How to ask and which are the best ways to say "How do I get to Red Square?" using verbs of motion and respective prepositions

  • What verbs of motion do you think are appropriate in this case? – Artemix May 18 '15 at 10:30

If you are on foot:

Как пройти на Красную площадь?

If you are driving a car:

Как проехать на Красную площадь?

Universal way:

Как попасть на Красную площадь?

As you can see the pattern is:

Как (мне/нам) verb_of_motion на Красную площадь?

  • I'm not sure about попасть - is it a verb of motion? The phrase itself is ok however. – Artemix May 18 '15 at 10:32
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    I believe it is a verb with a meaning of motion in this case. – Dmitry May 18 '15 at 10:37
  • Just splitting hairs here: 'verb of motion' is often used to refer to the specific set of verbs that distinguish multidirectional vs unidirectional motion (ходить - идти, водить - вести, etc.). So попасть isn't a verb of motion in that sense, though its meaning certainly has to do with motion. – Curt May 2 '17 at 13:20

You can also try, "Как мне добраться до Красной площади?" It is closer to the word 'get'

  • Blackmoor, can добраться also be used for "make it"? For instance, if Andrey leaves a bar drunk and you wonder if he made it home safely, ¿could you say: Интересно, добрался ли Андрей домой. – CocoPop May 7 '16 at 12:27

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