be up to

be up to
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 be on the leve of)
a. estar a la altura de
Do you think you're up to this job? It requires long hours and lots of travel.¿Crees que estás a la altura de este trabajo? Hay que trabajar muchas horas y viajar mucho.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Jaime is a good actor, but his singing isn't up to the standard we're looking for.Jaime es buen actor, pero su habilidad para cantar no está al nivel que necesitamos.
Megan is a really nice person, but her work just isn't up to muster.Megan es muy buena persona, pero su trabajo simplemente no está a la altura.
c. estar al nivel de
I don't think Otis is up to that important an account yet.No creo que Otis esté al nivel de una cuenta tan importante aún.
2. (to be as high as)
a. llegar hasta
The water in the flooded streets was up to our knees.El agua en las calles inundadas llegaba hasta nuestras rodillas.
b. estar hasta
Only fill the pot with water up to here.Solo llena la olla con agua hasta aquí.
c. estar nivel de
After the storm, the snow was up to the windows of the house.Después de la tormenta, la nieve estaba al nivel de las ventanas de la casa.
3. (to occupy oneself with)
a. estar haciendo
What's new with you? - Oh, you know. We're up to the same old stuff.¿Qué hay de nuevo? - Bueno, ya sabes. Estamos haciendo lo de siempre.
b. estar tramando (mischievous or immoral)
Those kids are up to no good.Esos jóvenes están tramando algo malo.
4. (to be the decision of)
a. depender de
Where are we going for dinner? - That's up to Diego. He's the birthday boy.¿Dónde vamos a cenar? - Eso depende de Diego. Es su cumpleaños.
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