In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(del cuerpo)positiontengo que haber dormido en una mala postura — I must have slept in an awkward position
- tiene muy mala postura — he has very bad posture
2.1(actitud)stanceadoptó una postura crítica frente a esta propuesta — she adopted a critical attitude toward(s) / a critical stance on this proposal
- eso de no comprometerte es una postura muy cómoda — not committing yourself like that is an easy way out / is an easy option
2.2(opinión)opinionhay posturas encontradas / enfrentadas en la organización — there are opposing views within the organization
- tomar postura — to take a stand
3Latin America(de ropa, zapatos)se le rompieron a la primera postura — they broke the first time she wore them
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