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    Идти в гости

    That will be an obviousness for the Russians but I don't like leaving doubts behind me. Идти в гости: I think it is understood Идти в (роли) гости (род. пад., ед. ч.). Since гости can only be or род. пад., ед. ч. or им. пад., мн. ч. In any case that doesn't fit with В, isn't it?
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    Re: Идти в гости

    Quote Originally Posted by Vladi
    That will be an obviousness for the Russians but I don't like leaving doubts behind me. Идти в гости: I think it is understood Идти в (роли) гости (род. пад., ед. ч.). Since гости can only be or род. пад., ед. ч. or им. пад., мн. ч. In any case that doesn't fit with В, isn't it?

    Идти в роли гостя

    Я завтра пойду в гости - literally I will go (somewhere) tomorrow to be a guest
    Сосед зашёл в гости - A neighbour dropped in (to be a guest).

    Compare:
    Я пойду в милиционеры - I will (go and) become a militia man.

    "Я б в рабочие пошел, пусть меня научат" (с) В. Маяковский

    I would have (gone and) became a worker. Let them teach me

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    Re: Идти в гости

    Quote Originally Posted by Vladi
    Идти в (роли) гости (род. пад., ед. ч.). Since гости can only be or род. пад., ед. ч. or им. пад., мн. ч. In any case that doesn't fit with В, isn't it?
    "гости" can only be им. пад., мн. ч.
    род. пад., ед. ч. = "гостьи" (fem.) or "гостя" (mas.)
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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