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14:55 Nov 4, 2007
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Russian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Slang
Russian term or phrase: сосальщик
'социальный работник', 'социальник', -lowly association.

Make joke on that in English? a social sucker, but that's too long.
I will appreciate any help on that!
katerina turevich
Netherlands
Local time: 08:36
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Summary of answers provided
5communist
Henry Schroeder
3 +1bureuacratOlga Dubeshka


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49 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
communist


Explanation:
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Henry Schroeder
United States
Local time: 02:36
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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neutral  Dorene Cornwell: communist flak or even commie flak
16 hrs
  -> later I thought of Oblomov, not much better.
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
bureuacrat


Explanation:
Without context - that is what I `d use.Thesaurus also gives us
such pearls as "pen pusher" or "administrator".

Olga Dubeshka
United States
Local time: 02:36
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Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  boostrer: самый безопасный вариант. и негатив. коннот. на месте, и указ. на род. работы. а сосальщик как соц. раб. я первый раз встречаю. выверт автора текста.
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