I think boss should be accepted as an English translation of директор. Who says director in English. Stop the clutter of comments coming by accepting boss!
We say director quite a bit. My manager said it a few times in a conversation to me earlier today.
how do you write the symbol on the end (ь) in duolingo? I think I have seen it expressed as an apostrophe ( ' ) before, but that was wrong when I typed it.
Yes, ( ' ) is right. But you should really be using Cyrillic. Not using it is a waste of time.
Pips_23 is right - learn to write in Cyrillic. I created a long comment discussing how to load and use the Russian Mnemonic Keyboard in Windows 10 at: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/27236556
There are many similar keystrokes between Cyrillic and Latin alphabets, so you don't have to start from an absolute beginning. For example, to type the Cyrillic "d" = д, your press the "d" key. Cyrillic "r" = р, you press the "r" key.
Of the 33 characters in the Russian Cyrillic alphabet, 19 of them correspond directly to English letters on the keyboard. That leaves just 14 new keystrokes you have to use.
Director is used in many ways a director of a concert a movie director or the director of a play. This is a title not a boss or chief. Oh yes how about a funeral director.