Questions tagged [глаголы-движения]

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Perfective x Imperfective doubt

I have the following doubt: Is there a difference in these phrases below? Я видел его, когда он выходил из магазина. Я увидел его, когда он выходил из магазина. Does the first one mean "I was ...
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Using вести/водить when talking about driving

I would like to know if it is acceptable to use вести/водить as follows, when emphasising who is/was driving : На прошлой неделе мы ездили в Москву, и я водил туда и обратно. На прошлой неделе мы ...
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Why “не могу выехать из гаража” but “нельзя выезжать с территории завода”?

Going through some review on verbs of motion in Поехали II, page 40, was the following exercise. Я не умею водить машину и не могу ______ из гаража. So noting that it seemed a one-time, completed ...
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When to use поехали, давай or пойдём?

I understand that these three expressions are an invitation to do something or go somewhere. I would use “давай” as in “come on” or “come with me”. “поехали” and ”пойдём” would be more like “let’s go”,...
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лазить vs лезть

With verbs such as ходить, плавать, ехать, летать, the fact that they are indeterminate means that they imply movement in many directions without a particular finish line. However, the verb "to climb"...
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Pair of clauses indicating destination

How do I say "People move to wherever they can earn more money"? Люди переезжают туда, куда можно зарабатывать больше денег. Люди переезжают куда можно зарабатывать больше денег. Люди переезжают туда,...
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Verbs of motion for sailing

I have a doubt concerning what verbs are used to describe the movement of a ship, boat, etc. Идти/ходить, respectively determinate and indeterminate, mean "to go on foot/walk". If I go somewhere by ...
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Motion Verbs - Deciding which verb to use when [duplicate]

I'm struggling to understand which motion verbs should be used in which situation. The verbs that I have been studying are: идти/пойти ехать/поехать ходить ездить When should I ...
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Have technology changes had any effect on the usage of идти vs. ехать (and similar verb pairs)?

I've only been studying Russian for about a year (and slowly at that), so I'm probably misunderstanding a lot. From what I understand, though, идти and ехать are both unidirectional verbs of motion ...
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What's the difference between “ходить” and “идти”?

As far as I understand they both mean "go", but I'd like to know when I should use each. Are these words interchangeable?
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In Russian, do vehicles walk? And can one walk across the city using the bus?

It's commonly taught that the difference between ходить/идти and ездить/ехать (and between their prefixed derivations) is that the former connotes movement by foot and the latter connotes movement ...
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Why are возить/везти and носить/нести related as they are in prefixed verbs?

возить/везти/носить/нести are all imperfective verbs meaning "to carry", возить/носить are abstract, везти/нести are concrete, возить/везти are by vehicle, and носить/нести are by foot. In this ...
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Meaning of prefix по- in verbs поехать and пойти

Both this website and my grammar workbook state that the meaning of по- in the verbs пойти and поехать is to indicate the beginning (but not necessarily the completion) of an action. However, I ...
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Why are there verbs derived from ходить, but not идти?

Despite the fact that both ходить and ехать are imperfective verbs, the verbs formed by adding prefixes to ходить are imperfective, while those formed by adding prefixes to ехать are perfective. ...
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Why are there verbs derived from ехать but not ездить?

I noticed recently that there are many verbs derived from ехать by adding prefixes, such as уехать or доехать, which are all perfective, and whose imperfective forms are created by add the prefix to ...
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What is the difference between the prefixes по and у in verbs of motion

I have been studying Russian for a while and have looked at a number of grammar books for Russian by I fail to see the nuance between 'по' and 'у' For example: Мой самолёт улетит... vs. Мой самолёт ...
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Directionality of prefixed verbs of motion in present and future

From duolingo.com A TRICKY ASPECT You may have spotted so far that the examples have all been the one-directional versions of 'go' and that they are all past or future. Well, here's where it ...
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Почему “надевать”, но “одевайся”?

Если "одевать" другого, а "надевать" на себя, то почему не "надевайся"?
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Why is поехали in past tense when сейчас мы поехали в квартиру has a present tense meaning?

Здравствуйте. I noticed that verbs of motion with the prefix по in the unidirectional forms, for example поехали, are in the past tense, even though the sentence is in the present - for example, ...
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Aspect vs. direction of verbs of motion

Most verbs distinguish between the imperfect and perfect aspect (писать/написать), but with verbs of motion the imperfect verbs distinguish between undirected and directed motion (плавать/плыть). ...
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Verbs of motion present/past continuous

A teacher explained to me that for imperfective verbs of motion, the verb termed one-directional is present/past continuous in translation and should be chosen for use on that basis, not on a ...
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How to properly translate “Passing Yachtsmen?”

I came across the phrase, "Passing yachtsmen raised the alarm after spotting him..." Could I say the following using the verb плавать with the prefix про to indicate passing in order to bypass using ...
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uncertainty about some uses of motion verbs

I did a proficiency test recently and I wanted to clarify why I got some answers wrong. In the following examples: "Летом мы ездим на дачу каждые выходные." -- It's "ездим" / ездить because it's done ...
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determine the aspect of verbs of motion

Apparently one thing which makes it difficult to deal with verbs of motion is the additional distinction into two groups, beside the given division into verbs of imperfective and perfective aspect. ...
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Ways to better study глаголы движения

I'm terrible with movement verbs, I never use them well, especially with prefixes, the way to use them changes a lot!!! I get incredibly confuse. So if someone has a good book reference regarding ...
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Is there a mnemonic for when to use уйти vs. выйти?

How do you remember when to use the right verb - or is it simply by memory - or are they interchangeable? I suppose the same could be said for прийти/войти