The Alternative Russian Dictionary: айда

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айда 〈ajda〉 etymology Supposedly from Tatar әйдә 〈əjdə〉. pronunciation
  • /ɐjˈda/
interjection: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) let's go, c'mon exampleХва́тит рабо́тать, айда́ по дома́м Enough of the work, let's go home. exampleАйда́ в футбо́л. Let's play football.
  2. (colloquial) made off; dashed away; vanished exampleМы поруга́лись, он собра́л вещи́чки и айда́. We had a quarrel, then he got his belongings and left.
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).

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