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Spanish word of the day: 'Postizo'

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Spanish word of the day: 'Postizo'
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14:38 CEST+02:00
This word means 'fake' and we have included some other meanings too so you really get to the bottom of how to use it.

 

Let's see some examples with the word:

 

  • Desde que lleva dentadura postiza parece más joven.

           Since wearing false teeth, he looks younger.

 

You can use postizo to talk about artificial hair, extensions or a wig (peluca is another way of saying wig):

 

  • Él está pensando en ponerse pelo postizo.

          He is thinking of wearing a wig.

 

The word also can refer to step-family, like step-siblings, etc.

 

  • Como mis abuelos murieron antes que yo naciera, la mejor amiga de mi madre fue mi abuela postiza.

        As my grandparents died before I was born, my mother's best friend was my step grandmother

 

Pronunciation:

Poh-sti-tho

Check out our other word of the day posts

This word of the day has been contributed by LAE Madrid, the leading Spanish academy in Madrid. Accredited by the Insitituto Cervantes, it offers Spanish courses for all levels and also has Spanish classes for kids and families.

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