Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: please check my understanding of these - verbs of motion

  1. #1
    Увлечённый спикер
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    59
    Rep Power
    10

    please check my understanding of these - verbs of motion

    Она приходила ко мне вчера.
    -she came to my place and left afterwards.

    Она пришла ко мне вчера.
    - she's still at my place.

    Вчера она приходила ко мне и приносила мне книгу.
    -she came to my place, brought a book but she went home and took the book with her.

    Вчера она пришла ко мне и принесла мне книгу.
    -she came, brought a book, left, and left the book at my place. пришла can be used eventhough she went home because I want to convey something more important that happened during the time the first action was in course.

    Каждый день она приходит ко мне и приводит своего сына.
    -every day she comes to my place and brings her son. Both go away afterwards. Does Каждый день demand the multidirectional verbs there?

    Вчера она приходила ко мне и приводила своего сына.
    -yesterday she came to my place and brought her son, but both of them went away already.

    Каждый день я хожу в школу и ношу свои книги.
    -every day I come and go from school carrying my books.

    Каждый день я иду в школу и несу свои книги.
    -every day I carry my books on my way to school. The way I bring them back is not clear. Do I even bring them back?

    Я ходила в кино и встретилась с Борисом.
    -I went to the movies and met Boris (just one time?), and it's not clear if that happened on the way to the movies or on the way back.

    Я ходила в кино встречалась с Борисом.
    -every time I went to the movies, I met Boris. Also not clear if that was on the way to the movies or on the way back.

    Я иду в кино и встречаюсь с Борисом.
    -? I always meet Boris on the way TO the movies?
    What if I'm going to the movies now and I'll meet him on the way there, but just once? Can I use сходить?

  2. #2
    Старший оракул CoffeeCup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Snowbearia
    Posts
    902
    Rep Power
    11

    Re: please check my understanding of these - verbs of motion

    Quote Originally Posted by erika
    Каждый день я хожу в школу и ношу свои книги.
    -every day I carry my books on my way to and from school.
    Quote Originally Posted by erika
    Я ходила в кино и встречалась с Борисом.
    -[s:1lbf2a3d]every time[/s:1lbf2a3d] I went to the movies, I met Boris. Also not clear if that was on the way to the movies or on the way back.

    Я иду в кино и встречаюсь с Борисом.
    -I [s:1lbf2a3d]always[/s:1lbf2a3d] meet Boris [s:1lbf2a3d]on the way TO[/s:1lbf2a3d] and go to the movies?
    Quote Originally Posted by erika
    What if I'm going to the movies now and I'll meet him on the way there, but just once? Can I use сходить?
    Я сходила в кино и встретилась с Борисом.
    So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

  3. #3
    Подающий надежды оратор
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    11
    Rep Power
    7

    Re: please check my understanding of these - verbs of motion

    Quote Originally Posted by erika

    Каждый день я хожу в школу и ношу свои книги. =
    Каждый день я иду (хожу is better) в школу и несу свои книги.
    -every day I come and go from school carrying my books. Or every day I go to school and bring my books there (and left them there) But in that case приношу is more appropriate


    Я ходила в кино и встретилась с Борисом.
    -I went to the movies and met Boris (just one time?),and it's not clear if that happened on the way to the movies or on the way back Right

    Я ходила в кино и встречалась с Борисом.
    I went to the movies and met Boris (the meeting might have been planned). Also not clear if that was on the way to the movies or on the way back. right

    Я иду в кино и встречаюсь с Борисом. refers to the future OR can be sometimes used in narrations as a concequence of actions in the past
    What if I'm going to the movies now and I'll meet him on the way there, but just once? Can I use сходить?
    Я схожу в кино и встречусь с Борисом refers to the future

Similar Threads

  1. Motion verbs
    By Marlow in forum Grammar and Vocabulary
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: February 25th, 2010, 10:58 AM
  2. Verbs of motion
    By JackBoni in forum Grammar and Vocabulary
    Replies: 89
    Last Post: July 9th, 2008, 08:45 PM
  3. verbs of motion
    By sperk in forum Grammar and Vocabulary
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: November 12th, 2006, 02:42 AM
  4. Motion verbs
    By Knave in forum Translate This!
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: February 22nd, 2005, 08:08 PM
  5. verbs of motion
    By joey-boy in forum Book Reviews
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: March 31st, 2004, 11:42 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary