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zarpar (verb) — to set sail, weigh anchor, get underway. Look up zarpar in the dictionary

El barco zarpó para Grecia el jueves.
The ship set sail for Greece on Thursday.
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So if you want to say "Let's set sail" it would be "¡Zarpemos!" ¿No?

Could the same be applied, say, in a non-travel situation? For example, in English, I would say to my class, "Let's get underway" or something to that effect. Could I use "zarpar" in that situation?

How about this? Conduciremos al Nueva York esta mañana. ¡Zarpemos!
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So if you want to say "Let's set sail" it would be "¡Zarpemos!" ¿No?

Could the same be applied, say, in a non-travel situation? For example, in English, I would say to my class, "Let's get underway" or something to that effect. Could I use "zarpar" in that situation?

How about this? Conduciremos al Nueva York esta mañana. ¡Zarpemos!
We use it only when talking about a ship.

Partamos
Salgamos
Vamos

All of those good when talking about any other mean of transportation including walking.
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Just something niggling here about the example.
I have a feeling that its "El barco zarpó hacia/para Grecia" not "por"
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@Lou Ann: As Hernán said, "zarpar" is exclusively associated with a maritime ship.

And although metaphores have a wide range of usage, I don't recommend it for using it with Mexican students: a "maestro barco" (literally a "boat teacher") is a lazy and often corrupt one. Saying "zarpemos" could be interpreted as a cynical statement that you're one of those teachers.
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I set sail from my beach near to my home.

I appreciate the correction.
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Thank you, Ambarina. It's been corrected.
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Escrito originalmente por laepelba
So if you want to say "Let's set sail" it would be "¡Zarpemos!" ¿No?

Could the same be applied, say, in a non-travel situation? For example, in English, I would say to my class, "Let's get underway" or something to that effect. Could I use "zarpar" in that situation?

How about this? Conduciremos al Nueva York esta mañana. ¡Zarpemos!>>>


Let's sail! ¡Zarpemos!
Let´s get underway (Classroom) !Empecemos!, ¡manos a la obra!
Conduciremos a Nueva York mañana ( you cannot use esta mñana because the timing is future not now) ¡Vámonos! ¡Arranquemos!¡Partamos!

Zarpar is related with sea journey.
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In Argentina, if you say "esa persona es una 'zarpada'" (for example: "María es una zarpada"), means "that person is inappropriate".

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