osiol 55 | 3,922 25 Mar 2009 / #1In Polish, there are perfective and imperfective verbs. Got the hang of it yet?Well, there are also iterative verbs and semelfactive verbs.Iterative verbs (don't make me reiterate) denote an action that is repeated (or iterated) many times.iść - to go (usually meaning on foot)chodzić - to go, similar to iść, but in an iterative senseIdę do sklepów - I'm going to the shops. (That is what I am doing).Chodze do pracy - I go to work. (This happens time and time again).When talking about going or carrying, there are several ways we can pair-up words. Iść and jechać are corresponding verbs for going on foot or by transport. These two words also correspond with nieść and wieźć, which mean to carry. But we also have iterative verbs for each of these four verbs.iść > chodzićnieść > nosićjechać > jeździćwieźć > wozićpisać - to writepisywać - to write (iteratively)On pisze do mnie - He is writing to meOn pisuje swoje wspomnienia - He writes his memoirs. (I'm thinking of Moomin Papa).Pisywałem do do rodziców co dwa tygodnie - I used to write to my parents every fortnight.cztać - to readczytywać - to read (iteratively)Ona czyta teraz to pismo - She is reading the paper now.Ona czytuje wszystkie pisma w sklepie - She always reads all the newspapers in the shop.If you have just read all this, be sure to read any comments anyone else adds beneath because I am bound to have made at least one tiny little mistake somewhere (or the whole lot is actually a big pile of rubbish). I'll say something about semelfactive verbs when I've got my strength back. This has been tiring.