andar en

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andar en(
ahn
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dahr
 
ehn
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to travel by)
a. to take
Yo siempre ando en bus. Es mi medio de transporte favorito.I always take the bus. It's my favorite means of transport.
b. to ride (individual means of transport)
Me encanta andar en bici por el campo.I love riding my bike on the countryside
2. (to be busy with)
a. to be involved in
Jorge anda en un nuevo proyecto de negocio que dice que lo va a hacer rico.Jorge is involved in some new business project which he says will make him rich.
b. to be engaged in
Ando en negociaciones con una empresa sueca que está interesada en mi patente.I'm engaged in negotiations with a Swedish company that's interested in my patent.
c. to be involved with
Dicen que Alfredo anda en asuntos de drogas.They say Alfredo is involved with drugs.
d. to be up to
¿En qué andas ahora, Marta? - Estoy escribiendo una novela.What are you up to these days, Marta? - I'm writing a novel.
3. (to look through the contents of)
a. to mess around with
¿Cuántas veces tengo que decirte que no andes en mis cosas?How many times do I have to tell you not to mess around with my things?
b. to rummage around in
Me pregunto quién habrá estado andando en mis papeles.I wonder who could have been rummaging around in my papers.
4. (used to express an approximate figure)
a. to be around
La población de Bogotá debe de andar en ocho millones de personas, más o menos.Bogota's population must be around eight million people, more or less.
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