Quick answer
"Walk" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "caminar", and "step" is a noun which is often translated as "el paso". Learn more about the difference between "walk" and "step" below.
walk(
wak
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to travel on foot)
a. caminar
You should walk to lose some weight.Deberías caminar para perder algo de peso.
b. andar
I love walking in the countryside.Me encanta andar por el campo.
c. ir a pie
Shall we walk?¿Vamos a pie?
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to travel on foot to)
a. caminar
I had to walk all the way home because I couldn't catch a taxi.Tuve que caminar todo el trayecto a casa porque no pude agarrar un taxi.
b. andar
Dad would walk ten miles to school every day.Papá andaba diez millas a la escuela todos los días.
3. (to take for a walk)
a. pasear
I like walking the dog on the beach.Me gusta pasear al perro por la playa.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (stroll)
a. el paseo
(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).
(short)
We went for a walk in the park.Fuimos a dar un paseo por el parque.
b. la caminata
(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).
(long)
It is a long walk from here to the zoo.Es una larga caminata desde aquí hasta el zoológico.
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step(
stehp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (movement)
a. 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).
He took a step toward her.Dio un paso hacia ella.
2. (measure)
a. la medida
(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).
We have taken all necessary steps to ensure that the house is secure.Tomamos todas las medidas necesarias para asegurarnos de que la casa está segura.
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 next step is to work out how much you can afford.El próximo paso es calcular cuánto puedes pagar.
3. (stair)
a. el escalón
(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).
(of a staircase)
Be careful, the steps are very steep.Tenga cuidado, los escalones son muy empinados.
b. el peldaño
(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).
(of a ladder)
I recommend that you don't use the top step of the ladder.Recomiendo que no utilices el peldaño más alto de la escalera.
4. (short distance)
a. 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).
He was now only a step away from his target.Ya estaba solo a un paso de su objetivo.
5. (music)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el tono
(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).
Is there a step or a half step between these two notes?¿Hay un tono o un semitono entre estas dos notas?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to take a step)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Could you step onto the scale, please?Suba a la báscula, por favor.
I stepped out of the boat.Bajé del barco.
7. (to tread; used with "in" or "on")
a. pisar
If you're not careful, you'll step in one of those puddles.Si no tienes cuidado, pisarás uno de esos charcos.
steps
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (flight of steps)
a. las escaleras
(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).
My grandmother struggles to climb the church steps.A mi abuela le cuesta subir las escaleras de la iglesia.
b. la escalinata
(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).
There are some impressive marble steps going up to the palace doors.Hay una escalinata de mármol imponente que sube hasta la entrada del palacio.
c. las gradas
(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).
We went down the steps into the square and wandered around for a while.Bajamos las gradas hasta la plaza y paseamos un rato.
9. (stepladder) (United Kingdom)
a. la escalera de tijera
(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).
I need the steps to cut this hedge.Necesito la escalera de tijera para cortar este seto.
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