subir al tren
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The pronominal verb "subirse" may be used in this phrase without its meaning changing.
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subir al tren
intransitive verb phrase
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.).
a. to get on the train
Despidámonos ya. Tienes que subir al tren, que está a punto de salir.Let's say goodbye now. You have to get on the train because it's about to leave.
b. to catch the train
Me torcí un tobillo corriendo para subirme al tren.I sprained my ankle when I was running to catch the train.
(to seize the opportunity)
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. to jump on the bandwagon
Muchos políticos del régimen dictatorial se subieron al tren de la democracia.Many politicians from the dictatorship jumped on the democratic bandwagon.
no direct translation
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
Nuestro país debe subir al tren de la innovación tecnológica si no quiere quedarse atrás.If we don't want to lag behind, our country must take the road of technological innovation.
No podemos dejar de subirnos a este tren. Las cosas cambian y los negocios tienen que adaptarse.We must change along with the times. Things change and businesses have to adapt.
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