How do you say "puts"
How do you say "puts" as in, "He puts them to sleep" ?
Although you would usually use "poner" in terms of "puts," in this case, your phrase "to put to sleep," doesn't translate to this. The appropriate word in this case would be "acostar," which used in the sentence "La madre acosta su hijo en la cama" would mean "The mother put her son to bed."
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Poner is probably not the best word to use here. How about acostar? Puts to sleep to me means kills.
"puts" = "pone" (from "poner" = "to put")
The translation would be "Los pone a dormir" or "Los hace dormir".
pone would be the present indicative form for he/she puts Look up poner and see the possibilities
All the answers below show the importance of context. I just read the title and the various contexts call for different words.
Do you mean that he puts them to sleep as in "bores them" or "is boring"?
If so, I found this example in the translate engine above under aburrir. L.
Nizhoni is correct in that poner means "to put" most generally. Unfortunately, your example uses an English idiom, which might not translate well into Spanish word-for-word.
Apparently "to put an animal to sleep" = sacrificar a un animal
I got this from the entry for sleep.