¡ponte guapo! (make yourself smart/handsome!). irregular imperative of ponerse (to put on/to make oneself/to become)

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¡Ponte guapo! (Make yourself smart/handsome!). Irregular imperative of ponerse (to put on/to make oneself/to become)

Reminder:  the imperative is used to give orders, instructions, advice and requests. 

Lava las verduras lavar, imperativo presente

Wash the vegetables.

The verb ponerse (to put on), is irregular in the imperative and is conjugated like this:

Ponerse
(tú) ponte
(usted) póngase
(nosotros/as) pongámonos
(vosotros/as) poneos
(ustedes) pónganse

Ponte el vestido azul.

Put on the blue dress.

Note: verbs with the same root, such as contraponerse (to oppose, to counter), componerse (to consist of), imponerse (to set oneself, to impose…on oneself/to assert one's authority), interponerse (to intervene, to stand in the way) share the same conjugation.

Impóngase una dieta para bajar de peso.

Put yourself on a weight-loss diet.

¡Interpongámonos a ese matrimonio!

Let's stand in the way of that marriage!


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