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anda vs caminha

When would you use Ele anda as opposed to Ele caminha?

December 12, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/satzwei

When in the walking sense, use both interchangeably. Andar means to walk too, but its meaning has gained a broader sense, think of it as "go" or "come", as in "Anda cá", "Come here". I believe you may say "How are you going?" instead of "How are you?", right? The same happens in Portuguese: "Como andas?" (or "como vais?".)

December 12, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Chodarth

We would say "How's it going".

December 16, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/rudedog

you'd say the same way: COMO ANDAS or COMO VAIS

May 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/riclage

Good question. I would say "caminhar" is a more specific verb, more closely associated with "to walk". "andar" can also mean "to walk" as a synonym of "caminhar" but can have other meanings too. For example, "ele anda triste ultimamente" translates to "he has been sad lately".

Here is a good discussion on this topic: http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=2218003

December 12, 2012
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