Can anyone explain the difference, if any, between ‘biec’ and biegnąć’? I have never seen ‘biec’ before.
My grammar book states that both can mean ‘to run’, with perfective forms of ‘pobiec’ and ‘pobiegnąć’.
One point of interest in the book is that it then lists ‘related verbs with meanings’ and only shows suffixed versions of ‘biec’ (e.g. dobiec, obiec, nabiec etc), but no suffixed versions of ‘beignąć’. Can you also add the same suffixes to ‘biegnąć’? And if so, would they mean the same thing, e.g. would ‘dobiec’ (to reach) mean the same things as ‘dobiegnąć’?
Finally, the first version of ‘to run’ I learnt in Polish was ‘biegać’. How does this compare to the other two verbs? From an online dictionary, ‘biegnąć’ seems to mean simply to run, whereas ‘biec’ and 'biegać also mean ‘to run’ but also have alternative but similar meanings?