andar en bicicleta

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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to travel on a bicycle)
a. to ride a bicycle
¿Sabes andar en bicicleta, Sergio?Do you know how to ride a bicycle, Sergio?
b. to ride a bike
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Soy ya muy mayor para aprender a andar en bicicleta.I'm too old to learn to ride a bike.
c. to ride one's bicycle
La víctima andaba en bicicleta cuando la golpeó el auto.The victim was riding her bicycle when she was hit by the car.
d. to ride one's bike
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No es muy seguro andar en bicicleta por el centro de la ciudad.It's not very safe to ride one's bike in the city center.
e. to cycle
El médico le ha dicho a Pedro que debe dar paseos y andar en bicicleta.The doctor told Pedro he must take walks and cycle.
2. (to go out on one's bicycle)
a. to go for a bicycle ride
¿Salimos un rato a andar en bicicleta?Shall we go for a bicycle ride?
b. to go for a bike ride
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Luz y Camila salieron a andar en bicicleta.Luz and Camila went for a bike ride.
3. (to use a bicycle)
a. to take one's bicycle
Si hace buen tiempo, Rocío anda en bicicleta al trabajo.Rocio takes her bicycle to work if the weather's good.
b. to take one's bike
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No le gusta ir en coche. Prefiere andar en bicicleta.He doesn't like driving. He prefers to take his bike.
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