Collection: Ponte Pilas Collection

The literal meaning of “ponte las pilas” is “put batteries in” or “put on the batteries.” You may also see the similar phrase “se pone las pilas,” meaning “he or she puts batteries in.” The actual meaning of these phrases has nothing to do with batteries. Rather, they are both expressions encouraging people to work harder, do their best or pay more attention to something. You might think of it like the English phrases “get it together” and “you can do this” wrapped into one.