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wchodzić or wejść

Hello, can someone explain the difference to me? possibly with some examples.... For example...how do you say "i am going inside"? ja wchodzę or ja wejdę????

Thanks you so much

June 29, 2018

4 Comments


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"wchodzić" is an imperfective verb, so it focuses on the process.

"wejść" is its perfective equivalent, so it focuses on the result - that you went inside 'succesfully'.

As perfective verbs focus on the result, it is impossible to use them in the Present Tense. What may look like Present Tense to the learner is in fact Future Simple.

So "I am going inside" translates to "Ja wchodzę", and "Ja wejdę" is "I will go inside".

June 29, 2018

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thank you sdo much. so, będę wchodził and Ja wejdę is the same?

June 29, 2018

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Well, "będę wchodził" is like "I will be entering", which is not the most probable thing to say, although it's possible.

July 1, 2018

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It is not the same. Będę wchodził is imperfective, wejdę is perfective.

June 30, 2018
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