ponerse a

Hear an audio pronunciation
Hear an audio pronunciation
ponerse a(
poh
-
nehr
-
seh
 
ah
)
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
1. (general)
a. to start
Justo cuando llegábamos a la playa, se puso a llover.It started raining just as we were arriving at the beach.
b. to begin
A Eva la está riñendo su madre y va y se pone a cantar.Eva was being told off by her mother, and then she goes and begins to sing.
c. to get down to
No estarás pensando en ponerte ahora mismo a limpiar la casa, ¿verdad?You're not thinking of getting down to cleaning the house right now, are you?
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
Word Roots
Hover on a tile to learn new words with the same root.
Loading roots
Examples
Word Forms
Loading word forms
Machine Translators
Translate ponerse a using machine translators
See Machine Translations
Want to Learn Spanish?
Spanish learning for everyone. For free.
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
Fun and interactive
Easy to use
Highly effective
Works on any device
la mochila
Hear an audio pronunciation
SpanishDict is the world's most popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and learning website.
© Curiosity Media Inc.
SOCIAL NETWORKS
APPS