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"Into" is a preposition which is often translated as "en", and "toward" is a preposition which is often translated as "hacia". Learn more about the difference between "into" and "toward" 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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toward(
tawrd
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating direction)
a. hacia
The wind blows toward the sea.El viento sopla hacia el mar.
b. a
She's heading toward the school.Se dirige al colegio.
2. (indicating time)
a. hacia
She pulled out toward the end of the race.Se retiró hacia el fin de la carrera.
b. alrededor de
We will have lunch toward noon.Comeremos alrededor del mediodía.
3. (with regard to)
a. hacia
His statement shows a lack of respect toward the families of the victims.Sus declaraciones muestran una falta de respeto hacia las familias de las víctimas.
b. para con
You can't quit your job because you are unhappy. You have obligations toward your family.No puedes dejar el trabajo porque no eres feliz. Tienes obligaciones para con tu familia.
4. (indicating purpose)
a. para
The government has taken steps toward solving the unemployment problem.El gobierno ha tomado medidas para resolver el problema del desempleo.
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