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"Gait" is a noun which is often translated as "el modo de andar", and "walking" is an adjective which is often translated as "ambulante". Learn more about the difference between "gait" and "walking" below.
gait(
geyt
)
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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walking(
wa
-
kihng
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (that walks)
a. ambulante
Ask him the definition of any word; he's a walking dictionary.Pregúntale la definición de cualquier palabra; es un diccionario ambulante.
b. caminante
The church allows walking pilgrims to spend the night when the weather is bad.La iglesia permite a los peregrinos caminantes quedarse la noche cuando hace mal tiempo.
c. andante
He moves like a walking corpse.Se mueve como un cadáver andante.
2. (used to describe a path)
a. pedestre
The city is building a walking trail by the river.La ciudad está construyendo un sendero pedestre cerca del río.
3. (used to describe a tour)
a. a pie
We walked 10 km on that walking tour of London.Caminamos 10 km en ese recorrido a pie de Londres.
4. (suitable for walking)
a. para caminar
You're going to need good walking shoes today.Hoy van a necesitar buenos zapatos para caminar.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (act of walking)
a. andar
Walking in a construction site without safety equipment is dangerous.Andar en una zona de construcción sin equipo de seguridad es peligroso.
b. caminar
Walking regularly is good for cardiovascular health.Caminar regularmente es bueno para la salud cardiovascular.
c. pasear
The new mom loves walking around the neighborhood with her baby.A la nueva mamá le encanta pasear por el barrio con su bebé.
d. el senderismo
(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).
This forest has become a popular spot for walking.Este bosque se ha convertido en un un lugar popular para el senderismo.
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