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English translation: Honoured Worker of Arts

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Russian term or phrase:заслуженный деятель искусcтв
English translation:Honoured Worker of Arts
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20:12 Jan 10, 2001
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Russian term or phrase: заслуженный деятель исскуств
заслуженный деятель исскуств
Dmitry Krugovykh
Honoured Worker of Arts
Explanation:
Honoured Worker of Arts

This is a title, which was (and still is, in many ex-USSR countries) awarded to prominent figures in various spheres of arts, such as painting, sculpture, music, etc.

When translating the title «заслуженный деятель искусств» into English, the base word should be “worker” (rather than “figure” or “man”), as is common in the similar English phrases, like “cultural worker” («деятель культуры». Moreover, “honoured worker” does exist in English for «заслуженный деятель», according to my electronic dictionaries.

If we add «arts» (to stand for different genres or categories of art, according to Webster's dictionary), we come to the right phrase «Honoured Worker of Arts», which matches exactly the way it has been translated before in similar contexts (see some of my search results below).

Regards.


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http://www.kcn.ru/tat_en/culture/la_primv/right.htm
http://www.library.vinnitsa.com/culture/puppet/tl_e.htm
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ttagir
nahonoured worker of arts
ttagir
naHonoured Worker of Artsartyan
naHonoured Art WorkerChristina Sever


  

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Honoured Art Worker


Explanation:
It is a title awarded during Soviet times to a celebrated artist, like a poet laureate, for instance, in the U.S.

Christina Sever
Local time: 12:25
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Honoured Worker of Arts


Explanation:
Honoured Worker of Arts

This is a title, which was (and still is, in many ex-USSR countries) awarded to prominent figures in various spheres of arts, such as painting, sculpture, music, etc.

When translating the title «заслуженный деятель искусств» into English, the base word should be “worker” (rather than “figure” or “man”), as is common in the similar English phrases, like “cultural worker” («деятель культуры». Moreover, “honoured worker” does exist in English for «заслуженный деятель», according to my electronic dictionaries.

If we add «arts» (to stand for different genres or categories of art, according to Webster's dictionary), we come to the right phrase «Honoured Worker of Arts», which matches exactly the way it has been translated before in similar contexts (see some of my search results below).

Regards.


http://www.unesco.org/cpp/uk/news/partlist.htm
http://www.kcn.ru/tat_en/culture/la_primv/right.htm
http://www.library.vinnitsa.com/culture/puppet/tl_e.htm
http://www.accordions.com/spb_orchestra/



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artyan
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Local time: 11:25
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 134

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honoured worker of arts


Explanation:
By ДЕЯТЕЛЬ they mean a person which can be among both artists and other figures which particiate in the development of arts. To explain it for yourselves please note that this title could be awarded not anly to an artist but somethime to a director of cinema studio, a person who is ruling professional union of artists, a critic of even scientist who studies the development of art, etc. In former USSR sometime (very rarely, but nethertheless it was possible) this title was awarded to persons who were implementing the party ideology into art: e.g., a person wrote something in student years and afterwards was receiving a kind of honouring all rest of his/her life. Note that this titles gave rights to obtaining additional square in flats fiven by state, benefits as concerns the ppension and retirement, benefits in visiting foreign countries, etc.

So, that rather strange combination (I mean the translation of the word ДЕЯТЕЛЬ AS WORKER) indeed mean a figure in arts, a prominent person known by his/her achievements in arts, etc. However, in some texts this title means a recognized, acknowledged person related to any kind of arts (painting, sculpture, graphics, cimena, balley, music, dancing, popular arts (e.g., carving), etc.) and known by his/her works in a field (of some fields) of arts.

Dr. Tagir S. Tagirov
KSU




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ttagir
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"iskusstv"


Explanation:
Please not that the correct version of the term you put on KudoZ, is
искусств but not исскуств

The mnemonic rule here is very simple first c is single second is double:)

Recall also a Russian proverb: Плохо, когда человек не знает, что искусство пишется с двумя с, но еще хуже, если он не знает, где именно вторая с стоит... :)



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