In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(opción)alternativeno tienes alternativa — you have no choice / alternative
- no les quedó más alternativa que admitirlo — they were left no alternative but to admit it
- una clara alternativa democrática — a clear democratic alternative
- la alternativa es clara — the choice is clear
- una alternativa a los métodos tradicionales — an alternative to traditional methods
2(en tauromaquia)ceremony in which a novillero becomes a fully-fledged bullfightertomar la alternativa — to become a fully-fledged bullfighter
3alternativas feminine pluralsiguió con gran interés las alternativas del campeonato — she followed the ups and downs of the championship with great interest
- tras soportar las alternativas de una larga enfermedad — having borne the vicissitudes of a long illness
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