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    Хозяайственный. How to translate it in English?

    Hello, dear friends !
    I have a question which was found as difficult. It was unexpected.

    How would you translate the Russian word "хозяйственный"="A person who can lead his household affairs skillfully. And who can spend little money to gain as good a quality as possible. And the person can do almost everything from cooking to timberwork"?

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    Re: Хозяайственный. How to translate it in English?

    Economical, frugal, thrifty... But that's more "бережливый"
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    Re: Хозяайственный. How to translate it in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by ekaterinak
    How would you translate the Russian word "хозяйственный"="A person who can lead his household affairs skillfully...
    My guess would be to go up-scale, perhaps something like 'chatelaine' at least for women in such a position. 'Châtelaine, a woman who owns or controls a large house'

    This is not a literal translation, but something ideomatic, indicating that the lady has status, power, managerial prowess...

    For men, I don't know what it would be. Comptroller of the house?

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    Re: Хозяайственный. How to translate it in English?

    у нас нет одного слова как перевод русского «хозяйственный»!
    Может быть эта фраза подойдет—
    efficient and thrifty homemaker and handyman / handyperson.

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    Re: Хозяайственный. How to translate it in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by starrysky
    Economical, frugal, thrifty... But that's more "бережливый"
    Thank you very much starrysky for the discussion. I will remember in which cases the words are the most suitable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Seraph

    My guess would be to go up-scale, perhaps something like 'chatelaine' at least for women in such a position. 'Châtelaine, a woman who owns or controls a large house'

    This is not a literal translation, but something ideomatic, indicating that the lady has status, power, managerial prowess...

    For men, I don't know what it would be. Comptroller of the house?
    Thank you very much Seraph. The information is interesting to learn.

    Quote Originally Posted by chaika
    у нас нет одного слова как перевод русского «хозяйственный»!
    Может быть эта фраза подойдет—
    efficient and thrifty homemaker and handyman / handyperson.
    Большое спасибо, chaika. Все встало на свои места. Теперь все понятно.
    Иногда потрясающие вещи находятся в неожиданных местах.
    Sometimes tremendous things are found in unexpected places
    Please, correct my mistakes

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