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poli April 24, 2009 09:51 AM

Poner las pilas
 
I think it means to ramp it up or give it the juice. Am I right?

AngelicaDeAlquezar April 24, 2009 10:09 AM

Right. It's to get the energy and the will to do things... like a toy that needs batteries for working.


Ponte las pilas, tienes mucho trabajo atrasado.

Si no se pone las pilas, lo van a despedir.

laepelba April 24, 2009 10:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AngelicaDeAlquezar (Post 32793)
Right. It's to get the energy and the will to do things... like a toy that needs batteries for working.


Ponte las pilas, tienes mucho trabajo atrasado.

Si no se pone las pilas, lo van a despedir.

I understand your examples ... but am not sure about the word "ponte". I am not sure which conjugation of poner this is. :?::?::?:

laepelba April 24, 2009 10:15 AM

OH! I believe I may have answered my own question ... is it the tú form of the imperative with "te" attached? Hmmm....

Ambarina April 24, 2009 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by laepelba (Post 32795)
I understand your examples ... but am not sure about the word "ponte". I am not sure which conjugation of poner this is. :?::?::?:

It's the imperative. When giving orders.

AngelicaDeAlquezar April 24, 2009 11:36 AM

@Lou Ann: I'm using "poner" in pronominal form "ponerse".

"Tú te pones" (indicative) --> "Ponte" (imperative)

laepelba April 24, 2009 12:07 PM

Yeah - I think that I put it all together after I clicked "Post".... :) Thanks!


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