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"Get to" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "llegar a", and "arrive at" is a transitive verb phrase which is also often translated as "llegar a". Learn more about the difference between "get to" and "arrive at" below.
get to(
gehd
 
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. (to arrive)
a. llegar a
Call me when you get to the house.Llámame cuando llegues a la casa.
b. acceder a
It's a beautiful cove, but very difficult to get to.Es una cala bonita, pero es difícil acceder a ella.
2. (to be able to do something)
a. tener la oportunidad de
I get to go to a Christmas concert tomorrow.Mañana tengo la oportunidad de ir a un concierto navideño.
3. (to annoy)
a. molestar
Hey, don't let them get to you. You're incredible.Oye, no dejes que te molesten. Eres increíble.
4. (to work on something)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can you clean the windows? - I don't know if I'm going to be able to get to that today.¿Puedes limpiar los vidrios? - No sé si voy a llegar a eso hoy.
You need me to mow your lawn? I'll get to that in a few minutes.¿Necesitas que corte tu césped? Lo hago dentro de unos minutos.
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arrive at(
uh
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rayv
 
aht
)
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 come to a decision)
a. llegar a
The jury deliberated for eight hours before arriving at a verdict.El jurado deliberó durante ocho horas antes de llegar a un veredicto.
2. (get to)
a. llegar a
We will arrive at the restaurant in five minutes.Llegaremos al restaurante en cinco minutos.
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