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Difference between учиться, заниматься, and учиться?

What's the difference between учиться, заниматься, and учиться? Can you please use them each in example sentences to distinguish how they contrast? We were taught they were distinct, I have just forgotton the nuance.

Thanks in advance!

November 20, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Solarlynx
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учиться - to study,

заниматься - not only "to study", it's more general, "to be engaged in some activity"

November 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/david_cieszyn
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and there is also a word 'изучать' which implies a longer process of learning, say at the university.

November 21, 2018

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Учится - to study

Заниматься - to do something, anything, for example you could say «заниматься сексом» (“to have sex”), which has nothing to do with studying

December 3, 2018
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