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English translation: disreputable work

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06:26 Jul 3, 2001
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Russian term or phrase: neprestizhniy
neprestizhnaya rabota
!!!
English translation:disreputable work
Explanation:
Depending on the severity of the context, this could be translated as "disreputable work" (meaning that it is generally disdained as a morally repugnant type of work) or "unpopular job" (meaning that it is simply unpopular, such as the job of a garbage collector).

A proper translation requires more context to make a sound decision.
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James Scott
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Summary of answers provided
na +2disreputable workJames Scott
nanonprestigious
Natalie
naNonprestigious or perhaps even 'menial' workNoss
na -1unskilled laborChristopher Gierig


  

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8 mins
nonprestigious


Explanation:
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Natalie
Poland
Local time: 10:49
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 3936
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9 mins peer agreement (net): +2
disreputable work


Explanation:
Depending on the severity of the context, this could be translated as "disreputable work" (meaning that it is generally disdained as a morally repugnant type of work) or "unpopular job" (meaning that it is simply unpopular, such as the job of a garbage collector).

A proper translation requires more context to make a sound decision.

James Scott
Grading comment
thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Russian Express
29 mins

agree  andante74
2 hrs
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22 mins
Nonprestigious or perhaps even 'menial' work


Explanation:
It would be great to have more context, but to me this would be the most obvious initial translation. However, this is not exactly the kindest way to describe anyone's work!

Good Luck.


    own knowledge.
Noss
Local time: 09:49
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6 hrs peer agreement (net): -1
unskilled labor


Explanation:
"unskilled labor" is a more widely used term than "nonprestigious work", especially if describing certain types of low paying warehouse work.


    Grad student who has done "unskilled labor"
Christopher Gierig
United States
Local time: 01:49
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Alexander Alexandrov: However, in Russia "nonprestigious" work does not necessarily mean "unskilled". It may be "skilled", but not prestigious
48 mins
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