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"Esquiar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to ski", and "natación" is a noun which is often translated as "swimming". Learn more about the difference between "esquiar" and "natación" 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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natación(
nah
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tah
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syohn
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (sport)
a. swimming
La natación en mar abierto es mi deporte favorito.Swimming in the open sea is my favorite sport.
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