poner contento

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poner contento(
poh
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nehr
 
kohn
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tehn
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toh
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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 please)
a. to make happy
Tengo una idea para poner contento a Pablo.I have an idea to make Pablo happy.
ponerse contento
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
2. (to become happy)
a. to be happy
Gabriela se puso contenta cuando la promovieron.Gabriela was happy when she got promoted.
b. to be pleased
Tu abuelo va a ponerse contento cuando vea lo que hiciste.Your grandpa will be pleased when he sees what you've done.
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