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Old 15th December 2009, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default A Little Help...Poner vs. Hacer

When joking with my co-workers, I often use the phrase "Tu me haces loco!" believing it to mean, "You make me crazy," and no one has stopped to correct me, however, I have often heard the verb poner used to express things like, "That makes me sad"-"Me pone triste." Can these verbs be used interchangably, or am I using one incorrectly? A little help would be greatly appreciated.
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When joking with my co-workers, I often use the phrase "Tu me haces loco!" believing it to mean, "You make me crazy," and no one has stopped to correct me, however, I have often heard the verb poner used to express things like, "That makes me sad"-"Me pone triste." Can these verbs be used interchangably, or am I using one incorrectly? A little help would be greatly appreciated.
Personally, I wouldn´t use neither " hacer" nor "poner" in your example, it would sound better as "me estas volviendo loco"

With regards to hacer y poner being interchangeable, AFAIK You could say "me pone triste" or "me hace sentir triste", my point being, if you use "hacer" then you would put another verb after it, in this case the verb sentir (to feel).
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