Russian proverb of the week
Не руби сук, на котором сидишь
With accent marks:
Не руби́ сук, на кото́ром сиди́шь.
Do not chop the branch you sit on
This proverb is addressed to a person who harms himself by his actions.
The English equivalent of this proverb is "To shoot oneself in the foot".
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Other Russian proverbs
They do not seek good from good.
С волками жить – по-волчьи выть
Living with wolves means to howl like a wolf.
Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей
Don't have a hundred rubles, but have a hundred friends.
The beauty of a debt is its payment
The forbidden fruit is sweet.
Don’t wave your fists after the fight.
Some to the forest, some for firewood.
Одна голова хорошо, а две – лучше
One head is good, but two ones are better.
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