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I was going to собирался
How to say “I was going to” in Russian? “Собирался”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “собирался” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on I was going to in Russian like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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"Собираться" (sobiratsya)

Tips to remember the Russian word:
Visual: Imagine someone gathering (собирать – "to gather") their things before leaving.
Sound: The word "собираться" sounds like "so-bee-RA-tsya", which can be broken down to "so be" ready to do something.
Prefix "собо-": Think of "collecting or gathering oneself" to proceed with an action.

"Собираться" is an imperfective verb meaning "to be going to do something" or "to intend to do something." It is reflexive, indicated by the "ся" at the end.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– намереваться (namerevatsya) – to intend
– планировать (planirovat) – to plan
– готовиться (gotovitsya) – to prepare/get ready


Infinitive: собираться (sobiratsya)

Past Tense:
– я/ты/он собирался (ya/ty/on sobiralsya)
– я/ты/она собиралась (ya/ty/ona sobiralas)
– мы/вы/они собирались (my/vy/oni sobiralis')

Present Tense:
– я/ты/он/она/мы/вы/они собираются (ya/ty/on/ona/my/vy/oni sobirautsya)

Future Tense:
– я буду собираться (ya budu sobiratsya)
– ты будешь собираться (ty budesh sobiratsya)
– он/она будет собираться (on/ona budet sobiratsya)
– мы будем собираться (my budem sobiratsya)
– вы будете собираться (vy budete sobiratsya)
– они будут собираться (oni budut sobiratsya)

Examples of sentences using "собираться":

1. Я собирался поехать в Москву. (Ya sobiralsya poyekhat' v Moskvu.) – I was going to go to Moscow.
2. Мы собирались встретиться в парке. (My sobiralis' vstretit'sya v parke.) – We were going to meet in the park.
3. Она собирается пойти в магазин. (Ona sobirayetsya poyti v magazin.) – She is going to go to the store.
4. Они собираются купить новую машину. (Oni sobirayutsya kupit' novuyu mashinu.) – They are going to buy a new car.
5. Ты соберёшься к завтрашнему дню? (Ty soberesh'sya k zavtrashnemu dnyu?) – Will you get ready by tomorrow?

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