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"Enganchar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to hook", and "más adelante" is a phrase which is often translated as "later". Learn more about the difference between "enganchar" and "más adelante" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to attach)
a. to hook
Después de enganchar la repisa hay que apretar los tornillos.After hooking the shelf you need to tighten the screws.
2. (to attach)
a. to hitch up (vehicle)
Engancharon el auto descompuesto a la grúa.They hitched up the broken-down car to the tow truck.
b. to harness (horse)
El caballerango enganchó los caballos a la carreta.The groom harnessed the horses to the cart.
c. to couple (wagons)
Después de enganchar los vagones, el tren estaba listo para partir.After coupling the wagons, the train was ready to leave.
3. (to hire)
a. to contract
La compañía necesita enganchar algunos trabajadores para la remodelación.The company needs to contract some workers for the remodeling.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to catch)
a. to nab
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
Después de una larga persecución, la policía logró enganchar al ladrón.After a long chase, the police was able to nab the thief.
5. (to attract)
a. to hook
La nueva serie de televisión nos enganchó. No podemos dejar de verla.The new TV series hooked us. We can't stop watching it.
b. to rope into
Lo engancharon para que hiciera trabajo voluntario.They roped him into doing volunteer work.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
6. (to get caught)
a. to get hooked
Mi falda se enganchó con un clavo y se rompió.My skirt got hooked on a nail and tore.
7. (to become an addict)
a. to get hooked
Se enganchó a la cocaína y se metió en muchos problemas.He got hooked on cocaine and got into a lot of trouble.
8. (military)
a. to enlist
Mi padre se enganchó en la marina cuando tenía 18 años.My father enlisted in the Navy when he was 18.
b. to join
Algunos amigos decidieron engancharse en el ejército.Some of my friends decided to join the Army.
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más adelante(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used to express time)
a. later
Más adelante Julio descubrió que había sido engañado.Julio found out later that he had been tricked.
b. later on
Se oyeron voces discutiendo, después silencio y más adelante un disparo.There were voices arguing, then silence and later on a shot.
2. (used to express location)
a. further ahead
El desvío está más adelante.The detour is further ahead.
b. further on
Aún no hemos llegado. El banco está un poco más adelante.We haven't got there yet. The bank is a little further on.
c. further forward (in a room)
A Carolina le gusta ponerse más adelante.Carolina likes to sit further forward.
d. further below (in a text)
Como se explica más adelante, el medicamento no estaba haciendo efecto alguno al paciente.As it is explained further below, the drug was having no effect whatsoever on the patient.
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