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ponerse de pie
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
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.
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