I see three different words when I look up "walk". Can someone explain why there are two and why one would be used instead of the other?


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Difference between ayumu, sanpo and aruku

aruku (歩{ある}く) is a general term for to walk.

ayumu (歩{あゆ}む) is a little old-fashioned expression for to walk, especially to walk step by step, and it has a unique and something moral meanings different from aruku such as to make progress to a certain destination.

As for sanpo (散歩{さんぽ}), it is a noun which means a constitutional walk or a walk for relaxation.
To make a sanpo (散歩{さんぽ}) a verb suru (する) is attached like sanpo-suru (散歩{さんぽ}する).

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