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Questions about "бежать" and "побежать"

The difference between бе́гать and побе́гать is not 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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Why are multi-direction/alternate verbs used with verbs of motion prefixes?

Уезжаете is not multidirectional. It's a normal imperfective verb in the present tense meaning 'you are leaving'. As most verbs, it does not have a multidirectional counterpart. An example ...
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Verb for - “to go into”

The thing with translation is that you don't translate words, you translate texts. Languages don't always have a one-to-one mapping between words and idioms, your excerpt being an example of this. ...
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Verb for - “to go into”

“I want to go into the deep forest and live with the bears.” The point is that the meaning of the sentence is not a simple promenade, but a change of the way of life. So you actually are going to ...
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Perfective of таскать

Q: most likely таскать will remain imperfective when preceded by в-, вы-, при-. Whereas тащить will become the perfective counterpart of the prefixed verb. A: With respect to this particular verb ...
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Perfective of таскать

Потащить - to start drag Потаскать - to drag a bit around Оттаскать - to drag around quite enough Затаскать - to drag around up to changed condition
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Perfective of таскать

Since the prefix по- mostly shows the beginning of the action, you can say it's the most generic meaning comparing to other prefixes. So полезть can be a safe variant like потащить and потаскать.
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Describing a displacement

The difference between поехал and eздил is similar to that of "have gone" and "have been" both deriving from the verb "go". Поехал means you are still there, ездил means you visited and returned. "...
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Unprefixed verbs of motion

Not quite. Автобус едет if all you mean is that it's in motion. Автобус ходит — as does all other non-airborne public transport, including passenger ships — in relation to its route or destination. ...
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Why are multi-direction/alternate verbs used with verbs of motion prefixes?

в- - in въезжать вы- - out. выезжать до- - as far as, reach доезжать за- - drop in, stop by заезжать об- - around объезжать от- - away отъезжать пере- - across переезжать под- - approach подъезжать ...
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Why are multi-direction/alternate verbs used with verbs of motion prefixes?

For most of such verbs, no unidirectional form is permitted in this context. You may say "надо уехать" or "надо уезжать" about yourself, but you can't say "почему вы уедете?&...
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Verbs of motion with prefix "у-" and "при-"

Каждый раз я приезжаю/прилетаю__ (1) в новый город и скоро уезжаю/улетаю ___ (2) обратно, в Волгоград. 1 Choice of verbs: you can travel by car, train or fly. Приезжать/прилетать, уезжать/улетать. ...
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