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"Esquiar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to ski", and "nadar" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "to swim". Learn more about the difference between "esquiar" and "nadar" 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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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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