Translation of caminar in English:
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- 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
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 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
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