There are 2 translations of swim in Spanish:

swim1

(pres p swimming past, swam past p, swum)
Pronunciation: /swɪm/

vi

  • 1 [person/animal/fish] nadar can you swim? ¿sabes nadar? are you going swimming tonight? ¿vas a ir a nadar esta noche? to swim under water nadar debajo del agua, bucear he swam across the river cruzó el río nadando or a nado she swam to the island nadó or (se) fue nadando hasta la isla we had to swim for it tuvimos que nadar para salvarnos
  • 2 2.1 (float) flotar 2.2 (be immersed, overflowing) (usu in -ing form) to swim in sth nadar or flotar en algo the tomatoes were swimming in oil los tomates nadaban or flotaban en aceiteto swim with sth the bathroom floor was swimming with water el suelo del baño estaba cubierto de agua, el baño estaba inundado her eyes were swimming with tears tenía los ojos anegados en lágrimas the streets swam with blood corría sangre por las calles, las calles eran ríos de sangre
  • 3 (of blurred, confused perceptions) dar* vueltas my head was swimming la cabeza me daba vueltas, todo parecía girar a mi alrededor the image began to swim before her eyes la imagen empezó a darle vueltas

vt

  • [length] nadar, hacer*; [river] cruzar* a nado to swim the Channel cruzar* el canal de la Mancha a nado to swim breaststroke nadar pecho or (Esp) a braza

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There are 2 translations of swim in Spanish:

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n

  • to go for a swim ir* a nadar to have a swim nadar, bañarse, darse* un baño it's a long swim to the island hay que nadar un buen trecho para llegar a la isla that was an excellent swim by the young Frenchman el joven francés nadó en forma excelente to be in the swim estar* al tanto de lo que pasa, estar* en la onda [familiar/colloquial]

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