Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):
[NU-zhen, kak sa-BA-kye PYA-ta-ya na-GA]
Translation / meaning:
(lit.) needed as a dog needs fifth leg
describes unnecessary, needless, useless things or actions
(≈ one needs this like a fish needs a bicycle)
- Мне его советы нужны, как собаке пятая нога.I need his advice, like a dog needs fifth leg.
More from "Russian idioms"
lit.: with a heel into the chest "Kicking yourself in the chest with your heel" means swearing, proving your case, trying to convince someone of something.
like a fish in the water: means to feel at ease, to feel completely at home
to make up out of whole cloth, to fabricate, to concoct
≈ to cut one's teeth on
it's like putting a saddle on a cow, it looks like a clown suit (on)
throw aside all restraint, let oneself go
~ to go to the dogs, to go to rack and ruin, to go phut, to go South
that's it, end of story