Russian proverb of the week

Вода камень точит

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With accent marks:

Вода́ ка́мень то́чит.

Translation:

Water wears away a stone.

Meaning:

Even if you act with little effort but constantly and persistently, you can achieve a lot.

The English equivalents of this Russian proverb are: Little strokes fell great oaks, Drop by drop the sea is drained, Water dripping day by day wears the hardest rock away, Water breaks down a mountain.

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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