a caballo

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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (on a horse)
a. on horseback
La caballería se componía principalmente de soldados que se movían a caballo.The cavalry consisted mainly of soldiers who moved on horseback.
b. horseback
Nuestro club de equitación organiza paseos a caballo por la montaña.Our horse riding club organizes horsback treks on the mountains.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Sabes montar a caballo?Can you ride a horse?
Ir a caballo por la playa es toda una experiencia.To go horseback riding on the beach is quite an experience.
2. (between two things; used with "between" or "de")
a. halfway between
Rivera ha publicado una nueva obra a caballo entre la ficción y el libro de viajes.Rivera has published a new book which is halfway between fiction and travel writing.
b. between
Estambul se halla a caballo de Asia y Europa.Istanbul lies between Asia and Europe.
c. on the borderline between
La asombrosa nueva serie está a caballo de la ciencia ficción y el género de terror.The amazing new series is on the borderline between science fiction and horror.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Klieber está rodando su nueva película a caballo entre Caracas y Buenos Aires.Klieber is shooting her new film part in Caracas and part in Buenos Aires.
Claude Monet vivió a caballo entre los siglos XIX y XX.Monet's life straddled the 19th and 20th centuries.
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