In English langauge there are two verbs - to walk and to go. In Russian language there are more verbs for these two.

To go - идти, ходить, ехать

To walk - идти, ходить, гулять


So what is the difference between ИДТИ, ХОДИТЬ, ГУЛЯТЬ, ЕХАТЬ?

ИДТИ - this is the most irregular verb with non-standart ending (check it out). ИДТИ literally means to go(by feet).

ХОДИТЬ - this also literally means to walk by feet.

So, what is the difference between ИДТИ and ХОДИТЬ? This is simple. Check the lesson 4 and learn more about verbs of motion. ХОДИТЬ is simple form of the verb to go/to walk, and ИДТИ is continious. If you have not understood it, I recommend to check lesson 4. Here is the example:

Я ИДУ - I am going/I am walking

Я ХОЖУ - I go/I walk

We have two verbs yet: ГУЛЯТЬ, ЕХАТЬ. Let's consider them.

ГУЛЯТЬ - to walk. It literally means walking outside of home. For example one can гулять with friends, гулять with dog, гулять in park and so on. If ходить means to walk by feet, you can go to гулять by bicycle, or by rollerscates for example.

ЕХАТЬ - to go/ to ride(by transport). Ехать на автобусе - to go by bus, ехать на велосипеде - to go by bicycle. Ехать в университет - to go to university.

I hope your Russian language learning got some needed points today!


If you like our site and you have own one, we can make link exchange. Please, contact us if you are interested in it. Also if you want to write something for our blog, contact us!