Quick answer
"Off" is an adverb which is often translated as "apagado", and "put up" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "levantar". Learn more about the difference between "off" and "put up" below.
off(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (electricity)
a. apagado
If you press the button while the radio is off, it turns on automatically.Si pulsas el botón cuando la radio está apagada, se enciende automáticamente.
2. (distant)
a. a
The mailbox is some yards off to the right.El buzón está a unas yardas a la derecha.
3. (indicating departure)
a. irse
I'm off to Colombia on Monday!¡Me voy a Colombia el lunes!
4. (indicating removal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Pull the label off.Saca la etiqueta.
When she takes her scarf off, you can see the necklace she is wearing.Cuando se quita la bufanda, se puede ver el collar que lleva puesto.
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
5. (from)
a. de
I fell off the bed and crushed my glasses.Me caí de la cama y aplasté mis lentes.
6. (absent from)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm off work until the new year.Estoy fuera de la oficina hasta el año nuevo.
The kids have the day off of school because of snow.Los niños no tienen que ir a la escuela a causa de la nieve.
7. (near)
a. cerca
I live on a small street just off the main road.Vivo en una pequeña calle cerca de la carretera principal.
8. (indicating abstinence)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She is off sugar as she is trying to lose some weight.No consume azúcar porque está tratando de perder peso.
The doctor warned him about going off his medication.El doctor le advirtió que no debería dejar de tomar su medicamento.
9. (indicating removal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I need you to take a link off this watch.Necesito que le quite un eslabón a este reloj.
Take that towel off that chair.Saca la toalla de esa silla.
b. de descuento (pricing)
Subscribe to our newsletter and get 20% off your next purchase.Suscríbase a nuestro boletín para conseguir un 20% de descuento en su próxima compra.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
10. (cancelled)
a. cancelado
The event is off due to a scheduling error.Se ha cancelado el evento debido a un error de planificación.
11. (wrong)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
His table manners are a bit off.Sus modales en la mesa dejan algo que desear.
I thought Julia was a bit off with me this morning.Me pareció que Julia fue algo brusca conmigo esta mañana.
12. (electricity)
a. apagado
Press the off button to end a call.Pulsa el botón de apagado para finalizar una llamada.
13. (unwell)
a. mal
He had gone to bed early because he felt off.Se fue a cama temprano porque se sentía mal.
14. (food)
a. malo
The milk is off because you left it out of the fridge.La leche está mala porque la dejaste fuera de la nevera.
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put up(
poot
 
uhp
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to erect)
a. levantar
The construction crews are putting up a lot of new apartment buildings.Los equipos de construcción están levantando muchos edificios de apartamentos.
b. poner
Somebody from the cable company came to take down the antenna our dad had put up years before.Alguien de la compañía de cable vino a desmontar la antena que nuestro padre había puesto hace años.
c. armar
The campers put up their tent and unpacked their backpacks.Los campistas armaron su tienda y desempacaron sus mochilas.
d. erigir
The townspeople paid to put up a monument in honor of the famous author.Los vecinos pagaron por erigir un monumento para honrar al famoso autor.
2. (to hang)
a. colgar
We put up Christmas decorations all over the house.Colgamos adornos navideños por toda la casa.
b. poner
Can you help me put up these large curtains in front of the windows?¿Puedes ayudarme a poner estas grandes cortinas delante de las ventanas?
3. (to increase)
a. aumentar
The transit authority had to put fares up this month to pay for renovations.Las autoridades de tránsito tuvieron que aumentar las tarifas este mes para pagar las renovaciones.
b. subir
Retailers have been putting prices up due to a world shortage of coffee.Las tiendas han estado subiendo los precios porque hay escasez de café en todo el mundo.
4. (to give accommodation to)
a. alojar
It's too late to drive tonight. We have an extra room and can put you up.Es demasiado tarde para conducir esta noche, tenemos un cuarto extra y podemos alojarte.
b. hospedar
Every other hotel in the city is full, but I found one that was able to put me up.Todos los demás hoteles de la ciudad están llenos, pero encontré uno en el que pude hospedarme.
5. (to present)
a. presentar
We put up a new plan for resolving the budgetary crisis before the city council.Presentamos ante el ayuntamiento un nuevo plan para resolver la crisis presupuestaria.
b. proponer
The party put up the senator as their presidential candidate.El partido propuso al senador como su candidato presidencial.
6. (to provide)
a. poner
The investors put up a lot of money for our company's overhead.Los inversionistas pusieron mucho dinero para los gastos generales de nuestra empresa.
b. aportar
They put up their house as collateral for the loan.Aportaron su casa como garantía prendaria.
7. (to offer)
a. ofrecer
The family has put up a $10,000 reward in the hope of catching the thieves.La familia ofreció una recompensa de $10,000 con la esperanza de atrapar a los ladrones.
b. oponer
The patient put up a great deal of resistance and had to be sedated.El paciente opuso un montón de resistencia y tuvo que ser sedado.
8. (to raise)
a. levantar
All of the children put up their hands when the magician asked for a volunteer.Todos los niños levantaron la mano cuando el mago pidió un voluntario.
b. subirse
He put up his collar against the wind.Se subió el cuello para protegerse del viento.
9. (to open)
a. abrir
The spectators were putting their umbrellas up because it was starting to rain.Los espectadores abrían sus paraguas porque estaba empezando a llover.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
10. (to stay)
a. alojarse
The couple put up in the bridal suite of the hotel.La pareja se alojó en la suite nupcial del hotel.
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