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"Gerund" is a noun which is often translated as "el gerundio", and "be into" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "encantar". Learn more about the difference between "gerund" and "be into" below.
gerund(
jeh
-
ruhnd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (grammar)
a. el gerundio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
In English, you can turn a verb into a gerund by adding -ing.En inglés, se puede convertir un verbo en un gerundio por añadir -ing.
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be into(
bi
 
ihn
-
tu
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(to enjoy)
a. encantar
Betty is into mystery novels.A Betty le encantan las novelas de misterio.
2.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(to be involved in)
a. darle por
Saul is into drumming this year and just started lessons.Este año, a Saúl le ha dado por la batería y acaba de empezar a tomar clases.
b. andar metido en
My daughter is into all kinds of things. She loves art, swimming, and playing guitar.Mi hija anda metida en todo tipo de cosas. Le gusta el arte, la natación y tocar la guitarra.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I can't leave my son alone for one minute. He's into everything and won't sit still!No puedo dejar a mi hijo solo por un minuto. Se mete en todo y no se queda quieto.
Unfortunately, the young woman is into drugs.Desafortunadamente, la muchacha se droga.
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