"I do not want to run in the race."

Translation:Nie chcę biec w wyścigu.

April 12, 2018

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ConeyBundock

what is the difference between; biec and biegać?

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Renzhexiangjiao

Biec refers to a single, completed action of running, whereas biegać refers to a repetitive action

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PolvandenBleek

so 'biec' is perfective, and 'biegać' & 'biegnąć' are imperfective?

If so, what's the diffence between them?

February 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jellei

Not exactly. All of them are imperfective (they don't mention anything about reaching any destination, they're just about the process of running). "biegnąć" and "biec" are, I believe, perfect synonyms with identical forms (that's a strange thing to have two infinitive variants) and refer to running right now: "to be running". "biegać" is habitual, so it's "to run".

February 25, 2019
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