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"Amble" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "andar sin prisa", and "saunter" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "pasear". Learn more about the difference between "amble" and "saunter" below.
amble(
ahm
-
buhl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to stroll)
a. andar sin prisa
The students ambled through the art gallery, looking at all the paintings.Los estudiantes anduvieron sin prisa por el museo de arte, mirando todos los cuadros.
We ambled through the field, picking wildflowers.Anduvimos sin prisa por el prado, recogiendo flores silvestres.
2. (to walk with a slow gait)
a. amblar
We met some cows ambling along the lane at milking time.Nos encontramos con unas vacas que amblaban por el camino a la hora del ordeño.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
3. (stroll)
a. el paseo sin prisa
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We went for a gentle amble around the lake.Dimos un paseo tranquilo y sin prisa alrededor del lago.
4. (slow gait)
a. el paso de ambladura
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The horse was so old he couldn't manage much more than an amble.El caballo era tan viejo que poco más podía hacer que marchar en paso de ambladura.
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saunter(
san
-
tuhr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. pasear
A woman was sauntering slowly down the promenade.Una mujer paseaba lentamente por la rambla.
Yves loves to saunter through the streets of Paris at night.A Yves le encanta pasear por las calles de Paris en la noche.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Max sauntered into the store, oblivious to what was going on.Max entró despreocupadamente en la tienda, ajeno a lo que estaba sucediendo.
They sauntered arm in arm into the house.Entraron caminando lentamente, tomados del brazo, a la casa.
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