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"Завтра они заключат договор."

Translation:Tomorrow they will sign the contract.

December 5, 2015



На заметку: Завтра они заключат/ подпишут договор/ контракт. Они подпишут соглашение. Они закроют сделку.


I wonder whether "close the deal" would work here?


Many agreements are not "deals." "Close the deal" is jargon most often used with contracts to sell or buy.


It is way too narrow to work.


Игорь что имеешь в виду?


There are general phrases on this site, there are no special terms such as "close the deal". It`s the program.


Is this verb highly irregular? Why is it being conjugated for plural third person as ат and not ают?


I also made the same mistake! After thinking about it, I think the answer we might be looking for comes in two parts. Firstly, because we are using the future tense, we need the perfective form, заключить rather than заключать (which would incidentally conjugate они заключают). Secondly, if заключить conjugated like говорить, we might expect to have они заключят. However, this would be wrong, as there is a spelling rule in Russian that after some consonants (including ч), я is replaced with а. So finally the correct conjugation here is in fact они заключат!


Заключать and заключить are perfectly regular. They conjugate like читать and говорить respectively. These verbs do not even change stress (though, in speech заключить and включить are experiencing the same shift that варить already went through: many speakers move the stress to the stem in all non-past forms except 1st person singular).


Is "tomorrow they will conclude the agreement" acceptable? "conclude" was considered incorrect by the program. If we are requiring "to sign" shouldn't we use a version of писываться/писаться with either prefix под or рас?


I agree entirely with this. It is a perfectly correct and accurate translation that also perfectly aligns with the literal translation.


заключать vs. подписать and контракт vs. договор are they interchangeable?

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    In this context, yes.

    До́гово́р is a bit broader term than контра́кт: до́гово́р can sometimes include oral and informal agreements, not just official contracts. However, in most cases it means the same thing as контра́кт.

    Подписа́ть means 'to sign'. It doesn't always refer to making a contract: when one side подписа́ла до́гово́р, it's not enough. All the sides need to sign it and only then they will заклю́ча́т до́гово́р. Sometimes, it refers to writing signatures in other contexts, e.g. «подписать книгу» can mean giving an authograph.

    N.B. When I mark two stresses, it means 'choose one.' Они́ заключа́т догово́р is the stress used in formal speech, они́ заклю́чат до́говор is a colloquial variant.


    договор looks a little bit like говорить. So is it something two parties talked out, like German 'Absprache'?


    Yeah, exactly. Договор is a derivative of договориться "to make a deal, to settle, to come to an agreement"



    Could we accept the literal "Tomorrow they will conclude the agreement"? As some native speakers have noted on this page, the Russian is more general than "sign" and "contract". This also aligns with Tinycards.


    We can use the simple present in cases like this. http://www.ef.com/english-resources/english-grammar/simple-present-future-events/ Tomorrow they sign the agreement.

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      Yes, but Russian also allows using the present tense to talk about future events. So you’re expected to translate «За́втра они́ заключа́ют до́гово́р» as 'Tomorrow they sign the agreement', and «За́втра они заклю́ча́т до́гово́р» as 'Tomorrow they will sign the agreement'.

      N.B. Two stress marks mean that either stress is possible. Заключа́т догово́р is the formal pronunciation, заклю́чат до́говор is colloquial.


      I think that the issue here is that заключат is from the perfective заключить, so the present form translates as future.


      Tomorrow they will conclude the contract. (wasn't accepted).

      And I hope, after coordination of all details, will sign it untill the evening.


      why " tomorrow they will make a deal" does not work ? 23.06.19


      So what does заключить договор actually mean? In English, "sign a contract" is a very specific legally binding act, whereas "make a deal" can be oral, without even a handshake, and is not legally binding.


      Shouldnt "tomorrow they sign the contract" be accepted?


      Arguably yes - but because that's present-future and the Russian is true future (I know you know that), maybe they didn't want to accept that. Doesn't your sentence correspond to "Завтра они заключают договор"?

      Or maybe it's just an oversight. Did you report it?


      Hi can you write me down abouth this answer. 5 times I write the ansver whot I got like correct one, snd app doesn't recognize like correct answer. What is the problem???


      I feel like "they sign the contract tomorrow" should have been accepted.


      @AlexHazov already raised this issue. It's better to metoo someone else's comments, to keep this readable.


      Is "Tomorrow they will sign a contract." also correct?


      That's fine, although usually we would know what contract we're talking about, so "the" is more common.

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