"I like both to work and to rest."

Translation:Я люблю и работать, и отдыхать.

December 15, 2015


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I said мне нравятся because, although they are infinitives, which normally take a singular verb, because there were two of them, I thought a plural verb was required.

October 24, 2017

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Since this comment was posted there has been some ambiguous discussion below. Please could somebody who knows state clearly whether "Мне нравятся и работать и отвыхать" is or is not a valid sentence in russian?

December 9, 2018


Yes it is valid, however you need to use нравится

March 16, 2019


why isn't this read as "i love and work and rest" ? what clarifies the connection between love and work? in english it's a preposition that clarifies things, am i just supposed to guess through context in russian?

December 15, 2015


The connection between "Love" and "Work/Rest" is that "Work/Rest" are in their infinitive forms. When a verb is being described by another verb (e.g. "Love/Can/Want to") they take the infinitive.

In "I love and work", both verbs are present tense, "Я люблю и работаю".

December 15, 2015


and и functions as a preposition between the dative and infinitive? is that why both infinitival verbs need it? that first и is really confusing. the second one makes sense.

December 15, 2015


Russian is a language of redundancies, like и и, или или, and lots of double negatives. Just go with it.

February 3, 2016


You'll also find ни ... ни ... for neither .. nor

February 24, 2016


In Russian, instead of saying both ... and ... you say и ... и ...

You'll encounter the same, I think, with или ... или ... instead of either ... or ...

December 15, 2015


Когда может исползовать слово "оба"?

When can you use the word "оба"?

September 21, 2017


With phrases like "both activities," "both chairs," "both children."

December 18, 2017


Is there any kind of rule of thumb for when to use люблю and when to use нравится?

May 5, 2019


It suggests мне нравится but я люблю is correct. I'm confused

February 10, 2018


I assume they both work? The hints merely come from an automated system so don't necessarily correspond to the suggested answer in the discussion.

February 11, 2018


in the course English for Russian ... experts explained that (when used) between "love" and "like" the difference is more than between "любить" and "нравиться." And vice versa. I think this is the reason for your confusion.

February 11, 2018


The English sentence sounds a bit weird to me, I would probably say "I like both working and resting"

January 5, 2018


Why do i have to learn how to say i like to work. I'm not expecting to use this sentence ever

March 30, 2019



June 19, 2019


Are работат and отихать infinitives

August 7, 2019
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