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    Motion verbs

    From what I got out of my grammar textbook (it was somewhat vague), is it safe to say these are the correct translations?

    Future
    Я приду домой. I'll arrive home (once).
    Я буду идти домой. I will be arriving home (once).
    Я буду ходить домой. I will be arriving home (regularly).

    Present
    Я прихожу домой. I am arriving home.

    Past
    Я пришел домой. I came home.
    Я приходил домой. I was coming home.

    And again..

    Past
    Я продал книгу. I sold the book.
    Я продавал книгу. I was selling the book.

    Present
    Я продаю книгу. I am selling the book.

    Future
    Я продам книгу. I will sell the book (once).
    Я буду продавать книгу. I will be selling the book.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Motion verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    Future
    Я приду домой. I'll arrive home (once).
    Я буду идти домой. I will be arriving home (once).
    Forgive me if I am mistaken, but isn't "I'll arrive home" and "I will be arriving home" the exact same thing? "I'll arrive" is the contacted version of the latter. Saying "Я буду идти домой" is the imperfective (and slightly more vague if I recall) version of "Я приду домой".

    "Я буду ходить домой" is saying I will go home, not I will arrive home. Arrive uses the "при" prefix. I might say "Я буду идти каждый домой"


    By the way, this is just from what I think I remember learning from Russian class, I would clarify with Оля or another expert to be 100% sure. For all I know, I could be completely mistaken.

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    Re: Motion verbs

    Sorry, my english is terrible, but with logic and dictionary we have next:
    Я приду домой. I'll arrive home (once).
    good
    Я буду идти домой. I will be arriving home (once).
    Я буду ходить домой. I will be arriving home (regularly).
    not so good.
    If i don't mistakes, "arriving" means "приходить", and "Идти" = "go".
    So "I will be arriving home" it "Я приду домой", also "i'll arrive home". I don't know how can telling difference on Russian in this replics, if "arrive" means going with your own legs.
    On question "You will come home today?" in Russia answered "Да, я приду домой". Maybe it's help you.

    And "I will be arrving home" (regularly) its "Я буду приходить домой".

    Я пришёл домой. I came home.
    Other is right.

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    Re: Motion verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by &ryu
    Я пришёл домой. I came home.
    What was wrong about the letter "е" there? Never saw a book without "ё"'s?..
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: Motion verbs

    В книгах-то встречал, но в любом случае правильнее-то "ё", и если человек действительно изучает русский язык и будет им пользоваться, то надо его подготовить "с пелёнок"

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    Re: Motion verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by &ryu
    В книгах-то встречал, но в любом случае правильнее-то "ё"
    Давайте не будем про "частичную беременность". Почти все книги издаются без "ё", и это традиция русского языка.

    и если человек действительно изучает русский язык и будет им пользоваться, то надо его подготовить "с пелёнок"
    Вот как раз если действительно изучает и будет им пользоваться, то надо его подготовить к тому, что русские обычно "ё" не пишут (и судя по всему, Marlow это уже знает).
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    Re: Motion verbs

    Future
    Я приду домой. I'll arrive home (once). Ok.
    Я буду идти домой. I will be going home (once) = I will be on my way home.
    The more likely, and possibly idiomatic, meaning: I'd better go home now. = It's time for me to go home.
    Я буду ходить домой. I will go home (regularly).

    Present
    Я прихожу домой. I come home (regularly).

    Past
    Я пришел домой. I came home (and stayed there/here)(once).
    Also can be used in present meaning, like an announcement: I'm here, at home!
    Я приходил домой. I came home (and then left)(both once and regularly).

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    Re: Motion verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Вот как раз если действительно изучает и будет им пользоваться, то надо его подготовить к тому, что русские обычно "ё" не пишут
    Хмм. Вам, конечно, виднее. Просто я всегда считал, что русские пишут "ё", и что на письме применять "е" вместо "ё" - недопустимо. Меня этому в школе учили. А вот неупотребление "ё" в книгах - это традиция типографий СССР, от которой пытаются (а возможно, уже "пытались") избавиться.

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    Re: Motion verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by E-learner
    Я буду идти домой. I will be going home (once) = I will be on my way home.
    The more likely, and possibly idiomatic, meaning: I'd better go home now. = It's time for me to go home.
    If we want to say "I'd better go home now. = It's time for me to go home." then we usually use "Я пойду домой" or "Я пошёл домой".

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    Re: Motion verbs

    The selling ones seem all to be ok.


    Quote Originally Posted by SAn
    Quote Originally Posted by E-learner
    Я буду идти домой. I will be going home (once) = I will be on my way home.
    The more likely, and possibly idiomatic, meaning: I'd better go home now. = It's time for me to go home.
    If we want to say "I'd better go home now. = It's time for me to go home." then we usually use "Я пойду домой" or "Я пошёл домой".
    I could easily use the phrase in question.
    I think it just shows less determination then yours. (your phrases, I mean)

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    Re: Motion verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    Past
    Я продал книгу. I sold the book.
    Я продавал книгу. I was selling the book.

    Present
    Я продаю книгу. I am selling the book.

    Future
    Я продам книгу. I will sell the book (once).
    Я буду продавать книгу. I will be selling the book.
    Marlow, probably, you know it already, I'd just like to warn you that Russian tenses do not correspond to English tenses directly.
    Your translations are good enough, but other translations are possible as well. You just have to "feel" what Russian tenses mean. I believe it comes with more practice.

    Я продал книгу. It can be:
    I sold the book. I have sold the book. I had sold the book. - no difference in Russian for them.

    Я продавал книгу. It can be:
    I sold the book. I was selling the book. I have been selling the book. I had been selling the book.

    Please notice: the English form "I sold the book" sometimes corresponds to "Я продал книгу" and sometimes to "Я продавал книгу" in Russian:
    I sold the book yesterday. - Я продал (эту) книгу вчера.
    I felt nervous every time when I sold my books. - Я нервничал каждый раз, когда продавал свои книги.

    Я продаю книги:
    I sell books (regularly). I am selling books (now). I have been selling books (for many years already).

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