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Old December 27, 2009, 02:33 PM
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Vete a saber si es que han puesto semáforos en el monte.


Probablemente hay una nueva regulación ecológica.


@Crotalito: ¿Por qué no lo escribes en español? Nadie está entendiendo lo que quieres decir.
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Old December 27, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Oigan porfavor me pueden decir que parte es la que no entienden....

La pregunta es el ingles es malo no se entiende o que pasa o no tiene sentido o no saben de que estoy hablando.


Cual de todas esas formas son las que aplica.
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Old December 27, 2009, 08:36 PM
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Mañana me voy de excursión / de caminata / voy a hacer una caminata.

Elaina, tampoco entiendo yo lo de las leyes de la gran ciudad si vas a hacer senderismo. Por eso lo pregunté. Vete a saber si es que han puesto semáforos en el monte.
In English, the idea of "going for a walk" and "going for a hike" are somewhat different.

If I want to go for a walk, I might go to my friend's house and then we walk around her neighborhood or along a little creek behind her house or somewhere else nearby that is easy to get to and probably easy-ish walking....

If I want to go for a hike, it's usually something that is planned ahead of time, is done while on a trip to a place that has a lot of nature, and hiking is somewhat more of a rugged thing to do.... When I think of "hiking", I think of forests and mountains and many hours and backpacks and water bottles and so on....

When you say "caminata", the word makes me think of "walking" because of "caminar". Is there a difference in Spanish between "going for a walk" and "going for a hike"?
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In English, the idea of "going for a walk" and "going for a hike" are somewhat different.
There is a big difference, which is why I asked how to say 'I'm going for a hike'.
This is hiking (but also called walking as well):


And this going for a walk:

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Walk: paseo.
Hike: caminata or excursión.

Usually, when you go for a hike you "haces una caminata" (forest, mountain, hill, country, etc.), with slopes or not. You can also say "me voy de excursión (though a "excursión" can be cultural as well, for instance, to visit a museum).

When you go for a walk you "paseas" (city, country, town).

But sometimes, if you're walking long time in the city (shopping or going to some different places), when you arrive home you say: "¡me he pegado una caminata...!", with the sense of you've walked a lot and you're exhausted.

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Walk: paseo.
Hike: caminata or excursión.
Thanks Irma - it look as if paseo and caminata have exactly the same kind of overlap as walk and hike.
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Thanks Irma - it look as if paseo and caminata have exactly the same kind of overlap as walk and hike.
Do you say also that you've gone for a hike when you've been walking a long time in the city?
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Do you say also that you've gone for a hike when you've been walking a long time in the city?
I have heard this said as rhetorical exaggeration when exhausted after a long shopping expedition. It is clearly not technically correct, but the 'hike' suggests something (unexpectedly) strenuous.
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I have heard this said as rhetorical exaggeration when exhausted after a long shopping expedition. It is clearly not technically correct, but the 'hike' suggests something (unexpectedly) strenuous.
So, it's the same, but I think that here is more common and it's not seen as a rhetorical exaggeration. Thanks, that's good to know.
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Walk: paseo.
Hike: caminata or excursión.

Usually, when you go for a hike you "haces una caminata" (forest, mountain, hill, country, etc.), with slopes or not. You can also say "me voy de excursión (though a "excursión" can be cultural as well, for instance, to visit a museum).

When you go for a walk you "paseas" (city, country, town).

But sometimes, if you're walking long time in the city (shopping or going to some different places), when you arrive home you say: "¡me he pegado una caminata...!", with the sense of you've walked a lot and you're exhausted.

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Thanks Irma - it look as if paseo and caminata have exactly the same kind of overlap as walk and hike.
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Do you say also that you've gone for a hike when you've been walking a long time in the city?
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I have heard this said as rhetorical exaggeration when exhausted after a long shopping expedition. It is clearly not technically correct, but the 'hike' suggests something (unexpectedly) strenuous.
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So, it's the same, but I think that here is more common and it's not seen as a rhetorical exaggeration. Thanks, that's good to know.
Excellent! That is exactly what I was getting at. It was the similarity between the words "caminar" and "caminata" that made me wonder. You are definitely describing the same overlap of meaning/usage that we have here in the United States. Thanks to both of you, Perikles and Irmamar!
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