The Main Difficulties When Studying Russian Verbs of Motion in a Figurative Meaning


Russian language acquisition requires deep and intensive studying of the concept of verbs of motion. There is a strong opinion that verbs of motion are one of the hardest concepts in the Russian language. However, it is an important issue, as motion verbs are among the most used in any language and nowadays there are hundreds of expressions with these verbs which can be heard quite frequently in the Russian language. Needless to say that mastering these verbs is even harder when they have figurative meaning. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of studying the figurative meanings of Russian verbs of motion and to prove that the process of teaching students these verbs is more efficient when they are compared with their English equivalents.

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Skripnikova, I. (2012). The Main Difficulties When Studying Russian Verbs of Motion in a Figurative Meaning. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 2, 147-150. doi: 10.4236/ojml.2012.24019.

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