Между делом

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With the series of Russian lessons «Russian phrases» you can learn useful Russian expressions and idioms, as well as practice your listening and reading skills with the audio and transcript.

Learn what does ‘между делом’ means in Russian. Practice your listening skills with the audio recorded at three different speeds: slow, adapted and normal conversations speed.

Description (описание): ме́жду де́лом

Meaning (значение):

at odd moments, in spare time, between things, between this and then, as a side-line, in passing

Related words and expressions (связанные слова и выражения):

– мимохо́дом (in passing)
– попу́тно (in passing, on one’s way, at the same time)
– по хо́ду (in passing, on one’s way, at the same time)
– уры́вками (in snatches, by fits and starts)

Examples (примеры):

  1. Он ненавя́зчиво, как бы ме́жду де́лом, на́чал задава́ть вопро́сы о её ли́чной жи́зни.
    Unobtrusively, as a side-line, he began asking questions about her personal life.
  2. Даже упражне́ния, сде́ланные ме́жду де́лом, поле́знее, чем вообще́ по́лное отсу́тствие физи́ческой нагру́зки.
    Even the exercises made ​​between times are more useful than the absolute absence of physical activity.
  3. Иногда́, ме́жду де́лом, я просма́триваю новостны́е ле́нты в по́исках интере́сных стате́й.
    Sometimes between this and then I check my news feeds looking for interesting articles.
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