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    Let's Go!

    One of the recurring phrases I heard when in Eastern Euro this past January was "Paschlee". I was told that it means "let's go". Could someone explain how this is spelled, and what case it is. Is it an imperative construction?

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    Пошли - grammatically it is past tense, but it's really sort of an imperative.

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    It literally means: "we've gone!"
    meaning your immediate departure - You are already not here anymore.

    literally "Let's go" translates to "Пойдём"! Which is just as common as Пошли.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pravit
    Пошли - grammatically it is past tense, but it's really sort of an imperative.
    You can treat it like two different words.
    Пошли! - Let's go!
    Вечером они пошли в кино. - In the evening they went to the movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    literally "Let's go" translates to "Пойдём"! Which is just as common as Пошли.
    I think Пойдём! is not used as often as Пошли!.
    They say this movie is very good. Давай пойдём завтра!
    Hurry, were are late. Пойдём, пойдём, enough of sightseeing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    It literally means: "we've gone!"
    meaning your immediate departure - You are already not here anymore.
    I've wondered about this for a long time. So it's a lot like saying "we're out o' here!" in English. That makes sense.

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    Also if you say Пошёл! / Пошла!, doesn't that mean "Go away!" or "Piss off!"
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    What about ?
    Давай = Let's go
    Я взял палку и нож, мелки и бумагу и направился к холмам.

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    пошёл means the same as пошли, you say it when you are leaving.

    "пошёл на ***" or plainly "пошёл ты" means "get lost"
    Anyone watched "Кукушка"/"Cuckoo"?? A classic example there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow1
    What about ?
    Давай = Let's go
    давай can mean many things, the most common ones are "Let's" and "Come on"

    Давай пойдем в кино! - Let's go to the cinema (notice verb of motion needed for "let's go")
    давай, быстрее! - Come on! Faster!
    Давай ужинаем - Let's have dinner
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    But you can just say Давай without a verb.
    Like I saw in a film these two guys were drinking vodka. One said давай and they drunk.
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    Well the meaning is implicit. In that case they mean, "let's drink" or "come on, drink up!" - same difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Давай пойдем в кино!
    Давай ужинаем - Let's have dinner
    сходим sounds better
    поужинаем (ужинаем is incorrect)
    You can also say давай ужинать but it means "let's eat dinner" (dinner is already ready).

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexei
    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Давай пойдем в кино!
    Давай ужинаем - Let's have dinner
    сходим sounds better
    поужинаем (ужинаем is incorrect)
    You can also say давай ужинать but it means "let's eat dinner" (dinner is already ready).
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    Has anybody heard of Айда? Apparently that also means "let's go"
    Айда купаться - Let's go for a swim
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Quote Originally Posted by shadow1
    What about ?
    Давай = Let's go
    давай can mean many things, the most common ones are "Let's" and "Come on"

    Давай пойдем в кино! - Let's go to the cinema (notice verb of motion needed for "let's go")
    давай, быстрее! - Come on! Faster!
    Давай ужинаем - Let's have dinner
    Давай is a part of an invitation to do something.
    Dавай (let's) build a boat!
    I am already hungry. Давай ужинать! (Давай сейчас поужинаем.)
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    Айда гулять! Это дворовое выражение между мальчишками.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Has anybody heard of Айда? Apparently that also means "let's go"
    Айда купаться - Let's go for a swim
    OMG, айда is such a vulgar expression. When I hear it I imagine snotty guttersnipes spitting on the pavement and wiping up with their shirt tails. I was hoping it would never crop up in this discussion...
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    VM, If you think "айда" is the most horrible thing, you never heard "айдате" from the mouth of middle-class midle-aged women in Bashkortostan or Tatarstan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propp
    VM, If you think "айда" is the most horrible thing, you never heard "айдате" from the mouth of middle-class midle-aged women in Bashkortostan or Tatarstan.
    И не только middle-class, и не только middle aged, и не только women
    Выросла я, как один раз уже говорила, в Татарии.

    Реально имевшая место фраза нашей училки по русскому в 4-м классе, ругавшей мою подругу, кстати, отличницу:
    "Как ты могла написать "Пошлите"? Ты б еще "Айдате" написала!"

    Подруга, как она потом рассказывала, некоторое время соображала, а что собсно такого?

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