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    Privacy in Russian?

    How do you say "Privacy" in Russian? A book I was reading suggested that such a word does not exist in Russian or that it cannot be adequately translated.
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    Re: Privacy in Russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by quartz
    How do you say "Privacy" in Russian? A book I was reading suggested that such a word does not exist in Russian or that it cannot be adequately translated.
    This word in English is too general (it has too many meanings). To translate concrete phrase a context is needed. Sometimes one-word translation is possible, sometimes (often) not.

    Yes, this word can easily make a problem in translation.
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    Re: Privacy in Russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo
    Quote Originally Posted by quartz
    How do you say "Privacy" in Russian? A book I was reading suggested that such a word does not exist in Russian or that it cannot be adequately translated.
    This word in English is too general (it has too many meanings). To translate concrete phrase a context is needed. Sometimes one-word translation is possible, sometimes (often) not.

    Yes, this word can easily make a problem in translation.
    Is it possible to please list some examples on how the word can be used in Russian?

    Thank you,

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    Re: Privacy in Russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Multilex
    Privacy
    1. уединение; уединённость
    to disturb /to invade/ smb.'s privacy — нарушить чьё-л. уединение
    to live in absolute privacy — жить в полном уединении /одиночестве/
    privacy was impossible — было невозможно побыть одному
    there is no privacy here — здесь всё у всех на виду
    2. тайна, секретность
    in the privacy of one's thoughts — в тайниках /в глубине/ души /сердца/
    I tell you this in strict privacy — я говорю вам это строго по секрету /конфиденциально/
    3. личное, частное дело
    this is an invasion on my privacy — это вмешательство в мою личную /частную/ жизнь
    редк. уединённый уголок
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: Privacy in Russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo
    Quote Originally Posted by Multilex
    Privacy
    1. уединение; уединённость
    to disturb /to invade/ smb.'s privacy — нарушить чьё-л. уединение
    to live in absolute privacy — жить в полном уединении /одиночестве/
    privacy was impossible — было невозможно побыть одному
    there is no privacy here — здесь всё у всех на виду
    2. тайна, секретность
    in the privacy of one's thoughts — в тайниках /в глубине/ души /сердца/
    I tell you this in strict privacy — я говорю вам это строго по секрету /конфиденциально/
    3. личное, частное дело
    this is an invasion on my privacy — это вмешательство в мою личную /частную/ жизнь
    редк. уединённый уголок
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    Re: Privacy in Russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo
    Quote Originally Posted by Multilex
    Privacy
    1. уединение; уединённость
    to disturb /to invade/ smb.'s privacy — нарушить чьё-л. уединение
    to live in absolute privacy — жить в полном уединении /одиночестве/
    privacy was impossible — было невозможно побыть одному
    there is no privacy here — здесь всё у всех на виду
    2. тайна, секретность
    in the privacy of one's thoughts — в тайниках /в глубине/ души /сердца/
    I tell you this in strict privacy — я говорю вам это строго по секрету /конфиденциально/
    3. личное, частное дело
    this is an invasion on my privacy — это вмешательство в мою личную /частную/ жизнь
    редк. уединённый уголок
    privacy: freedom from unauthorized intrusion -- ex. right to privacy

    none of these seem adequate
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    Re: Privacy in Russian?

    I think that the word "privacy" may be translated in many ways depending on the context. These will be typical contexts familiar to any Russian:

    конфиденциальность (confidentiality)
    тайна личной переписки (the privacy of personal correspondence)
    личные права (personal rights)
    неприкосновенность частной жизни (the immunity of personal life)
    частная жизнь (personal life)
    секретность (secrecy)
    уединение (solitude)
    уединенность (solitude)
    тайна (secrecy)
    прайвеси (this is just a translit version of an English word. It's NOT a Russian word.)
    интимность личной жизни (the intimacy of personal life)
    интимная сфера (the area of intimacy)
    личное дело (personal case/business)
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    Re: Privacy in Russian?

    Приватность [privatnost']

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    Re: Privacy in Russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by vKahovsky
    Приватность [privatnost']
    Новое в русском языке?
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    Re: Privacy in Russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Quote Originally Posted by vKahovsky
    Приватность [privatnost']
    Новое в русском языке?
    А что, в СМИ часто встречается.

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    Re: Privacy in Russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by quartz
    How do you say "Privacy" in Russian? A book I was reading suggested that such a word does not exist in Russian or that it cannot be adequately translated.
    уединение, "личное пространство"

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    Re: Privacy in Russian?

    Generally, privacy is not a plain English word, but a whole concept. A concept which is natural to every English speaker but it had been alien to Russian mentality in Soviet times, so there can't be a straightforward translation to it. In different situations this word should be translated differently. Context is very important for correct translation.
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