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    Если человек не работает, а только числится - как это по-английски сказать?

    My attempt:
    I don't see him often in the office, he often is sick, but as far as I know, he's reckoned as a worker of the IT Dep.
    Or maybe just "...but as far as I know, he's reckoned in the IT Dep."
    Also maybe:
    "...he is on the IT dep list."

    Does that make any sense?
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    Re: числиться

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Если человек не работает, а только числится - как это по-английски сказать?

    My attempt:
    I don't see him often in the office, he often is sick, but as far as I know, he's reckoned as a worker of the IT Dep.
    Or maybe just "...but as far as I know, he's reckoned in the IT Dep."
    Also maybe:
    "...he is on the IT dep list."

    Does that make any sense?
    "I don't often see him in the office as he is often sick, but as far as I know [he works in/ he's a member of] the IT dept."

    I think that would do it. Unless числится has a connotation that I don't know about it doesn't really need to be translated directly here.

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    Re: числиться

    Thanks.
    So "to be reckoned" is bad? In what context could it be used, actually?
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    Re: числиться

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Thanks.
    So "to be reckoned" is bad? In what context could it be used, actually?
    http://www.answers.com/topic/reckon-with
    Они так просто не сдадут свои позиции и с этим придётся считаться/иметь дело.

    Он здесь только числится. Здесь числится одним словом не перевести.
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    Re: числиться

    Можно ещё так сказать: "Does he work here?" "Only theoretically." Или "Theoretically, he's supposed to work here, but I am yet to see him at his desk."

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    Re: числиться

    Apparently , he's supposed to work here.
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    Re: числиться

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    but as far as I know, he's reckoned in the IT Dep."[/i]
    Best version: but as far as I know, he's part of the IT department.

    If I were to hear someone say, "but as far as I know, he's reckoned to be part of the IT department," I would assume the speaker came from a less-educated family. "Reckon" is a bit more rural, a bit more blue collar. Sentences like "He's reckoned a good worker by his fellow employees" are perfectly grammatical, but the "reckon" word is from a lower-prestige layer of English vocabulary.

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