There are 2 main translations of paddle in Spanish

: paddle1paddle2

paddle1

zagual, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpad(ə)l//ˈpædl/

noun

  • 1

    • 1.1(oar)

      zagual masculine
      pala feminine
      remo pequeño masculine
      • The steady dip and sweep of canoe paddles in the calm water is mesmerizing.
      • With a stroke of the paddle the Canadian canoe glides successfully through the last of the rapids and out onto a huge pool.
      • The paddles dipped into the water and the canoe pushed into the opening to the sewer.
      • As the two little craft pulled through the Gap, Guardian received a salute of raised paddles from the canoe, the tender lifting its oars on the gunwales for one stroke before resuming its rhythm.
      • Telli gave one last stroke on his paddle as they moved out of the shade of the trees into bright sunlight, then stopped, leaving the canoe gliding on through glassy calm water.
      • Under a blanket of darkness, we set off in our twin-hulled craft, paddles slapping at the water, as Nitish sang devotional songs.
      • I let the canoe drift with the current, trailing my paddle in the mocha-colored water.
      • At the crack of dawn, as you slice through the calm river with quiet paddle strokes, your canoe glides upstream through a bank of fog that will slowly burn off with each cast of your fishing rod.
      • As they arrive at the village the night before a race, or line up the canoes at the beginning of the race, the paddlers sing songs and move their paddles up and down, giving a sumptuous display of colour and movement.
      • The Pemon also make wooden dugout and bark canoes, paddles, and bows, and they weave hammocks and baby carriers.
      • As they walked and sang, they moved the paddles up and down imitating the movement of a racing canoe and giving a magnificent display of colour.
      • There were four paddles inside the canoe, and the four soldiers each took one.
      • The oldest such finds, including wooden canoes and paddles, come from northern Europe and date to at most 9,000 years ago.
      • It was so big that Newman had to use a canoe paddle from his river boat to stir it.
      • Canoe Polo is a swimming pool-based sport played in a short, stable canoe using manoeuvrable polo paddles.
      • But the preferred stroke of Phelps, a man with a 6ft 7in armspan, hands like canoe paddles and an ability to fly through water, was yet to come.
      • One of the most unusual yet innovative section award winners came from the Shearwater Team, who developed a canoe paddle based on the bio-mechanical properties of a bird's foot.
      • He swept his paddle over the water, indicating the whole lot.
      • When forward paddling, slice your paddle into the water in front of you and pull it toward your hip like you're trying to retrieve a leaf on the surface.
      • The piece incorporates some of the images and experiences of Essadiqi's river adventures, as dancers interact with large floating wooden poles that represent paddles.

    • 1.2also paddle wheel

      rueda hidráulica de paletas feminine

    • 1.3(on paddle wheel)

      paleta feminine
      • The vessel has a split stern wheel and each is run by a twin diesel engine that powers hydraulic motors which turn the paddles.
      • The "Willamette Queen" was designed as a scaled down likeness of the former Mississippi and Yukon Territory Riverboats with paddles that really do propel her.

  • 2

    • 2.1(stirrer)

      pala feminine
      • An old fashioned metal ice cream scoop or a flat metal paddle scoop works well to clean out the inside of a pumpkin.
      • For the rose petal cream: In bowl of food processor fitted with paddle, cream buttercream and butter until fluffy.
      • Add this to the batter and mix just until smooth - a few turns of the paddle should do it.
      • The person behind the counter slaps a scoop of ice cream onto a chilled marble slab, throws some cookie crumbs or chopped nuts on top, and mixes the whole thing together using flat paddles.

    • 2.2US (for punishment)

      palmeta feminine

  • 3

    (flipper)
    aleta feminine
    • It appears from their architecture that the entire distal limb, not just the hands and feet, was used as a paddle.
    • Their wing bones are fused into a stiff paddle that enables them to hover at a bloom while drinking.
    • Unlike other marine reptiles, Plesiosaurs have relatively small tails, but large and powerful paddles, so it is assumed that the latter were used in creating thrust.
    • The limbs are modified to form large, relatively rigid paddles.
    • The forelimbs and hindlimbs are transformed into paddles.
    • Some of the most frequent gross morphological adaptations to an aquatic lifestyle include the modifications of limbs into paddles and the elongation and lateral flattening of the tail.
    • Swimming crabs can easily be recognized by the fact that their hindmost legs have developed into ‘swimmerets’, paddle shaped at the ends so that they can be used for propulsion.
    • Those on land have short sturdy legs, while those living in marine environments possess powerful flippers, or paddles, for swimming.
    • The legs were semi-flattened to serve as paddles, but the hips and shoulders were still powerful and functional enough to provide support on land.
  • 4US

    (in table tennis)
    pala feminine
    paleta feminine
    • Buy toys, like Frisbees, kites, or sports equipment such as Velcro paddles and tennis balls.
    • During that time, Nebulon continued to whack the small, pink rubber ball against the wooden paddle.
    • Kiara stuck her nose up in the air and marched past him, uncovering the ping-pong table along with its paddles and balls.
    • He had a small red ball, the kind that at one time had been attached to a wooden paddle by a rubber string.
    • André was interested in all sports, whether they involved balls, pucks, paddles or pedals.
    • Over the years, Peet has seen the game increase in speed, the players increase in size, briefcases replace wallets, and paddles replace goalie sticks.
    • Each half is 10 minutes and the aim of the game is to score goals using the paddles or the hand.
    • Yes, the paddle is allowed to block the ball and you can bump the ball forward to the direction you wish to travel, but you're not allowed to take a swing at it, you're not allowed to treat it like a cricket bat.
    • Indeed, some glues used on paddles, as they are commonly known, are banned in international competition because they can make the ball travel up to 30 mph faster than usual.
    • One type of paddle ball uses a heavy two-pound (one-kilogram) ball and appropriately large paddles with spikes.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (in canoe)
    remar
    • Swept along, we paddled furiously to miss the many boulders that appeared in front of us.
    • So, fifteen minutes later, Tor, Spencer, John, and Wolf were paddling out onto the lake in a canoe.
    • Huck runs back to the canoe and paddles back to Jim in the cavern.
    • There was little current here, and the canoe cut easily through the water as Telli paddled on upstream.
    • In May they will paddle away from the coast of Japan at the start of a 5,000-mile row across the Pacific to America.
    • My dad got me started paddling along with the help of one of my really good friend Jesse Lakes who for my first six years boating has helped me get into my drytop and put my spray skirt on the boat for me.
    • The beaches are among the world's finest, with soft, silver sand and water so clear you can spot rays and swordfish while paddling along the shore.
    • The crew of nine paddled out on smaller boats in order to reach the island.
    • Elizabeth paddled around in the boat all morning, looking for any work she could find.
    • Take a small boat or canoe and paddle around for a few hours.
    • The coast is enshrouded with fog - out of the fog there is this lobster boat, and we paddled up to it.
    • The navy rowers paddled with Rattapphumi from Sattahip along the coast to Bang Chang and Rayong before saying goodbye and allowing Rattapphumi to complete his journey.
    • If you want to get fit and be healthy on vacation, you can swim, paddle, surf, or run to your heart's content.
    • Days pass in adventure, paddling in dugout canoes or hiking through the rainforest with a guide from the village who points out leaves used to poison fish, or to make a maiden love you, and roots to enlarge your manhood.
    • After a terrific downpour, the storm is over as quickly as it began, and we return to paddling along the lake, although now a chilly wind has sprung up, which if nothing else succeeds in getting me to paddle a bit more earnestly.
    • Very likely the Abenakis paddled along the Merrimac River for a stretch of the expedition.
    • Pablo Nuñez Perez, a Kuna who married an English girl and lived in England for seven years, paddled out in a dugout canoe (called an ulu) to welcome us.
    • Whenever she had the opportunity, she would go down to the water, unstrap her canoe, and paddle out to a likely spot to do some fishing.
    • Unless some other canoe is in sight, one paddles along with a sense of solitude amid the mountains and the woods.
    • It was good to stroke and paddle through the endless sea green of Emerald Bay.
  • 2

    (swim)
    (duck/dog) chapotear
    • There were no swans to paddle around on top of a mirror.
    • She tried to paddle with her hooves, but only managed to spin around in a tight circle.
    • Indeed, two adults with four little fuzzy yellow goslings were paddling around near the observation deck.
    • Guided by instinct, he paddled with his forepaws.
    • There is much more wildlife everywhere, many kinds of ducks and waterfowl, paddling by the window of this houseboat at eye level.
    • There is usually a duck pond there and our ducks are paddling around having a lovely time.
    • At that moment a duck paddled near, and overhearing this, she laughed.
    • Cassidy crouched down by the water and grinned at the comical looking ducks as they paddled and preened themselves in the clear crystal water.
    • The woman, boating three miles off of the Gulf of Mexico, found this little kitten paddling furiously and meowing loudly.
    • Cypress trunk flutings and druidlike knees rise everywhere, and mud turtles paddle clumsily through the talmin-mirrored waters.
    • You're very likely to spot some turtles paddling about.
    • It's not surprising that every morning when the tide is high, the local swans paddle by in search of some home-baked bread.
    • Releasing the birds, inspector Martyn Fletcher was filled with pride as he watched the graceful creatures paddle into the distance but it was a different story four days earlier.
    • The pond was filled with wildlife, as there were red and yellow goldfish swimming about, ducks paddling about on the surface, meddling with the herons.
    • As he stood up, he saw the creature paddling along by the pier.
    • Sure enough, the turtles paddled in different directions when exposed to different magnetic fields.
    • We crossed a bridge over the Entrance Lake, where wild ducks paddled fearlessly and a very life-like statue of Sir Peter Scott stood gazing down at two bronze swans in the water.
    • The video was looped, so that every few minutes the shadows passed by again and the ducks paddled across the canvas.
    • Nine inches long and screaming at the top of its lungs, the cat was paddling furiously.
    • ‘They swam in the same rivers and streams that dinosaurs paddled in,’ he said.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (boat/canoe) (remando con pala o zagual) llevar
  • 2US

    (beat)
    zurrar informal
    (with paddle) darle palmetazos a
    • They paddle each other; they paddle evil-doers they capture; really the only person they never get to spank is Wonder Woman herself.
    • You were paddled in school, and you were occasionally, as you put it, ‘whipped by [your] daddy.’
    • Finally, on the sixth hole, I went over to Nick and jokingly said, ‘Somebody must have paddled you with one of those when you were a kid.’

There are 2 main translations of paddle in Spanish

: paddle1paddle2

paddle2

mojarse los pies, v.

Pronunciation /ˈpædl//ˈpad(ə)l/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (wet feet)
    (en la orilla) mojarse los pies
    • As a result of tests taken by the complainants The South Eastern health Board recommended that signs be erected warning people not to bathe, paddle or wash utensils in the river at the Cove.
    • As Max paddled in a shallow swimming pool, he slipped and fell under water for a matter of moments, before his father lifted him out.
    • A great deal of splashing, paddling and sheer determination was evident as children swam their way to a staggering 83,380 baht in raised sponsorship money!
    • Her biggest fear, it has recently been revealed, is paddling in shallow water.
    • I sat under a lemon tree with two of my oldest and dearest friends while the kids paddled in the wading pool and drove plastic cars around the yard.
    • The fountain exerts a hypnotic influence on children who are irresistibly drawn to remove their shoes and socks and go paddling in the water.
    • We took off our shoes, paddled in the water, made sand castles, collected sticks and shells, and examined the dead jellyfish washed up on the shore.
    • Next, she led me to the entrance proper, where we paddled through a shallow pool to cleanse our feet.
    • It's worth the hike - the scenery is fantastic and your final destination has a pretty beach to escape from your shoes and paddle.
    • Most people only paddle in the water there, which is perfectly safe.
    • The £3.6m fountain in Hyde Park, London, was closed on July 22 after people slipped and were injured while paddling in the water.
    • The public has been advised not to swim or paddle in areas where algal scums are present and fishermen have been urged to avoid contact with water in areas where the algal scum is present.
    • Thigh-high boots can be rented for serious gorge wading, or you can just paddle in the cool, refreshing waters.
    • Is it really the role of design to prevent kids paddling in shallow water, protecting them without engendering a sense of responsibility for their actions in either the children or their parents?
    • Ball games were arranged and the pupils were allowed to go paddling but not swimming.
    • People have come down to the water's edge to walk and paddle - seeking relief after the day's heat.
    • The four of us stayed for a couple of nights in the Rest House at Takoradi, which gave us a few hours to walk the beaches and paddle in the ocean, and to luxuriate in the fresh sea breezes after the heavy atmosphere of the interior.
    • They were also urging people to avoid contact with contaminated water and stop children paddling in it because it could cause illnesses such as gastroenteritis and Hepatitis A.
    • Here, you can laze on a beach lounger attended to by courteous, but discreet, staff, or paddle or swim in the tepid turquoise water.
    • The youngster, who could not swim, was paddling in shallow water while three friends were swimming.

noun

  • 1

    to go for a paddle (playing) ir a jugar / a chapotear en la orilla
    • Here, the path runs beside the river, which often tempts children in for a paddle.
    • The rectangular lake looked a bit murky, and the spray from the fountain was quite fierce, but cooling off with a paddle in the cascade seemed just the ticket.
    • The beach at low tide stretches so far that to go for a paddle you must patter for a quarter of an hour across the stripy rippled sand, hardened by the retreating tide.
    • And in the summer the otherwise icy Baltic Sea warms up nicely to allow even the most timid to have a paddle.
    • It's one of the loveliest walks in the Lakes with shingle beaches where you can have a paddle and watch the yachts sail gracefully by or feed the birds on the lake.
    • But the tide is set to come in a little later this year, so Mr Cooper is expecting a few more startled passers-by when they have a paddle at about 11 am.
    • Only an attack by a voracious swarm of midges then spoilt a leisurely paddle under a warm, summer sun on a perfect, windless day.
    • I'm going to take my cozzie up to the Hebrides when I go on holiday later this week, but the weather's supposed to be turning, so I'm not confident that I'll be able to go for more than an extended paddle.
    • Cool down your toddler this summer by taking them for a paddle.
    • We parked surprisingly easily, and walked down steep steps to the beach, a mixture of sand and rock, for a paddle and a dig in the sand.
    • Otherwise it's an undemanding walk or paddle between bays in one of the most beautiful and protected parts of New Zealand.
    • While the more adventurous, or foolhardy, jumped over the waterfalls, I went for a quick paddle to soothe my aching feet.
    • Just as well it was cold, for otherwise she'd have stepped in for a paddle.
    • People passing by the war memorial gates in Malmesbury needs to wear Wellington boots or be prepared to go for a paddle.
    • Whether it be a well-wrapped walk on Christmas morning, or a barefoot paddle at the height of summer, the Back Strand at Streedagh is the place I visit most when at home.
    • The stretch of path from town in the Keighley Road direction after rain is bad unless you are wearing Wellingtons or don't mind a paddle.
    • After lunch we went for a play on the sands and a paddle in the sea.
    • Joe had a paddle and Maggie dipped her feet into the children's paddling pool.
    • If you're by the sea, feel the sand between your toes and go for a paddle or swim.
    • The river is relatively wide here and it is a pleasant spot for lunch and a paddle.