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

нажива́ться [na-zhee-vá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to make a profit out of somebody's work or loss
oпростоволо́ситься [a-pra-sta-va-ló-see-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to blunder, to make a blunder / gaffe / howler
остепени́ться [as-tee-pee-née-tsa] Verb , perfective
to settle / steady down, to become staid / respectable, to sober down
копа́ться [ka-pá-tsa] Verb , imperfective
to dig; to probe; to dawdle

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