In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(to obtain)(information/money) conseguir(information/money) obtener(staff/job) conseguir(authorization/loan) conseguir(loan/authorization) obtener(idea) sacarwhere did you get that beautiful rug? — ¿dónde conseguiste / encontraste esa alfombra tan preciosa?
- where did they get that compère? — ¿de dónde sacaron a ese maestro de ceremonias?
- these pears are as good as you'll get, I'm afraid — estas peras son de lo mejorcito que hay
- the public can't get enough of her — el público no se cansa de ella
- to get sth from sb/sth
- we get our information from official sources — sacamos la información de fuentes oficiales
- you may get more up-to-date news from Ken — Ken te podrá dar noticias más frescas
- It is all about community effort and we are getting more and more community effort.
- You get the feeling that he could go round again, he is such an out and out stayer.
- I got the sense that you didn't feel you had received enough information from the doctors treating your wife.
- So they've gotten a lot of impressions at a very good price - basically for free.
- When you simply look at the list, you get the impression nobody is doing anything for anyone.
- It first gets leads from letters and builds up an investigative news story, mostly critical.
- The lady who wrote this letter to the editor gets a free beer or cup of coffee on me if I ever meet her.
- Every year he trawls through the letters and gets visits from people who have fallen on hard circumstances.
- While the Club appreciates the support it gets from the local community more funds will be needed if this success is to continue.
- Visit your local station and you will receive a warm reception and get the truth.
- She gets a rock star reception in shopping malls, often being asked to stop for photographs or to sign autographs.
- He is getting a clearer idea of what will happen in terms of field of operations.
- Their selfless gesture means that a two-year-old girl received a new heart and a baby of one got the liver he needed.
- They always say it will be stopped, but when I get my pay slip it is there again.
- Yet when I ask the council to do something for me and my community what do I get - nothing.
- We're getting about 18 hours of sunshine each day.
- You kind of get the sense that he could almost act the part better than you could.
- But anyway, tell me, what did you get for your birthday?
- Do you get compliments when you throw that purple scarf around your neck or do you look cool and sharp in black?
- All children occasionally get presents that they do not like and are instructed by their parents that they must seem delighted with them.
- Okay, I'm really panicking now, will she send back all my letters when she eventually gets the bracelet?
1.2(to buy)comprarwhat can I get Tom for Christmas? — ¿qué le puedo comprar a Tom para Navidad?
- you can get them much cheaper in town — los puedes comprar / conseguir más baratos en el centro
- go out and get yourself a new suit — ve y cómprate un traje nuevo
- they sell like hotcakes; we can't get enough of them — se venden como pan caliente, no hay estoc que alcance
- to get sth from sb/sth
- I get my bread from the local baker — le compro el pan al panadero del barrio
- I got this bread from Harrods — este pan lo compré en Harrods
1.3(to achieve, to win)(grade/prize) sacar(prize/grade) obtener formal(majority) obtener formal(majority) conseguirhe gets results — consigue / logra lo que se propone
- I got an A in physics — saqué una A en física
- you're getting yourself quite a reputation — ¡te estás haciendo una fama … !
- a French company got the contract — le dieron / le adjudicaron el contrato a una compañía francesa
- he finally got the divorce — finalmente le dieron el divorcio
- Despite being in the same room as her for two or three hours I just didn't get a chance to bring the subject up with her.
- She'd hardly got any sleep the night before.
- It's a bizarre and refreshing experience, but I can't see him ever getting an Arts Council grant.
- In Greece the Communist Party got 9 percent of the vote, holding on to its three MEPs.
- The winning team gets the next crime-fighting contract for the upcoming fiscal year.
- The program usually gets a high rating and receives a large number of sponsors.
- If a touchdown is scored either the quarterback, running back or receiver gets the glory.
- By then she'd got herself a job and a house, but her doctor threw her off the methadone course and she ended up back on drugs.
- Maybe if I get a better job and a decent night's sleep it'll bother me less.
- He said the board had money to put into it but sanction had not been received to get the equipment.
- Opening her car door and stepping out, Toni got a clearer glimpse of the woman.
- She recently got herself a good job and told me that she'd made a decision to get her own life back again.
- But he had gotten a very clear look at the man's face, and a better estimate of his height and weight.
- Do you use larger doses of drinking chocolate to get the same high you once experienced?
- The Wasps' man of the match in each game receives three points, the second best player gets two points and the third best one point.
- It is understood he received a letter last week telling him he would be getting the OBE.
- Lewis believed that the students who wrote the letter could have gotten the same result had they just come and talked to her.
- The Daycare Trust says only half a million children receive the credits to get them a nursery place.
- He looked like he didn't feel good, like he hadn't gotten much sleep the night before.
- If a farmer had land on both sides of the road he had to get permission to bring them across that road.
1.4(by calculation)what did you get, Tim? — ¿a ti qué / cuánto te dio, Tim?
- divide 27 by 3 and you get 9 — si divides 27 por 3 te dará 9
- got it! — ¡ya sé!
- have you got 21 across yet? — ¿ya has sacado el 21 horizontal?
1.5(when telephoning)(person/number) lograr comunicarse conI got the wrong number — me dio equivocado
- Lost my cell phone, but you can still get me at my landline.
- She called him at home, but got his wife instead.
2.1(to receive)(reward/reprimand/letter/message) recibirI was getting signals from Jenny to be quiet — Jenny me estaba haciendo señas para que me callara
- I know what I'm getting for my birthday — ya sé lo que me van a regalar para mi cumpleaños
- do I get a kiss, then? — ¿entonces me das un beso?
- she got 12 years for armed robbery — le dieron 12 años por robo a mano armada
- to get sth from sb
- all I ever get from you is criticism — lo único que haces es criticarme
- she got a warm reception from the audience — el público le dio una cálida bienvenida
- he gets the musical talent from his dad — el talento musical lo ha heredado / le viene del padre
- I don't know where she gets it from, it certainly isn't from me — no sé por qué es así, desde luego no ha salido a mí
- I do all the work and she gets all the credit — yo hago todo el trabajo y ella se lleva la fama
- I seldom get the chance — rara vez se me presenta la oportunidad
- the west coast gets a lot of rain — en la costa oeste llueve mucho
- the kitchen doesn't get much sun — en la cocina no da mucho el sol
- I can see that whatever this boy has done, it is worthy of the punishment he is getting.
- If Smith succeeds in getting a severe sentence in this case, it will send a chilling message to others in the porn trade.
- However, down the street a further two if not three disabled parkers had also got fixed penalty tickets.
- That was technically the punishment they should have gotten, expulsion for disobeying a direct order from a superior.
- I got the sack once for laughing at work - I was driving a hearse at the time.
- If caught what punishment will they get, so many hours, be a good boy, don't do it again till next time?
- He got ten years for the lesser crime of conspiracy to murder.
- If he had an ounce of honour he would walk, and consider himself lucky that is all the punishment he gets.
- Dad got fifteen months in prison, while his son got 240 hours' community service.
- Anyone over the age of 10 dropping litter will get a fine.
2.2Television Radiocaptarrecibircoger Spain informalagarrar Southern Cone informal
2.3(to be paid)(salary/pay) ganarhow much were you getting in your old job? — ¿cuánto ganabas en tu trabajo anterior?
- if I do overtime I get a bit more — si hago horas extras saco un poco más
- what / how much do you think I can get for the piano? — ¿cuánto crees que puedo sacar / que me pueden dar por el piano?
2.4(to experience)(surprise/shock) llevarseI got the impression that … — me dio la impresión de que …
- I get the feeling that … — tengo / me da la sensación de que …
- They've got a severe shortage of engineers, and it will take 18 months to work out that problem.
- I was getting a really bad sensation in my fingers and it felt like I was walking on gravel.
- He's got enough problems of his own without having to worry about a girl who desperately just needs someone else to want her.
- I had gotten my life's fair dose of suffering.
- I was gradually waking up this morning when I moved my left leg and suddenly got a really bad cramp.
- I hope he gets a really bad dose of whatever his fix is and never wakes up again.
- I get a horrible stomach ache before every audition.
- I was screwing in a light switch cover and got a nasty shock.
- The students expect the cheating student to get her comeuppance but nothing happens.
- Recently I have been getting a serious pain on my left side.
2.5(to suffer)how did you get that bump on your head/black eye? — ¿cómo te hiciste ese chichón en la cabeza/te pusiste el ojo morado?
- she got smoke in her eyes — le entró humo en los ojos
- she got a splinter in her finger — se clavó una astilla en el dedo
- he got the full force of the blast — recibió todo el impacto de la explosión
3informal(to find, to have)you don't get elephants in America — en América no hay elefantes
- you get better weather on the south coast — en la costa sur hace mejor tiempo
- we get mainly students in here — nuestros clientes (/ visitantes etc. ) son mayormente estudiantes
- I get all sorts of people coming to see me — viene a verme todo tipo de gente
4(to fetch)(scissors/hammer) traer(scissors/hammer) ir a buscar(plumber/doctor) llamargo and get your father — ve a llamar a tu padre
- get your coat — anda / vete a buscar tu abrigo
- can you come and get me in the car? — ¿puedes venir a buscarme con el coche?
- she got herself a cup of coffee — se sirvió (/ se hizo etc. ) una taza de café
- shall I get you a taxi? — ¿te llamo un taxi?
5.1(to reach)alcanzarit's too high up for me, can you get it? — está demasiado alto para mí ¿tú lo puedes alcanzar / tú alcanzas?
5.2(to take hold of)agarrarcoger Spainto get sb by the arm/leg — agarrar a algn por el brazo/la pierna
- the pain gets me right here — me duele justo aquí
- Thank god security was tight and the cops got him before he could do anything.
- So it's a double blow for you: first that the bad people have gotten us, and second that I've failed you.
- It wasn't the dog that got him, it was a man, police said.
- Trudy began to go down the path to the inn when Ed got her by the arm.
- Thomas managed to get Chris, who was still laughing, into a headlock.
- One assailant grabbed him and got him in a headlock while an accomplice pulled the wallet out of his trouser pocket.
5.3(to catch, to trap)pillar informalagarrar Latin Americacoger Spainyou've got me there, I haven't a clue — ¡ahí sí que me pillaste! no tengo la menor idea
- What is an annuity? No, you got me there.
5.4(to assault, to kill)I swear I'll get you! — ¡te juro que me las vas a pagar!
- the sharks must have got him, poor devil — se lo deben de haber comido los tiburones al pobre
- if smoking doesn't get you, pollution will — si no te mata el tabaco, te liquida la contaminación
- We get our enemies and punish their crimes, but the crimes of our friends go unpunished.
- I had thought that she was just out to get me for a few wrong things I had done to her in the past.
- Anna has troubles of her own - including a little brother who's out to get her.
- I got him on the neck, but it was a lucky shot.
- I was going to get him in the nose but when he saw my fist coming he moved.
- Another guy came up at me and he took a swing and got me in the arm.
- You little rat, I'll get you for that!
6(to hit)(target/person) darle ato get sb on / in the arm/leg — darle a alguien en el brazo/la pierna
- you'll get yours — ¡ya las vas a pagar!
7(with illnesses)agarrarpescar informalpillar informalcoger Spainshe got chickenpox from her sister — la hermana le contagió la varicela
8(to catch)tomarcoger Spainshe got a bus to Kingston — fue en autobús hasta Kingston
9(to prepare)(dinner/breakfast) preparar(dinner/breakfast) hacer
10.1(to irritate)fastidiarwhat gets me is the way he said it — lo que me fastidia / me da rabia es la forma en que lo dijo
- What really gets me is how insipid the parents are.
- How much has the fact that your game slipped over the past year been burning you inside? Deeply. It gets me.
10.2(to bring out emotions)it gets you right there — te da mucha lástima
10.3(to puzzle)what gets me is how … — lo que no entiendo es cómo …
11.1(informal) (to understand)entenderI get it, you want me to tell them that … — ya entiendo, quieres que les diga que …
- oh, I get you — ah, ya (te) entiendo
- don't get me wrong — no me malinterpretes
- get it? — ¿coges la onda?
- Perhaps he got what I meant, perhaps he did not.
- It's almost a revolution, get me?
- Gotta love them jokes thrown in there that a good half of the audience has no chance of getting.
- We even did a cover of Riders on the Storm as a joke and of course nobody got it.
- I appreciate that it will take time to filter through and for people to get the message.
- I don't think the old guy got it, and pretty soon he was shuffling back up the mountain.
- I don't have a family, you get it?
- She had obviously got it this time as she then asked me for my credit card limit.
11.2(to hear, to take note of)oírI didn't quite get that: could you repeat it? — no oí / entendí bien ¿podrías repetir lo que dijiste?
- I didn't get your name — no entendí tu nombre
- did you get the number? — ¿tomaste nota del número?
- get this, Frank's a candidate — afírmate, Frank se presenta como candidato
12informal(to answer)contestaratendercoger Spain(door) abrir
13(to have in one's possession)to have got
14(to bring, to move, to put)we'll get it there by two o'clock — lo tendremos allí antes de las dos
- don't worry, we'll get you to Rome somehow — no te preocupes, encontraremos la manera de que llegues a Roma
- just wait till I get you home! — ¡ya vas a ver cuando lleguemos a casa!
- to get sth downstairs/upstairs — bajar/subir algo
- when can you get the documents to us? — ¿cuándo nos puede hacer llegar los documentos?
- where will it get us? — ¿a dónde nos conduce?
- to get sb nowhere
- not to get sb anywhere
- this approach is getting us nowhere — de esta manera no vamos a ninguna parte
- flattery won't get you anywhere with him — no vas a sacar nada con / no te va a servir de nada halagarlo
15(to cause to be)he got the children ready — preparó a los niños
- I can't get the window open/shut — no puedo abrir/cerrar la ventana
- it's hard to get these pans clean — estas cacerolas son difíciles de limpiar
- they got him drunk — lo emborracharon
- let me get one thing clear — (receive clarification about it) a ver si entiendo bien esto
- they got their feet wet/dirty — se mojaron/se ensuciaron los pies
16.1(showing an action carried out by the subject)I'm going to get the house tidied up — voy a ordenar la casa
- he says he'll get that shelf put up this afternoon — dice que va a colocar ese estante esta tarde
- we must get some work done — tenemos que trabajar un poco
- he got his arm broken — se rompió el brazo
- it's about time they got themselves organized — ya va siendo hora de que se organicen
16.2(showing an action carried out by somebody else, showing an action carried out by the subject)he got the house painted/the carpets cleaned — hizo pintar la casa/limpiar las alfombras
- get your hair cut! — ¡vete a cortar el pelo!
- I must get this watch fixed — tengo que mandar (a) arreglar este reloj
- you'll get me fired! — ¡vas a hacer que me echen!
- that won't get you promoted — con eso no vas a lograr que te asciendan
- I got that written into the contract — les hice poner eso en el contrato
17(to arrange, to persuade, to force)to get sb/sth to + inf
- I'll get him to help you — (order) le diré que te ayude
- she could never get him to understand — no podría hacérselo entender
- you'll never get them to agree to that — no vas a lograr que acepten eso
- can I get you to sign this, please? — ¿me firmaría esto, por favor?
- get them to line up at the door — que se pongan en fila en la puerta
- he's trying to get the radio to work — está tratando de hacer funcionar la radio
18(to cause to start)to get sb/sth -ing
- it's the sort of record that gets everybody dancing — es el tipo de disco que hace bailar a todo el mundo / que hace que todo el mundo baile
- can you get the pump working? — ¿puedes hacer funcionar la bomba?
- her remark got me thinking — su comentario me hizo pensar
1(to arrive)llegarI got here yesterday — llegué ayer
- she got to Boston at 4 o'clock — llegó a Boston a las cuatro
- can you get there by train? — ¿se puede ir en tren?
- how did that stain get there? — ¿esa mancha de dónde salió?
- can anyone remember where we'd got to? — ¿alguien se acuerda de dónde habíamos quedado?
- we got to / as far as page 21 — llegamos hasta la página 21
- I was just getting to that — a eso iba
- to get nowhere — no conseguir / no lograr nada
- not to get anywhere — no conseguir / lograr nada
- to get somewhere — avanzar
- the results indicate they may be getting somewhere — los resultados indican que van por buen camino
- we're getting somewhere at last! — ¡por fin estamos sacando algo en limpio!
- to get there
- it's not perfect, but we're getting there — perfecto no es, pero poco a poco …
- algebra was hard, but she got there in the end — el álgebra le costó pero finalmente logró entenderla
2(to become)to get married — casarse
- to get dressed — vestirse
- to get used to sth — acostumbrarse a algo
- to get lost — extraviarse
- get lost! — ¡vete al diablo!
- your dinner's getting cold — se te está enfriando la comida
- he got very angry — se puso furioso
- they get tired easily — se cansan con facilidad
- he got that way after his wife died — se puso así cuando murió su mujer
- to get tough — ponerse duro
- let's get started — empecemos
3informal(to be)she gets invited to lots of parties — la invitan a muchas fiestas
- one of their players got injured — uno de sus jugadores se lesionó
- the bike got stolen — se robaron la bicicleta
- you'll have to wait till I get paid — vas a tener que esperar hasta que cobre
4(to come to, to reach a state)llegar ahe never thought he'd get to be president — nunca pensó que llegaría a ser presidente
- you'll get to like it eventually — vas a ver como termina por gustarte
- I never really got to know him — nunca llegué a conocerlo de verdad
5(to come to, to reach a state, to have the opportunity to)as a diplomat one gets to meet many interesting people — como diplomático uno tiene la oportunidad de conocer a mucha gente interesante
- when do we get to open the presents? — ¿cuándo podemos abrir los regalos?
6Britishinformal(to start)ponerse a + infto get -ing — empezar a + inf
- to get to -ing
- she got talking to them — entabló conversación con ellos
- right, let's get moving! — bueno, ¡pongámonos en acción (/ en marcha etc. )!
- then I got to thinking — entonces me puse a pensar
- Stupid get! O my God, how you stick yourself I'll never know!
- I can't stand that other smarmy get.
- Tristan was still in the parking lot getting the last of the equipment out of the van.
- It was understood that when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door.
- She kicked out at him and he released her but went into the kitchen and got the 6in-bladed knife.
- Then she continued on to the kitchen to get herself a glass of water, as all that sat on the table was punch.
- We got the ladder and brought it back around the front with intentions to leave it on the patio, which is enclosed.
- Someone from reception gets the resuscitation kit and calls the other two doctors consulting that evening.
- Apparently, Ella and Brett got sick of our debate, and went to go get a hotdog together.
- As Usual she walked into the kitchen, got a can of pop and a bag of salt and vinegar chips.
- I expounded this theory, and then, since it was a buffet lunch, went off to get some more food.
- He walked into the kitchen and got himself a glass of water before he sat back down.
- Eddie, who was on the far bank, directed me to where he was and I went and got a lifebelt and threw it to him.
- He was getting something from his pocket and it took him some time to get his wallet.
- Whenever my three-year-old son gets a cold, he suffers from a high temperature and is sick for 24 hours.
- It is like an injection, as when someone gets lumbago and receives a shot.
- When scientists found out that people who smoked got lung cancer, the result was significant: it wasn't just a coincidence.
- I have to rest you but, if anyone asks, you've got the flu.
- Antioxidants are believed to lessen one's risk of getting heart disease and high blood pressure.
- She felt like she was getting a thousand diseases just from their second-hand smoke.
- He has fears about the risks of getting more serious asbestos disease.
- At the last minute, Keith decided not to get the train and instead got a later metro.
- Certainly, you're not getting a Circle Line train today, or for several weeks at least.
- The transport system in Kingston isn't so bad that getting the bus or train is not an option.
- Further down Oxford Street we got a Victoria Line train from Bond Street to Euston.
- I left the party at some time way after midnight, so got the very last tube into King's Cross last night.
- Only come out in the early morning when no one is up to get breakfast.
- Making the fresh soda bread, getting the dinner, and doing her housework was her joy.
- She'd been getting the same lunch every day for nearly two years now, and she never tired of it.
- Get the door for me will you, please?
- In the meantime, make a rule that if you will always take out the trash, she will always get the phone.
- I waited for her to calm down and get into a good position before telling me her dream.
- There isn't much room, and you have to wait for everyone to get into position before you hit.
- The slice slows the ball's speed down giving you the time to get into a better position.
- Gabriel had gotten up from his position on the ground and was standing nose to nose with Michael.
- If you get into financial difficulties or house prices fall, your home may be at risk.
- It came as a relief to his conscience as Jake moved, trying to get back on his feet.
- She agrees that the resort is unlikely to get back to the position it boasted in its heyday.
- And when kids get into trouble, whose fault is it?
- With the older child of course, one gets closer to the situation with an adult.
- We almost lost the school a few years ago and we do not want to get into that situation again.
- However, much weight is attached to their communal life when they got there.
- If one parent isn't home to supervise the kids, kids get into trouble.
- Again this is an easy situation to get into because companies are evolving concerns.
- If you get into difficulty, you can also often contact the advisory branch of the same firm.
- There've been very few good men who've gotten to these positions of power.
- He has gotten out of position, a rarity in past years, in an apparent effort to cover for other players or perhaps live up to his contract extension.
- There was a plastic Dalek that you get inside and move around, saying EX-TER-MIN-ATE!
- You get into a situation, you have a bunch of ideas floating around, and you want to make a movie.
- She looked disappointed, and the group resolved to see what the situation was when they got there.
- Women have fought long and hard to get into positions that men hold within the leadership of the church.
- And this is something that shouldn't have gotten to this situation.
- But suppose you just happen to get into a situation where you are dependent upon me?
- Dreams were destroyed when a person decided to get behind the wheel after drinking.
- He gets tired easily, needs help cutting up food and washing and needs constant care.
- But I can assure you that I can get angry - very angry.
- The older I get the more the issue of crime and punishment becomes a grey area.
- So after a while, you sort of get used to all of the little things on the car.
- The affect this is having on the quality of life for residents and the business community is acute and getting worse.
- If you're starting to get confused, just hang on because it gets deeper.
- I lie on my bed, looking at the walls of the cell that is to be my home for the next two weeks and reflect on how things got this bad.
- It's interesting that over the past few years my spelling has certainly got a lot worse than it used to be.
- She nodded and stormed out of the room to get her costume ready.
- It's been a busy day to day so I haven't had time to cook dinner before getting ready for work.
- But every waking hour the competition in the mobile communications market gets tougher.
- We'll see a real resurgance of underground communications networks if this gets worse.
- Other reports also indicate that the job market is not getting any better.
- I have got half a dozen great slow, huge songs, but I kind of get bored of playing them live.
- We all eventually get sick, and then we all die.
- They did an excellent job of getting everything sorted out for this test.
- Even as technology expands the way leaders can communicate, it's gotten tougher than ever to be heard.
- We had it in our minds that Daniel would get better, nothing prepared us for that.
- It's only slowly that tech and public interest communities are getting involved.
- We still went ahead getting the property ready for the season, training seasonal staff and volunteers.
- As the weather gets warmer the fatal disease myxomatosis spreads faster.
- Maria had gone along in the hope that she could get her friend to pick something tasteful without a huge price tag.
- Hire some of the people involved and get them to bring their audience with them.
- Andrew Corrigan got the winner to pull off the surprise result of the season.
- The other thing of note is, if a couple of emails and a letter gets a blogger to close down his blog, what if you got a writ of summons?
- We could have pushed our luck and got the president to sign up for both the aid and the climate change deal.
- Henry had promised to try and get Father to agree to bring him along with them when they left.
- But I knew nothing then of getting people to sign a piece of paper forbidding them to speak to anyone else.
- He immediately sent back his own colour picture of his son after getting Jonny to sign it first.
- The latest scam is to get us to sign a contract agreeing to longer shifts to cover up for staff shortages.
- So I would be grateful if you could publish this letter to get people to register!
- Is getting a million people to come out and wave symbolic signs at a symbolic march a political act?
- So I got them to move me into a little hotel in Soho, the seedy area of New York.
- Once that is established, the next move will be to get doctors to clean up their act.
- It has all the marks of some Labour official drawing it up and then getting the MP to sign it.
- At the end of the day, there is nothing like a good old British tragedy to get us to rally round and buy some papers.
- No wonder we have such difficulty in getting really good candidates to stand.
- I DJ and if anyone buys me a drink I always get a member of staff to bring it over to me.
- And if you could get him to nip round with a feather duster, I would be most grateful.
- They had also never gotten the band to sign releases for their interviews, which took more than three years to conduct.
- I wish some publisher would get Dave to update it, and bring it back into print.
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