Translation of "pose" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /pəʊz/ us /poʊz/

A to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty

Nuclear weapons pose a threat to everyone.
The mountain terrain poses particular problems for civil engineers.

to ask a question, especially in a formal situation such as a meeting

hacer una pregunta
Can we go back to the question that Helena posed earlier?

to move into and stay in a particular position, in order to be photographed, painted, etc.

We all posed for our photographs next to the Statue of Liberty.

to pretend to be something that you are not or to have qualities that you do not have, in order to be admired or attract interest

hacerse el interesante
He doesn’t really know a thing about the theatre – he’s just posing!

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /pəʊz/ us /poʊz/

a particular position in which a person stands, sits, etc. in order to be photographed, painted, etc.

He adopted/assumed/struck (= moved into) an elegant pose.

an occasion when someone pretends to have qualities that they do not have

She likes to appear as if she knows all about the latest films and art exhibitions, but it’s all a pose (= she’s pretending and it’s not true).

(Translation of “pose” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /pəuz/

a position or attitude of the body

postura, pose
a relaxed pose.

a false manner or way of behaving assumed in order to impress others; pretence

pose, afectación
His indignation was only a pose.

(Translation of “pose” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)