There are 2 translations of andar in English:

andar1

vi

  • 3 (+ compl) 3.1 (estar) to be ¿cómo andas? how are you?, how's it going? [colloquial/familiar], how are things? [colloquial/familiar], what's up? (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] ¿cómo andas de calcetines? how are you for o (BrE) how are you off for socks? ¿cómo andamos de tiempo? how are we doing for time? no anda muy bien de salud he isn't very well ando enfermo I'm ill anda un poco tristón he's (looking) a bit gloomy siempre anda con prisas he's always in a hurry anda siempre muy arregladita she's always very well turned-out no andes descalza don't walk o go around without your shoes on ¿quién anda ahí? who's there? ¿y Manolo? — creo que anda por América what about Manolo? — I think he's in America somewhere ¿dónde andan mis calcetines? where have my socks got(ten) o gone to? [colloquial/familiar], what's happened to my socks? andar + ger to be -ing anda buscando pelea he's out for o he's looking for a fight la policía lo anda buscando the police are looking for him o [colloquial/familiar] are after him quien mal anda, mal acaba if you live like that, you're bound to come to a bad end 3.2 (juntarse) andar con algn to mix with sb no me gusta la gente con la que andas I don't like the people you're mixing with o [colloquial/familiar] you're hanging around with dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres you can tell a man o a man is known by the company he keeps 3.3 (salir con)andar con algn to go out with sb
  • 4 (rondar)andar por algo andará por los 60 (años) he must be around o about 60
  • 5andar detrás de ortras algn/algo (buscar, perseguir) to be after sb/sth ese solo anda detrás de tu dinero he's only after your money andan tras la fama y la riqueza they are looking for o [colloquial/familiar] they are out for fame and fortune
  • 6 6.1 [familiar/colloquial]andar con algo (llevar) [con revólver/dinero] to carry sth [contraje/sombrero] to wear sth sabes que no me gusta que andes con cuchillos you know I don't like you playing with o messing around with knives 6.2 (revolver) andar en algo to rummage o poke o ferret around in sth no me andes en el bolso don't go rummaging o poking o ferreting around in my bag
  • 7 (en exclamaciones) 7.1 (expresando sorpresa, incredulidad) ¡anda! ¡qué casualidad! well! o good heavens! o good grief! what a coincidence! ¡anda! ¡mira quién está aquí! well, well! o hey! look who's here! ¡anda ya! ¡eso es imposible! go on! o (BrE) get away with you! that's impossible! [colloquial/familiar] 7.2 (expresando irritación, rechazo) ¡anda! ¡déjame en paz! oh, leave me alone! ¡anda! no me vengas con excusas come on! o come off it! I don't want to hear your excuses [colloquial/familiar] ¡anda! ¡se me ha vuelto a olvidar! damn! I've forgotten it again! [colloquial/familiar] 7.3 (instando a hacer algo) préstamelo, anda go on, lend it to me! anda, déjate de tonterías come on, stop being silly! ándale, no seas sacón (Méx) [familiar/colloquial] go on, don't be chicken [colloquial/familiar] ¡anda! or (Méx) ¡ándale! or (Col) ¡ándele! que llegamos tarde come on o get a move on o let's get moving, we'll be late! [colloquial/familiar] ¡vamos, andando, que se hace tarde! come on, let's get a move on, it's getting late!

vt

  • 2 (AmC) (llevar) no ando dinero I don't have any money on me siempre ando shorts en casa I always go around in o wear shorts at home

andarse v pron

  • 1andarse con algo ese no se anda con bromas he's not one to joke around o not one for jokes ándate con cuidado take care, be careful rodeo, rama
  • 2 (en imperativo) (AmL) (irse) ándate de aquí inmediatamente get out of here this minute ándate luego, no vayas a llegar tarde get going o get a move on, otherwise you'll be late [colloquial/familiar]

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There are 2 translations of andar in English:

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