's will. Cf. To twist someone a r o u n d one's little finger. 46 Cf. To be u p in the clouds; to g o / b e wool-gathering. 57. В К Л А Д Ы В А Т Ь ДУШУ во что-либо vkladyvat' d u s h u То put one's soul into something. To put all one's efforts into an undertaking; to do something whole-heartedly. Л Л\АЛ\Л' Cf. To put one's h e a r t a n d soul into something.
Cf. To root something out.