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пришла беда — отворяй ворота

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RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally, "when trouble comes, open the gate".

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [prʲɪʂˈla bʲɪˈda | ɐtvɐˈrʲæj vərɐˈta]

ProverbEdit

пришла́ беда́ отворя́й ворота́ (prišlá bedá — otvorjáj vorotá)

  1. when it rains, it pours

Usage notesEdit

  • The accent ворота́ is non-standard but used here for rhyming. The standard stress is on the 2nd syllable - воро́та (voróta).