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    лиха беда начало

    что значит это выражение? Оно часто исползуется?

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    It means all things are difficult at the beginning. Pretty common.

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    It's also used sarcastically when one believes things will go from bad to worse.

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    I think many things can be used sarcastically regardless of meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net surfer
    I think many things can be used sarcastically regardless of meaning.
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    I tried so hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net surfer
    I tried so hard.

    The original meaning of that saying is "all things are difficult at the beginning", but a lot of people use it having in mind smth like "то ли еще будет.." (this thing is difficult at the beginning and perhaps will be even worse at the end )
    So begemot should know both this meanings, or he can be mislead.

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    Well, now I agree because of "a lot of people". But at first you said it like it's one of the few things that could be used in a sarcastic way.

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    спасибо, я понимаю.

    По Дмитрию Лихачеву исток этой поговорки был сам Петр Великий, кто сказал "лиха беда первому оленью в гарь кинуться, остальные все там же будут"

    Как лучше переводить английскую фразу "coined the term" or "coined the phrase"?

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    может быть: "создавать выражение"?

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    I'd say Придумать высказывание. Context!
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    Quote Originally Posted by begemot
    Как лучше переводить английскую фразу "coined the term" or "coined the phrase"?
    "to coin the term" or "to coin the phrase" = "придумать/пустить в употребление/изобрести понятие (term) or фразу (phrase)"
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