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    Smile Diferencias

    Me gustaria saber la diferencia que existe en el termino Chic y Posh.
    Si alguno tiene algun ejemplo seria muy util.
    Muchas gracias

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    Default Re: Diferencias

    Quote Originally Posted by PIM
    Me gustaria saber la diferencia que existe en el termino Chic y Posh.
    Si alguno tiene algun ejemplo seria muy util.
    Muchas gracias
    Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary © 2005 Oxford University Press:
    posh /pɑ:ʃ / || /pɒʃ/ adjetivo -er, -est (esp BrE colloq) elegante, pijo (Esp fam), posudo (Col fam), pituco (CS fam), cheto (RPl fam), sifrino (Ven fam), popoff (Méx fam)

    Diccionario Espasa Concise © 2000 Espasa Calpe:
    chic [ʃɪ:k] adjetivo elegante

    No hay nada mejor que dar una ojeada en los diccionarios.

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    A mas de elegante, "posh" tiene tambien una connotacion de riqueza u opulencia. Por ejemplo, "Posh neighborhoods in Los Angeles include Brentwood, Beverly Hills and Malibu."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eva Maria
    A mas de elegante, "posh" tiene tambien una connotacion de riqueza u opulencia. Por ejemplo, "Posh neighborhoods in Los Angeles include Brentwood, Beverly Hills and Malibu."
    Posh, que no conocía, me dió la impresión de ser más coloquial y peyorativo de elegante. En cambio, me informas de lo contrario.
    Por ejemplo, un "pituco" es quien ostenta, con poses no necesarias, su elegancia, lo que hace de esta persona alguien no muy agradable o llevadera.
    Muchas gracias.

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    Hi PIM!

    From Merriam-Webster:

    Main Entry: chic
    Function: adjective
    Inflected Form(s): chic·er; chic·est
    Date: 1865
    1 : cleverly stylish : smart <the woman who is chic adapts fashion to her own personality — Elizabeth L. Post>
    2 : currently fashionable <a chic restaurant>
    — chic·ly adverb
    — chic·ness noun

    ~*~*~

    Main Entry: posh
    Pronunciation: \ˈpäsh\
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: origin unknown
    Date: 1918
    1 : elegant, fashionable <a posh restaurant>
    2 British : typical of or intended for the upper classes : highfalutin <posh accents>
    — posh·ly adverb
    — posh·ness noun

    From Oxford Dictionaries:

    chic
    /sheek/
    • adjective (chicer, chicest) elegantly and stylishly fashionable.
    • noun stylishness and elegance.
    — DERIVATIVES chicly adverb.
    — ORIGIN French.

    ~*~*~

    posh
    informal
    • adjective 1 elegant or stylishly luxurious. 2 chiefly Brit. upper-class.
    • adverb Brit. in an upper-class way.
    • verb (posh up) Brit. smarten (something) up.
    — DERIVATIVES poshly adverb poshness noun.
    — ORIGIN perhaps from obsolete slang posh "a dandy"; there is no evidence for the well-known theory that posh is formed from the initials of port out starboard home (referring to the more comfortable accommodation, out of the heat of the sun, on ships between England and India).

    From Cambridge American English:

    chic
    adjective
    stylish and fashionable
    There's an increasing demand for the more chic, higher-quality merchandise.

    ~*~*~

    posh
    adjective
    luxurious and of high quality
    a posh hotel/restaurant

    Hope this could be of help.

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    Gracias Chicas!

    Yo busque en el diccionario previamente pero no me quedo claro la direferencia o en que casos se usa....
    Por lo q cuentan no habria diferencia......me sigue sin quedar claro cuando lo uso.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PIM
    Gracias Chicas!

    Yo busque en el diccionario previamente pero no me quedo claro la direferencia o en que casos se usa....
    Por lo q cuentan no habria diferencia......me sigue sin quedar claro cuando lo uso.
    Creo q los compañeros foreros no te aclararon mucho la pregunta. Lo confirmé: los diccionarios no dicen nada de cuándo se usa uno u otro. A simple vista, parecería que son sinónimos. Encontré interesante, sin embargo, que -entre otras posibilidades- "posh" podría venir de una sigla ("Port Out, Starboard Home", algo como "babor hacia afuera, estribor hacia casa"), que se usaba en el siglo XIX para indica la primera clase en los barcos...

    A mi parecer, "posh" se usaría más para indicar lo q está a la moda pero con cierta categoría, perteneciente a cierto círculo. "Chic", por otro lado (una palabra francesa), parece tener que ver más con ser "elegante con estilo, sofisticado".

    ¡Creo que sobre el uso tienen la palabra los foreros nativos!

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    Posh is used to describe the quality and condition of something. A very common usage is in describing the accomodations of a hotel. Ex. "It is a posh hotel"; "The rooms are very posh", meaning opulently and expensively furnished...but not necessarily modern or chic. Ex. "The automobile has posh leather seats". "They live in a posh neighborhood"

    Chic is used more to describe the fashion of something like clothing, jewelry, even a restaurant. Ex. "She likes chic jewelry"; "She was wearing a chic dress". "She likes to dine in chic restaurants". Chic implies the very latest fashion or fashionable quality, stylish, maybe expensive but not necessarily so.

    We need a female to give me some help here with chic!
    Last edited by vicente; 04-07-2010 at 08:12 PM.
    vicente

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    Default Re: Diferencias


    en el diccionario urbano, encontr&#233; esto, y es m&#225;s o menos lo que sugiere Laura

    posh:
    The word means rich, aristocratic, wealthy, loaded, fancy, toff, toffee nosed, upper crust, well off, or well to do.

    chic:
    a classy, sophisticated manner, much like audrey hepburn. it is classy, glamorous, without being a pushover, and without being flashy. its an element of class.


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    Default Re: Diferencias

    Posh se utilizaría mas como estilo de vida o cierta clase social. En cambio, Chic es mas adj. descriptivo hacia la persona u objeto.

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