Russian phrase of the day: Задним числом

Jan 08, 2018

за́дним число́м

zád-neem chees-lóm

Phrase

post factum, backdating

Examples

  • Они́ подписа́ли контра́кт за́дним число́м.

    a-née pad-pee-sá-lee kant-rákt zád-neem chees-lóm

    They signed the contract backdated.

  • Мы то́лько за́дним число́м сообрази́ли в чём де́ло.

    my tól'-ka zád-neem chees-lóm sa-ab-ra-zée-lee v chom dyé-la

    We only figured out the matter later.

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Related words and phrases

враспло́х [vrasp-lóh] Adverb
unawares, unexpectedly, by surprise
копа́ться [ka-pá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to dig; to probe; to dawdle
на цы́почках [na tsý-pach-kah] Phrase
on tiptoe
заблуди́ться [za-blu-dée-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get lost, to lose one's way, to go astray

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