ponerse de parte de

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 take sides with
Me puse de parte de Amalia porque me pareció que tenía razón.I took sides with Amalia because I thought she was right.
b. to side with
En la disputa por los salarios, el gobierno se puso claramente de parte de los trabajadores.In the dispute about salaries, the government clearly sided with the workers.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No niegues ahora que te pusiste de parte de tu madre cuando criticó mi forma de llevar la casa.Don't deny now that you took your mother's side when she criticized my way of running the house.
Cuando Juan y yo discutimos, ¿por qué siempre te pones de parte de él?When Juan and I have an argument, why do you always take his side?
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