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2 months ago

Barbara R. Cochran, MFA  See profile asked this question:

Language pair:

Spanish > English

Subject:

General

Level of diffculty:

Easy / medium

Word or term in question:

ganar cara ante los suyos

Context:

Penitente vió por su parte, que se le presentaba la oportunidad de ganar cara ante los suyos, y tampoco perdió tiempo en acudir a los cuarteles.

Reaction to a new crisis that was threatening to break out.

 

 

The answer of Vicki Santamaria  See profile was rated best

earn respect

My comment:

It's not just saving face; it's gaining "face", which in English is respect.