be on

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be on(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (used to indicate position)
a. estar en
Your money is on the table. Don't forget it.Tu dinero está en la mesa. No lo olvides.
b. estar sobre
Where is my jacket? - I think it's on the chair in the other room.¿Dónde está mi chaqueta? - Creo que está en la silla en el otro cuarto.
c. estar encima de
The biggest tree I have ever seen is on this mountain.El árbol más grande que he visto está encima de esta montaña.
2. (to be in operation)
a. estar encendido
Why isn't the television working? - Is it on?¿Por qué no funciona la televisión? - ¿Está encendida?
b. estar prendido
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
This room is always dark, even when the light is on.Este cuarto siempre está oscuro, aunque la luz esté prendida.
3. (to be scheduled still)
a. seguir en pie
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
It looks like it's going to rain, but the tennis match is still on.Parece que va a llover, pero el partido de tenis sigue en pie.
4. (to be on stage)
a. actuar
Who's on after this band?¿Quién actúa después de este grupo?
5. (film, theater, television)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Do you want to go to the movies? - What's on?¿Quieres ir al cine? - ¿Qué dan?
I can't wait for the next episode. - It's on tonight, isn't it?¡Qué ganas tengo de ver el próximo capítulo! - Lo ponen esta noche, ¿no?
6. (to be interested)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
If you cook tonight, I'll get us pizzas tomorrow. - You're on!Si tu cocinas esta noche, yo nos pediré pizzas mañana. - ¡Trato hecho!
The basketball team's looking for two more players. - Are you on for it?El equipo de básquetbol busca dos más jugadores. - ¿Te apuntas?
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