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I wantto bring to your attentiona very interesting article.

The authorNatalia, blog – www.lexiophiles.com. We thank the authorfor this work.

“It’s well known that the Russian language is especially rich in slang, pejoratives and vulgar words. Even the most common words can have a completely different meaning when used figuratively, which we wouldn’t encourage to you use.

For example the Russian word «давать» is polysemantic.

«Давай» can be an equivalent to the English words «to give» and «to provide»

(Please give me a pen) – this is the literal meaning of the word. This practical use of the word is the most common.

«Давай» is also a motivating word e.g. used when we want to cheer on a sportsman. (Давай, Петя, давай! – Go, Peter, go!)


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