- punto (masculine) de apoyo (para el pie) the climber lost his foothold al escalador se le fue el pie to get a foothold [climber] afirmar el pie en un punto de apoyo to get o gain a foothold [ideology] prender*, afianzarse* it's difficult to get o gain a foothold in the Japanese market es difícil introducirse en el mercado japonés the greens gained a foothold in the electoral system los verdes se hicieron con un espacio en el sistema electoralMore example sentences
- This cannibal killer has already secured a foothold in the South East - and scientists believe it could spread quickly.
- Deutsche Bank has been trying without success to get a firm foothold in the market.
- Still, Sweeney feels confident that the changes under way in Boston are gaining a firm foothold.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.