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"Esquiar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to ski", and "hacer snowboard" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to go snowboarding". Learn more about the difference between "esquiar" and "hacer snowboard" below.
esquiar(
ehs
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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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hacer snowboard(
ah
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sehr
 
ehs
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nohw
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bohrd
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (sport)
a. to go snowboarding
Vamos a Vail a hacer snowboard.We're going to Vail to go snowboarding.
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