In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(disposición)attitudetiene una actitud muy negativa hacia su trabajo — he has a very negative attitude to his work
- ¿cuál fue su actitud cuando se lo planteaste? — what was his reaction when you put it to him?
- necesitamos adoptar una nueva actitud frente a este problema — we need to adopt / take a new approach to this problem
- su actitud lo hace parecer más joven — he seems younger because of his outlook on life / his attitude to life
- si no adoptas una actitud más firme no te obedecerá — if you're not firmer she won't do what you say
- actitudes que revelan una absoluta falta de ideales — attitudes / views which reveal a total lack of idealism
2(postura)estaban todos en actitud de estudiar — they were all bending over their work
- pasaba horas en el sillón en actitud pensativa — he would spend hours sitting in the armchair looking pensive / in a thoughtful pose
- adoptó una actitud de amenaza — he adopted a threatening attitude / stance
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