Verbs of Motion + the prefixes ПОД- / ПОДО-

The prefixes ПОД- and ПОДО- add to verbs of motion the meaning of moving close to, approaching an object (subject) from a short distance:

Мы подъехали к башне, чтобы разглядеть древнюю архитектуру. (We drove up to the tower to have a good look at the ancient architecture.)

The words "подойти" and "подходить" also have an indirect meaning — to suit or fit:

— Тебе подошёл костюм? (Did the suit fit?)
— Нет, он мне узковат в плечах. (No, it's a little tight in the shoulders.)


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