10.) Birds of a feather As the saying goes, birds of a feather flock together.
While opposites attract, similar people also get along well. Katerina and Olga are both from Russia, and they both look the same. These are just a few examples of idioms that are directly related to friends and relationships, but there are many others too. If there’s an idiom you love or one you don’t understand, you’re welcome to share your comments here.
Make sure to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation.
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A Russian isn’t clumsy, he is “an elephant in a china shop.” (slon v posudnoi lavke) 12.
In Russia you are not just talented or skilled, you can “shoe a flea.” (podkovat blochu) 13.
Most of the sentences below are used for everyday life conversations, so they might come handy if you memorize them.
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Whether it’s two individuals, two communities or two countries, building bridges is the way relationships begin. Nowadays, there are networking events for professionals who want to build bridges in their industries.
2.) Cross someone’s path This timeless idiom is frequently used to describe a chance meeting between two people or two separate things. Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot crossed paths at the Brighton railway station. When people are in need, true friends will always come to their aid. When Sally’s friends helped her move, she realized that a friend in need is a friend indeed.
Russians don’t have a snack, they “kill the worm.” (zamorit cherviachka) 14.
A Russian doesn’t procrastinate, he “pulls a cat’s tail.” (tianut kota za hvost). A Russian doesn’t say he’s in a crowded place, he says he’s “like herring in the barrel.” (kak seledka v bochke) 16.
Here are a few examples of idioms about relationships that are used every day.