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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Haggra

бегать vs. бежать

There is an exercise in the course and it goes like this:

The children are not playing; they are just running home.

As far as I understood from the explanations in the comment sections, бегать is just running without any destination or direction involved (e.g. for fun or sport); бежать is used when there is direction or destination implied. Many of the other exercises supported this. When they were running to school, it was бежать and when I was simply running very fast it was бегать.

The exercise I quoted up there is translated like so:

Дети не играют - они просто бегут домой.

Isn't this supposed to be бежут? They are obviously running towards home. Have I misunderstood them? When I used бежут, it simply wasn't accepted.

Enlighten me.

Edit: In the same lesson, there is a sentence "We are running home" which is translated as "Мы бежим домой".

March 16, 2019

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/edum123

Have a look at the conjugation of бежать, https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/бежать#Conjugation - бегут is indeed 3rd person plural of бежать, for бегать it's бегают

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Haggra

I am enlightened!

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

есть, хотеть, дать, создать and бежать are irregular in their conjugation, as well as ошибиться and probably ссать. There are numerous verb whose forms you cannot predict from their infinitive but very few like these, with the overall pattern different from the default schemes.

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Pozin2

Oh, no! Maybe, you wanted to write ‘’сосать’’?

March 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/le_tra-jeudi

создать is a verb. it means to create

March 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theron126

I don't think that's the verb Pozin had in mind...

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1Pozin2

You are right! Do you know what I have in mind? Write only - yes or no.

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Theron126

Yes.

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kosmozhuk

Oh, no! I believe we wanted to write exactly what he did write. "сосать" is a regular verb

May 21, 2019
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