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Andar and Ambulance

Andar, the common Spanish word for “to walk”, usually in the metaphorical sense of “to go,” is cousins with the English… ambulance, as well as its cousin, to amble.

Both come from the Latin ambulare, meaning, “to walk.” 

We can see the a‑n-d of andar map to the a‑m-b of ambulance and amble very clearly.


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