To walk in Spanish
Hi, I am hoping someone can clarify something for me :o)
I thought that "to walk" in Spanish was "andar" but according to the lesson I am currently doing here it says it is "caminar", so I am confused. Do both words mean exactly the same, or is there a difference?
You can use both mostly when referring to walk. The big picture is that they have more meanings or applications. I leave you a couple of official links so you can check them out.
Basically andar is one of those verbs than can be used as "to go" in english, unrelated to movement from A to B, such as "I'll get the kettle going". Andar can be used on that meaning with machines to. Although might be considered not "high level Spanish", it is commonly used.
Then is, of course, Anda ya!, which can be translated as come on!
At times, there is a difference; here is a link that might help not only with these two words, but others as well. Play with this site; there's lots to learn. http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=caminar