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Thread: Это работа брак !?!

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    Это работа брак !?!

    Привет.
    Я не уверен однако думаю что сегодня я слышал эту фразу: "Это работа брак".
    Знаю что "брак" значит "wedding (not the ceremony)".
    Это разумно? Я не слышал правильно?

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    Check the second meaning - брак - Wiktionary

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    Брак is also discard/wastage .
    There is a joke according to dual meaning ) Браком хорошее дело не назовут. Speaking about marriage and keeping in mind discard )

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    Ещё: "Третий сорт - ещё не брак!"
    "Невозможно передать смысл иностранной фразы, не разрушив при этом её первоначальную структуру."

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    см. также "бракодел" (bungler?)
    "Невозможно передать смысл иностранной фразы, не разрушив при этом её первоначальную структуру."

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    These two homonyms have different origin:

    брак (marriage) is an old derivation from Russian verb "брать" (to take). Literally, "брак" = "takage" when a man "takes" his fiancee to become his wife.
    брак (production defect) is a loan word from German "Brack".

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    The problem Bob is that you didn't provide me with any examples using brak as defect. I can use it any sentence instead of defect.

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    Not any defect, but defect in production.
    Examples:
    Это брак! - you say it when showing a watch with a broken arrow (which was sold like that).
    В последнее время этот завод делает много брака.
    Если вы обнаружите производственный брак, обращайтесь к нам по телефону N.
    (Note that "производственный брак" is a common set expression).
    The adjective is "бракованный":
    бракованные часы, бракованная машина, бракованная мебель... anything which was produced with defects.
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    BTW, the original sentence does not look right. Это работа брак is badly worded. Should be: Эта работа - брак.
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    How is the "by the way" in Russian?

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    By the way is кстати in Russian
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    I do not claim that my opinion is absolutely true.
    If you've spotted any mistake in my English, please, correct it. I want to be aware of any mistakes to efficiently eliminate them before they become a habit.

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    Девиз связиста: "За связь без брака!"
    Only when you stop stopping your life can you begin to start starting it.

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