poner al tanto
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poner al tanto(
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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 give all the information)
a. to put in the picture
Si me das unos minutos para que acabe lo que estoy haciendo, te pongo al tanto.If you'll give me a few minutes to finish what I'm doing, I'll put you in the picture.
2. (to give all the information about; used with "de")
a. to brief on
Antes de proseguir, quisiera ponerles al tanto de las decisiones que se tomaron en la reunión del martes.Before proceeding, I'd like to brief you on the decisions that were made at Tuesday's meeting.
b. to tell
Acabo de enterarme de que Ana se casa. Tienes que ponerme al tanto de todos los chismes.I've just found out Ana is getting married. You have to tell me all the gossip.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"Agente, póngame al tanto de lo ocurrido", dijo el comisario nada más llegar a la escena del crimen."Constable, put me in the picture," said the captain upon arriving at the crime scene.
Ya sé que hace meses que no nos vemos, pero en cinco minutos te pongo al tanto de todo.I know it's been months since we last saw each other, but I need only five minutes to put you in the picture.
ponerse al tanto
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
3. (to get all the information)
a. to put oneself in the picture
Deja que lea todos los emails para ponerme al tanto y a las 10 am podemos reunirnos para discutirlo.Let me read all the emails to put myself in the picture, and then we can meet at 10 am to discuss it.
4. (to get all the information about; used with "de")
a. to inform oneself about
Antes de tomar una decisión, tendrían que ponerse al tanto de los últimos acontecimientos.Before making a decision, you'd need to inform yourselves about the last developments.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Estuve un mes de vacaciones y ahora necesitaré unos días para ponerme al tanto de todo.I've been on vacation for one month, and I'll now need a few days to put myself in the picture.
Para ponerse al tanto de la situación, solo tiene que leer el informe.You just have to read the report to put yourself in the picture.
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