Friday, September 5, 2014

Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verbs son verbos compuestos, un verbo con una preposición que da otro sentido completamente diferente.

Get In - subir en un coche o taxi

I got in my car and drove to work.
We got in the taxi and went to the station.

Other meanings of Get In:
- Arrive (train, plane, etc.)
The plane gets in at 18:00.

- Be admitted to a university, club, etc = entrar en
He got into the best university in Burjassot.

Get Out Ofbajar de un coche, furgoneta, taxi, etc.
He got out of his car and walked to the park.

Other meaning of Get Out Of:
- Avoid doing something you dislike. I hope I can get out of the dinner tomorrow evening.

Get On - Subir en un tren, autobús, avión, barco, bici, moto, burro, caballo, etc. (que no sea coche)
We GOT ON the train in at Valencia and got off in Madrid.

Get Off Of - Bajar de un tren, etc.

I get on the bus in front of my apartment and I get off in the center.
Subo el autobús delante de mi piso y bajo en el centro.

To Look at – mirar

  • I looked at my watch.
  • We looked at all the paintings in the museum.

To Look For – buscar
  • I can’t find my car keys. Will you help me look for them?
  • We looked for you at the game but we didn’t see you.

To Look After – cuidar
  • He looks after his mother.
  • I have to look after my nephew tonight.
To Look Up – buscar información (en el diccionario, por ejemplo)
  • I need to look that word up in the dictionary; I have never heard it before.
  • I will look up your number when I get to Valencia.

To Look Around – echar un vistazo
  • I want to look around the neighborhood before I move here.
  • Take a look around. Do you see anyone that you know?

Look up to - admirar
  • I really look up to my father.
  • Boys always look up to professional football players.