It is up to (someone) + to-infinitive (often) = It is somebody’s responsibility/duty to do something
It is up to you. You decide: Es cosa tuya / Depende de ti
It is up to politicians to stop the war: Los politicos son los responsables de parar la guerra Be through = finish a relationship We’re through COME
Come in (intr) and Come into + (place) (tr) = enter – see go in / get in
Who is it? Come in! Come into my room and I’ll show you my new PC.
Come out = 1. be revealed/exposed, 2. (of books) be published, 3. (of stains) disappear = salir
The whole story came out last summer: Toda la historia salió a la luz pública el pasado verano
Her new novel will be coming out next month: El mes que viene saldrá su nueva novela
Tomato stains don’t usually come out: las manchas de tomate no suelen salir
Get it over = deal with it and finish with it If you need to go to the dentist, why don’t you just go and get it over? Get away with (tr) = perform some illegal/wrong act without being punished, without even being caught!
How Did I Get Away With Killing One Of The Biggest Lawyers In The State? It Was Easy (this is the title of a short story by Alice Walker, which we will be reading in class)
You won’t get away with that! They are going to realize a printer cartridge is missing!!!
Get on (intr), get on with (tr) = 1. make progress, be successful, 2. live, work, relate amicably with sb
How are you getting on with your English?
My little sisters gets on (well) with everybody! / How are you getting on with your partner?
Go ahead = proceed, continue, lead the way Go ahead, don’t wait for me!
Go away = leave, leave me/this place Are you going away on vacation/holiday? Go away! I can’t concentrate!
Go back = return, retire, retreat I’m never going back to that place, it was horrible!
Go back to page 27, will you? I forgot to explain something
Go up/down = rise/drop Prices always go up and never go down
Go on = 1. continue; also + gerund, 2. proceed, move to another point + infinitive, 3. be happening
Go on till you reach the traffic lights / Go on playing, please, I love that tune!
He began by describing the route and went on to tell us what the trip would probably cost
What’s going on here?
Go for = attack, seek to achieve The man went for us because we refused to give him a kiss!
Go for it! If you really want something, you have to go for it with all your strength. Go in cf. come in, get in Notice: Go into = investigate thoroughly
Let’s go in. It’s getting dark /Go into that room and get my glasses, please
Cf Get in, quickly! Get into the fucking car!
Go out cf. come out, get out
He went out of the house cf He got out of the house/c ar
Will you go out with me? She doesn’t go out much Then the lights went out and we freaked out! Go over (tr) = examine, study or repeat carefully– see go into
We’ll have to go over this financial report. There must be a mistake somewhere.
Go through (tr) = examine carefully, usually a number of things (more thorough than look through)
We’ll have to go through these papers and see if we find that document you’re looking for
We’ll have to go through the accounts and see where the mistake is. Go without (tr) = do without
Go round cf come round (to somebody’s house) I’ll go round to your house at about six, if that’s all right
Practice. Translate: ¿Podrías pedir un boli, porfa?
Dile que pase
Invítale a salir
Siempre pregunta por ti
A--¿Podría hablar con la Sra García?
B—Espere un momento. ... Lo siento, no está.
A--¿Ha salido un momento o está de viaje?
B—Ha salido un momento.
B—Dentro de media hora, más o menos. ¿Quiere dejarle un recado?
A—Sí, si es tan amable. ¿Podría decirle que ha llamado el Sr Schneider?
B—Claro. Disculpe, ¿cómo se escribe su nombre?
A—No se preocupe. S-C-...
B--¿Me da su teléfono?
A—Es un número de Alemania. El prefijo de la ciudad es ... y el número es ...
B—Muchas gracias. Oh, vaya, acaba de llegar! Espere un momento, por favor. Le paso (put through)