swim

swim
intransitive verb
1. (to move through water) 
a. nadar 
I prefer to swim in the ocean than in a lake.Prefiero nadar en un océano que en un lago.
2. (to be immersed in liquid) 
a. nadar 
The Thanksgiving turkey was swimming in its juices.El pavo de Acción de Gracias nadaba en su jugo.
b. flotar 
There are a bunch of mosquitoes swimming in your soda.Hay un buen de mosquitos flotando en tu refresco.
3. (to become blurred) 
I was so tired the words on the page swam before my eyes.Estaba tan cansado que las palabras en la página daban vueltas ante mis ojos.
transitive verb
4. (to cross by swimming) 
She's going to try to swim the Strait of Gibraltar.Ella va a intentar a cruzar el estrecho de Gibraltar a nado.
b. nadar 
I dare you to swim even one length of the pool.Te atrevo a nadar aunque sea un largo de la piscina.
noun
5. (act of swimming) 
a. el baño (M) 
They went for a swim in Ik Kil, a natural sinkhole in the Mayan Riviera. Se dieron un baño en Ik Kil, un cenote en la Riviera Maya.
Let's go for a swim before dinner. Vamos a darnos un chapuzón antes de cenar.
swim
Noun
1. (general) 
a. el baño (M) 
to go for or have a swimir a nadar, ir a darse un baño
transitive verb
2. (general) 
a. nadar 
to swim the Channelatravesar el Canal de la Mancha a nado
intransitive verb
3. (in water) 
a. nadar 
to go swimmingir a nadar
to swim across a riveratravesar un río a nado
4. (fig) 
a. no direct translation 
to swim with the tideseguir la corriente
5. (be dizzy) 
a. no direct translation 
my head is swimmingme da vueltas la cabeza
swim [swɪm] swam (past)swum (participle:past)
noun
to have a swim darse un baño; nadar; I had a lovely swim this morning me di un baño estupendo esta mañana; after a two-kilometre swim después de nadar dos kilómetros; it's a long swim back to the shore hay un buen trecho a nado hasta la playa; that was a long swim for a child eso fue mucho nadar para un niño; to go for a swim ir a nadar or a bañarse
to be in the swim estar al corriente or al tanto
to keep in the swim mantenerse al día
transitive verb
1 [+stretch of water] pasar a nado; cruzar a nado
he was the first man to swim the English channel fue el primer hombre que cruzó a nado el Canal de la Mancha
2 [+length, race] nadar
he can swim two lengths puede nadar dos largos
he used to swim crawl but now he's changed to breastroke
she swam ten lengths of the pool se hizo diez largos en la piscina; to swim (the) crawl nadar a crol; before I had swum ten strokes antes de haber dado diez brazadas; she can't swim a stroke no sabe nadar en absoluto; she swam the 400 metres medley nadó los 400 metros a cuatro estilos
intransitive verb
1 [+person, fish] nadar
I can't swim no sé nadar
to swim across a river pasar or cruzar un río a nado
we managed to swim ashore logramos llegar nadando hasta la orilla
the barriers are lethal to fish trying to swim upstream
then we swam back luego volvimos (nadando)
we shall have to swim for it tendremos que echarnos al agua; tendremos que salvarnos nadando
to go swimming ir a nadar or bañarse
to learn to swim aprender a nadar
to swim out to sea alejarse nadando de la playa
to swim under water nadar debajo del agua; bucear
the shark swam away we used to swim across the lake when we were children
to swim against the stream or tide nadar contra corriente
to swim with the stream or tide dejarse llevar por la corriente
2 (float) flotar
the meat was swimming in gravy la carne flotaba or nadaba en la salsa; her eyes were swimming with tears tenía los ojos inundados de lágrimas
some food was swimming in his cup of coffee
to be swimming in money nadar en la abundancia
3 (dizzily) (reel) [+room, head] dar vueltas
my head is swimming me estoy mareando; me da vueltas la cabeza; everything swam before my eyes todo parecía que daba vueltas ante mis ojos
he felt so hot he couldn't breathe, and the room swam
Examples
Verb Conjugations for nadar
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
nado
nadé
nadaba
nadaría
nadaré
nadas
nadaste
nadabas
nadarías
nadarás
él/ella/Ud.
nada
nadó
nadaba
nadaría
nadará
nosotros
nadamos
nadamos
nadábamos
nadaríamos
nadaremos
vosotros
nadáis
nadasteis
nadabais
nadaríais
nadaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
nadan
nadaron
nadaban
nadarían
nadarán
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