Russian Language: The Verbs of Motion;

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Here are the simple Russian verbs of motion. It is worth learning most of these as they are a commonly used.

Ходить / Идти – To go by foot (walk). (View Conjugations)

Ездить / Ехать – To go by transport (drive, train, bus, etc.). (View Conjugations)

Бегать / Бежать – To run. (View Conjugations)

Бродить / Брести – To stroll. (View Conjugations)

Гонять / Гнать – To drive.** (View Conjugations)

Лазить / Лезть – To climb. (View Conjugations)

Летать / Лететь – To fly. (View Conjugations)

Плавать / Плыть – To swim, To sail. (View Conjugations)

Ползать / Ползти – To crawl. (View Conjugations)

Возить / Везти – To Transport, To Carry (by vehicle). (View Conjugations)

Носить / Нести – To Carry, To Wear (View Conjugations)

Водить / Вести – To Lead, To Accompany, To Drive (a car) (View Conjugations)

Таскать / Тащить – To Drag, To Pull. (View Conjugations)

**Rarely used: Гонять / Гнать does not mean ‘to drive by car’. (see Водить / Вести). It means ‘to force to move’. Example: ‘To drive someone into a corner’, ‘to drive cattle to market’.

Verbs Meaning ‘To Go’
If you remember back to lesson 8 we presented the words for ‘to go’ as different verbs. Now that you know a little more about verbs of motion you can see that they are related. Let’s review those examples from lesson 8 now. Additional examples are also included below.

Ходить – To go on foot, in more than one direction, or repetitively.
(Я хожу, Ты ходишь, Он ходит, Мы ходим, Вы ходите, Они ходят )

Я хожу в школу I go to school.
Я часто хожу в кино I often go to the cinema
Мы ходим в кафе каждый день We go to the cafe every day.
Мой сын еще не ходит. My son can’t walk yet.
Я всегда хожу на работу пешком. I always walk to work

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