With accent marks:
По́сле дра́ки кулака́ми не ма́шут.
Don’t wave your fists after the fight.
This Russian proverb reminds us after an argument is over or a job is done, it is too late and useless to try to prove your point or to change something.
The English equivalents of this proverb are:
- Don't fight when the fight is done!
- It is too late to lock the stable door when the horse is stolen.
- You came the day after the fair.
Other Russian proverbs
If you like sledding, you should like to carry the sled.
Where there is no fish even a crayfish is a fish.
In a quiet whirlpool, demons live.
Do not look at a given horse's teeth.
Don't go to the woods if afraid of wolves.
Live for a century, learn for a century, but die being a fool anyway.
Poor people are inventive.
To live a life is not the same (not as easy) as to go through a field.