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A native speaker of Spanish once told me that Spanish tends to be a more precise language than English. One way this shows up is we might use the same word in a number of different situations whereas in Spanish they would use a specific word for each situation. An example of this is the word “put.”
Usually the first Spanish translation people learn for the verb “put” is poner. Poner is used in examples like:
Then there are other examples where we say “put” in English but a different word instead of poner is used in Spanish. Here’s where it becomes more precise. If you talk about putting something on something else you use poner. But if you’re talking about putting something inside something else use meter. So poner for “put on” and meter for “put in” or “insert.”