cabalgar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin caballicāre, present active infinitive of caballicō, from Latin caballus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kabalˈɡaɾ/, [kaβalˈɡaɾ]
  • Hyphenation: ca‧bal‧gar

Verb[edit]

cabalgar (first-person singular present cabalgo, first-person singular preterite cabalgué, past participle cabalgado)

  1. (intransitive) to mount an animal, especially a horse
    • 1952, Hernán del Solar, La noche de enfrente
      Pedro corrió por los cerros y cabalgó un caballo desconocido.
      Pedro ran through the hills and mounted an unknown horse.
    Synonyms: montar
  2. (intransitive) to ride an animal, especially a horse
    • 2005, Pilar Cibreiro, El dueño del trigo, Caballo De Troya (→ISBN), page 133
      Cabalgaron un día entero sin apearse y de noche seguían cabalgando.
      They rode one whole day without dismounting, and at night they kept riding.

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  • Rule: g becomes a gu before e.

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