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"De pie" is an adverb which is often translated as "standing", and "en pie" is a phrase which is often translated as "valid". Learn more about the difference between "de pie" and "en pie" below.
de pie(
deh
 
pyeh
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (position)
a. standing
Ya no quedaban asientos y tuve que quedarme de pie toda la conferencia.There were no seats left, so I had to remain standing throughout the whole lecture.
b. on your feet
Has estado de pie todo el día; debes de estar cansada.You have been on your feet all day; you must be tired.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative)
a. stand
El juez ha entrado a la sala. Todos de pie, por favor.The judge has entered the room. All stand, please.
b. stand up
¡De pie, he dicho! ¡No quiero ver a nadie sentado!I said, stand up! I don't want to see anybody sitting!
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en pie(
ehn
 
pyeh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in effect)
a. valid
¿Sigue en pie tu oferta? - Por supuesto.Is your offer still valid? - Of course.
2. (on a basis)
a. on a...footing
Queremos ser tratados en pie de igualdad con otros inversores.We want to be treated on an equal footing with other investors.
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