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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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  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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¿Cuál es la diferencia entre to y for en inglés?

La diferencia entre to y for en inglés es algo que nos suele costar bastante, porque para nosotros es confuso saber cuándo “para” es con “to” y cuándo con “for” en inglés.

Este es el error más común que cometemos al usar to y for

 We need to leave now for to arrive on time.
 
We need to leave now to arrive on time.

 I’m saving money for to travel around the world.
 
I’m saving money to travel around the world.

 These trainers are for to running.
 
These trainers are for running.

 This money is for to buying a new car.
 
This money is for buying a new car.

Normalmente o bien usamos to o bien usamos for, usar los dos juntos no es correcto. Para saber cuál es diferencia entre to y for en inglés, lo más fácil es pensar por un momento si nos referimos a la finalidad o para qué sirve algo o si queremos indicar el motivo por el que hacemos algo.

For > finalidad – para qué sirve algo

Lo más normal en este caso, es que usemos for + sustantivo o bien for + verbo en gerundio (-ing). Vamos a ver unos ejemplos de uso para cada uno.

for + noun

Doing exercise is good for your health.
I bought a suit for my new job.
This book is for dummies.
That red sofa is for our living room.

for + verb -ing

These trainers are for running.
A ladle is a big spoon used for serving soup.
This money is for buying a new car.
Traveling is great for meeting new people.
Watching tv in English is good for improving your listening skills.

To > motivo, razón – por qué hacemos algo

Es bastante frecuente que la construcción sea to + verbo. De hecho, un buen truco para saber si efectivamente tiene más sentido con to, es probar añadiendo la expresión in order to. Aunque esta expresión se usa también para hablar de finalidad, es una buena forma de probar y ver si funciona. Otra manera es sustituir o añadir because (con algunos ajustes en la frase) que es la palabra que usamos para dar una razón. Observa los siguientes ejemplos

We need to leave now (in order) to arrive on time. (because we want to arrive on time)
I’m saving money (in order) to travel around the world. (because I want to travel)
She came here (in order) to see you. (because she wants to see you)
I go to the gym (in order) to keep fit. (because I want to keep fit)

Básicamente así sabremos cuál es la diferencia entre to y for en inglés, tendremos que distinguir si nos referimos a la finalidad (para qué) o al motivo (por qué). Hay otros usos de to y for pero quizá no sean tan confusos.

Otros usos de to & for

For

I made a cake for her.
This phone call is for you.
I bought this toy for my dog.
Can you open the door for me please?
I was waiting for her at the restaurant.

We’ve lived here for 5 years. (period of time)
I have worked with them for 2 years. (period of time)
Are you for or against renewable energy? (agree with)
I was in London for a conference. (reason)
Let’s go out for a drink. (reason)

To

They went to Paris last year. (destination)
She’s going to Cambridge with her class. (destination)
What is the next train to the city centre? (destination)
I prefer series to films. (comparing)
We prefer running to swimming. (comparing)
It’s ten to seven. (telling the time)
From here to the office I must walk 20 minutes. (distance)
There’s a parking lot next to our building. (place)

Pues ya tienes el truco para saber cuál es la diferencia entre to y for en inglés. A partir de ahora antes de decir for to + verbo piensa si es mejor usar uno o otro en la frase que estás construyendo. 😉😁

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30 errores comunes en inglés que no debes cometer más

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.
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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

 

Raquel G Raquel G
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