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    Its a Plan

    I received wonderful help when I asked about "Я собираюсь" - I am going (or planning) to do something.

    http://masterrussian.net/mforum/viewtopic.php?t=4734

    Now, I have discovered that there is also an expression "Я буду" which may also used in the sense of "I am going to do something"...

    How do I distinguish the use of these verbs? It seems that the first version is used more often - or has more universal use.

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    "я буду" is better translated as "I will", it is definite, no plan, just a fact.

    я буду жить в Норвегии - I will live in Norway
    я собираюсь жить в Норвегии - I plan to live in Norway
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    Is this common, or is it primarily used with verbs with no perfective?

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    The verb that comes after я буду will always be imperfective, because it denotes a process. Compare:

    Я буду пить пиво = I will be drinking beer (imperfective)
    Я выпью пиво = I will drink beer (perfective)
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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