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"Gait" is a noun which is often translated as "el modo de andar", and "pacing" is a noun which is often translated as "el caminar de un lado para otro". Learn more about the difference between "gait" and "pacing" below.
gait(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el modo de andar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's easy to distinguish William among the crowd - he has an awkward gait.Es fácil distinguir a William entre la muchedumbre: tiene un modo de andar poco elegante.
b. el paso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The station is only about fifteen minutes from my house if I walk with a fast gait.La estación está solo a unos quince minutos de mi casa si camino a paso rápido.
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pacing
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (act of walking to and fro)
a. el caminar de un lado para otro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Your pacing is making me nervous! Will you just sit down for a minute?¡Tu caminar de un lado para otro me está poniendo nervioso! ¿No te sentarás de una vez?
2. (succession of events)
a. el ritmo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It's a beautiful film, but I think the pacing might be a bit slow for the general public.Es una película preciosa, pero me parece que el ritmo puede resultar un poco lento para el gran público.
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