ходить / походить conjugation in Russian – to Walk

By Ari Helderman
November 19, 2020

Down below you find the table of conjugations for the verbs ходить / походить. In English the translation means ‘to walk’.

ходить / походить 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 AspectPerfective Aspect
Infinitive Formходитьпоходить
Present Tense
я – 1st Person Singularхожу
ты – 2nd Person Singularходишь
он/она/оно– 3rd Person Singularходит
мы – 1st Person Pluralходим
вы – 2nd Person Pluralходите
они – 3rd Person Pluralходят
Past Tense
он – Masculineходилпоходил
она – Feminineходилапоходила
оно – Neuterходилопоходило
они/мы/вы – Pluralходилипоходили
Future Tense
я– 1st Person Singularбуду ходитьпохожу
ты – 2nd Person Singularбудешь ходитьпоходишь
он/она/оно– 3rd Person Singularбудет ходитьпоходит
мы – 1st Person Pluralбудем ходитьпоходим
вы – 2nd Person Pluralбудете ходитьпоходите
они – 3rd Person Pluralбудут ходитьпоходят
Imperative Form
ты – Informalходипоходи
вы – Politeходитепоходите

How to use ходить in Russian?

ходить is only used when you are walking regularly somewhere. If it’s a multidirectional type of movement. So walking to school every day is a good example. But you cannot use it if you mean only today’s walk to school. Check the examples to see what I mean. The perfective form is used very rarely here.

Examples of ходить/ походить conjugation

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Russian exampleEnglish translation
Запрещено ходить по травеForbidden to walk on the grass
Я хожу в школу каждый деньCan you cook dinner tonight?
Мы сегодня ходили по городуWe were walking in the city today
Ходить – отличное упражнениеTo walk is a great exercise
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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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