El verbo "to get"

"To get" puede emplearse en diversas estructuras y tiene varios significados.

"to get" + objeto directo = obtener, recibir, comprar
  • I got my passport last week. (obtener)
  • She got her driving license last week. (obtener)
  • They got permission to live in Switzerland. (obtener)
  • I got a letter from my friend in Nigeria. (recibir)
  • He gets $1,000 a year from his father. (recibir)
  • She got a new coat from Zappaloni in Rome. (comprar)
  • We got a new television for the sitting room. (comprar)
"to get" + expresión de lugar = alcanzar, llegar a un sitio
  • How are you getting home tonight?
  • We got to London around 6 p.m.
  • What time will we get there?
  • When did you get back from New York?
"to get" + adjetivo = denota un cambio de estado
  • I am getting old.
  • It's getting hotter.
  • By the time they reached the house they were getting hungry.
  • I'm getting tired of all this nonsense.
  • My mother's getting old and needs looking after.
  • It gets dark very early in the winter.
  • Don't touch the stove until is gets cool.
"to get" + preposición o adverbio = "phrasal verbs" con diversos significados
"To get" + Significado Ejemplo
to get at intentar expresar I think I see what you're getting at. I agree.
to get away with evitar el castigo por un delito o mala acción I can't believe you got away with cheating on that test!
to get by arreglárselas (económicamente) Sam doesn't earn much, but we get by.
to get down deprimirse, descender This rain is really getting me down.
to get off bajarse de un medio de transporte (tren, bus, bicicleta, avión) We got off the train just before the bomb exploded.
to get on 1. entrar o sentarse en un medio de transporte (tren, bus, bicicleta, avión)
2. llevarse bien con alguien
1. He got on his bicycle and rode down the street.
2. Amy and I really get on well.
to get on with seguir con, ponerse a hacer I have so much homework, I'd better get on with it.
to get out of evitar hacer algo, en especial una obligación o deber She got out of the washing-up every day, even when it was her turn.
to get over recuperarse (de una enfermedad, una sorpresa) Have you gotten over your cold yet?
to get through usar o terminar provisiones We've got through all the sugar. Can you buy some more?
to get up levantarse de la cama He gets up at 6.00 a.m. every morning.
to get up to hacer (normalmente, algo malo) The children are very quiet. I wonder what they're getting up to.
Otras expresiones con "get"
  • "Do you get it" significa ¿lo entiendes?
    Do you get what the teacher was explaining in class?
  • "He's getting dinner tonight" significa que él está preparando la cena.
    You can relax. It's my turn to get dinner tonight.
  • "I'll get the bill" significa que yo voy a pagar la cuenta.
    Put your wallet away! I'll get the bill.
  • "That really gets me!" significa que eso me irrita.
    It really gets me when my sister shows up late.
  • "To get rid of something" significa deshacerse de algo.
    I'm going to get rid of all these old newspapers.
  • "To get out of bed on the wrong side" significa estar de mal humor.
    He got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning and he's been horrible all day.
  • "To get your own back" significa vengarse o castigar a alguien.
    She's getting her own back for all those rude things you said at the party last night.