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Translation of rodar in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (girar, dar vueltas)
    to roll
    to go round
    rodó escaleras abajo
    she went tumbling o she fell down the stairs
    el barril salió rodando cuesta abajo
    the barrel rolled off o rolled away down the slope
    una botella rodaba por la cubierta
    a bottle was rolling around (on) the deck
    el jinete/caballo rodó por tierra
    the jockey/horse fell and went tumbling o rolling along
    me tuvieron todo el día rodando de una oficina a la otra
    I spent all day traipsing o being sent from one office to another
    echar algo a rodar
    to set something in motion
    mandarlo todo a rodar [colloquial]
    to pack o (British English) chuck it all in [colloquial]
    rodar bien/mal
    to go well o smoothly/badly
    las cosas le están rodando mal últimamente
    things have been going badly for him recently
    según cómo nos rueden las cosas
    depending on how things work out o go
    1.2 [colloquial] (papeles/juguetes) unos papeles rodaban por allí
    there were some papers lying around
    siempre deja los juguetes rodando por ahí
    he always leaves his toys lying o scattered around the place
  • 2 (automóvil/moto) el coche casi no ha rodado
    the car has hardly been used o has hardly done any mileage
    los ciclistas ruedan a más de 100 kilómetros por hora [journalistic]
    the cyclists are going o traveling at over 100 kilometers an hour

also: rodarse verbo pronominal

  • (Andes) se rodó el tornillo
    I/you/he stripped the thread on the screw
Example sentences
  • Espero que pronto pueda rodar algo en película.
  • Ambos lugares sirvieron de locación para rodar escenas de dichas películas.
  • Así que estemos atentos por ver rodar su cabeza.
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