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"Gallop" is a noun which is often translated as "el galope", and "skip" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "brincar". Learn more about the difference between "gallop" and "skip" below.
gallop(
gah
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luhp
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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. (pace)
a. el galope
(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 white mare Ann was riding was going at full gallop.La yegua blanca que montaba Ann iba a galope tendido.
When we came out of the wood, Beauty moved easily from a trot to a gallop.Cuando salimos del bosque, Beauty pasó fácilmente del trote al galope.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Seeing the hounds, Timothy whipped his horse into a gallop.Al ver a los perros, Timothy fustigó a su caballo para hacerlo galopar.
Suddenly the horse broke into a gallop.De repente el caballo se echó a galopar.
2. (ride)
a. el paseo a caballo
(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).
Do you fancy going for a gallop?¿Te apetece dar un paseo a caballo?
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
My sister and I used to go out for a gallop every morning.Mi hermana y yo salíamos a galopar todas las mañanas.
Where did you go for your gallop?¿Adónde fuiste a galopar?
3. (run by a horse)
a. la galopada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After a long gallop, we came to the river.Tras una larga galopada, llegamos al río.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to run)
a. galopar
We watched the horses galloping along the beach in the early morning mist.Observamos cómo los caballos galopaban por la playa en medio de la neblina de la madrugada.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The horse came galloping across the field when it saw my dad.Al ver a mi papá, el caballo cruzó el campo a galope hasta donde estábamos.
We galloped up the hill and stopped in front of the church.Subimos la colina al galope y nos detuvimos delante de la iglesia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to cause to run)
a. hacer galopar
I want to gallop my pony if we have time.Quiero hacer galopar a mi poni si tenemos tiempo.
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skip(
skihp
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to bound)
a. brincar
The lambs were skipping around their pen.Los corderos brincaban por su redil.
The little boy skipped down the street next to his new puppy.El niñito iba brincando por la calle al lado de su cachorro nuevo.
b. saltar
The children skipped all the way home.Los niños volvieron a casa, saltando en todo el camino.
2. (with rope) (United Kingdom)
a. saltar a la cuerda
I skip for ten minutes a day as part of my exercise program.Salto a la cuerda diez minutos cada día como parte de mi programa de ejercicio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to omit)
a. saltarse
You can skip chapter three for now. We'll come back to it later.Pueden saltarse el capítulo tres por ahora. Regresaremos más adelante.
4. (to fail to attend)
a. faltar a
They decided to skip class and go to the park.Decidieron faltar a clases e irse al parque.
5. (to go) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you want to skip to the loo before we leave?¿Quieres ir al baño antes de que nos vayamos?
I'm just going to skip over to the bakery.Voy a salir un momento a la panadería.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (little jump)
a. el brinco
(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).
With a skip and a jump the rabbit was out of its hutch.De un brinco el conejo se escapó de la conejera.
7. (dumpster) (United Kingdom)
a. el contenedor para escombros
(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).
I found these shelves in a skip.Encontré estos estantes en un contenedor para escombros.
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