poner triste

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poner triste(
poh
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nehr
 
trees
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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 sadden)
a. to make sad
El invierno me gusta, pero también me pone triste.I like winter, but it also makes me sad.
b. to make unhappy
Me pone triste darme cuenta de que mis hijos no valoran lo que he hecho por ellos.It makes me unhappy to realize that my children don't value what I've done for them.
c. to make miserable
Le pone triste recordar lo feliz que fue con él y lo poco que duró.It makes her miserable to remember how happy she was with him, and how little it lasted.
ponerse triste
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 grow sad)
a. to be sad
Marcos se puso muy triste cuando María no vino a su fiesta.Marcos was really sad when Maria didn't come to his party.
b. to get sad
Me pongo triste de ver que hay tanta pobreza en el mundo.I get sad when I see that there's so much poverty in the world.
c. to be miserable
No sirve de nada ponerse triste. Si él no te llamó, ¿por qué no lo llamas tú?It's no use being miserable. If he didn't call you, why don't you call him?
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