ponerse de pie

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ponerse de pie(
poh
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nehr
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seh
 
deh
 
pyeh
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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 stand up
"¡Ponte de pie cuando esté hablando contigo!" le gritó el director al alumno."Stand up when I'm talking to you!" shouted the headmaster at the student.
b. to stand
La anciana intentó ponerse de pie, pero no tenía fuerzas.The elderly woman tried to stand, but she didn't have the strength.
poner de pie
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
2. (to place something upright)
a. to stand up
Silvia derribó varios de mis peones al mover su alfil. Los puso de pie y continuamos la partida.Silvia knocked over some of my pawns when she moved her bishop. She stood them up and we went on with our game.
3. (to help someone stand up)
a. to help up
Por favor, ponga de pie a su amigo. - ¡No puedo! Pesa demasiado y está muy borracho.Please help your friend up. - I can't! He's too heavy and he's really drunk.
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