How to say SWIM in Russian swɪm

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плавать; плыть


to move through water using arms and legs or fins, tails etc

The children aren't allowed to go sailing until they've learnt to swim; I'm going / I've been swimming; She swam to the shore; They watched the fish swimming about in the aquarium.

переплывать; плавать


to cross (a river etc), compete in (a race), cover (a distance etc) by swimming

He swam three lengths of the swimming-pool; She can't swim a stroke (= at all).



an act of swimming

We went for a swim in the lake.

кружиться; плыть


to seem to be moving round and round, as a result of dizziness etc

His head was swimming; Everything began to swim before his eyes.

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