Translation of "to" - English-Spanish dictionary


uk // us //

A1 used with a verb to make the infinitive

se usa delante de un verbo para formar el infinitivo

A2 used to give the reason for doing something

I’m just going out to get some milk.


preposition uk strong /tuː/ us strong /tu/ weak /, / weak /, / us strong /tu/ weak /, /

A1 in the direction of something

a, hasta, hacia
I ran to the door.

A2 used to show who gets something

Could you give these keys to Pete?
from… to…

A2 used to give information about periods of time and distances

de… a…
The museum is open from Monday to Saturday.
The bus goes from London to Cambridge.

A1 used to say ‘before’ the hour when you are saying what time it is

It’s five to three.

B1 used to say who is treated in a particular way or who or what is affected by something

She was very kind to us.

(Translation of “to” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


preposition /, tu/

towards; in the direction of

a, hacia
I cycled to the station
The book fell to the floor
I went to the concert/lecture/play.

as far as

a, hasta
His story is a lie from beginning to end.


Did you stay to the end of the concert?

sometimes used to introduce the indirect object of a verb

con, a
He sent it to us
You’re the only person I can talk to.

used in expressing various relations

a, para
Listen to me!
Did you reply to his letter?
Where’s the key to this door?
He sang to (the accompaniment of) his guitar.

into a particular state or condition

She tore the letter to pieces.

used in expressing comparison or proportion

He’s junior to me
Your skill is superior to mine
We won the match by 5 goals to 2.

showing the purpose or result of an action etc

en; para
He came quickly to my assistance
To my horror, he took a gun out of his pocket.

// used before an infinitive eg after various verbs and adjectives, or in other constructions

I want to go!
He asked me to come
He worked hard to (= in order to) earn a lot of money
These buildings were designed to (= so as to) resist earthquakes
She opened her eyes to find him standing beside her
I arrived too late to see him.

used instead of a complete infinitive

He asked her to stay but she didn’t want to.
to and fro /tuːənˈfrou/

backwards and forwards

de un lado al otro, yendo y viniendo, en un vaivén
They ran to and fro in the street.

(Translation of “to” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)