yeah we know there's a difference, but in practice it does not apply or it's not important at all or completely irrelevant, and both are used interchangeably, so I don't see much sense of Duolingo making such a big deal of using one or the other
Well, then it is a cultural thing, because in German, these words are not interchangeable. While getting up (usually ;) ) implies waking up first, if you tell me you woke up at 6 o'clock I would assume you stayed in bed until some time later. And maybe it is similar in Russian, so the difference is important and should be reflected in the translation to make sure, we, the learners, realise that there is a significant difference. Maybe a native speaker could clear this up?
@Kundoo - only "woke up" is acceptable in that case. You certainly can't say you got up if you just lay in bed and went back to sleep. I don't think most people would even say they got up at 7 if something woke them up at 7 and they lay in bed until 8 and then got up. I don't really agree with kpagcha about them being interchangeable.
As a native speaker I'd say it is pretty much the same in Russian. While there are instances in which those words both apply, they are still not interchangeable.
This conversation made me curious about English. For example, if you were sleeping and something woke you up but you didn't get out of the bed and went back to sleep the next moment, would it be appropriate to say "I got up" or only "I woke up" would do? In Russian I wouldn use "встать" in this situation, unless I actually got up to check.
I know, right? Gets me every single time. While there is technically a difference, the two are used pretty much interchangeably in English in this context. What's the deal in Russian?
Maybe in Russian is not interchangeably and they don't want to confuse us.
"Arise" at six tomorrow, please. More formal, maybe, but should be acceptable.
To me, if I ask someone to "wake up at six tomorrow", it is implied that I did not mean to just have them 'stop sleeping' but rather 'get out of the bed'.
As a native English speaker I rarely get up when i wake up. The two are not interchangable.