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Pronunciation: /ˈtrævəl/

Translation of travel in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

  • 1 (make journey) viajar when are you traveling? ¿cuándo viajas? they traveled by night viajaron de noche to travel by air o by plane viajar en avión, volar* to travel by rail o train viajar en tren to travel overland/by road viajar por tierra/por carretera to travel on horseback/foot ir* a caballo/a pie passengers traveling to Budapest los pasajeros con destino a Budapest we were traveling very light viajábamos con muy poco equipaje or muy ligeros de equipaje I have to travel a lot in my job tengo que viajar mucho por cuestiones de trabajo I spent a month traveling around France estuve un mes viajando por or recorriendo Francia
    Example sentences
    • I once fell in love over the internet, and travelled 5 thousand miles to meet her.
    • It is thought thousands of people travelled for hundreds of miles bringing their cattle with them for the feast, which was held after the Roman invasion.
    • On one occasion he ran eight marathons in just ten days, and has often had to travel for thousands of miles to get from one race to the next.
  • 2 2.1 (move, go) [vehicle] desplazarse*, ir*; [particles/comet] desplazarse*; [light/waves] propagarse*; [bobbin/piston] desplazarse* we were traveling at more than 80mph íbamos a más de 80 millas por hora skiers travel down the slope at incredible speeds los esquiadores bajan por la pendiente a velocidades increíbles the ball traveled 100m la pelota recorrió 100m news travels fast las noticias vuelan the rumor traveled swiftly around the building el rumor se propagó or extendió rápidamente por todo el edificio the crane travels on rails la grúa se desliza or corre sobre rieles the liquid travels along this pipe el líquido corre or va por esta tubería 2.2 (move fast) [colloquial/familiar] he was really traveling! venía/iba a toda velocidad or [colloquial/familiar] como una bala
    Example sentences
    • A third articulated lorry travelling behind the three vehicles also moved across and as it did so ploughed into the back of the car, shunting it into the trucks in front.
    • I feel that calming has a significant effect on vehicles: cars travelling at excessive speeds would create a series of noises from each ‘hump’.
    • Now appreciate that a vehicle traveling at 60 mph moves 88 feet per second.
    Example sentences
    • This means that light rays travel to the back of the retina before they have been bent by the cornea and lens.
    • No studies have been made in bordering countries, although there are concerns that radiation travels via the wind, water and fauna.
    • The amount of rays constantly traveling through their body was immeasurable.
    Example sentences
    • The aim is to catch local and travelling criminals as they move in and out of York.
    • It should have come to London but the Hackney Empire has delayed its opening until January at the earliest, by which time Hall's travelling players will have moved on.
    • In 1996, the Blue Box mobile theatre made its final journey to Leicestershire to become the centrepiece of an exhibition of touring and travelling theatre.
  • 3 (react to being transported) this wine travels very well la calidad de este vino no se ve afectada por el transporte British humor doesn't travel well el humor británico resulta difícil de entender en el extranjero
  • 4 [Business/Comercio] ser* viajante or representante or (in River Plate area also/en Río de la Plata también) corredorto travel in sth he travels in perfumery es representante or (in River Plate area also/en Río de la Plata también) corredor de artículos de perfumería

transitive verb/verbo transitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

  • [country/world] viajar por, recorrer; [road/distance] recorrer we travel the length and breadth of the country viajamos a lo largo y ancho del país
    Example sentences
    • In his time with the company, he travelled every road and boreen in the Waterford area and he had many a conversation with his clients about farming life.
    • In England the road traffic code system is much the same as here, if you stay away from the motorways and travel the country roads.
    • This is the age at which they can wander and be induced to travel the wrong road.


  • 1 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (activity) viajes (masculine plural) cheap travel viajes a precios reducidos his job involves a lot of travel tiene que viajar mucho por su trabajo how much do you spend on travel to work? ¿cuánto gastas para ir al trabajo? the cost includes travel to and from the airport el precio incluye los traslados al y desde el aeropuerto we covered 800km in a day's travel hicimos 800km en un día de viaje Acme Travel Viajes (masculine plural) Acme (before noun/delante del nombre) [company/brochure] de viajes; [industry] turístico; [book] de or sobre viajes travel alarm despertador (masculine) de viaje travel bag bolso (masculine) de viaje or de mano travel documents documentos (masculine plural) de viaje travel news boletín (masculine) informativo para el viajero travel writer[ persona que escribe libros o artículos sobre viajes ] 1.2
    (travels plural)
    viajes (masculine plural) if you see Pete in your travels [colloquial/familiar] si ves a Pete por ahí

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