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    I returned

    Is this right?

    Я вернулся = I returned (perfective)
    Я возвратился = I returned (perfective)
    Я возвращался = I was returning (imperfective)

    What is the difference between "вернулся" and "возвратился"?
    Are they synonyms?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I prefer "я вернулся"....as I'm not a native speaker, I cannot tell you the difference, but this form is always used if, for instance, you return from war etc.
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    Re: I returned

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    What is the difference between "вернулся" and "возвратился"?
    Are they synonyms?
    вернуть - to get back, to come back
    возвратить - to return
    I prefer "вернуться", "возвратиться" sounds a bit formal.
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    Вернуться и возвратиться have the same meaning, but вернуться is used more often than возвратиться.

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    Re: I returned

    Quote Originally Posted by JJ
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    What is the difference between "вернулся" and "возвратился"?
    Are they synonyms?
    вернуть - to get back, to come back
    возвратить - to return
    I prefer "вернуться", "возвратиться" sounds a bit formal.
    Would you mind conjugating (future-tense & past-tense singular) вернуть? e.g. "I will return" "You will return..." , " I returned" , "You returned..."

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    Assuming you mean the reflexive verb:

    я вернусь I will return
    мы вернёмся We will return
    ты вернёшься You (sing., familiar) will return
    он вернётся He (same for she & it) will return
    вы вернётесь You (plural/formal) will return
    они вернутся They will return

    Past tense is simpler:

    он вернулся He returned
    она вернулась She returned
    оно вернулось It returned
    они вернулись They returned
    P.S. - Исправление ошибок в моих текстах на русском всегда приветствуется

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    Returned

    To round out the topic, "Я возвраитл книгу" = I returned the book.

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    возвратиться к старым привычкам — to revert/return to one's old habits

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    And when he popped over to visit someone, wasn't it Owl Сова who left a sign over his door (hole in a tree):

    Ушол. Щас вирнусь.



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