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Sentence

Ponte a fregar los platos, que ya hay muchos.

Pronunciation

pronunciation

Translation

Start doing the dishes, there's already a lot.

Notes

Que, en este caso, funciona como partícula que introduce una justificación, motivo o argumento (como porque).



Analysis


ponte
     1. v. Compound of the third-person imperative form of poner, pon and the pronoun te
     pon
          1. v. informal second-person singular positive imperative of poner
     poner
          1. v. to put, to put up, to place, to lay
          2. v. to set, to set up (e.g. set an alarm, set up chairs)
          3. v. to put on (e.g. put on a smile, a happy face, a brave face; put on a pot of coffee, put something on display)
          4. v. to choose, to designate (for a job, charge or responsibility)
          5. v. to make (e.g. make somebody nervous, jealous, sad, emotional, uncomfortable)
          6. v. to make, to give (in certain phrases; e.g. to make available, give an injection, to give effect)
          7. v. to say, to read (statement: indicate in written form)
          8. v. to name, to give a nickname
          9. v. to bring (e.g. to bring online, to bring order to, to bring up to speed or date, to bring to light)
          10. v. to lay (e.g. to lay eggs, lay the foundation or groundwork)
          11. v. to turn, to turn on (e.g. to turn the other cheek, turn on music, to turn upside-down)
          12. v. to get (in certain phrases)
          13. v. to call (in certain phrases; e.g. to call into question, call into doubt, call somebody's bluff)
          14. v. to pay (attention)
          15. v. to draw (e.g. to draw a line or set up a boundary)
          16. v. to plant, to set up (e.g. plant one's feet, plant a bomb, set up explosives, plant a bug, set up a camera, plant a weapon)
          17. v. (Mexico, slang) to contribute; to bring
          18. v. (electronics) to play
          19. v. (Spain, colloquial, transitive) to turn on, make horny
          20. v. to put on, to don, to change into (clothing, shoes, accoutrements)
          21. v. to get
          22. v. (of a heavenly body) to set (i.e., to sink beneath the horizon)
          23. v. to become, to get ("become" is used in reference to entering into a physical or emotional state) (gloss, e.g. become anxious, fashionable, naughty, nervous, offensive, pale, sad, serious, stern, tense
          24. v. to start doing something, to begin, to get down to (+ a + infinitive)
          25. v. to put oneself
     te
          1. pron. dative of tú: to you, for you
          2. pron. accusative of tú: you
          3. pron. : yourself
a
     1. prep. to
     2. prep. by
     3. prep. at
     4. prep. ng-lite, Used before words referring to people, pets, or personified objects or places that function as direct objects: personal a.
fregar
     1. v. to wash (dishes)
     2. v. to scrub
     3. v. (colloquial Latin America) to peeve, annoy
los
     1. art. the
     2. pron. accusative of ellos and ustedes (when referring to more than one man); them, you all (formal)
     3. pron. plural masculine or neuter pronoun
platos
     1. n. plural of plato
     plato
          1. n-m. plate, dish (crockery)
          2. n-m. dish (of food)
          3. n-m. course (of a meal)
          4. n-m. plate (of a gear)
          5. n-m. (cycling) chainring
que
     1. conj. that
     2. conj. than
     3. conj. (indicating a reason); because, for
     4. conj. (indicating desire or permission); may (used with the subjunctive)
     5. pron. who; that
     6. pron. that; whom
     7. pron. that; which
     8. prep. than
     9. prep. like, as
     10. part. to
ya
     1. adv. now
     2. adv. already, yet
     3. adv. in the near future; soon
     4. adv. immediately
     5. adv. anymore; no longer
     6. adv. (emphatic) (emphatic (similar to the use of English "so" or "oh" as an interjection))
     7. adv. (in negatives) only
     8. adv. (before pero) yes
     9. adv. (before que) since, now
     10. adv. OK
     11. conj. first (something) then (something else); first (something), now (something else)
     12. conj. whether (something) or (something else)
     13. interj. come on!, let's go!
     14. interj. (colloquial) (used to acknowledge or dismiss the previous statement)
hay
     1. there is, there are
     haber
          1. v. (auxiliary) to have
          2. v. (obsolete) to hold, to possess
          3. v. (impersonal, in third person singular only) to exist; “there is”, “there are” (hay); “there was”, “there were” (había)
          4. v. (dated, or formal) to have to (+ de + infinitive)
          5. v. (Used only in the third-person existential form) to be necessary (+ que + infinitive)
          6. v. used to denote a past obligation
          7. n-m. asset
          8. n-m. history
          9. n-m. credit side
muchos
     1. det. masculine plural of mucho
     2. pron. masculine plural of mucho




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