Russian – English Comparison of “The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg”


Riaba The Hen Russian Version Once upon a time there lived an old woman and an old man. They were very poor, and often went hungry. One of their few earthly belongings was a hen which laid very few eggs. One day the hen laid a golden egg. The old man set it on the … More Russian – English Comparison of “The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg”

Russian proverb – A boaster and a liar are first cousins.


Хва́стать — не коси́ть, спина́ не боли́т.  Literal: Bragging is unlike mowing; it won’t make your back ache. “A” or “B” A boaster and a liar are first cousins.   Disclaimer: It’s so disheartening when doing research to find what correlates with some the proverbs. In this one I had a choice between the top picture … More Russian proverb – A boaster and a liar are first cousins.

Russian proverb – A fool’s tongue runs before his wit.


Язы́к мой — враг мой, пре́жде ума́ глаго́лет.  Literal: My tongue is enemy mine, speaks ahead of mind. A fool’s tongue runs before his wit. Disclaimer: Thought I should qualify this one, doing a search in google, Joe Biden’s picture kept popping up under this quote. Wasn’t going to use it at first, but it is … More Russian proverb – A fool’s tongue runs before his wit.