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    going up hills, elevators etc, + going down.....in russian

    how do you say these things in russian?

    He is going up the hill
    He is going down the hill
    He is going up the tower/elevator
    He is going down the stairs
    He is going up the stairs
    We are going down to the beach
    Come up the street!
    come down the street!

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    The most neutral and common are "подниматься" (to go up) и "спускаться" (to go down). They are ok most of the time.

    He is going up the hill - Он поднимается на холм (or Он взбирается на холм / взбираться ~ to climb)
    He is going down the hill - Он спускается с холма.
    He is going up the tower/elevator - Он поднимается на лифте
    He is going down the stairs - Он спускается по лестнице (or Он идет вниз по лестнице)
    He is going up the stairs - Он поднимается по лестнице (or Он идет вверх по лестнице)
    We are going down to the beach - Мы спускаемся к пляжу
    Come up the street! - Идите вверх по улице
    come down the street! - Идите вниз по улице

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    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka View Post
    The most neutral and common are "подниматься" (to go up) и "спускаться" (to go down). They are ok most of the time.

    He is going up the hill - Он поднимается на холм (or Он взбирается на холм / взбираться ~ to climb)
    He is going down the hill - Он спускается с холма.
    He is going up the tower/elevator - Он поднимается на лифте
    He is going down the stairs - Он спускается по лестнице (or Он идет вниз по лестнице)
    He is going up the stairs - Он поднимается по лестнице (or Он идет вверх по лестнице)
    We are going down to the beach - Мы спускаемся к пляжу
    Come up the street! - Идите вверх по улице
    come down the street! - Идите вниз по улице
    how about Идите вверх по холму? + Идите вниз по холму?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexnoel View Post
    how about Идите вверх по холму? + Идите вниз по холму?
    It's wrong. Also идти - infinitive, идите - imperative.
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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