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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
¿Qué es un phrasal verb?
Un "phrasal verb" es un verbo seguido de una preposición o un adverbio. Su significado es diferente al significado normal de dicho verbo. Por ejemplo, "to give up" significa "abandonar, rendirse". El verbo "to give" usado solo significa "dar".

Si el "phrasal verb" va seguido de un objeto, es transitivo, como "to give up something" (dejar de hacer algo). Si no va seguido de un objeto, es intransitivo, como "to break down" (dejar de funcionar).

La dificultad para los estudiantes de inglés radica en que no pueden traducirse literalmente y deben aprenderse de memoria.

Lee las explicaciones y luego realiza el ejercicio.

  • make for something = go towards a place = head for.
    We made for home after dinner.
  • make something/somebody into something = change something's purpose or somebody's character.
    That film made him into a Hollywood star.
  • make off = leave quickly, escape.
    The thief made off as the police arrived.
  • make off with something = steal something.
    The thief made off with her bag.
  • make something out = make out something = be able to see or hear something.
    She could just make out a shape approaching in the dark.
  • make something out = make out something = understand something.
    She couldn't make out what had happened.
  • make somebody out = make out somebody = understand somebody's character.
    She's a strange girl, nobody can make her out.
  • make something out of somebody/something = change a person or thing into something else.
    The World Cup can make heroes out of unknown players.
  • make towards something = start moving towards something.
    He made towards the door.
  • make something up = make up something = invent something.
    Our teacher made up a story about a prince.
  • make something up = make up something = prepare something by putting things together.
    She made up a cake for her birthday.
  • make somebody up = make up somebody = put make-up on somebody's face.
    They made her up as an old lady for the film.
  • make up for something = compensate.
    We will have two more classes to make up for the public holidays.


Choose the right answer.

1. Come on, it's time to the office!

2. I don't believe you! You're making this !

3. Can you help me with this? I can't .

4. I don't eat much for lunch, but I it at dinner.

5. As I was talking, she the exit so I wasn't able to finish.

6. Sarah is always complaining, I can't really make her .

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