Colloquial Russian: Да ну его!Posted: May 7, 2014
You must have heard this colloquial phrase already:
Да ну его! Да ну её! Да ну их!
Sometimes without ДА:
Ну его! Ну её! Ну их!
In both cases, НУ will be very stressed.
It is formed by (ДА) НУ + pronoun (noun) in accusative case. Normally it means the speaker wants to forget about certain people, so it would mean:
Who cares about him? To hell with him! Forget about him! etc (this Russian expression does not have strong/offensive words, so it is quite neutral even though emotional):
– Он не позвонил вчера, хотя обещал! (He did not call yesterday, although promised!)
– Да ну его, он не последний мужчина на свете! (Forget about him! He is not the last man in the world!)