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"Go through" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "pasar por", and "get through" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "hacer entender". Learn more about the difference between "go through" and "get through" below.
go through(
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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 suffer)
a. pasar por
I went through a rough patch last year, but my girlfriend helped me get through it.Pasé por una mala racha el año pasado, pero mi novia me ayudó a superarla.
b. atravesar
If we don't go through any difficulty in life, we will never learn and grow.Si no atravesamos dificultades en la vida, nunca podremos aprender y crecer.
2. (to search)
a. revisar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
I'm going through these boxes trying to find pictures of my parents.Estoy revisando estas cajas tratando de encontrar fotos de mis padres.
b. registrar
The officer went through my car, but he didn't find anything.El agente registró mi carro, pero no encontró nada.
3. (to perform)
a. cumplir
There are certain formalities you have to go through to become a citizen.Hay ciertas formalidades que hay que cumplir para llegar a ser ciudadano.
4. (to cross)
a. atravesar
We went through Chicago but didn't have time to stop.Atravesamos Chicago pero no tuvimos tiempo para parar.
5. (to examine)
a. examinar
I went through your record and couldn't find the credit you're talking about.Examiné sus antecedentes y no pude encontrar el crédito al que usted se refiere.
b. repasar
She went through the book looking for information about mitochondria.Repasó el libro en busca de información sobre las mitocondrias.
6. (to consume)
a. gastar
You've already gone through all the money you won at the casino!¡Ya gastaste todo el dinero que ganaste en el casino!
b. acabar con
We go through a gallon of milk a day in this family.Acabamos con un galón de leche por día en esta familia.
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 be approved)
a. aprobarse (purchase)
Please leave the card in the reader until the transaction goes through.Por favor, deje la tarjeta en el lector hasta que se apruebe la transacción.
b. ser aprobado (law)
If this bill goes through, many middle-class Americans will lose their jobs.Si este proyecto de ley es aprobado, muchos estadounidenses de clase media perderán su trabajo.
c. llevarse a cabo (deal)
The telecommunications deal finally went through on Friday.El acuerdo de telecomunicaciones se llevó a cabo por fin el viernes.
8. (to proceed)
a. pasar
Once you've filled out the form, you can go through to see the doctor.Una vez que haya llenado el formulario, puede pasar a ver al doctor.
9. (to wear out)
a. gastarse
My pants are going through in the knees.Estos pantalones se me están gastando en las rodillas.
b. agujerarse
The butt of your jeans is starting to go through.El trasero de tus vaqueros está empezando a agujerarse con el uso.
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get through(
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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 cause to be understood)
a. hacer entender
It is nearly impossible to get through to her.Es casi imposible hacerle entender.
b. entender
You need to take responsibility for your actions. Is any of this getting through to you?Tienes que tomar responsabilidad por tus acciones. ¿Me entiendes lo que te estoy diciendo?
2. (to communicate by telephone)
a. comunicarse
I tried to get through to someone in the director's office, but no one answered the phone.Intenté comunicarme con alguien en la oficina del director, pero nadie contestó el teléfono.
b. lograr comunicarse
I moved closer to the cell phone tower and finally got through to my wife.Me acerqué a la torre de celular y por fin logré comunicarme con mi esposa.
3. (to pass through)
a. pasar
It's too big. It will never get through.Es demasiado grande, jamás pasará.
4. (to pass)
a. aprobar
After all the studying you've done, I'm sure you'll get through.Después de tanto estudiar, estoy seguro de que aprobarás.
b. pasar
I have a big exam today, but with this headache, I'm afraid I won't get through.Tengo un examen grande hoy, pero con este dolor de cabeza, temo que no pasaré.
5. (to finish)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. acabar
I finally got through with writing the report.Por fin acabé de escribir el informe.
b. terminar
Can you help me paint the dog house? - Yes, as soon as I get through doing my homework.¿Me puedes ayudar a pintar la casa del perro? - Sí, en cuanto termine de hacer la tarea.
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
6. (to survive)
a. aguantar
Alex filled the wood shed so they could get through the winter.Alex llenó el cobertizo de leña para poder aguantar el invierno.
b. salir adelante
Tammy was very sad after her sister's death, but her friends helped her get through it.Tammy estaba muy triste después de la muerte de su hermana, pero sus amigos la ayudaron a salir adelante.
c. superar
Judy's book helped her to get through her parent's divorce.El libro de Judy la ayudó a superar el divorcio de sus padres.
7. (to use up) (United Kingdom)
a. gastar
I think I must have got through 1,000 disposable batteries. I should buy rechargeables.Creo que debo de haber gastado 1,000 pilas desechables. Debo comprar pilas recargables.
8. (to pass)
a. pasar
The professor got most of his students through the exam.La mayoría de los estudiantes del profesor lograron pasar el examen.
b. aprobar
Brad got through his final exam easily.Brad aprobó el examen final fácilmente.
9. (to pass through)
a. pasar por
The ship managed to get through the blockade.La nave logró pasar por el bloqueo.
10. (to succeed in sending)
a. hacer llegar
The relief agency succeeded in getting supplies through to the refugee camp.El organismo de socorro consiguió hacer llegar los suministros al campo de refugiados.
11. (to make understand)
a. hacer entender
I'm trying to get it through to her that we have proof her husband is guilty, but she won't believe it.Estoy intentando hacerle entender que tenemos pruebas de que su marido es culpable, pero no lo quiere creer.
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