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Spanish translation for "to teach how to"

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Hi,
I'm just wondering whether to include 'como' in a translation for "I'm going to teach you how to swim." Which is better (or am I missing a different preposition'):

Voy a enseñarte como nadar.
Voy a enseñarte nadar.

Thanks, Chris

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updated MAY 26, 2008
posted by chris5

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James, how was your weekend'

Good, thanks, although it's still continuing, since today is a holiday in the US.

I deleted my message above because I didn't want anyone to be confused by it. Thank for pointing out my brain freeze. I knew perfectly well that aprender requires the A, but must have confused myself talking about saber+infinitive.

So, just to put things straight:

Nunca aprendí a nadar = I never learned (how) to swim
No sé nadar = I don't know how to swim
Me enseñó a nadar = He taught me (how) to swim

updated MAY 26, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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James, how was your weekend?

Nunca aprendí A nadar = I never learned how to swim

True: I know how to...saber+infinitive

aprender a, enseñar a, + infinitive

updated MAY 26, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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updated MAY 26, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Great - thanks a lot for the help. -Chris

updated MAY 26, 2008
posted by chris5
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Voy a enseñarte como nadar.
Voy a enseñarte A nadar.

Hi Chris, very good try, but yes, a completely different preposition: HOW TO = A

updated MAY 26, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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