The Russian word "Davai" (or its formal counterpart "Davaite") might look short but it has a whole lot of meanings. Listen to this podcast to learn them all, starting with "Let's", as in "Let's do it" to "Come on!" and "Bye!".
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The full podcast is 6 minutes 08 seconds long. Enjoy!
|Russian word||English translation||Pronunciation|
|давай||let's, let us (informal)||da-VAI|
|давайте||let's, let us (formal or plural)||da-VAI-teh|
|Давай!||Come on! (to persuade, motivate, hurry up, etc.)||da-VAI|
|Давай.||OK, sure (to show your agreement)||da-VAI|
|-те||an ending which makes the word formal or plural||-tyeh|
|(Ну,) Давай!||(Well, ) Bye! (informal)||da-VAI|
|Давай пойдем в Кремль.||Let's go to the Kremlin.||da-VAI pai-DYOM v Kryehml|
|Здравствуйте!||Hello! (formal/polite or plural)||ZDRAH-stvooy-tyeh|
Davai is not the only way to say Bye-bye in Russian. Learn more formal and informal Russian greetings including Privet and Kak dela.
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