In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lucha)strugglela pugna de los partidos por alcanzar el poder — the struggle between the various parties to win power
- la pugna por el primer puesto — the battle for first place
2(conflicto)tendencias/intereses que están en pugna — conflicting trends/interests
- facciones en pugna por el poder — factions vying for power
- en pugna con algo
- su narrativa estaba en pugna con las tendencias dominantes — his writing was at variance with prevailing trends
- están en pugna con elementos de la oposición — they are at odds with members of the opposition
- entraron en pugna con el gobierno — they clashed / came into conflict with the government
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