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  • Includes about 20,000 of the most common Russian words and about 60,000 illustrative phrases and examples. For each word, its grammatical and stylistic properties are indicated.

он умеет жить

разг he knows which side his bread is buttered on

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Богатые – они не дураки, они жить умеют.
Leave it to the rich to know' how to live.
Джонс, Джеймс / Отныне и вовекJones, James / From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity
Jones, James
© 1951 by James Jones
© renewed 1991 by Gloria Jones, James Anthony Phillipe Jones, and Kaylie Anne Jones
Отныне и вовек
Джонс, Джеймс
© Издательство "Правда", 1989

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он умеет жить
he knows which side his bread is buttered on

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