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PostPosted: 2012 04 17, 13:42 

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i have always found it hard to make friends with balto-slavic verbs of motion...

could someone please explain if there is a major difference between vykti and važiuoti...

because when my book first starts to explain verbal prefixes, it says

traukinys vyksta - the train goes
traukinys atvyksta - the train comes/arrives
traukinys išvyksta - the train leaves

autobusas važiuoja - the bus goes
autobusas atvažiuoja - the bus comes/arrives
autobusas išvažiuoja - the bus leaves

is the difference really that one is for tracks, and the other for a road??? or are these two verbs interchangable?
any light shed on this topic would be greatly appreciated, thanks a lot in advance :)))

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PostPosted: 2012 04 18, 22:04 
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Važiuoti means driving of all sorts of vehicles on the ground (trains, cars, bicycles, etc).

Vykti is a more general verb signifying a journey being made by all kinds of transportation: ships, planes, cars, even a person.

Since vykti implies a journey, there is also implied some destination and starting point: automobilis vyksta (kažkur).

Važiuoti doesn't necessary imply that, it can simply mean motion: automobilis važiuoja (nesvarbu kur).


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PostPosted: 2012 04 18, 23:10 

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ačiū! :D

i thought this had cleared everything up!

until... :?

a sentence from my book -

[mano] draugas atvažiuoja iš X

so, the friend is arriving from X to Y, a specific journey is being described in this case, no?
would it also be ok to say

mano draugas atvyksta iš X

how would the meaning change?? :?
apologies for more questions but i want to understand it well before i progress further in the book...

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Mano draugas atvyksta iš X, could also be understood to mean that he arrives from X.

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