Quiero susbcribirme

Hey buddies, el post de hoy es una recopilación de errores comunes en inglés que cometemos a menudo, a veces porque cambiamos la preposición que toca, o porque nos equivocamos con una palabra o también porque traducimos literalmente. Ponte cómodo porque te detallamos nada más y nada menos que 30 common mistakes que no debes cometer más.

 

1 We say coworkers, work mates or colleagues, not partners para referirnos a nuestros compañeros de trabajo

 My partners are really helpful.
 My coworkers are really helpful.

 

2 We say at work, not in the job en expresiones como

 I sometimes surf on the internet in the job.
 I sometimes surf on the internet at work.

 

3 We say hire mejor que contract, cuando contratamos a un empleado

 Things are going well, we will contract more employees.
 Things are going well, we will hire more employees.

 

4 We say a business grows, not grows up para decir que el negocio crece

 Our business is growing up and increasing sales.
 Our business is growing and increasing sales.

Utilizamos grow up para referirnos a las personas cuando crecen / maduran

 He’s now a grown up person.
 Children grow up really fast.

 

5 We say I agree, not I am agree para mostrar nuestro acuerdo

 I am agree with your idea.
 I agree with your idea.

 

6 We say I think so / I don’t think so, not I think that yes / no para decir creo que sí / no

 Would you come? I think that yes / no.
 Would you come? I think so / I don’t think so.

 

7 We say I have no idea, not I don’t have an idea para decir no tengo ni idea

 Is she here? I don’t have an idea.
 Is she here? I have no idea.

 

8 We say leave me alone, not leave me in peace cuando queremos que nos dejen en paz

 Please, leave me in peace, I’m busy now.
 Please, leave me alone, I’m busy now.

 

9 We say from now on, not since now para decir de ahora en adelante

 We will have new regulations since now.
 We will have new regulations from now on.

 

10 We say so far, not until now para decir hasta ahora, hasta este momento

 What have they done until now?
 What have they done so far?

 

11 We say it depends on, not it depends of

 I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. It depends of the weather.
 I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow. It depends on the weather.

 

12 We say related to, not related with

 This is a problem related with the internet signal.
 This is a problem related to the internet signal.

 

13 We say contact someone, not contact with someone

 I’ll contact with her because I need more information.
 I’ll contact her because I need more information.

 

14 We say trust someone, not trust in someone

 I trust in my employees to do a good job when I’m not in the office.
 I trust my employees to do a good job when I’m not in the office.

 

15 We say worry about, not worry for algo o alguien

 Her mother worries for her a lot.
 Her mother worries about her a lot.

 

16 We say think about / of, not think in. Si imaginamos algo, utilizamos think of / about, si estamos considerando algo utilizamos think about

 I’m thinking in my future and deciding what I want to do.
 I’m thinking about my future and deciding what I want to do.

 

17 We say similar to, not similar than

 This app is very similar than another one.
 This app is very similar to another one.

 

18 We say the same as, not the same than or the same to

 He’s the same than his father. They have similar personalities.
 He’s the same as his father. They have similar personalities.

 

19 We say in the world, not of the world para decir del mundo

 Lionel Messi is one of the best soccer players of the world.
 Lionel Messi is one of the best soccer players in the world.

 

20 We say arrive in/at a place, not arrive to a place

 I arrived to work at 9 a.m.
 I arrived at work at 9 a.m.

We use arrive in con lugares como ciudades (London, Paris, etc.).

 We arrived in Paris last Friday.

We use arrive at al referirnos a un sitio en concreto (the bank, the restaurant, work, home, etc.).

 They arrived at the restaurant 20 minutes late.

 

21 We say go home, not go to home

 She decided to go to home after the theatre.
 She decided to go home after the theatre.

 

22 We say parking lot, not parking para referirnos a un aparcamiento

 The parking was full, so we parked on the street.
 The parking lot was full, so we parked on the street.

 

23 We say on the bus / train / plane, not in the bus / plane / train

 Sometimes I read when I’m in the bus.
 Sometimes I read when I’m on the bus.

We say in with cars, vans, trucks, etc.

 Let’s get on the car.
 Let’s get in the car.

 

24 We say to miss, not to lose a bus / train / plane

 You will lose the train if you don’t hurry up.
 You will miss the train if you don’t hurry up.

 

25 We say waste time, not lose time para decir perder el tiempo

 Sam loses a lot of time watching TV.
 Sam wastes a lot of time watching TV.

 

26 We say spend time, not pass time para decir pasar tiempo con

 On the weekend, she likes to pass time with her husband.
 On the weekend, she likes to spend time with her husband.

 

27 We say to have (or to throw) a party, not to make or do a party

 They are making a party next Saturday.
 They are having / throwing a party next Saturday.

 

28 We say to have a drink, not to take a drink

 Let’s take a drink after work.
 Let’s have a drink after work.

 

29 We say to sunbathe, not to take the sun

 She loves taking the sun on the beach.
 She loves sunbathing on the beach.

 

30 We say to make mistakes, not to have errors or have mistakes.

 My English is okay, but I have a lot of mistakes.
 My English is okay, but I make a lot of mistakes.

 

No te preocupes si te identificas con algunos (o muchos) de ellos, son los errores más comunes que cometemos los hispano hablantes. Anota con los que más te equivocas para repasarlos, pero vuelve a esta lista siempre que lo necesites o tengas dudas.

PS: Si te atreves con más meteduras de pata typical Spanish, lee este post sobre false friends

 

To care is to share (o dicho de otra forma, si te ha gustado comparte!)

2 thoughts on “30 errores comunes en inglés que no debes cometer más

  1. Maravillosa esta lista de errores, como siempre os felicito por vuestro sistema de aprendizaje tan ágil y divertido, incita a estudiar más y más cada día y a perder el miedo al inglés!!!!!!

Deja una respuesta

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos obligatorios están marcados con *

Buscar
Recibe las últimas noticias y tips sobre idiomas
¡Únete a nuestra comunidad de estudiantes de idiomas para profesionales!

    Quizás también te pueda interesar
    Frases para escribir emails en inglés que necesitas conocer

    Con estas frases para escribir emails en inglés podrás hacer que tus emails de trabajo suenen mejor. En especial si en tu trabajo necesitas enviar emails a compañeros de otras oficinas, clientes o proveedores internacionales,etc.

    Vamos a ver una serie de fórmulas o frase “tipo” que podrás ir adaptando según el mensaje. Estas frases para escribir emails en inglés no son ni demasiado formales ni muy informales. Hoy en día el tono de los emails en muchas ocasiones ya no es tan formal, pero es cierto que hay que mantener las buenas formas, sobre todo en el trabajo. Podríamos decir que todas estas expresiones serían algo así como semi-formal, son lo suficientemente “polite” y correctas para un contexto profesional, pero sin sonar demasiado formal.

    Hemos dividido todas estas frases para escribir emails en inglés en diferentes apartados, siempre la primera opción es un poquito más formal que las otras, simplemente para que lo tengas en cuenta y por si lo necesitas en un caso más específico.

    Greetings

    Dear Anthony,
    Hello Anthony,
    Dear all,
    Hello everyone,

    Más informal

    Hi Anthony,
    Hi everybody,

    Starting lines

    I’m writing regarding our next product launch…
    I’m writing about…
    Regarding our next product launch…
    Following our phone conversation about…
    Following our recent meeting…

    Attaching files

    As requested, attached you will find the information…
    Please find attached the report you asked for.
    Please find attached the file…
    I’m sending you the report (see attachment)…

    Requesting information

    Would you mind sending…?
    Could you please send the sales report…?
    Is it possible to have more information about…?
    I would like to ask you about…

    Si necesitas o esperas una respuesta

    Could you please let me know by tomorrow (the latest)?
    I’d appreciate if you could let me know when you have a moment.
    Could you please confirm…?
    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Thanks in advance.

    La expresión “Look forward to”

    muchas personas usan esta expresión en sus emails en inglés, aunque es un poco más formal. No hay problema en usarla, incluso si el email no es muy muy formal, pero cuidado que tiene truco. Look forward to puede ir seguido de un sustantivo, o de un verbo. Si añadimos un verbo, éste va en gerundio (-ing). Observa

    I look forward to your answer.
    I look forward to receiving your answer.
    I look forward to our next meeting.
    I look forward to meeting you next week.

    Making arrangements

    Could we arrange a meeting to…?
    Let me know when it’s a convenient day/time for you.
    Would you be available…(e.g. next Monday at 10)?
    Let me know if…(e.g. next Monday at 10) suits you.

    Apologising

    I’m sorry to hear that you had problems with…
    I would like to apologize for…
    Please accept my apologies for…
    Sorry for the inconveniences.

    Closing lines

    Please let me know if you need anything else.
    Please let me know if you have any questions.
    If you need anything else, let me know.
    If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to help.

    Regards,
    Best regards,
    Kind regards,

    Más informal

    Thanks for you help / time / attention.
    Many thanks.
    Best,
    Have a nice day.
    Take care.

    Estos últimos ejemplos a la hora de finalizar un email siguen siendo correctos, pero son un poco más “friendly”, sobre todo si te diriges a compañeros que conoces en persona, con los que hay buena relación o porque intercambiáis emails a diario / a menudo.

    Hemos incluido categorías muy generales que aparecen en todo tipo de emails, y expresiones que pueden servir para diferentes contextos, así puedes personalizar después el contenido según tus necesidades. Así que ya sabes, toma nota y empieza a poner en práctica estas frases para escribir emails en inglés en tu trabajo desde ya mismo.

     

    3 min.
    12+1 phrasal verbs que puedes empezar a utilizar hoy en tu trabajo

    Hey buddies! Hoy os explicamos 13 phrasal verbs que puedes comenzar a utilizar en tu trabajo hoy mismo.

    I know, los phrasal verbs nos dan un poco de miedo y pueden ser estresantes. Además no nos resulta nada natural utilizarlos, pero si poco a poco los vamos incorporando en nuestro discurso, nos sentiremos más cómodos. Es importante conocerlos, no sólo para utilizarlo nosotros, sino para entender a otras personas cuando los usan.

    Hoy os explicamos algunos que os pueden resultan de gran ayuda, vamos allá!

    El primero es uno de mis favoritos porque es super útil, lo puedes utilizar en mucho contextos

    1. To deal with (something or someone) – to manage, to take the necessary action, especially in order to solve a problem.

    E.g.
    We have to deal with problems every day.
    He has excellent abilities to deal with people.

    Normalmente si tenemos que ocuparnos de un problema, hay que encontrar soluciones, para esto podemos usar

    2. To find (something) out – to discover a fact or a piece of information

    E.g.
    We found out what the problem was.
    They’ve found out the cause of the delay, it was a shipping mistake.

    3. To figure (something) out – to understand, to be able to know the cause of a problem and find a way to solve it.

    E.g.
    At first I couldn’t figure out the answer.
    We’ll figure it out and suggest a solution.

    4. To work (something) out – to work until you find a solution.

    E.g.
    After some difficulties we could finally work out the budget problem.
    Don’t worry, we will work it out.

    Para solucionar cosas, ayuda mucho tener buenas ideas

    5. To come up with (an idea, a plan) – to suggest or think of an idea, plan or solution.

    E.g.
    We came up with a completely new approach.
    She has come up with an excellent idea.

    A veces, es también necesario revisar y considerar las cosas de una manera más detallada, estos otros phrasal verbs pueden ayudar

    6. To go over (something) – to review. Also, to examine something carefully.

    E.g.
    Let’s go over the mail before sending it to our clients.
    They’ll need to go over the report to identify common issues.

    7. To check (something) out – to examine something to make sure it’s correct, true, satisfactory.

    E.g.
    Could check out the report first?
    Sure, I’ll check it out and let you know.

    8. To think (something) through – to consider something carefully.

    E.g.
    We will think this proposal through and get back to you in a few days.
    Let me think it through before making a final decision.

    Otras veces es necesario tener las cosas muy claras e incluso consultarlas con alguien más

    9. To spell (something) out – to explain in a very clear way.

    E.g.
    I’ll need to spell everything out to the team, so that they understand.
    She had to spell it out for us to get a clear idea.

    10. To run by (someone) – to tell someone about something, to make sure they understand or approve.

    E.g.
    I’ll have to run this by my boss before we agree to the deal.
    Can I run your proposal by our committee first?

    Acabamos con otros phrasal verbs más faciles, pero igualmente útiles en el contexto de trabajo.

    11. To get back to (someone) – to call, write or speak to someone at a later time.

    E.g.
    I’ll get back to you with an answer later.
    Can you get back to me when you have a moment?

    12. To put off – to postpone

    E.g.
    The meeting has been put off until next week.
    We can’t put off this decision.

    13. To call off – to cancel

    E.g.
    I got a couple of meetings called off today.
    They’ve called off the marketing campaign.

    Por último, un truco para que la tarea de incorporar algunos de estos phrasal verbs nos dé menos miedo.

    Elige solo 2-3 para empezar y ponlos en contexto para que te resulte más fácil identificar el significado, inventa un párrafo cortito, por ejemplo:

    Last week we had to deal with a complicated situation at work. First, we found out it was a problem of communication. Then, someone came up with the idea of doing some interviews to team leaders to figure out what was exactly the problem. We ran the results by the HR department and finally a decision was made to implement some changes.

    Poco a poco empieza a ponerlos en práctica de esta manera y cuando ya tengas dominados esos, repite el proceso con nuevos phrasal verbs.

    Easy peasy!

     

    3 min.
    🍪 Cookies
    Las cookies nos permiten ofrecer servicios personalizados. Si continúas navegando aceptas el uso que hacemos de las cookies. Más info aquí.