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01:51 Aug 15, 2000
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
Marketing
English term or phrase: proactive
A man who is good at initiating action is seen as proactive. What is the best way to understand that term?
Sergey Sitnikov
Russian translation:активный
Explanation:
"aktivnyi". There's no analogue in Russian. The word "proactive" has been invented to emphasize the intensity of the action. Besides, if you use just "active" it may be understood as, e.g., "busy", "in the state of action" ("deistvuyushchyi", действующий).
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Summary of answers provided
na +2AdditionxxxDm_Ch
na +2активныйxxxNelly
na +2ИнициативныйxxxDm_Ch
na +2проактивный, готовый к решительным действиямDmytro Ostroushko
na +1dejstvennyjSandor
na +1initsiativny (инициативный)
Oleg Osipov
na +1активныйVladimir Romanov
napredmriimchivii, deiatelni, energichnixxxrima
naAddition to the above - UPREDITELNY !
Radian Yazynin
naИнициативный и предприимчивый (initsiativniy i predpriimchiviy)
Oleg Osipov
na -1Profilakticheskiy, preduprezhdayushchiy, uprezhdayushchiy
Radian Yazynin


  

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33 mins peer agreement (net): +2
активный


Explanation:
"aktivnyi". There's no analogue in Russian. The word "proactive" has been invented to emphasize the intensity of the action. Besides, if you use just "active" it may be understood as, e.g., "busy", "in the state of action" ("deistvuyushchyi", действующий).

xxxNelly
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45 mins peer agreement (net): +2
проактивный, готовый к решительным действиям


Explanation:
There is no exact translation for this word in Russian.
When I had to translate it, I usually used the word "proactivny". However, you can give a brief explanation instead. This word is often used as opposite to "reactive"

Dmytro Ostroushko

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Инициативный


Explanation:
There *is* a good, appropriate and widely used term - "initsiativny".
The meaning is exactly what you said. Also compare a set phrase "vzyat' initsiativu v svoi ruki".
Initsiativny - 1) proyavlyayushchiy initsiativu, 2)predpriimchivy (s. below)



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xxxDm_Ch
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Addition


Explanation:
By the way,
initsiativa - pochin, vnutrenneye pobuzhdeniye k novym formam deyatelnosti, predpiimchivost\\\'. (The same reference)
Again by the way, \\\'predpriimchivy\\\' is a good term, too. It is \\\"more Russian\\\", but is often used when referring to successful business people, which might not be the case here. The first one is better.


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xxxDm_Ch
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
активный


Explanation:
"aktivnyj" This translation seems to me the most adequate in the sentence "A man who is good at initiating action is seen as proactive". Nevertheless, other translations are possible in another context, for example, деятельный (dejatel'nyj), инициативный (iniciativnyj).


    Lingvo 5.0 electronic dictionary
Vladimir Romanov
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian

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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
initsiativny (инициативный)


Explanation:
Is this term to understand or to translate?
Proactive (adjective)- tending to take the initiative in making things happen, or anticipating events before they happen, rather than waiting until they happen and then reacting.
"Charles couldn't help but be impressed as he listened to Camilla explaining to the client the need to adopt a more proactive stance to raise the company's investor relations profile".
Campaign 1 July 1988

Proactive has been used for some time as a technical term in educational psychology, reffering to interference in the learning process caused by things learned previously (the literal sense of the Latin-based compound being "acting forwards"). In recent years, however, it has become a buzzword in management and allied fields, contrasting the thrusting get-up-and-goness of the 1980s enterprise culture with the supine commercial practices of former years when companies (now deservedly defunct) were content to sit back and wait for business.









    The Longman Register of New Words, LONGMAN, Special Edition, Longman Group UK Limited 1989
Oleg Osipov
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
Profilakticheskiy, preduprezhdayushchiy, uprezhdayushchiy


Explanation:
These relate to efforts, actions of preventive character. In Cyrillics: профилактический, предупреждающий, упреждающий.

Radian Yazynin
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2 hrs
Addition to the above - UPREDITELNY !


Explanation:
Sorry, did not read your comment. This man may be called UPREDITELNY (Упредительный) in sense of his alert state and active readiness to help or do, or even avoid, something. A very good description.

Radian Yazynin
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6 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
dejstvennyj


Explanation:
A person acting in anticipation of future changes, needs or problems.


    Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Sandor
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predmriimchivii, deiatelni, energichni


Explanation:
taking action yourself, rather than waiting for something to happen and then acting as a result of it

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10 hrs
Инициативный и предприимчивый (initsiativniy i predpriimchiviy)


Explanation:
Addition.See above.
Definitely, being "proactive" means both: initsiativniy i predpriimchiviy, a person who takes the initiative and does something to secure success in a certain field before other people realize it.

Oleg Osipov
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