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Expresiones comunes con los verbos Do, Get, Go, Have, Make y Take

Hoy vamos a ver las expresiones que son más comunes con los verbos “Do”, “Have”, “Go”, “Get”, “Have” y “Take”:




Do someone a favour – Hacerle un favor a alguien.

  • Would you please do me a favour and take this letter to the post office?


Do your hair -Peinarse.

  • Do you have a cousin who can do your hair as well as any professional salon?

Do the shopping – Hacer la compra.

  • You’re now able to do the shopping over the Internet without even going out to the shops.


Do your best – Hacerlo lo mejor posible, dar lo mejor de ti.

  • Do your best, and remember that nobody is perfect.


Do your homework –  Hacer los deberes.

  • Do your homework before having dinner.


Do the dishes – Lavar los platos.

  •  Do you need rock music to do the dishes?



Get drunk – Emborracharse.

  • One in three college students drinks primarily to get drunk.


Get a job – Conseguir un trabajo.

  • The better education or instruction we have, the better offer we are to get a job.


Get a shock – Llevarse una impresión, estado de shock.

  • Always keep drinks away from electrical things because you could get a shock.


Get lost – Perderse.

  • Be careful not to get lost in the long aisles of the store!

Get married – Casarse.

  • She remains in school and will not get married until she is ready.


Get ready – Estar preparado/listo.

  • Get ready to share with friends and turn your party into a complete success!


Get permission – Obtener un permiso.

You have to get permission for every visit to a project and every meeting.


Get wet – Mojarse.

Change your socks when they are damp from sweat or if your feet get wet.



Go abroad/overseas – Ir al extranjero.

  • While Europeans prefer to spend their holidays in their own country, they tend to opt for Europe when they decide to go abroad.


Go on foot – Ir a pie, ir andando.

  • Murcia is the perfect city to go over on foot.


Go shopping – Ir a comprar.

  •  If you do want to go shopping, it’ll be useful for you to know that the normal business hours are from 10:00 to 13:30


Go crazy/mad – Volverse loco o cabrearse.

  • The world of craziness is fascinating, for anything can make a person go crazy.


Go bald –  Quedarse calvo.

  •  Why do men go bald?


Go blind – Quedarse ciego.

  •  You will go blind if you masturbate. It is a joke, do not worry about it.


Go quiet/silent – Ir tranquilo.

  • This is a fine time for things to go quiet.


Go to war – Ir a la guerra.

  • Soldiers enlist to go to war, not to hold discussions within a democratic society.



Have a baby – Tener un bebé.

  •  She wanted to get married and have a baby like her cousin.


Have fun – Divertirse.

  • Go have fun with your friends, and let me have fun.


Have a rest – Descansar.

  •  You should go to your room and have a rest.


Have a shower – Ducharse.

  • I’m going to have a shower and then we’ll go to the rehearsal.


Have a problem – Tener un problema.

  •  The European Union does not have a problem with the systematic violation of human rights.


Have dinner – Cenar.

  • I was hoping that I could have dinner with you tonight.


Have a chat  – Charlar o conversar.

  • I thought we might have a chat about the movie.


Have a party – Tener una fiesta.

  •  We’ll have a party and get completely smashed.


Have a relationship -Tener una relación.

  •  It is nice to have a relationship with your girlfriend built on trust.




Make a cake – Hacer una tarta.

  • You can make a cake with flour, milk and an egg.


Make a mess – Liarla, hacer un lío.

  •  If you make a mess you will get fired.


Make money – Ganar dinero.

  •  Teach them how to do that kind of stuff and make money.


Make lunch – Hacer la comida.

  •  Morning class ends at 12:30, then I go home and make lunch for mom.


Make progress – Progresar.

  •  We must take advantage of the current opportunity to make progress.


Make a difference – Diferenciar.

  •  Together we can make a difference for the benefit of the citizens of Europe.


Make an effort – Hacer un esfuerzo.

  • The international community needs to make an effort to do something.


Make time – Hacer tiempo.

  • I can always make time for an old friend.


Make trouble – Causar un problema.

I tell them what happens to their parents if they make trouble.



Take a photo/picture – Echar/tomar una foto.

  •  Make the dish and take a photo of the finished product.


Take a break – Descansar durante unos minutos.

  • I think now’s a good time to take a break.


Take a chance – Probar suerte/fortuna.

  • Somebody had to take a chance… and I’m chicken.


Take a taxi – Tomar/coger un taxi.

  • Take a taxi. It will arrive in five minutes.


Take your time – Tómate tu tiempo.

  •  Do not look for the easiest solution for yourself; take your time.


Take notes – Pillar/anotar apuntes.

  •  Although you take notes, you need handouts and books for further study.


Take a risk – Arriesgarse.

  •  Sometimes when you’re dealing with extraordinary people, you need to take a risk.


Take a look – Echar un vistazo.

  •  Take a look at the trailer for this movie on YouTube.



Nota: Algunos de los ejemplos han sido obtenidos de las páginas Reverso y Linguee.

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