In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sit, stand astride)(horse) sentarse a horcajadas sobrehe straddled the chair — se sentó a caballo / a horcajadas en la silla
- a bridge straddles the border — un puente une los dos lados de la frontera
- the town straddles the river — la ciudad se extiende a ambas orillas del río
- a man who straddles the worlds of politics and show business — un hombre con un pie en el mundo de la política y otro en el del espectáculo
2(spread)to straddle one's legs — abrir / separar las piernas
3US(be noncomittal about)(issue/question) eludir
1Sporttijereta femininetijera feminine
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