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"Busy" in Russian

Russian word of the day | Aug 22, 2017 (see all)
за́нято
[ zá-nee-ta ]
busy, occupied

Examples of "Busy" in Russian

  • Я позвони́л, но там бы́ло за́нято.

    ya paz-va-néel, no tam bý-la zá-nee-ta

    I called, but the line was busy.

  • Прости́те, здесь не за́нято?

    pras-tée-tee, zdyes' nye zá-nee-ta

    Excuse me, is this place taken (occupied)?

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Same stem words

to occupy; to borrow
to occupy oneself, to get busy, to engage

Additional examples

More Russian sentences with the words that contain "занят".

  • Продолжа́ющееся сокраще́ние за́нятости и рост безрабо́тицы спосо́бны оберну́ться серьёзным социа́льным броже́нием.

    pra-dal-zhá-yu-schye-ye-sya sak-ra-schyé-nee-ye zá-nee-tas-tee ee rost beez-ra-bó-tee-tsy spa-sób-ny a-beer-nú-tsa seer'-yóz-nym sa-tsee-ál'-nym bra-zhé-nee-yem

    The continuing job cuts and rising unemployment could lead to serious social unrest.

  • Поми́мо ежедне́вных заня́тий му́зыкой, она́ осва́ивала азы́ хореогра́фии.

    pa-mée-ma ee-zhee-dnyév-nyh za-nyá-teeî mú-zy-kaî, a-ná a-svá-ee-va-la a-zý ha-ree-aag-rá-fee-ee

    In addition to daily music lessons, she was mastering the basics of choreography.

  • Проце́сс приготовле́ния слоёного те́ста мо́жет заня́ть не́сколько часо́в.

    pra-tsés pree-ga-tav-lyé-nee-ya sla-yó-na-va tyés-ta mó-zheet za-nyát' nyés-kal'-ka chee-sóf

    The process of preparing puff pastry can take several hours.

  • Вышива́ть она́ не люби́ла, так как находи́ла э́то заня́тие бесполе́зным.

    vy-shee-vát' a-ná nye lyu-bée-la, tak kak na-ha-dée-la é-ta za-nyá-tee-ye bees-pa-lyéz-nym

    She did not like to embroider as she found this occupation useless.

  • Пе́рвая полови́на ию́ля была́ обы́чно занята́ убо́ркой се́на.

    pyér-va-ya pa-la-vée-na ee-yú-lya by-lá a-bých-na za-nee-tá u-bór-kaî syé-na

    The first half of July was usually taken by hay harvesting.

  • Для мно́гих пожилы́х люде́й рукоде́лие – э́то люби́мое и поле́зное заня́тие.

    dlya mnó-geeh pa-zhee-lýh lyu-dyéî, ru-ka-dyé-lee-ye - é-ta lyu-bée-ma-ye ee pa-lyéz-na-ya za-nyá-tee-ye

    For many older people, needlework is a favorite and useful activity.

  • Шко́льники всегда́ найду́т, чем заня́ться на переме́не.

    shkól'-nee-kee fseeg-dá naî-dút, chyem za-nyá-tsa na pee-ree-myé-nye

    Pupils will always find something to do during recess.

  • Заня́ться бы́ло не́чем, и мы реши́ли прогуля́ться.

    za-nyá-tsa bý-la nyé-chem, ee my ree-shée-lee pra-gu-lyá-tsa

    There was nothing to do, and we decided to take a walk.

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