Skipping in Spanish

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I'm trying to find a phrase or word that translates into "skip." I'm referring to the skipping a child does, as in skip to my lou.

TIA.

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updated MAY 14, 2009
posted by Raymond-Mendoza

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I think there's a children's game called cabra cabriola but I'm not really sure. Cabriola is to jump with the hind legs like a horse would do, in a forward motion like you were suggesting. I have this vague memory of when I was little of hearing that term, cabriola. but I'm not 100%. Sorry I tried.

updated MAY 14, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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In Spain they call it, 'salto a la comba". Watch this:http://www.youtube.com/watch'v=zscJSfOKNCU

salta la cuerda is the samething

updated MAY 14, 2009
posted by 00b83c38
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Yes, those terms are accurate and offer a direct translation but they reflect a standing jumping motion, whereas skipping is kind of a continuous jumping run.

updated MAY 14, 2009
posted by Raymond-Mendoza
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saltar, brincar

La niña salta la cuerda.

El niño brincó por encima del muro.

updated MAY 14, 2009
posted by 00b83c38