Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Portuguese translation of “get”

See all translations

get

verb
 
/ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense and past participle got, past participle UK got, past participle US gotten)
A1 to receive something
receber, ganhar
Did you get anything nice for your birthday? Ben still hasn’t got my email.
A1 to obtain or buy something
obter, comprar
Where did you get your shoes? I got you a ticket.
get a bus, train, taxi, etc. A1 to travel somewhere in a bus, train, or other vehicle
pegar um ônibus, trem, táxi, etc.
Shall we get a taxi to the airport?
A1 to arrive somewhere
chegar
What time do you get home from work?
A2 to go somewhere and bring back someone or something
trazer
Wait here while I get the car.
get rich, sick, wet, etc. B1 to become rich, sick, wet, etc.
ficar rico, doente, úmido, etc.
Hurry up – your breakfast is getting cold. It’s getting late – we should go.
B1 to move to a different place or into a different position
ir
I saw her getting into his car.
B1 to become sick
adoecer
I feel like I’m getting a cold. You can get malaria from mosquitoes.
get caught, bitten, etc. B1 If you get caught, bitten, etc., someone or something catches you, bites you, etc.
ser pego, picado, etc. por algo
He got killed in the war.
get something done B1 to arrange for someone to do something for you
mandar fazer algo
Could you get the kids dressed? I need to get my hair cut.
B1 to deal with or answer a ringing phone, a knock on the door, etc.
atender
Could you get the phone?
get someone/something to do something to make something happen, or make someone or something do something
conseguir com que alguém/algo faça algo
I can’t get my computer to work! I got my dad to pick me up from the station.
get to do something to have the chance to do something
ter a chance de fazer algo, chegar a fazer algo
I never got to meet her.
to understand something
entender
He never gets any of my jokes.
(Definition of get from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “get” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More