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"En pie" is a phrase which is often translated as "valid", and "de pie" is an adverb which is often translated as "standing". Learn more about the difference between "en pie" and "de pie" below.
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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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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