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.

Related words and phrases

зано́за [za-nó-za] Noun
splinter; (about a person) pain in the neck, nag
нарасхва́т [na-ras-hvát] Adverb
~ like hot cakes, in great demand
тарато́рить [ta-ra-tó-reet'] Verb
to talk very fast, to gabble
враспло́х [vrasp-lóh] Adverb
unawares, unexpectedly, by surprise
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