What’s the Difference Between Russian verbs Учить・Учиться・Изучать・Заниматься?
Is there any difference between the verbs Учить / Учиться / Изучать / Заниматься? And if so, then what is it?
Let’s start with the verb 'Учить'. And here’s the catch: it means both ‘to learn’ AND ‘to teach’! 🤯
So, how do you know its meaning in a particular phrase?
You'll know it from the context! You'll learn a bunch of examples from the video below.
The verb ‘Изучать’ also means studying something, but at a deeper level, professionally, exploring a subject.
'Учиться' and 'Заниматься' are both reflexive verbs. You might think that you'll have troubles conjugating them, but rest assured, the things are easier than they seem.
The main difference between these two verbs can be described as following:
'Учиться' = to acquire new skills;
'Заниматься' = to practice the existing skills.
Learn more phrases from the video and give me some examples of your own phrases in the Comments below!