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get across

Translation of get across in Spanish:

  • 1verb + preposition + object, verb + adverb
    (cross) (river)
    we'll have to swim, there's no other way to get across (to the other side)
    vamos a tener que nadar, no hay otra forma de cruzar al otro lado
  • 2verb + object + adverb
    (bring, drive across) (passengers/supplies)
  • 3verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
    (communicate) (meaning/concept)
    hacer entender
  • 4verb + adverb
    (be understood) (teacher/speaker)
    hacerse entender
    the point about handing work in on time seems to be geting across
    parece que van captando or van entendiendo que hay que entregar el trabajo a tiempo
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