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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.

попытка не пытка

погов there's no harm in asking/trying

Examples from texts

И, может, даже проиграет, ну, да все равно попытка не пытка
he said it was a sort of bet reely, and very likely he'd lose; but never mind that, he wanted to try.
Уэллс, Герберт / Война в воздухеWells, Herbert George / The war in the air
The war in the air
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells
Война в воздухе
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Правда, в моем распоряжении всего лишь две недели, но попытка - не пытка!"
I have only a fortnight, to be sure, but there is no harm in trying."
Теккерей, Уильям Мейкпис / Ярмарка тщеславияThackeray, William Makepeace / Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair
Thackeray, William Makepeace
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 2001
Ярмарка тщеславия
Теккерей, Уильям Мейкпис
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1976

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попытка не пытка
there's no harm in asking/trying

User translations

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  1. 1.

    worth a shot

    translation added by Роман Клименков
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  2. 2.

    there's no harm in asking (trying)

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  3. 3.

    You never know what you can do till you try. - Попытка не пытка (Всегда надо пробовать, а вдруг получится).

    translation added by Alina Gaponova
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