Spanish word of the week: puesto

This week’s Spanish word of the week is puesto.

Puesto is a noun that means place; position, job; stall, and you can find out how to pronounce it here: 

Puesto means place in specific contexts. It’s often used when talking about rankings, especially in sport:

la lucha por el primer puesto the fight for first place

No podrán sostener su puesto en la clasificación.  They won’t be able to maintain their place in the ranking.

Puesto often refers to a position or job:

Quiere un puesto de mayor responsabilidad. She wants a position with more responsibility.

la persona adecuada para el puesto the right person for the job

It also means a stall in a market:

Consigues cosas mucho más baratas en los puestos del mercado. You can get things much cheaper off market stalls.

Come back next week for a new word, and expand your Spanish vocabulary!

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