Common Errors 13

Let vs. Leave

 

Let me study: dejame hacer algo

 

Leave this exercise for last: dejar algo para luego

Leave this room: dejar un sitio

Leave me alone

 

Entrar y robar

 

 

Burglary

 

 

Verjas en la ventana

 

Verja

 

Grills/Bars on windows

 

Gate

Pinta por ocio My father paints for fun.
 

Un poco mentiroso (sustantivo)

 

He is a little bit of a liar/thief/time waster.

 

He is a little untrustworthy.

 

Criar

 

Crianza

 

 

Bring up

 

Upbringing

 

Bring up kids (well or badly)

 

Priorizar

 

 

Prioritise

 

 

Recolectar

Recollect

 

 

Collect taxes/kids from school/your stuff/fruit

 

 

Incumplir la ley

 

 

Break the law

 

 

Armar y arma

 

 

To arm yourself with a weapon/fire arms

 

 

Hurto/robo

 

Hurto del bolsillo

 

 

Theft

 

Pick pocketing

 

 

It’s more important peer pressure

 

 

Peer pressure is more important for young people.

IT pronoun cannot go with the noun in the same sentence.

IT pronoun goes with the infinitive after adjectives:

It is nice to be nice.

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