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One of the most popular ways to make a suggestion in Russian is with the word давай! (or давайте! if you are talking to more than one person or addressing someone in the polite form). Followed by a verb in the 2nd person plural (мы), here are some of the suggestions you might be making most frequently:).

To get out and about:

Давай сходим в кино! Let’s go to the cinema!

Давай съездим на дачу! Let’s drive out to the dacha!

Давай съездим в Париж на выходные! Let’s go to Paris for the weekend!

When you get there:

Давай выпьем! Let’s drink! (inviting a toast)

Давай выпьем за встречу! Let’s drink to our meeting!

Давай попробуем! Let’s try it!

A gentle way to make suggestions in meetings:

Давайте обсудим! Let’s discuss this!

Давайте мы у него спросим! Let’s ask him!

Давайте таким образом! Let’s do it like this!

Давайте перенесём встречу на завтра? How about we postpone the meeting till tomorrow?

Давайте я вам позвоню послезавтра? How about I call you the day aft er tomorrow?

If things are getting a bit anxious:

Давайте побыстрее! Can we hurry this up a bit?

Давайте не будем спорить! Let’s not argue.

Давайте не будем... Let’s not do that...

In every case the best answer:

Давай! Let’s (do it)!

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