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Pasear vs. Caminar

I knew before that pasear means 'to walk', and I learned that caminar means 'to walk' as well. Could you use either interchangeably, or is it different in different Spanish speaking countries?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth261736

I think that caminar means "to walk," but pasear means "to go for a walk or stroll." It's a subtle difference. Usually, I hear caminar most of the time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juancamsid

es lo mismo lo podes decir como qerras xdd

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juancamsid

O cuando vas a pasear es cuando vas a conocer algo pero cuando vas a caminar pos vas hacer ejercicio xd

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EnglishStudentG

(I'm a native spanish speaker ) In English it means the same in Spanish not.For example : Pasear= To travel , go on vacation, hike, go to excursion ... ---Walk= go for a walk with your dog, you exercise

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/juancamsid

you say "to walk" when you go out to walk xdd or to do exwercise and pasear is when you go away to know china xdd

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trycja_
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The way I see it, caminar refers mostly just to moving your legs, the physical activity. Pasear implies maybe watching the scenery, entertaining yourself.

You could exclaim, "¡Vamos de paseo!" if you're going on a roadtrip with your family, or you're paseando when you're walking hand in hand with someone while you roam through a shopping mall or a city.

Also, you use pasear, not caminar when you're talking about taking your puppy out for a walk. "¡No te olvides de sacar a pasear al perro!"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KevinJacks20

Caminar is more to go on a planned walk with a specific purpose or destination in mind. For example, walking the dog would be pasear. But a walk to the store and back would be caminar, because you're doing it for a specific purpose.

Along those lines, the noun camino translates as "the way" or "the path" because it includes the idea that following it will take you to a specific place that you want to go to.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PepiEspo0

Caminar:. You walk to the store, or because you like to walk.............Pasear: you go (walking, by train,plane,etc.). to a place you want to know or you already went but you like to see or know better. You go to visit someone . Etc. It means that you go because you want to go. Hope this help.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ygosalia2021

Thank you all that answered my question! It definitely helped me understand the difference between the two!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/espofleet
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Happy for you!

2 years ago

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