ponerse trucha

ponerse trucha(
poh
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nehr
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seh
 
troo
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chah
)
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.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(general)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. to look alive
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Ponte trucha, güey. Seguro encuentras algo a mejor precio.Look alive, dude. I'm sure you can find something at a better price.
b. to look sharp
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Tienen que ponerse trucha, muchachos. Si no, la gente se va a aprovechar de ustedes.You need to look sharp, boys. If not, people are going to take advantage of you.
c. to smarten up
Si quieres salir adelante, tienes que ponerte trucha, Memo.If you want to succeed, you have to smarten up, Memo.
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