Russian word of the day: Занято

Aug 22, 2017

How to say 

"Busy" in Russian

за́нято

zá-nee-ta

Adverb

busy, occupied

Examples

  • 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)?

Additional examples

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

  • Могу́ я заня́ть у тебя́ до полу́чки?

    ma-gú ya za-nyát' u tee-byá da pa-lúch-kee

    Can I borrow from you until the payday?

  • 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.

  • Его́ люби́мым заня́тием бы́ло флиртова́ть с хоро́шенькими де́вушками.

    ye-vó lyu-bée-mym za-nyá-tee-yem bý-la fleer-ta-vát' s ha-ró-sheen'-kee-mee dyé-vush-ka-mee

    His favorite pastime was flirting with pretty girls.

  • Во вре́мя заня́тий на гребно́м тренажёре за́действуются са́мые ра́зные гру́ппы мышц.

    va vryé-mya za-nyá-teeî na greeb-nóm tree-na-zhyó-rye za-dyéîst-vu-yu-tsa ráz-ny-ye grú-py myshts

    During the training on the rowing machine a variety of muscle groups are involved.

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Same stem words

заня́ть [za-nyát'] Verb
to occupy; to borrow
заня́ться [za-nyá-tsa] Verb
to occupy oneself, to get busy, to engage

Related words and phrases

споко́йной но́чи [spa-kóî-naî nó-chee] Phrase
good night! (lit. - quiet night!, said before going to bed)
нельзя́ [neel'-zyá] Predicate noun
not allowed, one cannot, one should not
как дела́? [kak dee-lá] Phrase
how are you?
до́брый день [dób-ryî dyen'] Phrase
good afternoon, good day, hello
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