Il verbo "to get"

Il verbo "to get" può essere usato in molti modi e ha numerosi significati diversi.

To get + complemento oggetto = to obtain, to receive, to buy
  • I got my passport last week. (to obtain)
  • She got her driving license last week. (to obtain)
  • They got permission to live in Switzerland. (to obtain)
  • I got a letter from my friend in Nigeria. (to receive)
  • He gets $1,000 a year from his father. (to receive)
  • She got a new coat from Zappaloni in Rome. (to buy)
  • We got a new television for the sitting room. (to buy)
To get + espressione di luogo = reach, arrive at a place
  • How are you getting home tonight?
  • We got to London around 6 p.m.
  • What time will we get there?
  • When did you get back from New York?
To get + aggettivo = become, show a change of state
  • I am getting old.
  • It's getting hotter.
  • By the time they reached the house they were getting hungry.
  • I'm getting tired of all this nonsense.
  • My mother's getting old and needs looking after.
  • It gets dark very early in the winter.
  • Don't touch the stove until is gets cool.
To get + preposizione/avverbio = phrasal verbs di vario significato
To get + Significato Esempio
to get at cercare di spiegare qualcosa I think I see what you're getting at. I agree.
to get away with farla franca per un crimine o un'azione scorretta I can't believe you got away with cheating on that test!
to get by sopravvivere (finanziariamente) Sam doesn't earn much, but we get by.
to get down deprimere This rain is really getting me down.
to get off scendere da un mezzo di trasporto (treno, autobus, bicicletta, aeroplano) We got off the train just before the bomb exploded.
to get on 1. salire su un mezzo di trasporto (treno, autobus, bicicletta, aeroplano)
2. andare d'accordo con qualcuno
1. He got on his bicycle and rode down the street.
2. Amy and I really get on well.
to get on with procedere I have so much homework, I'd better get on with it.
to get out of evitare di fare qualcosa, in particolare un compito o un dovere She got out of the washing-up every day, even when it was her turn.
to get over riprendersi (da una malattia, da una sorpresa) Have you gotten over your cold yet?
to get through usare o finire le scorte di qualcosa We've got through all the sugar. Can you buy some more?
to get up Alzarsi dal letto He gets up at 6.00 a.m. every morning.
to get up to fare, generalmente qualcosa di negativo The children are very quiet. I wonder what they're getting up to.
Altre espresioni con "to get"
  • Do you get it significa "Hai capito?".
    Do you get what the teacher was explaining in class?
  • He's getting dinner tonight significa sta preparando la cena.
    You can relax. It's my turn to get dinner tonight.
  • I'll get the bill significa "Pago io.".
    Put your wallet away! I'll get the bill.
  • That really gets me! significa che mi irrita.
  • It really gets me when my sister shows up late.
  • To get rid of something significa gettare qualcosa.
    I'm going to get rid of all these old newspapers.
  • To get out of bed on the wrong side significato essere di cattivo umore.
    He got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning and he's been horrible all day.
  • To get your own back significa vendicarsi o punire qualcuno.
    She's getting her own back for all those rude things you said at the party last night.