- 1 1.1 (andar) to walk le gusta caminar por el campo he likes going for walks o/or (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/or 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/or going to walk ¡camina derecho! stand up straight when you walk o/or don't slouch a ti te hace falta alguien que te haga caminar derecho what you need is someone to keep you in line [familiar/colloquial] 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 [literario/literary] the river wends o/or makes its way to the sea [literario/literary] el sol caminaba hacia el ocaso [literario/literary] the sun moved westward [literario/literary]
- 2 (América Latina/Latin America) 2.1 [reloj/motor] to work 2.2 [familiar/colloquial] [asunto] el asunto va caminando the matter is progressing o/or [familiar/colloquial] 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 (Colombia) [familiar/colloquial], [persona] to chase [familiar/colloquial], to be after [familiar/colloquial]
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...
Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.