Questions tagged [motion-verbs]

Questions concerning the limited set of Russian verbs of motion that come in pairs of uni- and multidirectional.

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Why are multi-direction/alternate verbs used with verbs of motion prefixes?

So it seems when it comes to using prefixes we depart from using the Ездить / Ехать verb pair and switch to езжать/Ехать. In the dictionary is say езжать its the repeat or frequent form of Ехать. But ...
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Questions about “бежать” and “побежать”

I know that the difference between бегать and побегать is that бегать is imperfective while побегать is perfective. However, my dictionary says бежать is a facultative verb (i.e. it has both ...
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Verbs of motion with prefix “у-” and “при-”

I am currently learning how to use verbs of motion with the prefixes у- and при- to express that someone departs from or arrives at a certain location. However, I struggle with the following sentence ...
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Describing a displacement

A friend of mine told me I cannot tell "Страна, куда я поехал" rather than "Страна, куда я ездил". Even when I am referring to a completed trip which just happened once ("The country I went to in ...
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Unprefixed verbs of motion [duplicate]

I understand that a different verb of motion is used for a bus, tram, train than for a car, lorry, van. e.g.автобус ходит, машина ездит Is this correct and, if so, why? Then, if I get on the bus ...
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Perfective of таскать

Before asking my question, let me tell what I know about verbs of motion so far: -For each verb of motion in English (ex.: to go) there are multiple verbs in Russian; -Each nuance of motion verbs in ...