Passport magazine: Russian lifestyle
Home Archive October 2010

About Us

From the Publisher

Contact Us

Current IssueArchive
Restaurant GuideRestaurant ReviewsInternational Food BlogsWine TastingsTravelMoscow EmbassiesAirlines to RussiaMoscow AirportsCustoms and VisasResidence permitMoscow Phone DirectoryMuseums and GalleriesWi-Fi Hot Spots in MoscowClubs!Community ListingsMoscow Downtown MapMoscow Metro MapRussian LinksInternational Links
Advertise with Us
Our Readers - a profileAdvertising RatesDistribution List
Click for Moscow, Russia Forecast
Our Partners
Knights of the Vine RUSSIA

Русский язык

How to make a suggestion: Давайте…

One of the most popular words in Russian, давай! or давайте! if you are talking to more than one person or addressing someone in the polite form. Followed by the 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 встретимся сегодня вечером! Let’s meet tonight!

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

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

Давай съездим в Венецию на выходные! Let’s go to Venice for the weekend!

When you get there:

Давайте выпьем! Let’s drink (inviting a toast).

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

Давай вместе! Let’s do it together.

Давай уйдем! Shall we leave?

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 подумаем. Let’s think about it.

Давайте подождем чуть-чуть. Let’s wait a bit.

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 after tomorrow?

If things are getting a bit anxious:

Давайте побыстрее. Can we hurry this up a bit?

Давайте не будем ругаться. Let’s not argue.

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

In every case the best answer:

Давай! Let’s do it!

 Copyright 2004-2012 +7 (495) 640 0508,,
website development – Telemark
OnLine M&A Russia Deal Book
Follow Us