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    take for dinner

    I wanted to translate the following expression:
    Today I would like to take some customers to dinner.
    My translation is: Сегодня я хотел бы забрать какие-то / некоторых клиентов на ужин.
    What is the correct translation.
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    Сегодня я хотел бы взять [с собой] некоторых клиентов на ужин.
    Sounds a bit awkward, but grammatically correct. I would use несколько клиентов, or кое-каких (if you know who they are).

    "Забрать" implies that you take someone at the specific place and after that you go with them somewhere.
    Я заберу детей из школы, и мы вместе поедем в кино.
    Я заберу клиентов в офисе, и мы пойдем на обед.

    In this context "взять" means these customers are invited by you. You may come there together or separately, it's not specified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul G. View Post
    Сегодня я хотел бы взять [с собой] некоторых клиентов на ужин.
    Sounds a bit awkward, but grammatically correct. I would use несколько клиентов, or кое-каких (if you know who they are).

    "Забрать" implies that you take someone at the specific place and after that you go with them somewhere.
    Я заберу детей из школы, и мы вместе поедем в кино.
    Я заберу клиентов в офисе, и мы пойдем на обед.

    In this context "взять" means these customers are invited by you. You may come there together or separately, it's not specified.
    New question.
    "He hesitated to speak to girl"
    "He hesitated and he didn't open a new business"
    How is expressed the word hesitate in Russian?
    Чем больше слов, тем меньше они стоят.

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    "He hesitated to speak to girl"
    Он стеснялся поговорить с девушкой. (coz he felt shy)
    Он не решался поговорить с девушкой. (we don't know why)

    "He hesitated and he didn't open a new business"
    Он колебался и не открыл новый бизнес.
    Он не решался открыть новый бизнес, и в итоге не открыл.

    "Колебаться" implies an oscillation, as if your mind "oscillates" and you can't make a decision.
    "Стесняться" means that a person feels shy and can't bring themselves to do something.
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