ponerse en un compromiso

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. (to cause difficulty for oneself)
a. to put oneself in an awkward position
María se puso en un compromiso al hacer una promesa que no podrá cumplir.Maria put herself in an awkward position by making a promise she won't be able to keep.
2. (to create an obligation for oneself)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
No prometeré nada. No quiero ponerme en un compromiso.I won't promise anything. I don't want to feel obliged to do it.
¿Por qué te ofreciste a ayudarle cuando estás tan ocupada? Te has puesto en un compromiso.Why did you offer to help him when you're so busy? Now you'll feel obliged to do it.
poner en un compromiso
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
3. (to cause difficulty for)
a. to put in an awkward position
Mi sobrina me puso en un compromiso cuando me pidió que convenciera a mi jefe de que le diera el trabajo.My niece put me in an awkward position when she asked me to convince my boss to give her the job.
b. to put in a difficult position
Si le pides dinero a tu amigo, lo pondrás en un compromiso. Apenas tiene dinero para sí mismo.If you ask your friend for money, you'll put him in a difficult position. He hardly has enough money for himself.
4. (to create an obligation)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Voy a invitar a la señora de la limpieza a mi boda. - Bueno, la pondrás en un compromiso porque tendrá que hacerte un regalo.I'm going to invite the cleaning lady to my wedding. - Well, you'll make her feel she has to buy you a gift.
Si le regalas algo a Marta, la pondrás en un compromiso.If you give Marta a present, you'll make her feel she has to do something in return.
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