айда

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Supposedly from Tatar әйдә (äydä).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

айда́ (ajdá)

  1. (colloquial) let's go, c'mon
    Хва́тит рабо́тать, айда́ по дома́мXvátit rabótatʹ, ajdá po domám ― Enough of the work, let's go home.
    Айда́ в футбо́л.Ajdá v futból. ― Let's play football.
  2. (colloquial) made off; dashed away; vanished
    Мы поруга́лись, он собра́л вещи́чки и айда́.My porugálisʹ, on sobrál veščíčki i ajdá. ― We had a quarrel, then he got his belongings and left.

Usage notes[edit]

Айда is used mostly as an imperative verb, but it is invariable. In Russian grammar айда does not count as a true verb and is considered to be closer to an interjection (междометие).