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"Dar una vuelta" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to go for a walk", and "pasear" is an intransitive verb which is also often translated as "to go for a walk". Learn more about the difference between "dar una vuelta" and "pasear" below.
dar una vuelta(
dahr
 
oo
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nah
 
bwehl
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tah
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to move around)
a. to go for a walk (by foot)
Me pasé el día estudiando. Necesito ir a dar una vuelta por el parque.I've studied all day. I need to go for a walk in the park.
b. to go for a ride (by bike)
Todos los domingos damos una vuelta en bicicleta.Every Sunday we go for a ride on our bikes.
c. to go for a drive (by car)
Ayer fuimos a dar una vuelta en el coche nuevo.Yesterday we went for a drive in our new car.
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pasear(
pah
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seh
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ahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to go around)
a. to go for a walk (on foot)
Me encanta ir a pasear por la playa.I love going for a walk on the beach.
b. to go for a drive (by car)
Paseamos por la costa en mi carro nuevo.We went for a drive along the coast in my new car.
c. to go for a ride (via vehicle or animal)
Paseo en bici cada domingo por la mañana.I go for a ride on my bike every Sunday morning.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to take for a walk)
a. to walk
Pasea a su perro por el parque por la noche.She walks her dog around the park at night.
3. (to exhibit)
a. to show off
Mi hermana paseó su nuevo atuendo en la fiesta.My sister showed off her new outfit at the party.
pasearse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to go around)
a. to go for a walk
Cuando necesito pensar, voy a las montañas a pasearme.When I need to think, I go to the mountains for a walk.
b. to walk
Se paseó todo el día por el centro comercial.She walked around the mall all day long.
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