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    быть добру

    Does anyone know a good, snappy way to translate this into English? Apparently it was a Cossack phrase (?) used to express a hope for good things, as a summation of a discussion.

    All I could think of was 'fingers crossed' but that just comes down to 'good luck' .. and anyway I guess this strays too far from the original meaning.

    If anyone can answer this before 2pm I'd particularly appreciate it ..
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

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    Actually, that phrase meaning is very depending on context.

    'Cheers' - in case of a toast.
    'It's time' - right before a battle or something risky. (usually 'с богом')
    'Good day' - when you get to your neighbour (especially, to ask him for something).
    'Good bye' - when you are going to leave.
    Я танцую пьяный на столе нума нума е нума нума нума е
    Снова счастье улыбнулось мне нума нума е нума нума нума е

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    Just to check Ветер, you are definitely referring to быть добру ?

    Oh, and if anyone knows how to translate it into Spanish and French, too, that would be great ...
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

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