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    значит так

    However I see this two words many times and I have translated them as "That's to say: like this" I don't know if it is the best way. I also see sometimes them with a coma between the two words, so I have some doubts. The last time I saw it was : "Ладно. Значит так". It seems that the last only confirms Ладно. Isn't like this? Thanks
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    "Ладно. Значит так: ...." means something like "Well. So: ....". It can be used as the begining of some long narration.
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    Значит так can be used simply as a parenthesis with no meaning implied.
    If there's a comma between them, they are different parts of the sentence and not a word combination. Also it can serve as a confirmation. For example:

    "Так значит он сегодня опять не пойдет в школу?"
    "Значит так..."

    or

    "Как?! Разве профессор не будет поддерживать нашу партию на выборах?"
    "Значит так..."

    It's not used very often though...
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    Re: значит так

    Quote Originally Posted by Vladi
    However I see this two words many times and I have translated them as "That's to say: like this" I don't know if it is the best way. I also see sometimes them with a coma between the two words, so I have some doubts. The last time I saw it was : "Ладно. Значит так". It seems that the last only confirms Ладно. Isn't like this? Thanks
    It depends on the context. Simple "Ладно. Значит так" can be translated "OK, so be it."
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