sail

sail(
seyl
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to travel by sea)
a. navegar
The pirates sailed along the coast.Los piratas navegaron por la costa.
We sailed from Hawaii to Australia on my ship.Navegamos de Hawai a Australia en mi barco.
2. (to depart by sea)
a. zarpar
The cruise will sail at 9 am tomorrow.El crucero zarpará mañana a las 9 am.
b. salir
When does the ship sail to the island?¿Cuándo sale el barco para la isla?
3. (to move effortlessly; used with "across", "into", "out of")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Emy, beautifully dressed, sailed into the room to greet her fans.Emy, vestida hermosamente, entró majestuosamente a saludar a sus fans.
She sailed across the frozen pond on her skates.Se deslizó a través del estanque congelado en sus patines.
4. (to fly through the air; used with "over")
a. volar por
The baby started crying, then his food sailed over my head.El bebé empezó a llorar y luego su comida voló por encima de mi cabeza.
5. (to happen effortlessly; used with "through", "past")
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
After all the hours of studying, Cesar sailed through his final exam.Después de tantas horas de estudio, César pasó el examen final con mucha facilidad.
The days sailed past when we were on vacation.Los días pasaron sin darnos cuenta cuando estabamos de vacaciones.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
6. (nautical)
a. la vela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
If the wind shifts, adjust the sail.Si el viento cambia, ajusta la vela.
7. (voyage)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Bora Bora is a week's sail from here.Desde aquí se tarda una semana en barco en llegar a Bora Bora.
New Zealand is at least a month's sail away.Nueva Zelanda queda por lo menos a un mes de navegación.
8. (windmill blade)
a. el aspa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A sail broke off a windmill in a storm and broke through a nearby roof.Un aspa de molino se rompió en una tormenta y atravesó un tejado cercano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
9. (to travel through by sea)
a. navegar por
We sailed the Mediterranean last summer.Navegamos por el Mediterráneo el verano pasado.
b. cruzar
Christopher Columbus sailed the Atlantic for the first time in 1492.Cristóbal Colón cruzó el Atlántico por primera vez en 1492.
10. (to pilot)
a. gobernar
The captain sailed the ship safely back to port.El capitán gobernó el barco de regreso al puerto sin ningún percance.
sails
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
11. (nautical)
a. los veleros
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I saw two dozen sails in the bay.Vi dos docenas de veleros en la bahía.
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sail
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (on boat)
a. la vela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (of windmill)
a. la aspa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to set sail (for)zarpar (con rumbo a)
to go for a sailhacer una excursión en velero
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (boat)
a. gobernar
4. (ocean)
a. navegar por
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (ship, person)
a. navegar
6. (start voyage)
a. zarpar
the clouds sailed bylas nubes avanzaban suavemente
7. (fig)
a.
to sail close to the windadentrarse en terreno peligroso
his book sailed out of the windowsu libro salió volando por la ventana
8. (colloquial)
a.
to sail through an examinationpasar un examen con mucha facilidad or
sail [seɪl]
noun
1 (Náut) (cloth) vela (f)
the age of sail la época de la navegación a vela
many of the ships in the fleet date from the turn of the century, the golden age of sail
in or under full sail a toda vela; a vela llena
I watched hundreds of galleons in full sail drift towards the coast. We preferred to come into harbour under full sail
to lower the sails arriar las velas
to set sail [+ship, person] hacerse a la vela; zarpar
we set sail on 4th July The Beagle set sail on 27 December 1831
we set sail from Portsmouth nos hicimos a la vela en Portsmouth
the ship set sail from Southampton
to set sail for Liverpool zarpar hacia Liverpool; hacerse a la vela con rumbo a Liverpool
the Lady of Mann set sail for Douglas
to take in the sails amainar las velas
under sail a vela
They used the engine to clear the shore, then made way under sail
to take the wind out of sb's sails bajarle los humos a algn
2 (Náut) (trip) paseo (m) en barco
it's three days' sail from here desde aquí se tarda tres días en barco
to go for a sail dar una vuelta en barco
let's go for a sail around the harbour
3 (Náut) sail (plural) barco (m) de vela; velero (m)
20 sail 20 veleros
4 [of windmill] aspa (f)
transitive verb
[+boat, ship] gobernar
to sail the Atlantic cruzar el Atlántico
he sails his own boat tiene barco propio
they sailed the ship to Cadiz fueron con el barco a Cádiz
to sail the (seven) seas navegar (en alta mar)
She seized the tiller saying "I never get the chance to sail the boat myself". The crew's job is to sail the boat. I shall get myself a little boat and sail her round the world.
intransitive verb
1 (Náut) [+boat, ship, person] navegar
If you sail northward you may find a natural harbour.
to sail at 12 knots navegar a 12 nudos; ir a 12 nudos
we sailed into harbour entramos a puerto
we sailed into Lisbon llegamos a Lisboa
to sail round the world dar la vuelta al mundo en barco
to sail round a headland doblar un cabo
to sail up the Tagus navegar por el Tajo; subir el Tajo
to sail close to the wind pisar terreno peligroso
2 (Náut) (leave) zarpar; salir
The ship, which would sail tomorrow, was still in port.
the boat sails at eight o'clock el barco zarpa or sale a las ocho
we sail for Australia soon pronto zarpamos or salimos hacia Australia
she sails on Monday zarpa or sale el lunes
3
she sailed into the room entró majestuosamente en la sala
the plate sailed over my head el plato voló por encima de mi cabeza
a car came sailing [past] us on the motorway
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