Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Sunday September 15, 2013

conseguir, verb:
to get, to obtain; to achieve

Conseguir is a frequent and very versatile verb, with lots of different translations, depending on the context. Today we’ll look at two of its main translations. Remember that conseguir has forms exactly like seguir.

No se consiguen entradas.
You can’t get tickets.

Mi tío me consiguió el trabajo.
My uncle got me the job.

In the meaning of achieve conseguir is often used with words like meta (goal), objetivo (objective) and resultado (result)

Para conseguir este objetivo se ha hecho ya un gran trabajo preparatorio.
To achieve this objective a great deal of preparatory work has already been done.


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