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What fits best: imperfective or perfective?

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Which of the following sentences is correct (or more fitting)?

- Туристы приехали в музей, чтобы полюбоваться картинками.

Туристы приехали в музей, чтобы любоваться картинками.

Thank you

asked Nov 4, 2014 by axpoo

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Hi axpoo,

Both fit well. In the first sentence, "полюбоваться" means "to admire for a short period of time". In the second one, "admire" is seen as a long process. They are both correct.

"Paintings" are "картины", not "картинки".

Best,
Yulia Amlinskaya.
Russian Language Teacher,
www.russificateschool.com.
answered Nov 9, 2014 by RussianTeacher (19,690 points)

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