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English translation of 'gatear'

Word Frequency


Verb Table intransitive verb
(andar a gatas) to crawl
(trepar) to climbclamber (por up)
2.  (Latin America) to be on the prowl
Verb Table transitive verb
1.  (arañar) to scratchclaw
2.  (informal) (hurtar) to pinch (informal)steal
3.  (Central America, Mexico) (informal)
(ligar) to try to pick up (informal)
(seducir) to seduce

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Example Sentences Including 'gatear'

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Daba la impresión de estar aprendiendo a gatear en lugar de a caminar en la pista con la firmeza de una número uno como ella.
La Vanguardia (1997)
Las actividades más importantes para ellos son rodar, gatear , sentarse y caminar, ya que así consiguen desarrollar su capacidad muscular y su coordinación.
El Mundo del Siglo Veintiuno (1996)
Puedes balbucear como un bebé, gatear , saltar por la calle con ellos, hacer el indio... y más!
Elena Llanos López Cómo vivir bien en pareja
Sus piernas empezaron a ser más ágiles y dejó de gatear para pasar a correr.
La Vanguardia (1997)

Trends of 'gatear'

Used Occasionally. gatear is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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'gatear' in Other Languages

British English: crawl /krɔːl/ VERB
When you crawl, you move forward on your hands and knees.
Her baby has just learned to crawl.
  • American English: crawl
  • Arabic: يَزْحَفُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: engatinhar
  • Chinese: 爬行
  • Croatian: puzati
  • Czech: plazit se
  • Danish: kravle
  • Dutch: kruipen
  • European Spanish: gatear
  • Finnish: ryömiä
  • French: ramper
  • German: kriechen
  • Greek: σέρνομαι
  • Italian: strisciare
  • Japanese: 這う
  • Korean: 기다
  • Norwegian: krype
  • Polish: pełzać
  • European Portuguese: gatinhar
  • Romanian: a se târî
  • Russian: ползать
  • Latin American Spanish: arrastrarse
  • Swedish: krypa
  • Thai: คลาน
  • Turkish: emeklemek
  • Ukrainian: повзти
  • Vietnamese: dưới đất


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