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into

Pronunciation: /ˈɪntu; before consonant ˈɪntə/

Translation of into in Spanish:

preposition/preposición

into often appears as the second element of certain verb structures in English ( break into, look into, settle into, etc). For translations, see the relevant verb entry ( break, look, settle, etc). into is used in the structure verb + sb + into + -ING ( to coax sb into doing, to provoke sb into doing, etc). For translations of these structures see the appropriate verb ( coax, provoke, etc).

  • 1 1.1 (indicating motion, direction) to get into bed meterse en la cama to walk into a building entrar en or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) a un edificio to translate sth into Spanish traducir* algo al español we drove into town fuimos a la ciudad en coche they helped him into the chair lo ayudaron a sentarse en el sillón she sat staring into space estaba sentada mirando al vacío she dived into the pool se tiró a la piscina, se echó a la alberca (Mexico/México) I dropped a coin into the water dejé caer una moneda en el agua the cat shot up into the air el gato salió volando por los aires pour the milk into a bowl pon or echa la leche en un bol the dog sank its teeth into my leg el perro me clavó los dientes en la pierna a journey into the future un viaje al futuro 1.2 (against) she walked into a tree se dio contra un árbol he drove into the other car chocó con el otro coche 1.3 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] 3 into 15 goes o is 5 15 dividido (por) 3 or entre 3 es 5
  • 2 (in time, distance) ten minutes into the game a los diez minutos de empezar el partido they talked far into the night hablaron hasta bien entrada la noche they penetrated deep into the jungle entraron en el corazón de la selva the project is well into its third year el proyecto ya está bien adentrado en su tercer año
  • 3 (indicating result of action) we split into two groups nos dividimos en dos grupos roll the dough into a ball haga una bola con la masa the snowman had melted into a puddle el muñeco de nieve había quedado convertido en un charco the colors had merged into a muddy gray los colores se habían mezclado y había quedado un gris sucio don't let it boil into a mush no dejes que hierva hasta convertirse en puré
  • 4 (involved in) [colloquial/familiar]to be into sth/-ing she's into 60's music le gusta or [colloquial/familiar] le ha dado por la música de los años sesenta she's really o heavily into jazz le ha dado fuerte por el jazz [colloquial/familiar] he's into some funny things anda metido en unas ondas raras or en unos rollos raros [colloquial/familiar] they're into drugs se drogan at two, children are into everything a los dos años, los niños son muy inquietos
  • 5 (indebted to) [colloquial/familiar] to be into sb for sth deberle algo a algn he's into me for $60 me debe 60 dólares

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