Business Russian

Learn Business Russian with our series “Russian Word of the Day“.

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командиро́вка [ka-man-dee-róf-ka] Noun, feminine

business trip, mission

  • Он ча́сто е́здит по командиро́вкам.

    on chás-ta yéz-deet pa ka-man-dee-róf-kam

    He often travels on business trips.

  • Его́ нет в о́фисе, он в командиро́вке в Ита́лии.

    ye-vó nyet v ó-fee-sye, on f ka-man-dee-róf-kye v ee-tá-lee-ee

    He is not in the office, he is on a business trip in Italy.

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поставщи́к [pas-taf-schéek] Noun, masculine

supplier, provider, purveyor; caterer

  • Брако́ванные това́ры на́до бу́дет верну́ть поставщику́.

    bra-kó-van-ny-ye ta-vá-ry ná-da bú-deet veer-nút' pas-taf-schee-kú

    Defective goods will have to be returned to the supplier.

  • Мы нашли́ но́вого поставщика́.

    my nash-lée nó-va-va pas-taf-schee-ká

    We found a new supplier.

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контра́кт [kant-rákt] Noun, masculine

contract, agreement

  • Согла́сно контра́кту, рабо́ты должны́ зако́нчиться за́втра.

    sag-lás-na kant-rák-tu, ra-bó-ty dalzh-ný za-kón-chee-tsa záft-ra

    According to the contract, the works must end tomorrow.

  • Мы заключи́ли вы́годный контра́кт.

    my zak-lyu-chée-lee vý-gad-nyî kant-rákt

    We signed a lucrative contract.

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перегово́ры [pee-ree-ga-vó-ry] Noun, plural

negotiations, talks

  • Перегово́ры зашли́ в тупи́к.

    pee-ree-ga-vó-ry zash-lée f tu-péek

    Negotiations have reached an impasse.

  • Сто́роны се́ли за стол перегово́ров.

    stó-ra-ny syé-lee za stol pee-ree-ga-vó-raf

    The parties sat down at the negotiating table.

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сде́лка [sdyél-ka] Noun, feminine

deal, transaction, bargain

  • Мы заключи́ли вы́годную сде́лку.

    my zak-lyu-chée-lee vý-gad-nu-yu sdyél-ku

    We made a good deal.

  • Он не пошёл на сде́лку с со́вестью.

    on nye pa-shól na sdyél-ku s só-veest'-yu

    He did not go for a deal with his conscience.