How to say “to run up”, “to run down”, “to swim past”, “to crawl through”, etc. in French? Learn to think differently so you won’t get stuck anymore, because literal translation is not working here!
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
To run up = monter en courant
To run down = descendre en courant
Il monte et descend les escaliers en courant. = He’s running up and down the stairs.
To run past = passer en courant
Il est passé en courant sans me voir = He ran past without seeing me.
to crawl = ramper
to crawl through = traverser en rampant
Le bébé traverse le salon en rampant = The baby is crawling through the living room
Eric et Christine font le tour du monde à vélo / en pédalant = Eric and Christine are cycling around the world.
J’aime longer la Seine à vélo /en faisant du vélo = I like cycling along the Seine.
Nous avons descendu le canal en bateau / en navigant = We sailed down the canal.
Traverser le Pacifique en nageant serait très difficile ! = Swimming across the Pacific would be very hard!
LINKS and RESOURCES
**Sorry there’s no article that was mentioned in the podcast!
French Voices, Episode 3: Cycling Around the World – An Inspirational Journey (Part 1) : www.frenchvoicespodcast.com/episode3