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    Hopefully this will help...

    Hello Fellow Earthlings:

    I realize how confusing motion verbs can be to a non-native Russian speaker. And I realize that the most confusing part is learning when to use which form of the verb (such as multi-directional, uni-directional, imperfective, perfective ). Well luckily, I have found a great source of information, and have compiled it into a table. Please let me know if this helps you. Have fun, and good luck! ( I only used the verbs идти/ходить and ехать/ездить for now, because I just want to see how well this goes over before I compile another table with all the other verbs of motion.)



    ****Note: I find more often than not, that people will use uni-directional present when they are talking about when they are going. (сегодня вечером, я иду в кино. ) But when they are just going in general, I think its safe to use the other way (я пойду в кино)

    And please note also, that I did not put when to use шёл/ехал. This is usually used when you are on your way somewhere, and something else happens. (он шёл в библиотеку, когда начался дождь) You also use it when describing how they did something (он медленно шёл в библиотеку.)

    Well I hope this helps in some small way at least.

    If you like it, please let me know.

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    You remind me of Jasper.

    I see no table, though.

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    Sorry for the delay...had a bit of trouble with the table....stupid GIF's....anyway here it is

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    Cool!

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    I like it.
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    nice!!!

    i think you can say:
    i hoshu idti: i want to keep walking.
    i ne hoshu poidti: i don't want to keep walking.

    correct me if i'm wrong.

    saibot wrote:
    And please note also, that I did not put when to use шёл/ехал. This is usually used when you are on your way somewhere, and something else happens. (он шёл в библиотеку, когда начался дождь) You also use it when describing how they did something (он медленно шёл в библиотеку.)
    that is the imperfect indicative, plain and simple, like he was walking.
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    if you are walking and someone wants to stop..cant you just say...

    хочу дальше или поехали дальше?


    i may be wrong...but im sure you were right too..there are always exceptions to the rules

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    Quote Originally Posted by saibot
    if you are walking and someone wants to stop..cant you just say...

    хочу дальше или поехали дальше?


    i may be wrong...but im sure you were right too..there are always exceptions to the rules
    If you are walking it is not поехали, it is пойдём дальше.

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    hehe

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