Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday July 23, 2013

ponerse, reflexive verb:
to become; to be

Using ponerse, the reflexive form of poner, with a following adjective is a very common way of saying to become or to be. It often applies to people:

Cuando tiene que viajar en avión se pone muy nervioso.
He gets very nervous when he has to travel by plane.

It is often used with the adjective contento:

Me puse muy contento al saber la decisión.
When I found out about the decision I was very happy.

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