Language Generator 17--Давай (Let’s)

Use this language generator to invite others to join you in some activity. To say “let us”, use one of the imperative forms of “давать” (to give). Use “давай” to invite one person whom you address as “ты”. Use “давайте” in more formal settings or when addressing a group.

Let'sProposed Activity
Дава́й (ты form)

пойдём в магази́н.

go to the store.

Мы Form

The verb for the activity will generally be in the “мы” (we) form since you are proposing that “we” do it.

Дава́йте (вы form)

покуша́ем в рестора́не.

go eat in a fancy restaurant.


помо́лимся.

pray.


зака́жем пи́ццу.

order pizza.


расска́жем маме.

tell mama about it.


почи́стим зу́бы.

brush our teeth.


пригото́вим за́втрак.

make lunch.


посети́м Вефи́ль.

visit Bethel.


откро́ем Би́блию.

open the Bible.


ку́шать

get eating.

Infinitive

However it is sometimes left in the infinitive when everything is ready as a way of saying “let's get started”.


ра́ботать

get working.













Examples

Дава́йте помо́лимся.Let us pray.
Дава́йте поку́шаем в рестора́не. Let's go eat in a fancy restaurant.
Дава́й зака́жем пи́ццу.Let's order pizza.
Дава́й почи́стим зубы.Let's brush our teeth.
Дава́й рабо́тать.Let's get down to work.

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