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Meaning of "let's" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LET'S

let's  [lɛts] play
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WHAT DOES LET'S MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Imperative mood

The imperative is a grammatical mood that forms commands or requests, including the giving of prohibition or permission, or any other kind of exhortation. An example of a verb in the imperative mood is be in the English sentence "Please be quiet". Imperatives of this type imply a second-person subject; some languages also have first- and third-person imperatives, with the meaning of "let's " or "let him/her/them ". Imperative mood can be denoted by the glossing abbreviation IMP. It is one of the irrealis moods.

Definition of let's in the English dictionary

The definition of let's in the dictionary is let us: used to express a suggestion, command, etc, by the speaker to himself and his hearers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LET'S


assets
ˈæsɛts
castanets
ˌkæstəˈnɛts
chervonets
tʃəˈvɔːnɛts
Getz
ɡɛts
LETS
lɛts
Metz
mɛts
Odets
əʊˈdɛts
pantalets
ˌpæntəˈlɛts
pantalettes
ˌpæntəˈlɛts
regrets
rɪˈɡrɛts
rillettes
rɪˈlɛts
salopettes
ˌsæləˈpɛts
solonets
ˌsɒləˈnɛts
solonetz
ˌsɒləˈnɛts
sweats
swɛts
Tourette´s
tʊəˈrɛts

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LET'S

let slip
let slip through one´s fingers
let someone have it
let someone off with
let the cat out of the bag
let the grass grow under one´s feet
let through
let up
let-out
let-up
letch
Letchworth
letdown
lethal
lethal dose
lethal injection
lethality
lethally
lethargic
lethargical

WORDS THAT END LIKE LET'S

Alzheimer´s
chemist´s
dot one´s i´s and cross one´s t´s
dot the i´s and cross the t´s
druggist´s
florist´s
he´s
it´s
Levi´s
Lord´s
New Year´s
newsagent´s
one´s
she´s
Tatt´s
that´s
there´s
travel agent´s
T´s
who´s

Synonyms and antonyms of let's in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «let's» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LET'S

Find out the translation of let's to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of let's from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «let's» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

让我们
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vamos
570 millions of speakers

English

let´s
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चलो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دعونا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

давайте
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vamos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

de laisser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mari kita
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wir
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

レッツ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

하자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ayo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chúng ta hãy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அனுமதிக்க வேண்டும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चला चला
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Haydi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

facciamo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niech
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

давайте
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hai
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

laat se
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

låt oss
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

la oss
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of let's

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LET'S»

The term «let's» is very widely used and occupies the 2.669 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LET'S» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about let's

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10 QUOTES WITH «LET'S»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word let's.
1
Gregg Allman
I said, other people can write songs, let's see if I can. So the first 400 or 500 wound up on the floor somewhere. Then I wrote one called Melissa.
2
Aldrich Ames
Let's say a Soviet exchange student back in the '70s would go back and tell the KGB about people and places and things that he'd seen and done and been involved with. This is not really espionage; there's no betrayal of trust.
3
Bille August
I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let's do it both ways. So we did it in four parts.
4
Tex Avery
Let's make some funny pictures.
5
Afrika Bambaataa
We want you to sit down and leave your egos at home and let's get an understanding as to where all this is foolishness coming from. There are others who are putting things out there or throwing a stick and hiding their hand and keeping things built up in the media.
6
Ernie Banks
It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!
7
Edgar Bergen
OK, magic boy, let's see who you really are.
8
Jon Bernthal
Let's just say I'm a physical guy.
9
Melanie Brown
I collect art. I just recently bought two gorgeous photographs of Marilyn Monroe by international photographer Eve Arnold and I know it sounds horrible but when she dies all her pictures are going to be worth triple. But I won't tell you how much I got them for - let's just say it was a lot.
10
Candace Bushnell
The reality about being economically dependent on someone else usually doesn't work out for women in the end. It's about being an adult and being responsible for your life. Most women have to work, so let's just get on with it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LET'S»

Discover the use of let's in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to let's and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Let's Pretend This Never Happened
For every intellectual misfit who thought they were the only ones to think the things that Lawson dares to say out loud, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of our lives.
Jenny Lawson, 2012
2
Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls
. . From here the story could take many turns. A guy walks into a bar and meets the love of his life. A guy walks into a bar and finds no one else is there. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless.
David Sedaris, 2013
3
Let's Review: Earth science-- the physical setting
Designed especially to help prepare students taking the New York State Regents Examination, this book makes a valuable supplementary text for high-school-level Earth Science classes throughout the country.
Edward J. Denecke, William H. Carr, 2008
4
Let's Review: Geometry
This classroom text presents a detailed review of all topics prescribed as part of the high school curriculum.
Lawrence S. Leff, 2008
5
Illustration School: Let's Draw Happy People
Created by one of Japan’s most popular artists, this book provides detailed and complete instruction for illustrating fun and appealing characters and elements that celebrate life.
Sachiko Umoto, 2010
6
Let's Review: Physics-- the physical setting
This detailed manual reviews all topics covered in the New York State high school curriculum for physics and prepares students to pass the Regents Physics Exam.
Miriam A. Lazar, 2009
7
Let's Talk Student's Book 1 with Self-Study Audio CD
Let's Talk Second Edition is a fully revised edition of Let's Talk, the successful three-level speaking and listening course that takes students from a high-beginning to a high-intermediate level.
Leo Jones, 2007
8
Let's Talk Teacher's Manual 2 with Audio CD
Provided as photocopiables in the back of the book are model conversations for discussion support, talking points for additional speaking practice, and a complete assessment program including quizzes and tests.
Leo Jones, 2008
9
Let's Talk Level 2 Student's Book with Self-study Audio CD
Let's Talk Second Edition is a fully revised edition of Let's Talk, the successful three-level speaking and listening course that takes students from a high-beginning to a high-intermediate level.
Leo Jones, 2007
10
Let's speak Business English: a guidebook for the non-native ...
Here's a great guide to American business language and practices for business people who speak English as a second language.
Linda Cypres, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LET'S»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term let's is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Let's stop using the word 'austerity' — what we're talking about is …
Let's stop using austerity when perhaps “reality”, as in economic reality, might be a more appropriate word. So, the deal does not impose ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
2
David Harsanyi: Let's face it, Planned Parenthood is evil | New …
Let's forget the legality of the issue for a moment. And let's forget religion and politics, if that's possible. Let's forget the disconcerting economic ... «The Union Leader, Jul 15»
3
ON WORK: Let's face it, it pays to be a good looker in the corporate …
NOT long ago I found myself addressing a room full of newish hires at one of the big four accountancy firms. As I surveyed the crowd, I noticed ... «BDlive, Jul 15»
4
Big Brother: Joel Williams SPOTTED in the frozen pizza aisle - let's
Former Big Brother housemate Joel Williams has been spotted by a fan in Tescos hovering around the frozen pizza aisle. Joel is pictured out ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
Articles: Let's Worry about a Real Threat - American Thinker
Let's Worry about a Real Threat. By Norman Rogers. The electric grid is a stellar achievement of civilization. Without the grid, modern ... «American Thinker, Jul 15»
6
Falling Skies: Let's Talk About "Pope Breaks Bad" - Falling … - TV.com
Victory is sweet, but sometimes victory means letting awesome people stuck in alien quicksand get eaten by mutated mosquitos for the greater ... «TV.com, Jul 15»
7
Peterson: Prayer in ISU locker room? Let's wait and see
Slow down with the religious criticism of new Iowa State basketball coach Steve Prohm. The team doesn't even start official practice for the first ... «DesMoinesRegister.com, Jul 15»
8
Let's talk about sex (differences) - Health Report - ABC Radio …
The mantra of personalised medicine is that if doctors want to provide better care, they need to cater to individual difference. So why doesn't the ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
9
Mayor Of Inglewood -- WELCOME HOME PAUL PIERCE ... Now …
Now Let's Turn Up! .... Huh) · Kylie Jenner Films Her Own Racktastic (VIDEO) · Let's Celebrate Undercarriage And Other Fine Things To Ogle ... «TMZ.com, Jul 15»
10
True Detective: Let's Rap About "Other Lives"
Last's week episode of True Detective ended with one heck of a bloodbath—lots of dead civilians, over $100,000 in destruction, and tons of ... «TV.com, Jul 15»

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