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"Into" is used in many phrases and verb combinations, like "to take into account," "to put into practice," and "to bump into."
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)
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.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(indicating an interest in)
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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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (with motion, direction)
a. en, dentro de
to go into a houseentrar en una casa or
to get into a carsubirse a un coche
she fell into the watercayó al agua
the car crashed into a treeel coche chocó contra un árbol
2. (with change)
a. en
to change into somethingconvertirse en algo
to grow into a manhacerse un hombre
to translate something into Englishtraducir algo al inglés
to break something into piecesromper algo en pedazos
3. (regarding)
a. en relación con
an inquiry into the accidentuna investigación sobre el accidente
4. (with time)
rain continued to fall well into the summersiguió lloviendo hasta bien entrado el verano
5. (mathematics)
three into six goes twiceseis entre tres cabe a dos
6. (colloquial)
she's really into folk musicle gusta or
he's really into my sisterle gusta un montón or
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into [ˈɪntʊ]
When into is an element in a phrasal verb, eg break into, enter into, look into, walk into, look up the verb.
1 (of place) en; dentro de
put it into the car/bag/cupboard mételo en el or dentro del coche/bolso/armario
to get into bed meterse a la cama
to get into a car subir(se) a un coche
he helped his mother into the car ayudó a su madre a subir al coche
to go into the country ir al campo
I poured the milk into a cup vertí la leche en una taza
he went off into the desert partió hacia el interior del desierto or adentrándose en el desierto
he went further into the forest siguió adentrándose en el bosque
it fell into the lake se cayó al lago
they got into the plane subieron al avión
to come/go into a room entrar en una habitación
to go into town ir al centro de la ciudad
to go into the wood adentrarse or penetrar en el bosque
2 (of time)
it continued well or far into 1996 siguió hasta bien entrado 1996; we talked far into the night charlamos hasta bien entrada la noche; he's well into his fifties tiene cincuenta y tantos largos
3 (change in condition etc)
to change into a monster volverse un or convertirse en un monstruo
to change pounds into dollars cambiar libras por dólares; the rain changed into snow la lluvia se convirtió en nieve
they divided into two groups se dividieron en dos grupos
to translate sth into Spanish traducir algo al español
it turned into a pleasant day resultó or se hizo un día muy agradable
4 (Mat)
to divide 3 into 12 dividir doce entre tres
2 into 6 goes 3 seis entre dos son tres
to be into sth (informal): he is really into jazz es un gran aficionado al or del jazz; to be into drugs meterse drogas; andar metido en drogas; she's into health food le va mucho lo de la comida sana
she's into buying antiques
what are you into now? ¿a qué te dedicas ahora?; the children/puppies are into everything! ¡los críos/perritos andan revolviéndolo todo!
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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