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    дай-ка

    Если у меня будет лишний билет, я его вам дам. Дай-ка я запишу ваш телефон.
    Дай-ка I can't translate appropriately. It must be a colloquial phrase. Can you explain it to me? Thanks.

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    Re: дай-ка

    Почитай-ка о частице -ка в параграфе 101: http://stcreserv.narod.ru/Tutorial/glagol-2.html
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    Re: дай-ка

    Quote Originally Posted by radomir
    Если у меня будет лишний билет, я его вам дам. Дай-ка я запишу ваш телефон.
    Дай-ка I can't translate appropriately. It must be a colloquial phrase. Can you explain it to me? Thanks.
    дай is Imperative form (1st person singular) of дать (to give)
    -ка is a colloquial particle that, when added to imperatives, can soften the imperative, adding some nuance like making the imperative more of a request etc. There is no direct English translation.
    Here it just says "Let me write down your phone number"
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    Re: дай-ка

    Quote Originally Posted by radomir
    Дай-ка я запишу ваш телефон.
    There is a mistake in this sentence. Since the person is being adressing politely there should be "дайте-ка". These examples are proper:

    Дайте-ка я запишу Ваш телефон.
    Дай-ка я запишу твой телефон.

    Also I would use "давай/давайте" instead of "дай/дайте". It sounds better to me.
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Re: дай-ка

    Thank you. Yes, I didn't notice this ты and вы. I will keep as a favorite this recomended Grammar however it is too much for me. Thanks.

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