For this reason we can say that the “ verb to get ” is used with the following verb conjugations, remembering that “ get ” is a verb and therefore has its verb in the future “ getting ” and its past verb “ got ”.
What are the meanings of get ?
The verb get has different meanings, according to its use:
Before an object, if we use the word ” get” it means “to obtain, receive, take, buy, take and take” . Example; “You get the microwave? – Do you have the microwave?
Before a place, when we use the word ” get ” it means “to reach or reach a place”. Example: “When did you get back from New Jersey? – When did you come back from New Jersey? “
Before an adjective, the word ” get ” means ” a change of mind .” Example; “It gets dark very early in the Winter – It gets dark early in the winter.”
Before a preposition or adverb , it is considered “ phrasal verbs ” which, due to their translation, are “ verb phrases ”. This means that ” get ” has different meanings depending on the context and the construction of the sentence. Let’s see some explanations:
- “To get at” (for its direct translation ” to get to “): can be used to try to express, for example: I think I see what you’re getting at . I agree. – I think I see where you want to go . I agree.
- “To get away with” (for its direct translation ” to get away with it “): it is used to avoid punishment for crime or wrongdoing, for example: I can’t believe you got away with cheating on that test! “He can’t believe you got away with cheating on that test!”
- “ To get by ” (for its direct translation “ fix them ”): it is used to refer to fix them financially, for example: Diana doesn’t earn much, but we get by . – Diana doesn’t earn much, but we manage .
- ” To get down ” (direct translation for ” depressed and down “) indicates the mood of depression, for example: This rain is really getting me down – This rain really is me depressed.
- ” To get off ” (for its direct translation ” Get off “): indicates the action of getting off a means of transport, for example: We got off the train just before the bomb explode – We got off the train just before the bomb.
- ” To get on ” (for its direct translation ” get on “): indicates the action of entering or sitting in a means of transport, it also means that you get along with someone, for example: He got on his bicycle and rode down the Street – got on his bike and rode down the street; Jenny and I really get on well – Jenny and I get along really well.
- ” To ge ton with ” (for its direct translation ” get along with “): indicates the motivation to stay with someone and start doing something, for example: I have so much homework, I’d better get on with it – I have So much homework, I better get down to work.
- ” To get out of ” (for its direct translation “to get out of” ): evokes the action of avoiding doing something, especially an obligation or a duty, for example: She got out of the washing –up every day, even when it was her turn. – She got up from washing dishes every day, even when it was her turn.
- ” To get over ” (from its direct translation ” to overcome “): refers to recovering from an illness or surprise, for example: Have you gotten over your cold yet? – Now you’ve recovered from the cold?
- “ To get through ” (from its direct translation “to finish ”): it means to use or to finish the provisions, for example: We’ve got through all the sugar. Can you buy some more? – We’re done with all the sugar. Can you buy more?
- ” To get up ” (from its direct translation “to get up “): refers to the action of getting out of bed, for example: He gets up at 6:00 am every morning. – He gets up at 6:00 am every morning.
- ” To get up to ” (from its direct translation ” doing “): refers to doing something, usually an assumption of something bad, for example: The chilldren are very quiet. I wonder what the’re getting up to? – The children are very quiet. I wonder what they are doing?
And a trick to conjugate verbs is that, all the actions that use the pronoun that ends in “–se” in Spanish, are added in English to get before the action, let’s see some:
- To get married – Get married.
- To get tired – get tired.
- To get angry – Get angry.
- To get used to it – Get used to it.
- To get dirty – Get dirty.
- To get better – Get better.
- To get worse – Get worse.
- To get sad – Get sad.
- To get dark – Darken.
- To get dressed – Getting dressed.
- To get mixed up – Get confused.
- To get injured – Injured.
- To get depressed – Depressed.
10 Examples of sentences with get
We will mark in bold the word “get” and its possible translation into Spanish in the following sentences:
- They get drunk every day. – They get drunk every day.
- We got a new television. – We bought a new television.
- She gets jealous easily. – She gets jealous easily.
- I got my Passport. – I got my passport.
- I want to get married. – I want to get married.
- They should get a haircut. – They should cut their hair .
- We have to get out of here. – We gotta get out of here.
- We got permission to enter. – We got permission to enter.
- Your brother says he is going to get his first job. – Your brother says he’s going to get his first job.
- I’m going to get to have the best restaurant. – I’ll get to have the best restaurant .