ir sin prisa
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ir sin prisa
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. (general)
a. to go unhurriedly
Podemos ir a la estación sin prisa. El tren no sale hasta dentro de una hora.We can go to the station unhurriedly. The train doesn't leave for another hour.
b. to go leisurely
Por las tardes salíamos a pasear. Íbamos sin prisa porque nadie nos esperaba en ninguna parte.In the afternoons we went for a walk. We went leisurely because nobody was waiting for us anywhere.
c. to go without haste
A mí me gusta ir al mercadillo sin prisa, y mirar detenidamente lo que venden en cada tenderete.I like to go to the flea market without haste, and look carefully at what they sell in each stall.
d. to cruise
Iba por la carretera sin prisa, contemplando el paisaje, cuando el jeep chocó conmigo.I was cruising down the road, looking at the landscape, when the jeep hit me.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Voy a comprar pan. - Ve sin prisa. Todavía tardaremos al menos media hora en cenar.I'm going to buy some bread. - You don't need to hurry. We won't be having dinner for at least half an hour more.
Ir sin prisa es un lujo hoy en día, cuando el ritmo de vida es tan acelerado.Not having to hurry is a luxury these days, when the pace of life is so fast.
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