pone la mesa(
poh
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neh
 
lah
 
meh
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sah
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (prepares the table for a meal; third person singular)
a. he sets the table (masculine)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Dile a Alfredo que, si pone la mesa, yo lavo los platos.Tell Alfredo that, if he sets the table, I'll do the dishes.
b. she sets the table (feminine)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Eva es una perfeccionista. Incluso cuando pone la mesa lo hace a conciencia.Eva is a perfectionist. Even when she sets the table she does it conscientiously.
c. sets the table
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi hijo pone la mesa a la hora de comer, y mi hija a la hora de cenar.My son sets the table for lunch, and my daughter for dinner.
d. he lays the table (masculine) (United Kingdom)
Cada vez que pone la mesa, se pasa luego una semana recordándonoslo.Everytime he lays the table he then won't let us forget about it for one week.
e. she lays the table (feminine) (United Kingdom)
Ella y yo tenemos el trabajo perfectamente dividido. Cuando pone la mesa, yo la quito, y viceversa.She and I have the perfect division of labor. When she lays the table, I clear it, and vice versa.
f. lays the table (United Kingdom)
Mariana pone siempre la mesa, pero eso es todo lo que hace en casa.Mariana always lays the table, but that's all she does at home.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(prepare the table for a meal; second person singular)
a. you set the table
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Por qué siempre que pone la mesa se le olvida traer los vasos?Why whenever you set the table do you forget to bring glasses?
b. you lay the table (United Kingdom)
Si pone la mesa, saque la vajilla de porcelana porque tenemos invitados. Si la pone Ana, dígaselo por favor.If you lay the table, take out the china dinner service because we have guests. If it's Ana who lays it, tell her please.
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