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Translation of the Russian word 'пусть'?
WhobiaDate: Wednesday, 2012-06-06, 2:07 PM | Message # 1
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Hi there!
What's the exact translation of the Russian word 'пусть'?
Can you give me some examples?
OlgaDate: Thursday, 2012-06-07, 6:23 PM | Message # 2
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'пусть' means let.
Пусть будет как ты хочешь. = Let it be the way you want.
Пусть она скажет. = Let her speak.
WhobiaDate: Thursday, 2013-01-24, 2:50 PM | Message # 3
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Thank you Olga!
But the word будет means will in Russian, right?
So, the phrase Пусть будет как ты хочешь. literaly means Let will as you want?
OlgaDate: Thursday, 2013-01-24, 3:00 PM | Message # 4
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That's correct.
There is some trick here with the word будет.

the verb быть= to be, to exist

It can be used as axillary verb to indicate the future tense.
For example:
Я буду обедать. = I will have lunch.

The verb будет also can be used on its own, like in the example above:
Пусть будет как ты хочешь. = Let it be the way you want.
Things don't look logical when you encounter something you don't have in your own language. crazy


Message edited by Olga - Thursday, 2013-01-24, 3:01 PM
WhobiaDate: Thursday, 2013-01-24, 3:03 PM | Message # 5
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Thank you so much Olga for your quick response!
I have to digest that.
OlgaDate: Thursday, 2013-01-24, 3:04 PM | Message # 6
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Sure, take your time!
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