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(pronounced "doh-sviDAniya")
Russian word for "Goodbye", used in any situation. Do Svidanya does not change spelling like "Zdrastvuytye" (Hello) does when refering to different people.

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Technically do svidanya means "God be with you." It is used in formal settings and with superiors/older people. I find it interesting because the English equivalent "Goodbye" is a mutated form of "God be with you," as well.

The informal "Goodbye" (used with friends and/or people of the same or younger generation) in Russian is pronounced "bok-A."

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