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"In the summer" is an adverb which is often translated as "en verano", and "swim" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "nadar". Learn more about the difference between "in the summer" and "swim" below.
in the summer(
ihn
 
thuh
 
suh
-
muhr
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (during the summer)
a. en verano
We always go to the seaside in the summer.Nosotros en verano siempre vamos a la playa.
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swim(
swihm
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to move through water)
a. nadar
I prefer to swim in the ocean than in a lake.Prefiero nadar en un océano que en un lago.
2. (to be immersed in liquid)
a. nadar
The Thanksgiving turkey was swimming in its juices.El pavo de Acción de Gracias nadaba en su jugo.
b. flotar
There are a bunch of mosquitoes swimming in your soda.Hay un buen de mosquitos flotando en tu refresco.
3. (to become blurred)
a. dar vueltas
I was so tired the words on the page swam before my eyes.Estaba tan cansado que las palabras en la página daban vueltas ante mis ojos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to cross by swimming)
a. cruzar a nado
She's going to try to swim the Strait of Gibraltar.Ella va a intentar a cruzar el estrecho de Gibraltar a nado.
b. nadar
I dare you to swim even one length of the pool.Te atrevo a nadar aunque sea un largo de la piscina.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5. (act of swimming)
a. el baño
(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).
They went for a swim in Ik Kil, a natural sinkhole in the Mayan Riviera.Se dieron un baño en Ik Kil, un cenote en la Riviera Maya.
b. el chapuzón
(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).
Let's go for a swim before dinner.Vamos a darnos un chapuzón antes de cenar.
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