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"Errante" is an adjective which is often translated as "wandering", and "itinerante" is an adjective which is often translated as "traveling". Learn more about the difference between "errante" and "itinerante" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (itinerant)
a. wandering
La tribu errante decidió establecerse cerca de la costa.The wandering tribe decided to settle by the coast.
b. roaming
Los perros errantes aparecen a la noche para comer de la basura.The roaming dogs show up at night to eat the garbage.
c. roving
El reportero errante seguía el viaje que hacían los refugiados por el continente.The roving reporter followed the journey the refugees made across the continent.
d. nomadic
A Marcelo le encantaba la vida errante que llevaba estando en el circo viajando de pueblo en pueblo.Marcelo loved the nomadic life he lived travelling from town to town with the circus.
2. (absorbed)
a. distant
Miranda tenía la mirada errante, como si estuviera soñando despierta.Miranda had a distant look in her eyes, as if she was daydreaming.
b. faraway
Esteban no estaba prestando atención. En su rostro se vislumbraba una mirada errante.Esteban wasn't paying attention. His face had a faraway look.
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itinerante(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (mobile)
a. traveling
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Esta exposición itinerante está en Madrid en junio y en París el mes que viene.This traveling exhibition is in Madrid in June and it will be in Paris next month.
b. travelling (United Kingdom)
Hay una biblioteca itinerante que recorre un barrio de la ciudad cada semana.There is a traveling library which drives through different neighborhoods every week.
2. (nomadic)
a. itinerant
Me gustaría llevar una vida itinerante, no echar raíces en ningún sitio.I would like to have an itinerant life and not settle down anywhere.
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