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    help me out please
    i need to translate this sentence from russian into english
    давайте планировать совместную работу.
    i want to keep it as close as possible to original russian sentence
    the word i am having difficulties with is совместный
    what i was able to come up with was
    lets plan cooperative work.
    but it doesn't sound right to me.
    maybe there is better options?
    btw
    can i use adjective mutual in this context
    mutual work
    does it make sence?

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    Re: question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ustas
    help me out please
    i need to translate this sentence from russian into english
    давайте планировать совместную работу.
    i want to keep it as close as possible to original russian sentence
    the word i am having difficulties with is совместный
    what i was able to come up with was
    let's plan cooperative work.
    but it doesn't sound right to me.
    maybe there is a better option/are better options?
    btw
    can i use the adjective mutual in this context
    mutual work
    does it make sense?
    I haven't heard the term "mutual work" very much, so I am not sure what it means. How about "teamwork" ?
    teamwork n.cooperative effort by the members of a group or team to achieve a common goal. . . .
    (спорт.) сыгранность команды, артельная работа, совместная работа или деятельность
    http://www.answers.com/topic/teamwork

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    Re: question

    >I haven't heard the term "mutual work" very much,
    neither have I. but our russian/english dictionaries give such definition

    >so I am not sure what it means. How about "teamwork" ?
    I thought of it, but I couldn't figure out how to use it in [the] context of [the] given sentence. (btw im not sure wheter i should use definite or indefinite articles here (or nothing at all) could you enlighten me on this subject??

    i have now more variants:
    let's plan our teamwork
    lets plan our work together
    lets colaborate on this
    and my original
    lets plan our cooperative work

    what's better? what sounds more natural?

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    Re: question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ustas
    I thought of it, but I couldn't figure out how to use it in [the] context of [the] given sentence. (btw im not sure wheter i should use definite or indefinite articles here (or nothing at all) could you enlighten me on this subject??
    In the variants you've come up with I don't see a need for any articles. (If you mean what article goes in the brakets [] then you correctly chose "the" because you are referring to a definite context and definite sentence.)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ustas
    i have now more variants:
    let's plan our teamwork
    let's plan our work together
    let's collaborate on this
    and my original
    let's plan our cooperative work

    what's better? what sounds more natural?
    I like > let's collaborate on this
    alternative > let's collaborate on a project (here you use the article "a" when you have not specified a definite project)
    alternative > let's collaborate on this/the project (here you are speaking about a definite project)

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    Re: question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Watts
    In the variants you've come up with I don't see a need for any articles.
    actually I ment this part of the phrase when i was asking about articles.
    "it in [the] context of [the] given sentence."

    [edited]
    i just spotted your answer. sorry for being so inattentive

    and still I just want to make sure that my first sentence "Lets plan our cooperative work" is correct and fully understandable. is it?

    thanks for your answers and corrections you have made.

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    Re: question

    Quote Originally Posted by Ustas
    and still I just want to make sure that my first sentence "Lets plan our cooperative work" is correct and fully understandable. is it?
    Yes, with a slight correction > Let's plan our cooperative work

    However even though the word "project" does not appear in your Russian text, it sounds more natural to me to have the adjective "cooperative" or "joint" modify that word, instead of "work". So if you are working on a project, then consider this alternative > "Let's plan our work on this joint/cooperative project."

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    I have a dictionary that translates the phrase совместная работа as teamwork. I think that makes the most amount of sense...

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