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Posts from 2016-01-20

When one can use the word "Давай!"?

Ну давай, ага, давай, ну ладно, давай!(Ok let it be, ok, ok, ok bye")

There is a word "Давай" in Russian language. Actually, it is imperative mood of the verb ДАВАТЬ, so also plural/formal imperative form is ДАВАЙТЕ. Давай and Давайте. But actually, almost never it means "to give". Let's conider meanings of this word:

Давай! - it can mean "bye!", just a quick "bye", usually in end of phone conversation.

Давай is also has its literal meaning - give!

The phrase "да, давай" can also mean "let's do it" or "let it be"

In context it can mean "let us(let's)", for example: ДАВАЙ СДЕЛАЕМ - let's make/do.

And also Давай in some context can mean "okay let's go", for exmple "Давай  поедем на дачу? Давай!" - let's go to country house? okay let's go!.

Now you can be convinced again that Russian language is sometimes non-logical, especially if you checked previous posts in this blog, but isn't it makes the language learning more interesting?

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