In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(walk)(in a leisurely way) pasear(aimlessly) deambular(aimlessly) vagar(aimlessly) caminar sin rumbo fijo(aimlessly) errar literarywe spent the afternoon wandering around the village — pasamos la tarde paseando por el pueblo
- they found him wandering around the streets — lo encontraron deambulando / vagando por las calles
- she wandered around the room in a daze — daba vueltas por la habitación como aturdida
- we're going to wander back now — vamos a volver sin prisas
- he wandered in at ten — llegó a las diez tan campante / como si tal cosa
- she wandered all over the world — se recorrió todo el mundo
- his fingers wandered over the keyboard — sus dedos recorrieron el teclado
- the stream wanders through wooded valleys — el riachuelo serpentea por entre valles poblados de árboles
- He laughed and wandered farther down Moonglow Road until he came to a lone house on the deserted street.
- If people know generally that dingoes, kangaroos, emus and brumbies are likely to wander onto the road, they are aware of it and they drive accordingly.
- He wandered on down the road, tears streaming down his cheeks, the questions whirling in his brain.
- My mum had called the police after seeing Mikey in a distressed state, wandering up the road when it was gone midnight.
- According to myth, Irish Travellers are a group who were dispossessed by the famine and they were forced to wander the roads by British colonialism.
- When it was lunchtime on his first day he wandered across the road to the recreation ground which had a small grandstand.
- We turned a corner of the road and wandered down another street much the same as the others.
- He stuck his hands in his pocket and wandered off down the road.
- It's compounded as I wander up the road in search of refreshment.
- There is green slime on the grass, the pavement and the road and the geese cause almost continual hold-ups for the traffic by wandering about on the road.
- As I was looking for a place to stay I wandered off Jomtien Beach Road and noticed what I thought would be a reasonably quiet place to stay.
- Giving up on the idea of watching the first run of the show, we wandered back down the road to get front row seats for the second leg.
- Anyway, after work I wandered down a lovely road in a studenty part of town and picked up some food and some wine.
- We looked at the Falls, which were quite foggy, then wandered down the road a little bit to try to see the Canadian Falls better.
- He took a couple of cans, made sure others saw, and wandered up the road toward home drinking.
- I wandered up the road to take a closer look at the mayhem.
- At Leeds he wanders around the Elland Road ground, chatting happily with groundstaff, physios, doormen and pampered millionaire footballers alike with the same easy familiarity.
- Serious traffic accidents were narrowly avoided as numerous motorists were forced to swerve to avoid the animals that were wandering along the main road at Fossa.
- As he wandered along the road to the bus station he felt strangely hollow and remained silent on the journey to Horsham.
- And there was a loony-looking guy wandering around the road and everyone was staring at him.
2(stray)don't let the children wander away from the car — no dejes que los niños se alejen del coche
- without realizing it, we had wandered from the path — sin darnos cuenta nos habíamos salido / alejado del sendero
- the aircraft had wandered off course — el avión se había desviado de su rumbo
- don't wander off! we're leaving in five minutes — no te vayas por ahí, que dentro de cinco minutos nos vamos
- he was bored so he let his mind wander — estaba aburrido, así que se puso a pensar en otra cosa / dejó vagar su imaginación
- concentrate! don't let your mind wander! — ¡concéntrate! ¡no te distraigas!
- don't wander off the point — no divagues
- (because senile, mentally disturbed) she wanders a bit — divaga / desvaría un poco
3wandering present participle(actors) itinerante(tribe) nómada(salesman) ambulante(gaze) errante literary(path) tortuosoto have wandering hands — tener las manos largas
- the Wandering Jew — el Judío Errante
1(meadows/hills) (for recreation) pasear por(meadows/hills) (lost) dar vueltas porI spent an hour wandering the corridors — me pasé una hora dando vueltas por los pasillos
- to wander the streets — caminar sin rumbo fijo
- While wandering the area you can explore the Tipi maze, petting zoo, live music, and pumpkin patch.
- The four of them wandered the sidewalks and parks half of the time looking for their undeclared leader, and the other half of the time they just had fun.
- Apart from these, Indian wandering monks traveled the breadth and length of this whole area.
- Raydeana tuned out his words again, watching the people wander the streets around her.
- He said that people were not safe because of the amount of hounds wandering the streets of the town.
- Wednesday is a free day so Liz can wander the area on her own or take part in an optional trip with the group to Granada.
- Even if I were dead, he left me to wander the desolate battlefield, my soul forever in turmoil in such a place.
- When he's not here, I often see him just wandering the area.
- Unable to sleep, Roza took to wandering the castle aimlessly, once again prey to her restless and relentless torment.
- Even what was supposed to be the ultimate taboo, murder, has been demystified and wanders our streets aimlessly every other weekend.
- I watched him wandering the room in circles, having no idea what he did with me the night before.
- The fox wandered the area, and went a little ahead, finding not much, besides a few more berries that had not yet spoiled in the coming winter.
- There is a significant number of people of east European and Oriental extraction wandering the streets of York at any given time.
- Her mother had sent her shopping with a maid, and now she was wandering the marketplace, searching for various materials.
- There are wild-looking cats wandering the open areas and this might upset the very sensitive.
- We did see loads of deer though, and right in the township happily wandering the streets trying to con food off people.
- Morodiel had been wandering the park for fifteen minutes since that Yossirian guy had left.
- Finally, the same irony that wandered the killing fields of the Sudan, like the ghost of murdered rationality, has returned to haunt the ruins of Iraq.
- He wandered the seedy areas with his eyes wide open and his camera at the ready.
- I have fond memories of wandering our farm, bringing my father his lunch during the spring field work.
1(no plural) vuelta feminine(no plural) paseo masculinewe're going to have a wander around the shops — vamos a dar una vuelta / un paseo por las tiendas
- we'd better take a wander back now — mejor nos volvemos ya
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