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I am curious what the difference is between yчите and изучaете?

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    (in addition to the first answer) Another meaning of "учить" (as opposed to "изучать"): to teach.
    – Alex_ander
    Oct 3 '15 at 7:21
  • So if, i am studying a language it is more appropriate to use the yчит verb? Is that correct? How would you formulate that you are studying or learning the russian languge?
    – Ana
    Oct 3 '15 at 13:35
  • If you use a system, whether under a supervision or on your own, you most likely study. If you are [gradually] acquiring the knowledge, you learn. One can study without learning. One can also learn without much effort, without studying. Oct 19 '15 at 12:22
  • @Ana 'учить' is more appropriate. One would use 'изучать' if one spent many years studying/researching the topic in depth.
    – Vitaly
    Oct 19 '15 at 15:06
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учить = learn

изучать = study.

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