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Comparative contrast of sayings and proverb expressions in Turkish and English is made. On this basis the common national-specific features are identified. The similar and distinctive features of proverbs and sayings in studied languages are identified. The historical origin of proverbs and sayings in these languages is considered. Classification of English and Russian proverbs and sayings according to their lexical and structural-semantic content is made. It is maintained that proverbs and sayings of these languages are firmly established in our life. Although they had lost its original meaning, the words acquired new meanings, namely proverbs and sayings always find a place in people’s lives. Knowing proverbs and sayings of any nation contributes not only to better knowledge of the language but also to the better understand of the way of thinking and character of the people. Comparison of proverbs and sayings of different peoples shows how much in common these people have, which in turn contributes to better understanding and rapprochement. Modern person needs to know several languages, study not only grammar but also enrich the vocabulary of wise-proverbs and sayings of different peoples.


character of nation; culture of people; native speakers; similarity; moral; edification; national temper

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