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"Esquiar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to ski", and "bajar la pista" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to ski down the slope". Learn more about the difference between "esquiar" and "bajar la pista" below.
esquiar(
ehs
-
kyahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to go skiing)
a. to ski
Solía ir todos los inviernos a Nueva York para esquiar.I used to go to New York every winter to ski.
Mi esposa y yo fuimos a esquiar en Aspen, Colorado.My wife and I went to ski in Aspen, Colorado.
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bajar la pista(
bah
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hahr
 
lah
 
pees
-
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. (sports)
a. to ski down the slope
Juanita bajó la pista a una gran velocidad.Juanita skied down the slope at great speed.
2. (computing)
a. to download the track
¿Qué programa puedo usar para bajar la pista?What software can I use to download the track?
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