на постое

English translation: in one's billet

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Russian term or phrase:на постое
English translation:in one's billet
Entered by: Andrew Vdovin

09:01 Jul 1, 2018
Russian to English translations [PRO]
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Russian term or phrase: на постое
После окончания начальной школы учился в селе Строевском. Там он жил на квартире (на постое) неделями, редко бывая дома.
Andrew Vdovin
Local time: 09:06
in his billet
Explanation:
In the apartment in which he was billeted.
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:06
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your help Jack!
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Summary of answers provided
4 +2in his billet
Jack Doughty
Summary of reference entries provided
in (at) a boarding
Turdimurod Rakhmanov

  

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in his billet


Explanation:
In the apartment in which he was billeted.

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 417
Grading comment
Thanks a lot for your help Jack!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  El oso: I remember hearing this word (I had to look it up of course) for the first time in the "Scent of a woman'' used by Lt. Col. Frank Slade."Your billet is here. In the morning the area will be returned to sitting-room mode, no later than 0 700 hours" :)
35 mins
  -> Thank you. I am familiar with it from the Second World War, when my father was billeted in a small village whle defending a nearby airfield.

agree  Vladyslav Golovaty
2 hrs
  -> Thank you.
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Reference comments


20 hrs
Reference: in (at) a boarding

Reference information:
It is not a military term here. It is about:
boarding is a premise where students live during school term.


    https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=923&ei=xLc5W7PiE8SLsAHR8LGoDA&q=in+a+boarding&oq=in+a+boarding&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i30k1j0i5i30k1j0
Turdimurod Rakhmanov
Kyrgyzstan
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in UzbekUzbek, Native in KirghizKirghiz
PRO pts in category: 28
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