Russian proverb of the week
Чужая душа – потёмки
With accent marks:
Чужа́я душа́ – потёмки.
Another's soul is darkness.
No matter how well we know a person, his thoughts will always be a mystery to you. And a person's appearance is not always (rather rarely) a reflection of his soul.
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Other Russian proverbs
A holy place is never empty.
Не так страшен чёрт, как его малюют
The demon is not as scary as he is depicted.
С кем поведёшься, от того и наберёшься
With whom you are friends with, from them you will learn.
В здоровом теле – здоровый дух
In a healthy body, healthy mind.
Repetition is the mother of learning.
The forbidden fruit is sweet.
A bad example is contagious.
Water wears away a stone.
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