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    compound adjectives

    Are there definitions in Russian for the adjectives:
    1. money-hungry (person)
    2. easy-going (person)
    3. workaholic
    4. long-lasting (energy)
    5. two-hour (film, flight)
    6. short-minded (person)

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    1. money-hungry (person) - голодный до денег, жадный
    2. easy-going (person) - добродушный
    3. workaholic - трудоголик
    4. long-lasting (energy) - вместительная (батарея (battery)), продолжительный (of other things)
    5. two-hour (film, flight) - двухчасовой
    6. short-minded (person) - недалёкий, ограниченный.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iCake View Post
    3. workaholic - трудоголик
    This one is not an adjective, but a noun.

    If you need an adjective, I think "трудолюбивый" is the only option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Боб Уайтман View Post
    This one is not an adjective, but a noun.

    If you need an adjective, I think "трудолюбивый" is the only option.
    Workaholic is a noun in English I just translated what he wrote
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    Quote Originally Posted by iCake View Post
    Workaholic is a noun in English I just translated what he wrote
    Oops, you're right! I just saw he asked for adjectives

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    Workaholic is a noun which rarely is used as an adjective (The world is used as an adjective in the new book of Dan Brown). But is true that I asked for adjectives because I didn't expect to exist a noun in Russia ... obviously I was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iCake View Post
    4. long-lasting (energy) - вместительная (батарея (battery))
    Ёмкая батарея (аккумулятор)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Полуношник View Post
    Ёмкая батарея (аккумулятор)
    Yes, that's much better!
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    long-lasting - долгоиграющий (slang)

    Долгоиграющая батарейка, долгоиграющий леденец
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