идти / пойти conjugation in Russian – to go (on foot)

By Ari Helderman
November 20, 2020

Down below you find the table of conjugations for the verbs идти / пойти. In English the translation means ‘to go (on foot)’.

идти conjugation in Russian

The stress of each word is on the bolded parts. Try saying the words out loud while you read to make sure they ‘stick’ in your memory.

Imperfective
Aspect
Perfective
Aspect
InfinitiveFormидтипойти
Present Tense
я – 1st Person Singularиду
ты – 2nd Person Singularидёшь
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularидёт
мы – 1st Person Pluralидём
вы – 2nd Person Pluralидёте
они – 3rd Person Pluralидут
Past Tense
он – Masculineшёлпошёл
она– Feminineшлапошла
оно – Neuterшлопошло
они/мы/вы – Pluralшлипошли
Future Tense
я – 1st Person Singularбуду идтипойду
ты– 2nd Person Singularбудешь идтипойдёшь
он/она/оно – 3rd Person Singularбудет идтипойдёт
мы – 1st Person Pluralбудем идтипойдём
вы – 2nd Person Pluralбудете идтипойдёте
они – 3rd Person Pluralбудут идтипойдут
Imperative Form
ты – Informalидипойди
вы – Politeидитепойдите

How to use идти in Russian?

идти is said in Russian if you’re going somewhere on foot. But only if it’s a single direction. As in I’m going to school today (on foot). If you want to say that you walk to school every single day, you should use the word ходить.

The perfective aspect is used if you mean in the future. The past tense can also be used to mean ‘let’s go’ or ‘I’m off’. Check the examples for more information.

Examples of идти / пойти conjugation

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Russian exampleEnglish translation
Сегодня я хочу пойти в школуToday I want to walk to school
я хочу йдтиI want to go
Я иду, пока!I’m going, bye!
Я пойду в супермаркет позже.I’ll go to the supermarket later.
Куда ты пойдешь сегодня вечером?Where do you go tonight?
Пойдем на пляжLet’s go to the beach
Пошли!Let’s go!
Они уже пошли в магазинThey went to the shop already
Ты йдешь со мной в ресторан?Are you going to the restaurant with me?
Ты пойдешь со мной в ресторан?Will you to the restaurant with me?
Сумасшедший парень шел посреди дорогиThe crazy guy was walking in the middle of the road
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About the Author

My name is Ari Helderman and I help people learn Russian through videos and blog posts where I share my experience.   I have been learning Russian since 2016. I often get mistaken for a native speaker these days, so I've learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn't if you want to speak Russian well.

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