Menu

Шапочное знакомство: The Russian Idiom for ‘A Nodding Acquaintance’

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 ...
25 Nov 2020

Have you ever found yourself missing being able to use English idioms whilst speaking Russian? Suffer no further, because I’ve compiled a handy list of Russian translations ...
22 Feb 2017

2299
This well-known phrase has not so obvious explanation. According to a modern spelling ПЕРВЫЙ БЛИН КОМОМ, it literally means “the first pancake is always a lumpy one” and ...
13 Jan 2017

It’s Friday the Thirteenth - a day when the nightmares come true. We hope you do not suffer from not so rare disease called Triskaidekaphobia))) Russians are ...
13 Oct 2016

1684
Russian language is rich with proverbs, idioms, slang and aphorisms, and Russians don’t shy away from employing them! Being a lover of food, and a lover of language, I ...