nadar
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nadar(
nah
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dahr
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to move through water)
a. to swim
Puedo nadar pero nunca aprendí clavar.I can swim but I never learned to dive.
Me encanta nadar en mar abierto.I love to swim in open water.
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nadar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (avanzar en el agua)
a. to swim
2. (flotar)
a. to float
no sé nadarI can't swim
nadar contra corrienteto go against the tide
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
nadan en deudasthey're up to their necks in debt
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
nadar entre dos aguasto sit on the fence
5. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
nadar en la abundanciato be living in the lap of luxury
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nadar
intransitive verb
1 (gen) to swim; (flotar) to float; (And) (bañarse) to take a bath
¿no sabes nadar? can't you swim?; nadar a braza to do (the) breaststroke; swim breaststroke; nadar a crol to do the crawl; swim crawl; nadar a espalda to do backstroke; swim backstroke; nadar a mariposa to do (the) butterfly; swim butterfly
nadar contra corriente to go against the tide
nadar en la abundancia to be rolling in it (familiar); be rolling in money (familiar)
querer nadar y guardar la ropa to want to have it both ways; want to have one's cake and eat it
2 (en prenda, zapatos)
en estos pantalones va nadando these trousers are much too big for him; he's lost inside these trousers
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