Russian proverb of the week

Что имеем – не храним, а потерявши – плачем

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With accent marks:

Что име́ем – не храни́м, а потеря́вши – пла́чем.

Translation:

We don't appreciate what we have but we cry when we lose it.

Meaning:

This Russian proverb describes such a moment as realizing the true value of something only after its loss.

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