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vstrechat po odyozhke

English translation: judge a book by its cover

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Russian term or phrase:встречать по одежке
English translation:judge a book by its cover
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08:20 Aug 11, 2001
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Russian term or phrase: vstrechat po odyozhke
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!!!
judge a book by its cover
Explanation:
this is the equivalent English idiom
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Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 15:22
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Summary of answers provided
na +1to make an ambitious,ostentatious display
1964
naa book is judged by its coverMarcus Malabad
najudge a book by its coverMarcus Malabad
naMeet by the way you are dressed
Natametzger
nameet by clothesxxxNermina


  

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25 mins
meet by clothes


Explanation:
i'm surprised "recognize - uznavat'" was not used, or in a different option "meet support", which would have been podryozhka.

xxxNermina
Native speaker of: Native in BosnianBosnian
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31 mins peer agreement (net): +1
to make an ambitious,ostentatious display


Explanation:
I look from cross-dictionaries but
that is an idiom, so you may meet with another idiom in English.

1964
Turkey
Local time: 17:22
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish

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agree  xxxNermina
5 mins
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1 hr
Meet by the way you are dressed


Explanation:
This is part of a common Russian phrase "vstrechaut po odyozhke, provozhaut po-umu" This phrase means your first impression is created by the way you are dressed (look) and your last impression is left by your intelligence.

I am a native Russian.

I hope this helps.

Natametzger
United States
Local time: 09:22
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
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3 hrs
judge a book by its cover


Explanation:
this is the equivalent English idiom

Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 15:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in category: 4
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3 hrs
a book is judged by its cover


Explanation:
slight variation of the above to suit the context

Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 15:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
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