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"En" is a preposition which is often translated as "in", and "nadar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to swim". Learn more about the difference between "en" and "nadar" below.
en(
ehn
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating place)
a. in
Hay comida ya preparada en el supermercado.There's ready-made food in the supermarket.
b. on
Puedes poner los cubiertos en la mesa. You can put the silverware on the table.
2. (indicating time)
a. on
En 1969, aterrizamos en la luna.In 1969, we landed on the moon.
3. (indicating mode)
a. in
Si un oso te persigue, corre en zigzag.If a bear is chasing you, run in a zig-zag formation.
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nadar(
nah
-
dahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to move through water)
a. to swim
Puedo nadar pero nunca aprendí clavar.I can swim but I never learned to dive.
Me encanta nadar en mar abierto.I love to swim in open water.
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