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recorrer (verb) — to cross, tour, travel, go across/through/over, traverse, look over, search. Look up recorrer in the dictionary

El guía nos acompañó a recorrer todo el museo.
The guide gave us a tour of the whole museum.

Recorrimos el camino con miedo de perdernos.
We followed the route, fearing that we might get lost.

Recorrí toda la ciudad y nunca pude encontrar el monumento.
I scoured the town, and failed to find the monument anywhere.

Juan recorrió con la mirada el salón a ver si te encontraba.
Juan looked around the room to see whether you were there.

Recorrí todo el diccionario hasta que encontré la traducción que necesitaba.
I searched the whole dictionary (I scoured the dictionary) until I found the translation I needed.

Recorran la casa para que decidan si la compran o no.
Examine the house so you can decide whether you want to buy it or not.
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Old December 23, 2009, 06:44 PM
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I understand the use of recorrer in each of the examples. (Yay!!) I wonder if there are certain instances where viajar is preferable vs. other times when recorrer is preferable when one is talking about "to travel"?
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Old December 23, 2009, 07:17 PM
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I think that "Viajar" without a doubt, implies "recorrer" a road, but the specific use of "recorrer" focuses on the road, while "viajar" is just going from one place to another.
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Old December 23, 2009, 07:19 PM
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OH! That makes sense. Is it related to "correr"?
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Old December 23, 2009, 07:46 PM
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There are a thousand meanings of "correr" and I cannot tell at first if they're related in current meanings (ethymology is something else), but the usual one is "to run"... "recorrer" sometimes can be "to run along".
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Makes sense to me. If nothing else, it will help me remember the nuances.
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Hola he tenido un poco de confusión sobre el sonido del RR

¿Cómo se pronuncia esa frase "He recorrido"

Eh RRec-coRR-id-o

No tengo unos problemas mientras pronunciando el RR, pero ¿se debería pronunciar ambos los RR?
Pienso que el primer RR debería pronunciado más suave (soft)

Quizás alguien puede poner una carpeta de audio en el foro para que yo (¿es necesario para escribir yo aquí?) pueda escucharlo

PD ¿Cómo se llaman el RR(rolling R, double R, ect.) en español?



Ya ha recorrido el mundo entero, pero no encontró el lago escondido que dicen poder darte la vida eternal
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@Bob: strong "r" sound is called "doble erre".

This "rr" is pronounced at the beginning of a word or a syllable:

ra·tón [rratón]
En·ri·que [enrrique]
al·re·de·dor [alrrededor]

So "he recorrido" is correct as [eh rrecorrido]


As for "para que yo pueda escucharlo", the "yo" emphasis is better, so there is no room for confusion with "alguien".

But you should rather say "un archivo de sonido".
Archivo = file
Carpeta = folder


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Ya ha recorrido el mundo entero, pero no encontró ha encontrado el lago escondido que dicen poder (que) puede darte la vida eternal eterna.
Verbal tenses could have also been "ya recorrió... pero no encontró"
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@Bob: strong "r" sound is called "doble erre".

This "rr" is pronounced at the beginning of a word or a syllable:

ra·tón [rratón]
En·ri·que [enrrique]
al·re·de·dor [alrrededor]

So "he recorrido" is correct as [eh rrecorrido]


As for "para que yo pueda escucharlo", the "yo" emphasis is better, so there is no room for confusion with "alguien".

But you should rather say "un archivo de sonido".
Archivo = file
Carpeta = folder




Verbal tenses could have also been "ya recorrió... pero no encontró"
¡Muchas gracias! Trato de escuchar a los doble erres en palabras como , regresar, recorrer, pero es muy pero muy difícil para pronunciarlas con rápido. ¿Se pronuncia el doble R al fin de la palabra, así? regresaRR. He oído así en canciones, pero no sé si sea pronunciación correcto.Me puedes dar un consejo, quizás necesito practicarlo más.
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Old December 25, 2009, 10:14 AM
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Hmmm... I tend to feel it's soft "r", but I would prefer someone else to tell his/her opinion/knowledge on it...
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