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American English: /ˈwɑndər/
British English: /ˈwɒndə/

Translation of wander in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (+ adverb complement) (walk)
    (in a leisurely way) pasear
    (aimlessly) deambular
    caminar sin rumbo fijo
    errar [literary]
    we spent the afternoon wandering around the village
    pasamos la tarde paseando por el pueblo
    they found him wandering around the streets
    lo encontraron deambulando or vagando por las calles
    she wandered around the room in a daze
    daba vueltas por la habitación como aturdida
    we're going to wander back now
    vamos a volver sin prisas
    he wandered in at ten
    llegó a las diez tan campante or como si tal cosa
    she wandered all over the world
    se recorrió todo el mundo
    his fingers wandered over the keyboard
    sus dedos recorrieron el teclado
    the stream wanders through wooded valleys
    el riachuelo serpentea por entre valles poblados de árboles
    Example sentences
    • Serious traffic accidents were narrowly avoided as numerous motorists were forced to swerve to avoid the animals that were wandering along the main road at Fossa.
    • We turned a corner of the road and wandered down another street much the same as the others.
    • He wandered on down the road, tears streaming down his cheeks, the questions whirling in his brain.
  • 2 (stray) don't let the children wander away from the car
    no dejes que los niños se alejen del coche
    without realizing it, we had wandered from the path
    sin darnos cuenta nos habíamos salido or alejado del sendero
    the aircraft had wandered off course
    el avión se había desviado de su rumbo
    don't wander off! we're leaving in five minutes
    no te vayas por ahí, que dentro de cinco minutos nos vamos
    he was bored so he let his mind wander
    estaba aburrido, así que se puso a pensar en otra cosa or dejó vagar su imaginación
    concentrate! don't let your mind wander!
    ¡concéntrate! ¡no te distraigas!
    don't wander off the point
    no divagues
    no te vayas por las ramas
    she wanders a bit (because senile, mentally disturbed)
    divaga or desvaría un poco
  • 3
    also: wandering present participle
    errante [literary]
    to have wandering hands
    tener las manos largas
    the Wandering Jew
    el Judío Errante

transitive verb

  • (hills/meadows) (for recreation)
    pasear por
    (lost) dar vueltas por
    I spent an hour wandering the corridors
    me pasé una hora dando vueltas por los pasillos
    to wander the streets
    deambular or vagar por las calles
    caminar sin rumbo fijo
    Example sentences
    • While wandering the area you can explore the Tipi maze, petting zoo, live music, and pumpkin patch.
    • He wandered the seedy areas with his eyes wide open and his camera at the ready.
    • When he's not here, I often see him just wandering the area.


  • (esp British) we're going to have a wander around the shops
    vamos a dar una vuelta or un paseo por las tiendas
    we'd better take a wander back now
    mejor nos volvemos ya
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