Listen to an audio pronunciation
vs
Listen to an audio pronunciation
Quick answer
"By foot" is an adverb which is often translated as "a pie", and "on foot" is a phrase which is also often translated as "a pie". Learn more about the difference between "by foot" and "on foot" below.
by foot(
bay
 
foot
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
a. a pie
Let's drive. It's too big of a distance to travel by foot.Vayamos en coche. Queda muy lejos como para ir a pie.
b. andando
Can we go by foot? - Biking would be better.¿Podemos ir andando? - Sería mejor ir en bicicleta.
c. caminando
It takes 20 minutes to get there by foot.Te llevará 20 minutes llegar aquí caminando.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
on foot(
an
 
foot
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. a pie
My bike broke, so I had to continue on foot.Se me descompuso la bici, así que tuve que seguir a pie.
b. andando
Did you get here on foot? That's five miles!¿Llegaste aquí andando? ¡Son cinco millas!
c. caminando
Sometimes the river dries up, and we can cross on foot.A veces se seca el río y podemos cruzarlo caminando.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.  |  Ver en español
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS