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Are 走去, 走路, and 步行 interchangeable? Specifically, are they all valid variations of saying "to walk?"?

For instance, are all these identical?

  • 我們走去了三分鐘
  • 我們走路了三分鐘
  • 我們步行了三分鐘
  • re:走去,walk over (to) 去 functions as complement of direction, e.g. (bkrs) 照这个方向走去, 向河边走去,他们沿着声音走去, combining with a complement of duration seems unusual, 我們走去了三分鐘 "we walked over for 3 minutes"? to say e.g. "it took us 3 minutes to walk over (to the river)" could say 我们用三分钟 (向河边)走去 – user6065 Nov 14 '17 at 5:49
  • 我们走去学校=我们走路去学校=我们步行去学校, 我们走了三分钟=我们步行了三分钟. – 賈可 Jacky Nov 15 '17 at 13:01
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我們走去了三分鐘 and 我們走路了三分鐘 are unnatural. The common way to say it is 我們走了三分鐘.

走去 is not a good set. We don't really use it.

More often, 走路 is more like a gerund, and 走 alone is usually used as a verb. You can say 我們走路走了三分鐘.

步行 could be used as a verb as it's in your example.

So, these sentences convey the same thing:

我們走了三分鐘.

我們走路走了三分鐘.

我們步行了三分鐘.

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走去(walk to) is followed by "somewhere" or "do sth".

走去车站

走去买衣服

"走去了三分鐘" doesn't make sense

走路 is a V+O structure, in which "了" should always be put directly after the V. So it's 走了三分鐘路, not 走路了三分鐘

步行了三分鐘 is correct, and 步行 here can be replaced with 走.

  • thanks for the fast response! is 步行 a common/natural way of speaking or is 走 the best if you wan to say "walking" as a verb? – Crashalot Nov 14 '17 at 6:04
  • both are common and natural. – Jason Swift Nov 14 '17 at 6:35

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