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    Another original proverb; please check my translation.

    Dishonesty and disbelief are sisters; a liar believes only lies.

    Nechestnost' i neverie -- sestri; lgun verit tol'ko lzhyam.
    Девушка - лoвушка.

    Пожалуйста, кто-то скажи мне, есть ли ошибки где-то.

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    Re: Another original proverb; please check my translation.

    lgun verit tol'ko lzhyam
    Лгун верит только лжи
    Хотя лучше сказать так: лжец верит только вранью (это синонимы, просто звучит лучше)

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    Re: Another original proverb; please check my translation.

    Can you explain, Defensor, why lzhi is preferrable to lzhyam.
    Девушка - лoвушка.

    Пожалуйста, кто-то скажи мне, есть ли ошибки где-то.

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    Re: Another original proverb; please check my translation.

    Being uncountable, "ложь" is never used in plural.

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    Re: Another original proverb; please check my translation.

    Quote Originally Posted by translationsnmru
    Being uncountable, "ложь" is never used in plural.
    Aha! So lozh' is more like an abstraction, that is falseness, or falsehood, rather than lie. And it's feminine, as many abstractions are in Russian. In Latin, too, I think most (all ?) unreal things, abstractions, are feminine.
    Девушка - лoвушка.

    Пожалуйста, кто-то скажи мне, есть ли ошибки где-то.

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    Re: Another original proverb; please check my translation.

    This is completely tangential:

    you have quite a few posts with "proverbs", but if it's "original" (i.e. you came up with it), it cannot be a proverb -- proverbs are popular, widely known/established, widely used, etc.; you should call these "epigrams", perhaps
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