Spanish word of the week: puesto

el puesto NOUN place; position, job; stall

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

El Telediario-2 ocupa el segundo puesto con 3,3 millones. Telediario-2 is in second position with 3.3 million.

Puesto often refers to a position or job:

Utilizó su puesto como profesor universitario para difundir sus ideas políticas. He used his position as university lecturer to spread his political ideas.

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.

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