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.
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