Russian proverb of the week

Запретный плод сладок


With accent marks:

Запре́тный плод сла́док.


The forbidden fruit is sweet.


Similar proverbs are found in many languages of the world. They all originate from the Bible.

Nowadays, the expression is used as a warning to those who like to enjoy harmful activities: smoking, drinking alcohol, etc.

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