Andar Expressions

Spanish expressions to go

Andar - Spanish verb
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Andar literally means "to go" or "to walk" and is used in a number of common expressions. Learn how to say general knowledge, being involved in, never ending, and more with this list of expressions with andar.

Andar translations

  • to cover (distance)
  • to go
  • to move
  • to pass (time)
  • to run/work (machine)
  • to travel
  • to walk

In Central America, there are three additional meanings:

  • to carry
  • to use
  • to wear

Andar expressions

andar de boca en boca   to be general knowledge
andar en los 40, 50   to be about 40, 50
andar en   to tamper with
    to be involved in
andar + gerund   to be ___-ing (present progressive)
anda que te anda   never-ending
¡Anda!   How about that!
    Come on!
    Get on with it!
¡Anda, anda!   Don't be silly!
¡Andando!   And that's it!
¡Ándale (pues)! (Mexico)   See ya!
    Hurry up!
andarse   to go away
andarse con   to use, make use of
andarse en   to indulge in
andarse por las ramas   to beat around the bush
todo se andaré   all in good time
el andar   walk
a largo andar   in the end, in the long run
a más andar   at full speed
a mejor andar   at best
a peor andar   at worst
a todo andar   at full speed
estar a un andar   to be on the same level

 Andar is a mostly regular -ar verb, with an irregular pretérito and imperfect subjunctive.

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Andar - to go, walk

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