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"Я не хочу тут сидеть."

Translation:I do not want to sit here.

February 2, 2016


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What about zdes'? Would that be acceptable instead of tut in this instance?

February 15, 2016


здесь and тут are always interchangeable.

June 22, 2016


Not strictly true. "Тут" can be unsuitable for some more formal contexts. But for this course they are interchangeable.

June 29, 2016


Why isn't it сюда?

February 2, 2016


Because "сюда" implies that the action is taken towards here or in this direction. For example, you can look сюда or go сюда. Oh, you can actually use "сюда" here if you use "сесть" (or better yet "садиться" if it's in negative) instead of "сидеть".

February 2, 2016


why only in negative? think of садись сюда.

February 2, 2016


I meant in this sentence: "я не хочу сюда сесть" and "я не хочу сюда садиться"

February 2, 2016


Is the difference between "Я не хочу тут сидеть" and "Я не хочу садиться/сесть сюда" akin to "I don't want to sit [as in, to be sitting for a period of time] here" and "I don't want to sit [as in to sit down] here", respectively? Also, is there a perfective form of сидеть? Is сесть the perfective form of садиться? That's what I recall learning in Russian class many years ago, but now I'm questioning that memory because if that is the case, why would the imperfective be reflexive when the perfective is not reflexive?

April 16, 2016


I don't know about the first part of your question, but as to the second: Yes, сесть it the perfective of садиться. It is in fact just a very strange case where the imp. is reflexive and the perf. isn't.


July 25, 2017


What about the word сесть? I remember seeing that word earlier in this course. Are they different forms of the word? If so, what's the difference?

August 18, 2016


Я хочу сесть (perfect tense) = "I want to have sat" and "я хочу сидеть" = I want to sit

September 17, 2018


"I do not wish to sit here" should also be accepted.

September 1, 2019


I don't... is wrong?

October 2, 2019
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