get through
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get through(
geht
 
thru
)
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. aprobar
Brad got through his final exam easily.Brad aprobó el examen final fácilmente.
b. ayudar a pasar a
The professor worked very hard to get his students through the exam.El profesor trabajó mucho para ayudar a sus estudiantes a pasar el examen.
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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get through
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. (communicate)
a.
to g something through to somebodyhacer ver algo a alguien
2. (pass through; hole, roof)
a. entrar por
3. (survive; test, interview)
a. pasar, superar
4. (period of time)
a. superar, aguantar
5. (finish; work)
a. terminar, acabar
6. (consume; food, drink)
a. consumir
7. (money)
a. gastar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (arrive; news, messenger)
a. llegar
to g through to somebody(lograr) comunicarse con alguien
9. (fig)
a. (communicate with)
the idea had finally got through to himla idea le entró por fin en la cabeza
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get through
intransitive verb
1 (pass through) [+window, door, gap] pasar por; [+crowd] abrirse paso entre
the children got through a gap in the fence
2 (finish) [+book, meal] terminar
we've got a lot of work to get through tenemos mucho trabajo para hacer; she can get through a whole box of chocolates at one go es capaz de terminarse una caja entera de bombones de una vez
3 (survive) aguantar
how are they going to get through the winter? ¿cómo van a aguantar el invierno?
4 (use up) [+money] gastar
she gets through £300 a month on clothes gasta 300 libras al mes en ropa; he's got through two pairs of trousers already this term ya ha gastado dos pares de pantalones este trimestre; they get through three loaves of bread a day comen tres panes al día
5 (pass) [+exam] aprobar; pasar; (Dep) [+qualifying round] superar
verb:transitive:plus_preposition
we can't get it through the door no lo podemos pasar por la puerta
we couldn't get the sofa through the door
I'll never get the car through here no voy a poder hacer que el coche pase por aquí
coffee is the only thing that gets me through the day el café es lo único que me ayuda a pasar el día
I got 15 students through this exam conseguí que 15 de mis alumnos aprobasen este examen
he gave me some painkillers to get me through the night
to get a bill through parliament conseguir que una ley se apruebe en el parlamento
we have three children to get through university tenemos tres hijos a los que tenemos que pagarles la carrera
transitive verb
1 (cause to succeed) [+student] conseguir que apruebe
it was his faith in God that got him through su creencia en Dios fue lo que le ayudó a salir adelante or superar la crisis
2 (succeed in sending) [+supplies] conseguir entregar
3 (cause to be understood)
I can't get it through to him that ... no puedo hacerle entender que ...
4 (Pol) [+bill] conseguir que se apruebe; conseguir que sea aprobado
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (pass through) abrirse paso; (arrive) [+news, supplies etc] llegar (a su destino)
the supplies eventually got through did the supplies get through to you?
2 (Telec) (lograr) comunicar;to con
I've been trying to get through to Buenos Aires he estado intentando comunicar con Buenos Aires
to get through to sb hacerse entender por algn
I can't seem to get through to him any more parece que ya no me entiende
he can't get through to his son at all
I think the message is getting through to him creo que está empezando a captar el mensaje
3 (pass, succeed) [+student] aprobar; (Dep) [+team] pasar; [+candidate] ser aceptado; [+bill] ser aprobado
4 especially (US) (finish) acabar
to get through with sth terminar algo
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