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"Get" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "conseguir", and "put" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "poner". Learn more about the difference between "get" and "put" below.
get(
geht
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to obtain)
a. conseguir
Only a fraction of students can get a place at the university.Solo una parte de los estudiantes conseguirá una plaza en la universidad.
b. obtener
You can get more information on our webpage.Puedes obtener más información en nuestra página web.
2. (to purchase)
a. comprar
Don't forget to get milk when you go to the grocery store.No olvides de comprar leche cuando vayas al supermercado.
3. (to receive)
a. recibir
I didn't get any notification that my package arrived.No recibí ninguna notificación de que había llegado mi paquete.
4. (to fetch)
a. traer
Get me a glass of water, please.Tráeme un vaso de agua, por favor.
5. (to possess; used with "have")
a. tener
She collects antique cars and has got three of them.Ella colecciona carros antiguos y tiene tres.
6. (to understand)
a. entender
I didn't get a word of it.No entendí ni una palabra.
7. (to cause to do)
a. conseguir que
She got me to stop drinking.Consiguió que dejara de beber.
8. (to annoy)
a. molestar
Stupidity really gets me.La estupidez me molesta de verdad.
9. (must; used with "have")
a. tener que
I have got to clean the house today.Hoy tengo que limpiar la casa.
10. (to call)
a. llamar
Quick, get an ambulance!¡Rápido, llame una ambulancia!
11. (to be sentenced to)
a. echar
He got five years for insider trading.Le echaron cinco años por tráfico de información privilegiada.
12. (with inmaterial things)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I got such a fright that I wasn't able to get much sleep!¡Me pegué tal susto que no pude dormir mucho!
I think he got the wrong idea.Creo que se llevó la idea equivocada.
13. (to be paid)
a. conseguir
How much did you get for the camera?¿Cuánto has conseguido por la cámara?
b. cobrar
I get $80 per hour.Cobro $80 por hora.
14. (to suffer)
a. tener
She gets constant headaches.Tiene dolores de cabeza continuos.
15. (to have something done for you)
a. llevar a
I must get my watch repaired.Tengo que llevar el reloj a arreglar.
b. ir a
Where do you get your hair cut?¿Dónde vas a cortarte el pelo?
16. (to score)
a. sacar
He got straight As.Sacó sobresaliente en todas las asignaturas.
17. (to fall ill with)
a. pillar
I've got a terrible cold.Pillé un resfriado terrible.
18. (to answer)
a. contestar (telephone)
Can you get the phone, please?¿Puede contestar el teléfono, por favor?
b. abrir (door)
I'll get the door.Ya abro yo.
19. (to hit)
a. dar
The bullet got him in the hand.La bala le dio en la mano.
20. (to grab transportation)
a. tomar
It's not far, but let's get a taxi anyway.No está lejos, pero tomemos un taxi de todas formas.
b. coger
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Where can we get a bus?¿Dónde podemos coger un autobús?
21. (to grab)
a. agarrar
I got the dog by the scruff of the neck.Agarré el perro por el pescuezo.
b. coger
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I managed to get him before he fell.Conseguí cogerlo antes de que se cayera.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
22. (to have the opportunity)
a. tener la oportunidad
My mother was very intelligent, but she didn't get to go to university.Mi madre era muy inteligente, pero no tuvo la oportunidad de ir a la universidad.
23. (to arrive)
a. llegar
When are we getting to the airport?¿Cuándo vamos a llegar al aeropuerto?
24. (to become)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Don't get mad at me.No te enfades conmigo.
We should start thinking about dinner. It's getting very late.Deberíamos empezar a pensar en la cena. Se está haciendo muy tarde.
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put(
poot
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to place)
a. poner
I'm going to put a flower vase on the entry table.Voy a poner un florero en la mesa de la entrada.
b. colocar
Will you put the star on the Christmas tree, please?¿Colocarás la estrella en el árbol de Navidad, por favor?
c. meter
You can put the pizza in the oven when it gets to 425 degrees.Puedes meter la pizza en el horno cuando esté a 425 grados.
d. echar
Put some milk and sugar in my coffee, please.Échale leche y azúcar a mi café, por favor.
e. asomar
Is it raining outside? - I don't know. Put your head out the door and see for yourself.¿Está lloviendo afuera? - No lo sé. Asoma la cabeza por la puerta y mira por ti mismo.
f. dejar
I have some flowers for you. - Thanks. Just put them in the vase, please.Te tengo unas flores. - Gracias. Déjamelas en el florero, por favor.
g. guardar
I put the passports and money in the hotel safe.Guardé los pasaportes y el dinero en la caja fuerte del hotel.
h. introducir
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
After you've had a good look at the artifact, put it back in the case, please.Después de examinar bien el artefacto, introdúzcalo de nuevo en su caja, por favor.
2. (to cause to be)
a. poner
Let's surprise Alex with a cake. That'll put him in a good mood.Sorprendamos a Alex con un pastel. Eso lo pondrá de buen humor.
3. (to cause to do)
a. poner
We need to put everyone to work in order to have the place ready in time.Tenemos que ponerlos todos a trabajar si vamos a preparar el lugar a tiempo.
b. causar
I'd rather not put you through any trouble with this, but if you could help, I'd really appreciate it.Prefiero no causarte molestia con esto, pero si pudieras ayudar, te lo agradecería.
4. (to express)
a. decir
I wouldn't put it that way exactly. I think it's more a case of his lack of maturity.No diría eso precisamente. Más bien pienso que se trata de su falta de madurez.
b. expresar
How did I do with my speech? - I think you put it very well.¿Cómo me fue con el discurso? - Creo que lo expresaste muy bien.
c. traducir (from one language to another)
I'm not sure how to put this in Spanish.No sé cómo traducir esto al español.
5. (to invest)
a. invertir
He is putting a lot of money into his new project.Está invirtiendo mucho dinero en su nuevo proyecto.
6. (to estimate)
a. calcular
They put the profits for the next quarter at more than a million dollars.Se calcula que los beneficios del próximo trimestre serán más de un millón de dólares.
b. decir
I'd put Carlos at about 65 since I heard he retired a few years ago.Diría que Carlos tiene unos 65 años ya que escuché que se jubiló hace unos años.
c. estimar
I'd put the total spent on infrastructure at around a half a million pesos.Estimaría que el total que se ha gastado en la infraestructura está alrededor de medio millón de pesos.
7. (to rank)
a. poner
I'd put her among the greatest dancers I've ever seen.La pondría entre las mejores bailarinas que jamás he visto.
b. ser
Jacobo puts his physical condition first.Para Jacobo, la condición física es lo primero.
8. (sports)
a. lanzar
It is amazing to watch an athlete put a shot over 15 meters.Es asombroso mirar a un deportista lanzar un peso más de 15 metros.
9. (to write)
a. poner
Put your name on your paper and hand it in now please.Pon tu nombre en el papel, y entrégalo ahora por favor.
10. (to contribute)
a. contribuir con
Can you put something in for the office party?¿Puedes contribuir con algo para la fiesta de la oficina?
b. poner
I can put five dollars in for the tip.Puedo poner cinco dólares para la propina.
11. (to present)
a. exponer
Our lawyer wants to put the case before a jury.Nuestro abogado quiere exponer el caso ante un jurado.
b. presentar
The public will get to put their questions and complaints to the board this Thursday.El público podrá presentar sus preguntas y quejas a la mesa este jueves.
c. hacer
Now is your chance to put your questions to the mayor.Ahora es tu oportunidad para hacerle preguntas al alcalde.
d. someter
You have five minutes to put your proposal before the members.Tienes cinco minutos para someter tu propuesta a los socios.
12. (to bet)
a. apostar
I put $20 on American Pharaoh in the second race.Aposté $20 en American Pharoah en la segunda carrera.
13. (to assign)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
When are you going to get married? - It’s hard to put an exact date on it.¿Cuándo te vas a casar? - Es difícil establecer una fecha exacta.
You can't put a price on an honest and reliable friend.Un amigo honesto y fiable no tiene precio.
14. (to add) (United Kingdom)
a. añadir
The shipping charges put seven dollars on top of the total cost.Los cargos del envío añaden otros siete dólares encima del costo total.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
15. (nautical)
a. hacerse
The boats put to sea at dawn.Los barcos se hicieron a la mar al amanecer.
b. zarpar
We are going to put to sea for a week.Vamos a zarpar al mar por una semana.
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