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"Give" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "dar", and "get" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "conseguir". Learn more about the difference between "give" and "get" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to hand)
a. dar
Give me the sugar, please.Dame el azúcar, por favor.
2. (to gift)
a. dar
What are you going to give your father on his birthday?¿Qué le vas a dar a tu padre en su cumpleaños?
b. regalar
Santa Claus gave me a bike.Papá Noel me regaló una bici.
c. obsequiar
They gave us slippers at the hotel.Nos obsequiaron pantuflas en el hotel.
d. otorgar (formal)
Nelson Mandela was given the Nobel Prize.A Nelson Mandela le otorgaron el Premio Nobel.
3. (to provide)
a. dar
You've given me a really good idea.Me has dado una buenísima idea.
4. (to cause)
a. dar
Just talking about it gives me goosebumps.Solo con hablar de ello me dan escalofríos.
5. (to pay)
a. dar
The insurance gave me enough to cover the cost of a new tire.El seguro me dio suficiente para cubrir el costo de una llanta nueva.
6. (to introduce)
a. presentar
So without further ado, I give you the new Miss America.Sin más dilación, les presento a la nueva Miss América.
7. (to state)
a. dar
Can you give me the exact term?¿Puedes darme el término exacto?
8. (to provide as entertainment)
a. dar
I normally give a party at my house to celebrate spring.Normalmente doy una fiesta en mi casa para celebrar la primavera.
9. (to donate)
a. donar
Do you think it would be good to give these old plates to the shelter?¿Crees que sería bueno donar estos platos viejos al refugio?
10. (to pass along)
a. dar
I’m going to give you the same advice my dad gave me when I got married.Te voy a dar el mismo consejo que me dio mi papá cuando me casé.
11. (to dedicate)
a. dar
The activist gave her life to the protection of endangered species.La activista dio la vida por la protección de las especias en peligro de extinción.
12. (to sacrifice)
a. dar
The soldier gave his life to protect the country he loved.El soldado dio la vida para proteger el país que amaba.
13. (to offer)
a. dar
Will you give me your hand to steady myself?¿Me das la mano para sujetarme?
14. (to grant)
a. dar
Dad gave me permission to drive his car.Papá me dio permiso para conducir su coche.
15. (to produce)
a. dar
Our new cow gives a lot of milk.Nuestra vaca nueva da mucha leche.
This wool blanket gives a lot of heat.Esta cobija de lana da mucho calor.
16. (to care)
a. importar
I don't give a darn about baseball.Me importa un bledo el béisbol.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
17. (to collapse)
a. hundirse
The ceiling gave under the bombardment.El tejado se hundió a causa del bombardeo.
b. ceder
The floor gave because the wood was rotten.Cedió el piso porque la madera estaba podrida.
18. (to donate)
a. donar
We invite you to give so that these children have warm coats.Le invitamos a donar para que estos niños tengan abrigos calientes.
19. (to yield to a force)
a. ceder
She’s never going to give; you’d better stop asking.Nunca va a ceder; mejor deja de preguntarle.
b. dar de sí
The shoes gave after a few weeks, but they were still tight.Los zapatos dieron de sí después de unas semanas, pero todavía me apretaban.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
20. (flexibility)
a. la elasticidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
These pants don't have much give.Este pantalón no tiene mucha elasticidad.
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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)
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
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
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)
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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