Friday, July 6, 2007

Katya's Proverb Lessons

Katya surprised us while we were out hunting for mushrooms. Unimpressed by Natalia's impatience, she started spouting Russian proverbs...

Без труда не вынуть и рыбки из пруда.
No pain, no gain.
(Without effort you can't get fish from the pond.)

Закончи дело, гуляай смело.
Work before play.
(Finish the job and then have fun).

За двумя зайцами погонишься, ни одного не поймаешь.
Grasp all, lose all.
(If you go after two rabbits, you won't catch a single one.)

1 comment:

Rachael said...

Love it.

Katya just watched it about 15 times. ;-)

She says your Katya talks very fast. Oh, and she of course knew who it was right away, but I'm not convinced she had heard the proverbs before.