Russian word of the day: Занято

Aug 22, 2017

How to say 

"Busy" in Russian




busy, occupied


  • 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

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

осторо́жно [as-ta-rózh-na] Adverb
carefully, cautiously; with care!; be careful!; watch out!
приве́т [pree-vyét] Interjection
hello, hi
как дела́? [kak dee-lá] Phrase
how are you?
познако́миться [pa-zna-kó-mee-tsa] Verb , perfective
to get acquainted

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