hacer escala

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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. (transport; often used with "en")
a. to stop over
Si compramos este vuelo, tendremos que hacer escala en Houston.If we buy this flight, we'll have to stop over in Houston.
No es un vuelo directo a Ciudad del Cabo. El avión hace escala en Ámsterdam y Johannesburgo.It's not a direct flight to Cape Town. The plane stops over in Amsterdam and Johannesburg.
b. to make a stopover
¿Es un vuelo directo o el avión hace escala?Is it a direct flight or does the plane make a stopover?
Tardaremos 12 horas en llegar a Santiago de Chile porque hacemos escala en Bogotá.It'll take us 12 hours to get to Santiago de Chile because we'll make a stopover in Bogota.
c. to have a layover (waiting for a connection)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Hago escala en Roma, donde tengo el vuelo de conexión a Catania.I'll have a layover in Rome, where I'll take the connection to Catania.
d. to have a port of call (sea travel)
Camino de Tenerife, el barco hace escala en Valencia, y se queda allí tiempo suficiente para visitar la ciudad.On its way to Tenerife, the ship has a port of call in Valencia, and stops there long enough to visit the city.
e. to stop
Solo hicimos escala en un área de servicio para tomar un café e ir al baño.We only stopped at a rest stop once to have a coffee and use the bathroom.
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