Russian proverb of the week

Дурной пример заразителен

With accent marks:

Дурно́й приме́р зарази́телен.

Translation:

A bad example is contagious.

Meaning:

Bad habits and wrong views of one person very often “stick” to other people.

The proverb is used to talk about a person who, without any thinking and hesitation, adopts bad habits of others.

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