- 1 1.1 (indicating motion, direction) See examples: to get into bedto walk into a buildingmeterse en la camato translate something into Spanishentrar en or (especially Latin America) a un edificiowe drove into towntraducir algo al españolthey helped him into the chairfuimos a la ciudad en cocheshe sat staring into spacelo ayudaron a sentarse en el sillónshe dived into the poolestaba sentada mirando al vacíoI dropped a coin into the waterse tiró a la piscinase echó a la alberca (Mexico)the cat shot up into the airdejé caer una moneda en el aguapour the milk into a bowlel gato salió volando por los airesthe dog sank its teeth into my legpon or echa la leche en un bola journey into the futureel perro me clavó los dientes en la piernaun viaje al futuroExample sentences1.2 (against) See examples: she walked into a tree
he drove into the other carse dio contra un árbolchocó con el otro cocheExample sentences1.3 (Mathematics)3 into 15 goes o is 5
- The first thing that strikes you when you walk through the door into the cafe is the charming decor.
- She also said that she missed being able to walk out and jump into the swimming pool at her house.
- The conman stepped into the hall saying he was from the police and walked straight into the living room.
15 dividido (por) 3 or entre 3 es 5Example sentences
- Their call for action follows an incident last weekend where a car crashed into the wall of a house.
- A woman had a lucky escape when a car crashed into her kitchen just a few feet from where she was sitting.
- A young couple living in one of the cottages were asleep when the car crashed into their home.
- In the event of victory, the two agreed to the division of the peninsula into four states.
- Equal tempering is a system for breaking up each octave into twelve equal semi-tones.
- If enough teams apply, the second division will be split into a Conference North and South.
- 2 (in time, distance) See examples: ten minutes into the gamethey talked far into the nighta los diez minutos de empezar el partidothey penetrated deep into the junglehablaron hasta bien entrada la nochethe project is well into its third yearentraron en el corazón de la selvael proyecto ya está bien adentrado en su tercer añoExample sentences
- His skill was in caricatures, a route which led him into a career as a political cartoonist.
- One route into the industry is to become a camera trainee on a feature film.
- However the journey times of routes into London from the North, East and South all fell.
- 3 (indicating result of action) See examples: we split into two groups roll the dough into a ballthe snowman had melted into a puddlehaga una bola con la masathe colors had merged into a muddy grayel muñeco de nieve había quedado convertido en un charcodon't let it boil into a mushlos colores se habían mezclado y había quedado un gris suciono dejes que hierva hasta convertirse en puréExample sentences
- The food grows so well here that Robyn has plans to turn the surfeit into jams and pickles to sell from the Cascina.
- Vegetables are dried or pickled and fruits are also dried, candied, or made into jams.
- People turn into snails and violent and gruesome deaths seem to be the only way to escape the grisly vortex.
- This is where a manager uses all sorts of subterfuge to entice a player into leaving his present club.
- Some are genuinely injured, while others are cowed into submission by their clubs.
- While we were in France, we were tricking her into walking the odd step on her own.
- 4 (involved in) [colloquial]to be into something/
-ingshe's into 60's musicshe's really o heavily into jazzle gusta or [colloquial] le ha dado por la música de los años sesentahe's into some funny thingsle ha dado fuerte por el jazz [colloquial]they're into drugsanda metido en unas ondas raras or en unos rollos raros [colloquial]at two, children are into everythingse drogana los dos años, los niños son muy inquietos
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