- 2 [formal o lenguaje periodístico/formal or journalese] (situación) situation la coyuntura socioeconómica the socioeconomic climate o/or situation a la espera de una coyuntura más favorable awaiting more favorable circumstances aprovechó la coyuntura para irse he took advantage of the situation o/or opportunity to leave
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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.