Spanish verb poner

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Conjugation poner

Present:
yopongo  nosotros ponemos
tú / vospones / ponésustedesponen
él, ella, Ud.poneellos, ellasponen
Past perfect
yopuse  nosotros pusimos
tú / vospusisteustedespusieron
él, ella, Ud.pusoellos, ellaspusieron

Uses of verb “poner”

The first use of the verb is as a reflexive verb and to refer to the use of clothes. (The translation is “to put on”. For example:

  • -Me puse la remera
  • -¡Hace calor! ¿Por qué te pusiste el abrigo?
  • -Nos pusimos el buzo al revés

The second use is as a verb of change (it is also reflexive) and we use it to refer to a sudden change of state. (the translation is “to become”)For example:

  • Me puse nerviosa
  • Me puse feliz
  • Te pusiste colorada

The last use is to refer to the action of placing things in a place. This is non-reflective. (The translation is “to put”). For example:

  • Voy a poner agua a hervir
  • Pongo el celular arriba de la mesa
  • Ponemos la bicicleta en el balcon

On the other hand, we also have some expressions that we use with this verb.

-Me puse en pedo

(I get drunk)

-Me puso una multa

(He/she gaves me a fine)

-Me tengo que poner a estudiar/trabajar

(I have to start to study/work)

Ponerse de pie

(to stand up)

Ponerse de rodillas

(to kneel, to fall to one’s knees)

Verbs conjugated like poner

componer – to compose
disponer – to dispose
imponer – to impose
proponer – to propose
reponerse – to get well
suponer – to suppose

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