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"Get down" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "bajar", and "make love" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "hacer el amor". Learn more about the difference between "get down" and "make love" below.
get down(
gehd
 
daun
)
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. (to lower)
a. bajar
I can't reach the flour. Would you get that down for me?No alcanzo la harina. ¿Me la bajarías?
2. (to lose weight)
a. bajar
My goal for this year is to get my weight down; I want to lose at least ten pounds.My objetivo para el año es bajar peso; al menos quiero perder diez libras.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to discourage)
a. deprimir
Every time my woman treats me bad, it really gets me down.Cada vez que mi mujer me trata mal, me deprime mucho.
b. bajonear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Southern Cone)
You get me down with all your sad stories!¡Me bajoneas con todos esos cuentos tristes!
4. (to lower cost)
a. reducir
The governor is hoping that the new legislation will get the cost of heating oil down.El gobernador espera que la nueva ley reduzca el costo de gasoil para calefacción.
5. (to swallow)
a. tragarse
It was all I could do to get the dry, bland beef down without making a face.Era todo lo que podía hacer para tragarme aquella carne seca y sosa sin hacer muecas.
6. (write down)
a. poner por escrito
Unless you get that down on paper, I won't take your word for it.A menos que lo pongas por escrito, no te creo.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
7. (to go down)
a. bajarse
She shouted at her son to get down when she saw him on the roof.Le gritó a su hijo que se bajara cuando lo vio en el tejado.
b. bajar (from a horse, bus, or high place)
No sooner had I gotten down from the bus, when I realized I had left my wallet on the seat.En cuanto bajé del autobús me di cuenta de que había dejado la cartera en el asiento.
8. (to crouch)
a. agacharse
The photographer got down to take a close-up of the ant.El fotógrafo se agachó para tomar un primer plano de la hormiga.
9. (to stand up) (United Kingdom)
a. levantarse de la mesa
Whatever do you mean, you'd like to get down? You haven't even had any pudding!¿Cómo que te quieres levantar de la mesa? ¡Ni siquiera probaste el postre!
10.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to party)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. irse de parranda
You have to get down on Friday.Los viernes toca irse de parranda.
b. rumbear
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(Andes)
Regionalism used in the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Let's get down tonight!¡Vayamos a rumbear esta noche!
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make love(
meyk
 
luhv
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to have sex)
a. hacer el amor
Cynthia and John took a shower together and made love.Cynthia y John se ducharon juntos e hicieron el amor.
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