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03:24 Jun 3, 2001
English to Russian translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: potboiler
definition from Merriam-Webster Collegiate dictionary:

Main Entry: pot·boil·er
Pronunciation: -"boi-l&r
Function: noun
Date: 1864
: a usually inferior work (as of art or literature) produced chiefly for profit
DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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Summary of answers provided
na +1халтура
Oleg Rudavin
naхалтура, халтурщикSerge
naподелка, халтура, ширпотребFridaBokh
naхалтура
Rusinterp
nahalturaslavist
naпоправка в ответе: не исскуства, а искусства :-)
Vladimir Shapovalov
naпроизведение исскуства, созданное единственно из коммерческих побуждений
Vladimir Shapovalov


  

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10 mins
произведение исскуства, созданное единственно из коммерческих побуждений


Explanation:
произведение исскуства, созданное единственно из коммерческих побуждений (а не во имя исскуства)

Vladimir Shapovalov
United States
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Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian, Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 16
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13 mins
поправка в ответе: не исскуства, а искусства :-)


Explanation:
поправка в ответе: не исскуства, а искусства :-)

Vladimir Shapovalov
United States
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38 mins peer agreement (net): +1
халтура


Explanation:
The most fitting one would be халтура (haltura) which renders primarily the inferior quality meaning - or work (any kind of) done only for profit with no consideration of quality.

Oleg Rudavin
Ukraine
Local time: 18:47
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian
PRO pts in pair: 1044

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Yuri Smirnov
1001 days
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50 mins
haltura


Explanation:
"haltura" is te most adequate if you have to translate and find appropriate termin. Anyway, you have an explanation and it's translation, but the word is HALTURA.
You may also explain it as "plohaja, nebrezhnaja rabota"

Халтура
Плохая, небрежная работа



    Exp.
slavist
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11 hrs
халтура


Explanation:
халтура (also potboil);
халтурщик (a person known for performing inferior work)

Rusinterp
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 65
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11 hrs
халтура, халтурщик


Explanation:
Also: халтурщик

(Polyglossum 2)

Hope it can help you.
Best Regards,
Serge




Serge
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6 days
поделка, халтура, ширпотреб


Explanation:
1. something made without real talent for profit ( espesially about literature)
2. a thing made just for money with minimum of efforts (any field)
3. short of "shirokogo potrebleniya" - something common, definitely having no individual features (all kind of arts, clothes, jewellery etc)


    personal experience
FridaBokh
Local time: 19:47
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