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How to say “to download” in Russian

Hi,
Is there a difference between скачать and загрузить meaning 'to download' and how do you 'upload' files etc in Russian?
Many thanks
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Hi John,

Скачивать-скачать means "to download", but загружать-загрузить can both mean "to download" and "to upload", depending on the context. Although скачивать-скачать is more widely used as "download".

Я загрузил файлы из интернета на свой компьютер. I downloaded the files from the Internet to my computer.

Я загрузил фотографию в инстаграм. I uploaded the photo into instagram.

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