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Хвали день по вечеру [Khvali den' po vecheru] - Praise the day in the evening

Don't halloo until you are out of the wood.

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Хвалилась синица море зажечь [Khvalilas' sinitsa more zazhech'] - Titmouse boasted to put sea on fire
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Хвалился чёрт всем миром владеть, а Бог ему и над свиньёй не дал власти [Khvalilsya chyort vsem mirom vladet', a Bog emu i nad svin'yoj ne dal vlasti] - The devil boasted to rule the whole world, but God didn't give him power even over the pig

Deprive a mirror of its silver and even the Caezar won't see his face.

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Хвастать - не косить, спина не болит [Khvastat'- ne kosit', spina ne bolit] - Bragging is unlike mowing; it won't make your back ache

A boaster and a liar are first cousins.

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Хлеб всему голова [khleb vsemu golova] - Bread is head of everything

Bread is the staff of life. / Bread - whole head!

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Хлеб за брюхом не ходит [khleb za bryukhom ne khodit] - Bread doesn't follow belly
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Хлеб-соль ешь, а правду-матку режь [Khleb-sol' esh', a pravdu-matku rezh'] - Eat bread and salt, cut the mother truth

Honesty is the best policy.

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Хороша верёвка длинная, а речь короткая [khoroshà veryòvka dlìnnaya, a rech` koròtkaya] - Rope is good when it's long; speech is good when it's short
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Хороша дочь Аннушка коли хвалит мать и бабушка [khorosha doch` annushka koli khvalit mat` i babushka] - Daughter Annuska is good, if praised by her mother and granny
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Хороша Маша, да не наша [khorosha masha da ne nasha] - Masha is good, but she's not ours
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