Passport magazine: Russian lifestyle
Home Archive March 2006

About Us

From the Publisher

Contact Us

Current IssueArchive
Restaurant GuideRestaurant ReviewsInternational Food BlogsWine TastingsTravelMoscow EmbassiesAirlines to RussiaMoscow AirportsCustoms and VisasResidence permitMoscow Phone DirectoryMuseums and GalleriesWi-Fi Hot Spots in MoscowClubs!Community ListingsMoscow Downtown MapMoscow Metro MapRussian LinksInternational Links
Advertise with Us
Our Readers - a profileAdvertising RatesDistribution List
Click for Moscow, Russia Forecast
Our Partners
Knights of the Vine RUSSIA

–усский €зык

–усский €зык
How to say СI do ЕТ

я занимаюсь...

Sure, the first verb you would think of to say СI doТ is делать. But Russians are much more fond of the verb заниматьс€ which has a richer meaning than делать, and can be very unEnglishly translated as СI engage in, IТm involved inТ. It can also be used to mean СI studyТ It always takes the instrumental case (-ом ending for masculine words, -ой for feminine ones):

Hobbies and activities:

я занимаюсьЕ
Еспортом (I do sports)
Ефутболом (I play football, IТm a footballer)
Ефитнесом (IТm into fitness)
Есадоводством (I do gardening)
Емузыкой (IТm involved in music)
Ерусским €зыком (I study Russian)


я занимаюсьЕ
Еполитикой (IТm in politics)
Епродажей (IТm in sales)
Ерекламой (IТm in advertising)
Еторговлей (IТm in trade)
Епереводом уже 2 года (IТve been a translator for 2 years already)

looking after someone:

я занимаюсьЕ

Есобой; € хожу каждый день в тренажЄрный зал (IТm taking care of myself; I go to the gym every day)
ЕребЄнком (IТm taking care of my child)
Епокупателем (IТm busy with a customer)

in phrases:

я не занимаюсь ничем особенным (nothing special)

я занимаюсь...
Еэтим вопросом (IТm looking into this issue)
Еэтим проектом (IТm working on this project)
Есвоими делами (IТm looking after my affairs)
Евсем подр€д (IТm doing everything there is to do)

Prepared by Ruslingua
Previous phrases on

 Copyright 2004-2012 +7 (495) 640 0508,,
OnLine M&A Russia Deal Book
Follow Us