get on

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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 board)
a. subirse (often used with "en" or "a")
Hurry, let's get on the ship before it sails!¡Rápido, subámonos al barco antes de que zarpe!
b. montarse (often used with "en" or "a")
Sometimes I feel like getting on my bike and riding as far as I can until I run out of gas.A veces me dan ganas de montarme en mi moto y viajar hasta donde me alcance el combustible.
2. (to put on)
a. ponerse
Wake up and get your clothes on, soldier. We are under attack!Soldado, despiértate y ponte la ropa. ¡Nos están atacando!
3. (to place on)
a. poner en
Get the boxes on the shelves, please.Pongan las cajas en los estantes, por favor.
b. subir
We'll need a crane to get the beams on to the roof.Necesitaremos una grúa para subir las vigas al tejado.
4. (to spill on)
a. verter en
You klutz, you got wine on my white shirt.Eres un torpe, me vertiste vino en la camisa blanca.
5. (to call)
a. llamar por teléfono
As soon as she arrived home, she got on the phone to her parents so they wouldn't worry.En cuanto llegó a casa, llamó por teléfono a sus padres para que no se preocuparan.
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
6. (to get along well)
a. llevarse bien
My girlfriend hates that I don't get on with her parents.Mi novia odia que no me lleve bien con sus padres.
7. (to get along)
a. llevarse
How do you get on with your brother-in-law?¿Cómo te llevas con tu cuñado?
8. (to progress)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Our party believes that financial aid is key to help the poor get on.Nuestro partido cree que la ayuda económica es fundamental para que los pobres puedan avanzar.
We can go home when we finish mopping the floor. Let's get on!Podremos irnos a casa cuando terminemos de trapear el piso. ¡Manos a la obra!
9. (to succeed)
a. tener éxito
You will often have to do things you hate to get on in the world.Para tener éxito en la vida, muchas veces tendrás que hacer cosas que odias.
10. (to manage)
a. arreglárselas
How's your son getting on alone in the city?¿Cómo se las arregla vuestro hijo solo en la ciudad?
b. ir a
I wonder how Stephen is getting on at his new school.Me pregunto cómo le va a Stephen en su nueva escuela.
11. (to do well) (United Kingdom)
a. ir bien a
I will go on vacation only if I get on in my final exams.Me iré de vacaciones solamente si me va bien en los exámenes finales.
12. (to get late)
a. ser casi
It's getting on to midnight. Bring the champagne and light the fireworks.Ya casi son las doce. Trae el champán y enciende los fuegos artificiales.
b. hacerse tarde
Shall we leave? It's getting on, and I don't like to drive at night.¿Nos vamos? Se está haciendo tarde y no me gusta manejar de noche.
c. atardecer
The kids haven't come home from school yet and it's getting on.Los niños todavía no han vuelto de la escuela y está atardeciendo.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(to get older)
a. ser mayor
Although she's getting on, she still looks like a young woman.Aunque es mayor, todavía parece una mujer joven.
b. hacerse mayor
My father is getting on. He walks more and more slowly.Mi padre se está haciendo mayor. Cada vez camina más despacio.
14. (to leave)
a. irse
We must get on. Our train is leaving in twenty minutes.Tenemos que irnos. Nuestro tren sale dentro de veinte minutos.
15. (to continue)
a. seguir
It's hardly raining. I think we can get on with the game.Apenas llueve. Yo creo que podemos seguir con el partido.
16. (to drive on)
a. tomar
Get on the highway and drive north ten miles.Toma la autopista y conduce diez millas hacia el norte.
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get on
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. (general)
to g one's clothes/trousers onponerse la ropa/los pantalones
2. (board; train, bus, plane)
a. montar en, subir a
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (board)
a. montarse, subirse
4. (succeed, progress)
how are you getting on?¿cómo te va?
I'm getting on well/badlyme va bien/mal
you'll never g on in life or in the world with that attitude!¡con esa actitud nunca llegarás a ninguna parte!
5. (have good relationship)
a. llevarse bien
to g on well/badly with somebodyllevarse bien/mal con alguien
to be getting on (in years)ser bastante mayor
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get on
1 (mount) subir
2 (proceed) seguir
we must be getting on, Sue's waiting for us tenemos que seguir, Sue nos está esperando; get on, man! ¡sigue!; ¡adelante!
to get on with sth seguir con algo
now we can get on with our lives again ahora podemos seguir con nuestras vidas
let's get on with it
get on with it! ¡venga!; ¡apúrese!; (LAm)
get on with your dinner!
get on with your work, please seguid trabajando, por favor; this will do to be getting on with esto basta por ahora
I wish he'd leave me alone so I can get on with my work
3 (manage)
I was getting on fine till he came along me iba bien hasta que llegó él
how did you get on? (in exam, interview) ¿qué tal te fue?; ¿cómo te fue?
how are you getting on these days? how are they getting on with the decorating?
how are you getting on with him/the new computer? ¿qué tal or cómo te va con él/el ordenador nuevo?
she's getting on very well with Russian está haciendo muchos progresos con el ruso
4 (progress) progresar; (succeed) tener éxito
he's keen to get on quiere progresar
to get on in life
if you want to get on in life, you must ... si quieres tener éxito en la vida, debes ...
you have to be pushy if you want to get on in life
to be getting on: it's getting on for nine son casi las nueve
he's getting on for 70 está rondando los 70; anda cerca de los 70; there were getting on for 50 people había casi 50 personas
her parents are getting on a bit sus padres ya están un poco viejos
time is getting on se está haciendo tarde
he's getting on now
6 (be on good terms) llevarse bien
I'm afraid we just don't get on me temo que no nos llevamos or entendemos bien
to get on (well) with sb llevarse bien con algn
they get on well together he doesn't get on with his parents we get on all right I can't get on with this child
I can't get on with computers no me aclaro con los ordenadores; los ordenadores y yo no hacemos migas
intransitive verb
1 (mount) [+vehicle] subir(se) a; [+horse, bicycle] subir(se) a; montar a
2 (be appointed/elected to) [+committee] entrar en
what do you have to do to get on a quango? he failed to get on the employee representatives' committee
transitive verb
(put on) [+clothes] ponerse; [+lid, cover, dinner] poner
it's time I got the vegetables on es hora de poner la verdura
meterse con > stop getting on at the poor boy deja de meterte con el pobre chico don't get on at me, it's not my fault no te metas conmigo, no es mi culpa andar detrás de dar la lata a > he's always getting on at me to find a job he's been getting on at me for weeks to have the car fixed ha estado detrás de mí durante varias semanas para que haga arreglar el coche me ha estado dando la lata durante varias semanas para que haga arreglar el coche >
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