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    every beginning is difficult

    Is there in russian any saying related with the expression:: "every beginning is difficult"?
    Со щитом или на щите

    Для бешеной собаки семь вёрст не крюк

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    "Лиха беда начало"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suobig View Post
    "Лиха беда начало"
    Actually that proverb is used in meaning "later it will be better" and used as a reply to whining of the beginner.

    If you need a warning rather than encouragement, I can think about "Первый блин комом". "First time is always a fail."
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    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo View Post
    Actually that proverb is used in meaning "later it will be better"
    Лиха бѣда начало! (иноск.) всякое начало трудно; стоитъ только начать, а тамъ пойдетъ.
    © Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона

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    "Лиха беда начало"
    What means the word Лиха?
    The word беда means trouble. Correct?
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    Лиха is a feminine short form of an adjective "лихой" (archaic: evil, hard).
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    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    if I don't have enough courage to start a difficult job, I say to myself "Глаза боятся, а руки делают", and it really helps
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