Russian proverb of the week

Дурной пример заразителен


With accent marks:

Дурно́й приме́р зарази́телен.


A bad example is contagious.


Bad habits and wrong views of one person very often “stick” to other people.

The proverb is used to talk about a person who, without any thinking and hesitation, adopts bad habits of others.

You can listen to this proverb in Russian. The audio is at the bottom of the screen under the blue button.

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