Translation:Who wants to go to the disco with me?
Except the word was дискотеку, not клуб. Sure, teaching a dead term is silly, but it doesn't mean they should accept a completely different (though semantically similar) word.
I've only ever heard "dance" used in reference to a high school dance, not to the privately owned nightclubs.
In Russian you can say "lets go to the dances" to imply going out to dance at a night club
are you sure about nightclubs? Пошли на танцы one says only in a village now. Everybody says пошли в клуб
I was thinking that maybe they still call it that in some countries... as far as I know, they stopped calling it that in the US, at least, in the 1970s.
Eh, it bled into the early 80's but it's certainly a 30-year-old term in the US.
(Thanks DL for making me feel old. Jerks.)
Interestingly, the word дискотека didn't come into use in Russian until late 1970s. Before people always said "на танцы"/"на танцах".
That might be because discotheques - and in fact, disco music - didn't exist at all until about 1976 or 1977. :-) Technically, the word "discotheque" itself existed much earlier, but it didn't come to mean 'a club where one goes to dance to disco/popular music' until around that time.
It wouldn't accept "nightclub". Seriously, no one in the English speaking world still calls them "discos".
In Russia too, the younger generation hardly ever uses the word дискотека. They go dancing в ночные клубы. But at the time when the word дискотека was used we did not have ночные клубы. Дискотеки часто устраивались в школах (Discos were often organized in high schools).
How can I count disco? You ever say "discos" when you go to 2 or more disco venues?
When a single event rather than a repetitive or continuous action is meant, the verb «хотеть» («хочу») is followed by the infinitive of the perfective verb describing the desired action. Пойти is the perfective counterpart of идти.
Seems like the formal way of saying "club." I wouldn't be surprised if there is a slang word to refer to it as well like in French.