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Davai and davaite

The short word "Davai" (or "Davaite" in its formal version) is a very common one, and has a whole bunch of meanings: From "Let's", as in "let's do it" to "Come on!" and "Bye!". If you want to know all of them, just listen to this episode of Ruspod Shorts!


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Vocabulary

давай
[da-VAI]

let's (do something)

Давай!
[da-VAI]

Come on! (persuasion or do it faster)

Давай.
[da-VAI]

OK, sure (when agreeing to an offer).

Давай!
[da-VAI]

Bye!

Давай пойдем в Кремль.
[da-VAI pai-DYOM v Kryehml]

Let's go to the Kremlin.

здравствуй(те)
[ZDRAH-stvooy (tyeh)]

Hello, informal (formal)