"I need to go."

Translation:Мені треба іти.

July 7, 2015



Isn't it also correct to use the perfective here? "мені треба піти"?

July 7, 2015


Should be accepted. In Ukrainian there's a small difference between "іти" and "піти", but it's very intuitive and delicate, so I guess both can be translated as "need to go", if one wants to be flexible.

But actually піти is more like "to start going", "to get going", it's a point in time, not a time period, and іти is just "to go" or "to walk" which happens in a time period

July 8, 2015


"Мені треба йти" - теж не помилка

May 22, 2018


What about context? In English "I need to go." can mean that you have to leave to go somewhere or that you have to use the bathroom. Would you say this if you need to use the toilet?

April 1, 2016


Маю йти should also be accepted.

October 29, 2018
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