duck dives(dive) into the water

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ridgemao, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. ridgemao

    ridgemao Senior Member

    Mandarin Chinese

    In this picture (link2), the duck in the bottom of the picture was swimming on the water, then it put its head in the water suddenly, can I describe this fast movement as "the duck is diving into the water" ?

    Thank you.
  2. Florentia52

    Florentia52 Modwoman in the attic

    English - United States
    You can't say "into the water," because the duck was already in the water. I would probably say it dove below the surface of the water.
  3. loghrat Senior Member

    British English / Danish
    Since the duck is already swimming in the water, I think I would say, 'diving under ​the water'.

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