wander

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wander(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to walk without intention)
a. vagar
She wandered aimlessly through the ancient ruins for hours.Vagó sin rumbo fijo por las ruinas antiguas durante horas.
The kids wandered through the town on their bikes.Los jóvenes vagaron por el pueblo en sus bicis.
b. deambular
The caretaker spent at least an hour wandering about the property.El conserje pasó al menos una hora deambulando por la propiedad.
c. errar
They were forced to leave their native land and wander along the roads until they found refuge.Fueron obligados a abandonar su tierra nativa y a errar por las carreteras hasta que encontraron refugio.
2. (to walk with leisure)
a. pasear
The shepherd wandered through the countryside with his flock.El pastor paseaba por el campo con su rebaño.
3. (to stray from a path)
a. alejarse
We couldn't find the children, because they wandered from the path we were hiking on.No podíamos encontrar a los niños porque se alejaron del camino por el que caminábamos.
b. desviarse
He got lost in the woods after he wandered off the hiking trail.Se perdió en el bosque después de desviarse de la ruta de senderismo.
4. (to be distracted)
a. distraerse
His monotone voice makes it easy for one's mind to wander during his lectures.Su voz monótona hace que distraerse sea más fácil durante sus clases.
5. (to digress)
a. divagar
It was difficult to understand his presentation, because his explanations frequently wandered off topic.Fue difícil entender su presentación bien porque sus explicaciones divagaban frecuentemente del tema.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to walk without intention)
a. vagar por
He was wandering the streets barefoot as though he were in a daze.Vagaba por las calles descalzo como si estuviera aturdido.
7. (to walk with leisure)
a. pasear por
The tourist group wandered the city and visited numerous museums.El grupo de turistas paseó por la ciudad y visitó numerosos museos.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
8. (walk)
a. el paseo
(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)
He was feeling restless after dinner, so he took a wander around the neighborhood.Estaba inquieto después de la cena, así que fue a dar un paseo por el vecindario.
b. la vuelta
(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)
She went for a wander to get to know her new neighborhood better.Fue a dar una vuelta para conocer su barrio mejor.
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wander
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la vuelta
(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 go for a wanderir a dar una vuelta
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (streets, world)
a. vagar por
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (roam, stray)
a. vagar
she had wandered from the pathse había alejado del camino
4. (verbally, mentally)
a. distraerse
to wander from the subjectdesviarse del tema, divagar
my thoughts were wanderingmi mente empezaba a divagar
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wander [ˈwɒndəʳ]
noun
paseo (m)
to go for or have a wander pasearse; dar un paseo; dar una vuelta
intransitive verb
1 (for pleasure) pasear; (aimlessly) deambular; vagar; errar
we spent the morning wandering round the old town pasamos la mañana paseando por el casco antiguo; they wandered aimlessly through the streets iban deambulando or vagando por las calles; to wander round the shops curiosear or pasearse por las tiendas
2 (stray)
to wander from the path desviarse or alejarse del camino; the sheep had wandered into the next field las ovejas se habían metido en el prado de al lado
3 [+person] (in speech) divagar
to wander from or off the point salirse del tema; to let one's mind wander dejar vagar la imaginación; his eyes wandered round the room paseó la mirada por la habitación; his attention wandered for a moment and the milk boiled over se distrajo or despistó un momento y se le salió la leche; my attention wandered a bit in the second half of the film perdí un poco la concentración or me distraje or me despisté en la segunda mitad de la película
transitive verb
[+streets, hills] recorrer; vagar por
the children were left to wander the streets
to wander the world recorrer el mundo entero; he had wandered the seven seas in search of it había surcado los siete mares en su busca (literary)
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