Phrasal Verbs con «GET»

Los phrasal verbs, como todo el mundo sabe, traen de cabeza a medio mundo. Y no es de extrañar, pues entender lo que es un phrasal verb es algo bastante complejo. Por un lado, los phrasal verbs nos simplifican la vida lingüísticamente hablando, pues utilizando y combinando dos o tres palabras que ya conocemos, podemos expresar un significado totalmente distinto del de las palabras originales. Sin embargo, eso mismo es lo que nos complica tanto la vida. Por ejemplo, fíjate en los phrasal verbs get, ¿por qué get significa algo distinto si va con up o con on with? 🤪

En español no existe este fenómeno, y por eso nos cuesta tanto entenderlo. Por ello, me voy a poner las pilas (poco a poco) para ayudarte un a ir aprendiendo phrasal verbs, y hoy vamos a comenzar con los phrasal verbs con get, ya que get es uno de los verbos que más phrasal verbs tiene.

Phrasal verbs con GET

Cuando estudiamos phrasal verbs, es inevitable hacer listas. Yo no soy muy fan de las listas de vocabulario, especialmente listas descontextualizadas, sin embargo, creo que son absolutamente necesarias para comenzar a memorizar phrasal verbs. Pero para que te sea más asequible, en vez de darte una lista con 150 millones de phrasal verbs get sin contexto, voy a darte una lista de phrasal verbs con get, pero dividida en niveles y únicamente entre 5 y 10 phrasal verbs por nivel. Además, te voy a dar ejemplos para que puedas entender los phrasal verbs mejor, okay? Allá vamos!

Phrasal verbs con GET para nivel B1

  • get on (well/badly) with someone: llevarse bien/mal con alguien

Do you get on well with your classmates?
John and his sister never got on when they were kids.

  • get back: volver

Hi mum! We just got back from the shops.
Hey, when did you get back?

  • get out (of somewhere): salir

I got out of the office and walked home.
He stopped the car and got out.

  • get on (a vehicle): montarse en un vehículo

He got on the bike and rode off.
I arrived late so I couldn’t get on the train home.

  • get off (a vehicle): bajarse de un vehículo

Take the N train and get off at Central Park.
She got off her bicycle and left.

Phrasal verbs con GET para nivel B2

  • get something across: hacer entender algo

This article really gets its message across to the reader.
Did I manage to get my point across?

  • get away with something: conseguir hacer algo malo sin ser castigado

Liam got away with copying in the exam.
My little brother gets away with everything at home.

  • get by (on/with something): apañárselas, sobrevivir

Can you get by on such a bad salary?
Don’t worry about me; I can get by with my old laptop.

  • get over something: superar algo (una enfermedad, una ruptura, etc.)

Do you think Mike will ever get over his divorce?
I still haven’t got over the flu, so don’t come to close.

  • get someone down: deprimir, entristecer

Your lazy attitude really gets me down.
Don’t let his comments get you down; you’re great!

Phrasal verbs con GET para nivel C1

  • get back to someone (with something): responder

Let me think about it tonight and I’ll get back to you in the morning.
Okay, boss, I’ll get back to you with the report later on.

  • get behind (with something): retrasarse en algo (un pago, un trabajo, etc.)

I’m afraid I will get behind with my mortgage if I lose my job.
I need to work very hard on my project if I don’t want to get behind.

  • get to someone: lograr hacer daño a alguien, hacer sufrir

I know he’s a terrible person, but you mustn’t let him get to you.
The cold was getting to me so I put on another coat over my shoulders.

  • get something over with: quitarse una tarea de en medio

I’m just happy to get these exams over with.
Okay, let’s get this over with; I need to be home by eleven.

  • get off: dejar de currar

What time do you get off tomorrow?
I’ll give you a call when I get off, at around 8 pm.

Vale. Ahí llevas 15 phrasal verbs con get, divididos en niveles y con un par de ejemplos de cada uno. Lo ideal es que, aparte de estos ejemplos, tú mismo crees los tuyos para darle más sentido y hacerlos más “memorables”, por así decirlo.

Más phrasal verbs con GET

get along (with someone): tener una buena relación con alguien

My parents and I get along really well.
I don’t think I’ll ever get along with my boss.

get away (from someone or something): escapar o dejar atrás a alguien o algo

We managed to get away from the traffic jam by taking a different route.
The thief tried to get away, but the police caught him.

get back (at someone): tomar represalias o vengarse de alguien

She got back at him by spreading rumors about him.
I don’t want to get back at him; I just want to talk to him.

get off (something): dejar de usar o hacer algo

I need to get off this bus at the next stop.
He finally got off the phone after talking for an hour.

get through (something): completar o terminar algo con éxito

I don’t know if I can get through this math test.
She’s been going through a lot, but I think she’ll get through it.

get up (from something): ponerse de pie o levantarse de una posición sentada o tumbada

I need to get up from this chair and stretch my legs.
He finally got up from his bed after sleeping for 12 hours.

get ahead (in something): progresar o avanzar en algo

I’m trying to get ahead in my career by networking and taking on new challenges.
She’s been working hard to get ahead in her field.

get around (to something): encontrar el tiempo o la oportunidad de hacer algo

I finally got around to cleaning out my closet.
I’ve been meaning to call her, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

get down to (something): empezar a centrarse o a ocuparse de algo

It’s time to get down to business and start discussing the budget.
I need to get down to studying if I want to pass this exam.

get in (to something): entrar o unirse a algo, como un coche, un edificio o una organización

I’m trying to get in to a good college.
Can you help me get in to the concert? I don’t have a ticket.

get off (on something): excitarse, a veces sexualmente, con algo

He gets off on talking about himself all the time.
She gets off on the thrill of skydiving.

get on (with something): continuar o seguir adelante con algo

Let’s get on with the meeting; we have a lot to discuss.
She’s been doing well in school because she’s able to get on with her work.

get out of (something): evitar o escapar de algo, como una responsabilidad o un compromiso

I’m trying to get out of this contract.
Can you help me get out of this situation?

get up to (something): hacer algo, a menudo algo travieso o inapropiado

I wonder what those kids are getting up to in their room.
He’s been getting up to a lot of mischief lately.

¿Quieres conocer más phrasal verbs? ¡Échale un ojo a mi diccionario de phrasal verbs para English learners! 😎

Y hasta el próximo post, don’t forget to keep smiling!

3 comentarios en “Phrasal Verbs con «GET»”

  1. ¡Una publicación estupenda!
    Gracias por compartir este tipo de contenidos. Los ejemplos son muy prácticos y, por ello, muy fácil de entenderlos.

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