rodar
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rodar(
rroh
-
dahr
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to spin)
a. to roll
El terremoto hizo que unas cuantas rocas rodaran montaña abajo bloqueándonos el camino.The earthquake made some rocks roll down the mountain blocking our way.
b. to go round
El autobús fue ganando velocidad a medida que rodaban las ruedas.The bus gained speed as the wheels went round.
c. to turn
Los copos de nieve flotaban lentamente, rodando al caer.The snowflakes floated slowly down, turning as they fell.
2. (film)
a. to shoot
Cuando el director grita "¡Acción!", las cámaras empiezan a rodar.When the director yells "Action!", the cameras start shooting.
b. to film
Empezaremos a rodar con los actores a las 6 am.We'll start filming with the actors at 6 am.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (film)
a. to shoot
El director quiere rodar la película en blanco y negro.The director wants to shoot the film in black and white.
b. to film
Tenemos que volver a rodar la escena porque al actor se le olvidó su parte.We have to film the scene again because the actor forgot his part.
4. (automobile)
a. to break in
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Ya que tienes un Tesla nuevo, te toca rodarlo.Now that you have a Tesla, it's time to break it in.
b. to run in (United Kingdom)
No puedo esperar a rodar mi nuevo carro.I can't wait to run in my new car.
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rodar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (deslizar)
a. to roll
2. (circular)
a. to travel, to go
rodaban a más de 180 km/hthey were doing more than 180 km/h
3. (girar)
a. to turn
4. (caer)
a. to tumble
rodó escaleras abajohe tumbled down the stairs
5. (ir de un lado a otro)
a. to go around
ha rodado por todo el mundohe's been all over the world
6. (cinema)
a. to shoot
¡silencio, se rueda!we're rolling!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (cinema)
a. to shoot
8. (automóvil)
a. to run in
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rodar
intransitive verb
1 (dar vueltas) [+pelota] to roll; [+rueda] to go round; turn
la moneda fue rodando por el caño the coin rolled down the drain; rodó escaleras abajo he fell o rolled downstairs; se oía el rodar de los carros one could hear the sound of cartwheels; rodar de suelo (Aeronáutica) to taxi
echarlo todo a rodar to mess it all up
rodar por algn to be at sb's beck and call
2 (deambular)
andar o ir rodando no hace más que rodar
me han hecho ir rodando de acá para allá they kept shunting me about from one place to another; tienen al niño rodando de guardería en guardería they keep moving o shifting the kid about from nursery to nursery
3 (Cine) to shoot; film
llevamos dos meses rodando en México we've spent two months filming in Mexico
4 (existir todavía) to be still going; still exist
ese modelo rueda todavía por el mundo that model is still about
5 (México) (Arg) [+caballo] to stumble; fall forwards
transitive verb
1 [+vehículo] to wheel; wheel along; [+coche nuevo] to run in
2 (hacer rodar) [+objeto] to roll; roll along
3 (Cine) to shoot; film
4 (Informática) [+programa] to run
5 (Caribe) (agarrar) to seize; (encarcelar) to imprison
6 (Latinoamérica)
rodar (a patadas) to knock over; kick over
7 (Latinoamérica) [+ganado] to round up
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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rodar por la pista
to taxi
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