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In Russian, do vehicles walk? And can one walk across the city using the bus?

If you refer to the dictionary, you'll see that ходитьhas a lot of meanings. The clock also walks in Russian, and it doesn't mean it has legs or walks on its hands. :) The words almost never have 100% ...
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In Russian, do vehicles walk? And can one walk across the city using the bus?

Yes, it is correct. Asking "why?" make no sense, because "идти" just means a lot of things. That's how languages work. Идёт дождь/снег - it is raining/snowing. Идёт дым - there's smoke (over ...
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Questions about "бежать" and "побежать"

The difference between бе́гать and побе́гать isn't just aspectual. Побе́гать is in line with other similar verbs such as посиде́ть, постоя́ть, покури́ть all meaning 'to do something (сиде́ть, стоя́ть, ...
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In Russian, do vehicles walk? And can one walk across the city using the bus?

All the examples in your textbook are correct, mainly because the word "ход" basically means "move/motion/process" ("движение") (do not mistake it with "ходьба" - "walking"), and better representation ...
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What's the difference between "ходить" and "идти"?

"Ходить" is a repetitive action, while "идти" is not. For example, Я иду в гости --> I go visiting Кто ходит в гости по утрам, тот поступает мудро --> One who (is used to / often) goes visiting ...
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Pair of clauses indicating destination

The correct one is the 3rd Люди переезжают туда, где можно зарабатывать больше денег. Or a bit shorter Люди переезжают туда, где больше зарабатывают. Please also pay attention to the correct ...
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Verbs of motion for sailing

Yes they all denote movement of a person aboard a vessel and of a vessel itself. Add to them поплыть. In contexts where the fact of travelling to certain destination is what's important and not the ...
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In Russian, do vehicles walk? And can one walk across the city using the bus?

In Russian, practically every kind of vehicle can ходить. It is very easy to tell if the sentence is about actual walking on foot or about a vehicle moving. If the subject of the sentence is a person/...
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What's the difference between "ходить" and "идти"?

Иду in one direction, from A to B Хожу in two or more directins. Compare: 1) Сейчас я иду на работу (one way, from home to work). 2) Я каждый день хожу на работу. (from home to work, then from work ...
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Why are возить/везти and носить/нести related as they are in prefixed verbs?

Let's take a step back and look at two interrelated concepts: the two kinds of motion expressed by Russian verbs of motion and the two aspects of verbs. Unprefixed verbs of motion are all imperfective....
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Using вести/водить when talking about driving

1.На прошлой неделе мы ездили в Москву, и я водил туда и обратно. The sentence is incorrect. That was not a repeated action, so водил cannot be used. It was one completed trip and the movement is not ...
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Using вести/водить when talking about driving

Here's how you might say it: Я вёл [машину] туда, а моя подруга - обратно. Я был за рулём по пути туда, а моя подруга - обратно. Things to note: 'Водил' would be incorrect in this case as it's a ...
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Is the phrase 'Они пойдут на концерт' the correct translation of 'They'll go to the concert?'

Yes and yes. You can use пойдут even if they are driving. Here it has the meaning of attend. Ребенок ходит в школу even if he is actually going by bus (and perhaps even having online lessons). Perfect ...
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Why are there verbs derived from ехать but not ездить?

As I have mentioned, заездить, изъездить, наездить, объездить, выездить, поездить, проездить, съездить are the verbs derived from ездить. Some of them have an imperfective pair in a certain ...
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What is the difference between the prefixes по and у in verbs of motion

The prefix По- with verbs of motion has two main meanings 1. Beginning of motion — perfective aspect. Что сделать?(unidirectional) пойти, поехать, полететь, побежать, Куда? К кому? Where? To whom? в, ...
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Why "не могу выехать из гаража" but "нельзя выезжать с территории завода"?

Я не могу выехать из гаража - "I can't drive out of the garage" (Right now, for any reason). Я не могу выезжать из гаража - same "I can't drive out of the garage" (But generally, either because ...
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What is the difference between "Куда ты идёшь?" and "Куда ты собрался?"

Let me start with the basics. Собирать means 'to gather', 'to put lots of things in one place'. Собираться means 'to gather oneself (or one's things)', 'to pack (one's belongings)'. Соберись! could ...
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What's the difference between "cъездить" and "поездить"?

"Съездить" means "to go to a certain place and return". "Я съездил в Москву". "Поездить" means "to spend some time driving, traveling; to make several ...
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In Russian, do vehicles walk? And can one walk across the city using the bus?

That's a difficult problem when we have such multimeaningful verbs like "go". But you can always find an answer in the Russian -English dictionary. Languages use different idioms for ...
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Meaning of prefix по- in verbs поехать and пойти

With motional verbs, prefix по means beginning of motion. Inversal case would have the prefix при, when ending the motion (arriving to some place).
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What is the difference between the prefixes по and у in verbs of motion

As prefixes for motion verbs, у- usually emphasises on a place from which the motion starts, while по- makes emphasis on a trajectory of motion (implying that the destination is a subject to change, ...
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When to use поехали, давай or пойдём?

Поехали could be used colloquially in the sense of пойдём, regardless of means of movement to be undertaken, like in поехали в кино, а slangier version is погнали... Давай normally requires a verb, ...
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What is the difference between "Куда ты идёшь?" and "Куда ты собрался?"

This depends on context — particularly whether the question is posed while the person addressed is preparing to leave, or in the process of actually leaving. While preparing to leave (e.g. ironing ...
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What is the difference between "Куда ты идёшь?" and "Куда ты собрался?"

I believe that собираться can effectively be compared to English (to be) about to. That would explain why it doesn't work in the future, since we, similarly, wouldn't say you'll be about to go except ...
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Why are возить/везти and носить/нести related as they are in prefixed verbs?

Thе words in each of the two groups are considered to have the same root. However, for historical reasons, a single root may have multiple forms. According to Russian Derivational Dictionary (volume ...
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Why are there verbs derived from ехать but not ездить?

I've sometimes explained it like this: ездить, like ходить, водить, and others, is a multidirectional verb. Most multidirectional verbs can take a directional prefix (в-, вы-, при-, у-, etc.) to ...
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Meaning of prefix по- in verbs поехать and пойти

In your example, Она пошла на работу. It means (1) the action was begun. It can mean 'She just left for work' or 'She started a new job / resumed her job' [after a break]. You can easily ...
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Aspect and tense for the verb Войти/Bxодить

Just as @mustaccio mentioned, you should treat входить/войти separately from the ходить/идти even though they are related morphologically. It's just "enter" in imperfective/perfective aspect ...
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In Russian, do vehicles walk? And can one walk across the city using the bus?

Buses do walk, but only when: describing it in abstract terms ("this bus goes to Bolshoy Theatre?" - "Этот автобус идёт до Большого Театра") - i.e. the question is whether its scheduled path supposed ...
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In Russian, do vehicles walk? And can one walk across the city using the bus?

In Russian, do vehicles walk? Walking vehicles do. :-) The difference between 'идти́' and 'е́хать' is almost that between 'go' and 'ride'. Whenever you have doubts as to which one to use, make ...
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