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"Into" is a preposition which is often translated as "en", and "dig in" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "ponerse manos a la obra". Learn more about the difference between "into" and "dig in" below.
into(
ihn
-
tu
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating motion)
a. en
Get into bed and I'll read you a story.Métete en la cama y te leo un cuento.
b. a
We went into the house as soon as it started to rain.Entramos a la casa en cuanto empezó a llover.
2. (indicating change)
a. en
He turned into an honest man.Se convirtió en un hombre honesto.
b. a
Can you translate this word into German?¿Puedes traducir esta palabra al alemán?
3. (indicating physical contact)
a. contra
The truck crashed into the wall.El camión chocó contra la pared.
b. con
I ran into an old friend as I was walking in the park.Me topé con una vieja amiga mientras caminaba en el parque.
4. (time)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Five minutes into Act II, he had a heart attack.A los cinco minutos de empezar el Acto II, sufrió un infarto.
The devaluation continued into the 1960s.La devaluación continuó hasta los años sesenta.
5. (in relation to)
a. de
There is to be an inquiry into the election fraud.Van a hacer una investigación del fraude electoral.
6. (mathematics)
a. entre
Three into nine is three.Nueve entre tres son tres.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(indicating an interest in)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He used to be into drugs.Antes tomaba drogas.
I'm really into knitting.Me gusta mucho tejer.
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dig in(
dihg
 
ihn
)
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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to start working)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. ponerse manos a la obra
We've got a lot of work in front of us, so we'd better dig in.Tenemos mucho trabajo por hacer, pues más nos vale que nos pongamos manos a la obra.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to begin eating)
a. atacar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The waiter brought the plates of tapas to the table, and everyone dug in.El camarero llevó los platos de tapas a la mesa, y todos atacaron.
3. (to put up a fight)
a. atrincherarse
The soldiers dug in and waited for the enemy.Los soldados se atrincheraron y esperaron al enemigo.
b. defenderse a capa y espada
The rebels dug in, inflicting heavy casualties upon the king's army.Los rebeldes se defendieron a capa y espada, causando muchas bajas al ejército del rey.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(imperative)
a. al ataque
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The croquetas are ready. Dig in, kids!Las croquetas están listas. ¡Al ataque, chicos!
b. a comer
There are burgers, buns, and all the fixings on the table. Dig in everyone!Hay hamburguesas, panecillos y todos las guarniciones en la mesa. ¡Todos a comer!
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