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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

 

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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!!!!!!

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Cuando te gusta alguien pero aún es demasiado pronto para decirle te quiero

I have feelings for you– siento algo por ti
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I’m falling for you– me estoy enamorando de ti

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I’m crazy about you– estoy loco por ti
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I’m hooked on you– estoy pillado por ti
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We are meant for each other– estamos hechos el uno para el otro

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Talking about love

Puede que alguien te guste to have a crush on someone pero aún no te atrevas a pedirle salir to ask someone out y tener una cita to go on a date.

A veces puedes enamorarte de alguien a primera vista love at first sight. O simplemente enamorarte to fall in love with someone.

Cuando sales (o en otras ocasiones, nunca se sabe) puedes ligar con alguien, to flirt with someone or to hit on someone.

Si no has tenido suerte, puede que te hayan dejado plantado to stand someone up en una cita on a date.

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Si la cosa se pone fea, la relación se rompe to break up with someone or split up with someone. Puede que nos dejen to get dumped, o que lo dejemos nosotros to dump someone.

En fin, que nos desviamos del tema, hoy habíamos venido a hablar del amor no? A continuación más expresiones idiomáticas relacionadas que puedes utilizar con esa persona tan especial:

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To look over / to quickly examine something – echar un vistazo.

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To look up to / to respect and admire someone – admirar a alguien.

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To look down on / to feel better than other people – creerse mejor, menospreciar a alguien.

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To look into / to investigate, examine – investigar, examinar con detalle.

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To look in on / to visit someone for a short time – visitar a alguien, pasarse a ver.

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To look at / to consider or examine something – considerar, examinar.

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To look through / to examine or read something briefly – hojear, revisar.

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To look to / to rely on someone for help – esperar que alguien haga algo por ti.

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