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Translation of caminar in English:

verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (andar) le gusta caminar por el campo
    he likes going for walks o (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 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 going to walk
    ¡camina derecho!
    stand up straight when you walk o don't slouch
    a ti te hace falta alguien que te haga caminar derecho
    what you need is someone to keep you in line
    1.2 (hacia una meta, fin) See examples: 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]
    the river wends o makes its way to the sea
    el sol caminaba hacia el ocaso [literario]
    the sun moved westward

verbo transitivo

Example sentences
  • No nos ataquemos entre ecuatorianos porque el país así no puede caminar.
  • Aparte salgo a caminar en las mañanas 1 hora.
  • Vecinos caminan varios kilómetros para llegar al paradero más cercano.

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    In Spain, a geographical, social, and culturally homogeneous region, with a clear natural or administrative demarcation is called a comarca. Comarcas are normally smaller than regiones. They are often famous for some reason, for example Ampurdán (Catalonia) for its wines, or La Mancha (Castile) for its cheeses.