So now, here's our hero, Mikhail Lomonosov, and his comparison of Russian and other languages:
They say that Spanish is good for talking with God,
French – for talking with friends,
German – for talking with enemies,
Italian – for talking with women…
But Russian is good for talking to all of the above,
because it has the grandeur of Spanish,
the vivacity of French,
the strength of German,
the gentleness of Italian,
and in addition to that,
the wealth and … brevity of Latin and Greek.
Anyway, tell us, dear blog readers, how you would compare Russian and other languages, particularly English. You native speakers of Russian, you are the experts on this subject. Please share with us your ideas. . .