Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: help please!!

  1. #1
    Новичок
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    4
    Rep Power
    0

    help please!!

    my girlfriend is russian and i dont speak very much but i hear her talk on the phone sometimes with friends and at the end of the conversation she always says da-vi....im not sure if thats a word for some form of goodbye but its prononounced like that, not sure of the spelling!! can someone please tell me what this means

  2. #2
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Северо-Восточный Администритивный Округ.
    Posts
    3,471
    Rep Power
    15
    Davai.

    It means too many things to go into too much detail, but yes, one of it's meanings is like the english "Cya later"
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

  3. #3
    Завсегдатай kalinka_vinnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Sunnyvale, Cali
    Posts
    5,771
    Rep Power
    15
    Loosely translated: Let's / Go ahead / Come on

    Давай пить чай : Let's have some tea

    -Позвоню тебе завтра
    -Давай!

    -I'll call you tomorrow
    -"Let's!" (Go ahead)
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

  4. #4
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    183
    Rep Power
    11
    maybe its just da-svidaniia?

  5. #5
    JJ
    JJ is offline
    Властелин
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Ural, Russia
    Posts
    1,390
    Rep Power
    13
    At the end of conversation it is definitely "давай" and it means see ya. До свидания sounds more formal and polite and in the friends conversation it sounds unnatural.
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

  6. #6
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Северо-Восточный Администритивный Округ.
    Posts
    3,471
    Rep Power
    15
    da-vi.
    Even for foreign ears, i think до свидания is too long to be confused with Давай.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

  7. #7
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    183
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    da-vi.
    Even for foreign ears, i think до свидания is too long to be confused with Давай.
    not when your deaf from too many years of listening to heavy metal, it all sounds alike

  8. #8
    Administrator MasterAdmin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    MasterRussian.com
    Posts
    1,731
    Rep Power
    13

    Re: help please!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jonthepunk
    my girlfriend is russian and i dont speak very much but i hear her talk on the phone sometimes with friends and at the end of the conversation she always says da-vi....im not sure if thats a word for some form of goodbye but its prononounced like that, not sure of the spelling!! can someone please tell me what this means
    "Давай" is just a key word to close an informal conversation. More complete options:

    Ладно, давай, пока.
    Ну давай, пока.
    Ну давай, я пошёл.
    ~ Мастерадминов Мастерадмин Мастерадминович ~

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary