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['væleɪ] , ['vælɪt] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    1. камердинер, лакей, слуга

    2. служащий гостиницы, занимающийся чисткой, утюжкой одежды

    3. уст. денщик кавалериста

  2. гл.

    1. служить камердинером

    2. заниматься чисткой, утюжкой одежды (в гостинице)

    3. мыть (автомобиль)

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His partners were the Georgian prince, an Armenia general (who had learned the game of ombre from Prince Vorontsov's valet), and Doctor Andreevsky, a man remarkable for the great influence he exercised.
Партнерами князя были: грузинский князь, потом армянский генерал, выучившийся у камердинера князя играть в ломбер, и четвертый, знаменитый по своей власти, - доктор Андреевский.
Tolstoy, Leo / Hadji MuradТолстой, Л.Н. / Хаджи-Мурат
Толстой, Л.Н.
Hadji Murad
Tolstoy, Leo
He stood at the sideboard in a white waistcoat with large gold and onyx buttons, watching his valet screw the necks of three champagne bottles deeper into ice-pails.
Суизин в белом жилете на крупных пуговицах из оникса в золотой оправе стоял около буфета и смотрел, как лакей втискивает три бутылки шампанского в ведёрко со льдом.
Galsworthy, John / The Man of PropertyГолсуорси, Джон / Собственник
Голсуорси, Джон
© Издание на русском языке. ООО "Издательство""Эксмо", 2003
The Man of Property
Galsworthy, John
© 2006 Adamant Media Corporation
Tchertophanov did not find Yaff; he had, in the words of his valet, set off for Moscow the evening before.
Чертопханов не застал Яффа: он, по словам камердинера, накануне уехал в Москву.
Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.2Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
A Sportsman's Sketches v.2
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Записки охотника т.2
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
"Yes. The valet Smerdyakov, and Heaven.
— Да, слуга Смердяков и еще небо.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
The prince's valet entered the drawing room and announced that the officer on duty wanted to speak to him.
В гостиную вошел камердинер князя и доложил, что князя требует дежурный.
Tolstoy, Leo / Hadji MuradТолстой, Л.Н. / Хаджи-Мурат
Толстой, Л.Н.
Hadji Murad
Tolstoy, Leo
But I learned for a fact, much later, when I was in Petersburg, that these lackeys had heard the evening before from young Versilov's valet that "the young gentleman's bastard brother, a student, was coming.
Но про этих лакеев я уже гораздо позже и уже в Петербурге наверно узнал, что они, чрез приехавшего с Версиловым слугу, узнали еще накануне, что "придет, дескать, такой-то, побочный брат и студент.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / A Raw YouthДостоевский, Фёдор / Подросток
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Советская Россия", 1979
A Raw Youth
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
"So no one knew of the signals but your dead father, you, and the valet Smerdyakov?
— И знали про эти знаки только покойный родитель ваш, вы и слуга Смердяков?
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
Candide acted now only a second character, and accompanied his valet.
Кандид же оказался теперь на вторых ролях и молча сопровождал своего слугу.
Voltaire / CandideВольтер / Кандид
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1965
© 1918 by BONI & LIVERIGHT, INC.
On a bench in the gateway the valet Smerdyakov was sitting enjoying the coolness of the evening, and at the first glance at him Ivan knew that the valet Smerdyakov was on his mind, and that it was this man that his soul loathed.
На скамейке у ворот сидел и прохлаждался вечерним воздухом лакей Смердяков, и Иван Федорович с первого взгляда на него понял, что и в душе его сидел лакей Смердяков, и что именно этого-то человека и не может вынести его душа.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor / The brothers KaramazovДостоевский, Фёдор / Братья Карамазовы
Братья Карамазовы
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1988
The brothers Karamazov
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
No sooner had Candide got on board the vessel than he flew to his old valet and friend Cacambo, and tenderly embraced him.
Взойдя на корабль, Кандид немедленно бросился на шею своему старому слуге, своему другу Какамбо.
Voltaire / CandideВольтер / Кандид
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1965
© 1918 by BONI & LIVERIGHT, INC.
He was her valet, majordomo, and counselor.
Он был ее слугой, дворецким и советником.
Castaneda, Carlos / The Active Side of InfinityКастанеда, Карлос / Активная сторона бесконечности
Активная сторона бесконечности
Кастанеда, Карлос
© 1998 by Laugan Productions
© "София", 2008
© ООО Издательство "София", 2008
The Active Side of Infinity
Castaneda, Carlos
© 1998 by Laugan Productions
A third valet came up to a third stranger, saying: "Sire, believe me, your Majesty ought not to stay here any longer. I am going to get everything ready."
Третий слуга подошел к третьему иностранцу и сказал ему:Государь, заверяю вас, вашему величеству не придется здесь долго ждать, я все приготовил.
Voltaire / CandideВольтер / Кандид
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1965
© 1918 by BONI & LIVERIGHT, INC.
The blanket had slipped down, and gazing out at Momos from under its corner was the fat-cheeked physiognomy of Fandorin's valet, with its unblinking slanty eyes.
Из-за края сползшего одеяла на Момуса немигающе смотрела толстощекая, косоглазая физиономия фандоринского камердинера.
Akunin, Boris / The Jack of SpadesАкунин, Борис / Пиковый валет
Пиковый валет
Акунин, Борис
© B. Akunin, автор, 1999
© И. Захаров, издатель, 1999
The Jack of Spades
Akunin, Boris
© 2007 by Random House, Inc.
© 1999 by Boris Akunin
"A small legacy to Edwards, my valet, and the remainder to Mark and Addie in equal shares."
Некоторую сумму я оставляю Эдуарду, камердинеру. Остаток поровну делится между Марком и Адди.
Christie, Agatha / The Body In The LibraryКристи, Агата / Труп в библиотеке
Труп в библиотеке
Кристи, Агата
© Издательство "Профиздат", 1990
The Body In The Library
Christie, Agatha
© 1941, 1942 by Agatha Christie Mallowan
© renewed 1968, 1970 by Agatha Christie Mallowan
But I remembered that if he was my first experience of a valet, I was his first trial as a master.
Но тут же вспомнил, что если он мой первый камердинер, то ведь и я его первый господин.
Stevenson, Robert Louis / St. IvesСтивенсон, Роберт Луис / Сент Ив
Сент Ив
Стивенсон, Роберт Луис
© Издательство "Правда", 1967
St. Ives
Stevenson, Robert Louis
© BiblioBazaar, LLC

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Word forms


Common casevaletvalets
Possessive casevalet'svalets'


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)valeting
Past Participle (Participle II)valeted
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I valetwe valet
you valetyou valet
he/she/it valetsthey valet
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am valetingwe are valeting
you are valetingyou are valeting
he/she/it is valetingthey are valeting
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have valetedwe have valeted
you have valetedyou have valeted
he/she/it has valetedthey have valeted
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been valetingwe have been valeting
you have been valetingyou have been valeting
he/she/it has been valetingthey have been valeting
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I valetedwe valeted
you valetedyou valeted
he/she/it valetedthey valeted
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was valetingwe were valeting
you were valetingyou were valeting
he/she/it was valetingthey were valeting
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had valetedwe had valeted
you had valetedyou had valeted
he/she/it had valetedthey had valeted
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been valetingwe had been valeting
you had been valetingyou had been valeting
he/she/it had been valetingthey had been valeting
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will valetwe shall/will valet
you will valetyou will valet
he/she/it will valetthey will valet
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be valetingwe shall/will be valeting
you will be valetingyou will be valeting
he/she/it will be valetingthey will be valeting
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have valetedwe shall/will have valeted
you will have valetedyou will have valeted
he/she/it will have valetedthey will have valeted
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been valetingwe shall/will have been valeting
you will have been valetingyou will have been valeting
he/she/it will have been valetingthey will have been valeting
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would valetwe should/would valet
you would valetyou would valet
he/she/it would valetthey would valet
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be valetingwe should/would be valeting
you would be valetingyou would be valeting
he/she/it would be valetingthey would be valeting
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have valetedwe should/would have valeted
you would have valetedyou would have valeted
he/she/it would have valetedthey would have valeted
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been valetingwe should/would have been valeting
you would have been valetingyou would have been valeting
he/she/it would have been valetingthey would have been valeting
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am valetedwe are valeted
you are valetedyou are valeted
he/she/it is valetedthey are valeted
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being valetedwe are being valeted
you are being valetedyou are being valeted
he/she/it is being valetedthey are being valeted
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been valetedwe have been valeted
you have been valetedyou have been valeted
he/she/it has been valetedthey have been valeted
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was valetedwe were valeted
you were valetedyou were valeted
he/she/it was valetedthey were valeted
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being valetedwe were being valeted
you were being valetedyou were being valeted
he/she/it was being valetedthey were being valeted
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been valetedwe had been valeted
you had been valetedyou had been valeted
he/she/it had been valetedthey had been valeted
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be valetedwe shall/will be valeted
you will be valetedyou will be valeted
he/she/it will be valetedthey will be valeted
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been valetedwe shall/will have been valeted
you will have been valetedyou will have been valeted
he/she/it will have been valetedthey will have been valeted