¿Cuando uso el verbo GET en INGLES? Usos y significado

January 26, 2010Conversation / Speaking

Curso de ingles gratuito en línea –  CONVERSATION / SPEAKING #5 — ¿Que significa el verbo GET?

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Today we are going to talk about the general meaning of the verb “TO GET” and how we can use it and uderstand it in our conversations. Hoy hablaremos del verbo “to get” y de como usarlo correctamente a la hora de hablar inglés. Verémos los puntos básicos de los significados de este importante verbo.

Understanding the verb TO GET

We are going to do an introduction to the verb get. There are many more meanings of get but we are going to look at the most common uses of it. *** Vamos a mostrar una introducción al verbo get y a ver los significados mas comunes. Recuerden que es get tiene muchos usos mas que los que vamos a ver.

1) GET something/somebody

When you GET something or somebody the meaning of get can be : recieve/buy/fetch/find

Look at these examples:

– Did you get the email? (= recieve)
– I like your shirt. Where did you get it? (= buy)
– Hello, can I speak to Lisa, please? One moment. I’ll get her. (=fetch)
– Is it difficult to get a job in your country? (=find)

2)GET + Adjective

When we want to form an action from an adjective we can add the verb GET before the adjective. This “transforms” the adjective into a verb. (get cold, get hungry, get better, get angry, get nervous, get married, get lost etc)

tired (Adjective) – to get tired (verb)

Present: – I usually get tired when I play tennis. — She usually gets tired when she plays tennis

Present continuous – Wow, this race is very long. I am getting tired.

Past: – Julio got tired of waiting and he went home.

Future (going to) – If you run too fast, you’re going to get married.

More Examples:

– Drink your coffee. It’s getting cold.
– If you don’t eat, you get hungry.
– I’m sorry he’s ill. I hope he gets better soon.
– Linda and Frank are going to get married.
– It was a big city and I got lost.

3)GET to a place

get to work / get to London / get home etc. = arrive

– I usually get to work before 8:30 (arrive at work)
– We got to Madrid very late. – Can you tell me how to get to the city center?
– What time did you get home last night?  


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