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Old May 14, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Plantar cara

I think it means to stand up to or defy. This comes from a Spanish publication. Is it used in Latin America?
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The 71 examples given by CREA are exclusively from Spain... So, let's see what the rest of forum members think, but I don't believe it is much used outside the peninsula...
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Isn't the same as our "poner la cara"?


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I'd say it is.
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Estas son las definiciones:

From Gran Diccionario de la Lengua Española LAROUSSE

plantar cara locución coloquial Enfrentarse a una persona, colocándose frente a ella con ánimo agresivo e intimidatorio:
le plantó cara al portero que no le dejaba entrar en la discoteca.

plantar cara a alguien coloquial Desafiar a una persona, discutir lo que dice: le plantó cara el primer día.

DRAE:
plantar cara a alguien. 1. loc. verb. coloq. Desafiarlo, oponerse a él, resistir a su autoridad.
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I'd say it is.
Yes, because "dar la cara" is different.
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