"My children like to walk around the city."

Translation:Мои дети любят гулять по городу.

December 12, 2015

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Is Моим детям нравится гулять по городу wrong here?


That was my answer too.


It's accepted. 10-07-2019


why isnt the plural (нравятся) needed here?


Because the subjet is not plural. It's the verb гулять


Моим детям нравится correct and accepted.


gulyat' means both "travel" and "to walk around", but "khodit po gorodu" has the same meaning. Colloquial, but not wrong.


Hmm... I always thought that гулять sounds more casual, as in "going for a stroll around the city", whereas ходить doesn't necessarily mean that you are going for a stroll. For example, "I go around the city taking pictures of different places." Please correct me if I'm wrong.


I've used and heard the use of ходить as a casual term as well. As far as I know, "ходить по городу" means a casual walk as well. Notice I'm using a phrase, not a single word. ходить literally means 'walk' anyway. Nevertheless, the usage of гулять here is correct. I'll ask a for native speaker's opinion.


Both work.

гулять is explicitly "to stroll", "to take a walk". It works with по—which is important because you should not take for granted that ANY action can be done "all over" something.

ходить is just "to walk" in the sense of movement (on foot). Maybe you go for a walk, maybe you just wander around the city.


I hope you do understand that I also speak Russian natively and have, in fact, never left Russia. :)

Lies. Your English is too good.

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After discussing this with my mother, who speaks Russian natively, she agreed with the suggested answer by Duolingo. I think the English translation ("walk around the city") shows intent, so гулять works better here.


I hope you do understand that I also speak Russian natively and have, in fact, never left Russia. :)


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