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Translation of nadar in English:

verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb

  • 2 2.1 [prenda] (quedar grande) (+ me/te/le etc) esa falda te nada that skirt's much o/or far too big for you 2.2 (en una prenda, un espacio) nadábamos en esa casa tan grande we were lost in that great big house mis sillones van a quedar nadando en esta sala my armchairs are going to look lost in this room
  • 3nadar en (tener mucho) nadan en dinero they're rolling in money [familiar/colloquial] el pollo nadaba en grasa the chicken was swimming in grease con las obras en casa estamos nadando en mugre/polvo with all the work going on the house is filthy/covered in dust

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