There are 2 translations of swim in Spanish:

swim1

Pronunciation: /swɪm/

vi (present participle/participio presente swimming past tense of/pasado de, swam past participle of/participio pasado de, swum)

  • 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
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    • The aquatic animals can't swim in shallow water areas.
    • There was a car on the bottom of a large body of water and fish were swimming around it.
    • Fish swam by her body, curious and their fins tickled her legs.
  • 2 2.1 (float) flotar 2.2 (be immersed, overflowing) (usually in -ing form/generalmente en forma -ing) 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
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    • It was swimming in a rich, wine-based sauce - too much liquid for my taste, but perfect for his.
    • It was certainly not swimming in a pool of oil and was covered with a fair enough amount of batter that it was still possible to taste the squid within.
    • The feral pigs were almost swimming in mud that was covered in slimy green algae.
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    • My only complaint is the excessive amount of grease swimming on top of the cheese.
    • I'm one of those people that think good chili should have at least a little grease swimming on top of it.
  • 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
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    • She was dizzy. The world swam before her eyes and rocked like the boat.
    • Black spots swam before her eyes and she felt herself slipping.
    • Suddenly the room began to swim before her eyes.

vt (present participle/participio presente swimming past tense of/pasado de, swam past participle of/participio pasado de, swum)

  • [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 (Spain/España) a braza
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    • They are believed to be the first women's team from Africa to swim the famous stretch.
    • Still, the final 100 meters should be swum strategically.
    • Marcus Hooper, the youngest person to complete the swim, swam the channel in 1979 at age 12.

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There are 2 translations of swim in Spanish:

swim2

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 [colloquial/familiar]
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    • At Rs.250 per person, one can also have a swim in the outdoor swimming pool and enjoy the cadence of the Filipino band.
    • I really wanted to have a swim in my own swimming pool on my birthday.
    • We were both in the best shape of our lives, and this swim would have been easy.

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Word of the day temple
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tempering …
Cultural fact of the day

Pulque is a thick, white, Mexican alcoholic drink made from fermented maguey juice; the sacred drink of the Aztecs. It is drunk without being aged, sometimes with added fruit or vegetable juice. Pulquerías are bars where it is drunk.