- 1 1.1 (andar) to walk le gusta caminar por el campo he likes going for walks o (going) walking in the country salieron a caminar they went out for a walk queda muy cerca, podemos ir caminando it's very close, we can walk o we can go on foot el nene ya camina the baby's walking now tú corre si quieres, yo voy caminando you run if you want to, I'm walking o going to walk ¡camina derecho! stand up straight when you walk o don't slouch a ti te hace falta alguien que te haga caminar derecho what you need is someone to keep you in line [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (hacia una meta, fin) caminamos hacia una nueva era social our society is moving into a new age un actor que camina hacia la fama an actor heading for fame el río camina hacia el mar [literary/literario] the river wends o makes its way to the sea [literary/literario] el sol caminaba hacia el ocaso [literary/literario] the sun moved westward [literary/literario]
- 2 (AmL) 2.1 [reloj/motor] to work 2.2 [familiar/colloquial] [asunto] el asunto va caminando the matter is progressing o [colloquial/familiar] things are moving si no tienes un conocido allí, el trámite no camina if you don't know someone who works there, it's difficult to get things moving
- 1 [distancia] to walk caminamos dos kilómetros todos los días we walk two kilometers every day siempre camino ese trecho I always walk that bit, I always do that bit on foot
- 2 (Col) [familiar/colloquial], [persona] to chase [colloquial/familiar], to be after [colloquial/familiar]
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.