When you've got nothing to talk about, you start a topic about weather. It's pretty crazy lately, one day it's over 15°C, another it's -2°C and snowing. We've beaten few temperatures records lately. Day by day we're expecting chocolate rain. Stay tuned.
But let's take a quick look at some entertaining russian sayings with/about wolves:
• Волка ноги кормят
Literal: Wolf's fed with legs
Means: "Wolf" needs to be in motion to get food.
• Работа не волк, в лес не убежит
Literal: Work's not a wolf, it can't run in woods.
Means: It's not a big deal, if you take a short break (until Friday)
• Сколько волка не корми, а он все в лес смотрит
Literal: You can feed wolf as much as you want, it's stil be watching woods
Means: You can't change someone's nature
• С волками жить, по волчьи выть
Literal: Live with wolves, howl with wolfs (it's actualy latin: lupus est something, something lupus...)
Means: Be prepared to follow the rules of society around you / Society changes person
• Волков бояться – в лес не ходить
Literal: If you're afraid of wolves, there's no point in going into woods.
Means: You have to take chances
• На то и волк в лесу, чтобы заяц ушами не хлопал
Literal: Wolf's in the woods for hare to be on guard
Means: Cruelty of world has purpose
• И волки сыты – и овцы целы
Literal: Wolves are full and sheaps are safe
Means: Both sides are pleased.
• Человек человеку – волк
Literal: a Human to a human is a wolf (Wait! It's latin again... i'm pretty sure.)
Means: everybody's thinking only about themselves (and can easily stab you in a back for its own good)
• А дело бывало и коза волка съедала
Literal: There was once that goat eat a wolf
Means: Well, we'll see about it!
That's almost all of them if not counting some super rare and forgotten. From this list you can draw a lot about our mentality :'D.
And now's the bonus round for idioms with wolves:
Wolf ticket (1) – super bad personal report on official papers
Wolf ticket (2) – to have no rights to be here (at least, i'm pretty sure it's used in this way sometimes)
Wolf appetite / Hungry as wolf – wolfish appetite
Tambov/Bryansk wolf is a friend to you – You're not my friend, friend (so be ready to get kicked in guts with the 1st opportunity)
Disgraceful wolves – freaking bastards (usualy to cops)
Lone-wolf - loner, maverick
Fun fact (1): usualy in fairy tales wolf is never a bad guy, he even an assistant or a simpleton.
Fun Fact (2): Spinner is called little wolf. I guess, cause it's circling around like a canine that tries to catch its tail.
And i was going to write few strokes about weather. Few.
Listening to: True-true friend...
Reading: Whatever my hand grabs
Watching: Clone Wars
Playing: Resistance 2
Drinking: cold tea, huge piece of lemon