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14 Days of Verbs of Motion: Day 6: to drive, to bring = вести - водить


Я веду машину и слушаю музыку.    =I am driving a car and listening to music.
Я вела машину, а дети спали на заднем сиденье.    =I was driving a car, and my kids were asleep in the back seat.
Давай я буду вести машину, а ты будешь мне говорить, куда ехать.=Let me drive the car, and you will give me directions. 
Кто ведёт эту группу детей в музей?=Who is taking this group of children to the museum?
Мать ведёт ребёнка к врачу. =The mother is taking the child to the doctor.

English phrase ‘I am driving a car.’ can be translated into Russian with 2 phrases: 
Я еду на машине. = I am going by a car. (The person can be a driver)
 Я веду машину. = I am driving a car. (The person is a driver)





Гид Петров водит туристов по этому маршруту.=The Guide Mr. Petrov shows (takes) tourists this route.
Наташа водила группу в Карпаты.=Natasha guided the group in the  Carpathian Mountains.
Я научился водить машину в 16 лет.=I learned how to drive at the age of sixteen.

В гости ходить, к себе водить

То maintain friendly relations with people and be invited to their place you also have to be friendly and hospitable. See Любишь гостить, люби и к себе звать (Л),2211 (X), Чужой обед похваляй, да и сам ворота открывай (4)
Cf: Be friendly and you will never want friends (Am). Friendship cannot stand all on one side (Am.). Friendship cannot stand on one side (Br.). One complimentary letter asks another (Br.), The best way to gain a friend is to be one (Am.). The way to have a friend is to be one (Br.)



Learn more and practice with our Verbs of Motions books 1 and 2

Buy our Verb of Motions book Part 1 Here and part 2 Here

- See more at: http://russianstepbystep.com/publ/verbs_of_motion/1-1-0-17#sthash.1EcHZnwg.dpuf

This blog post is by Anna Watt

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