awkward attempts to assert his masculinity

NCB1985

Senior Member
USA, English
Buenas noches,

I'm trying to figure out the most elegant way to say this in Spanish: "awkward attempts to assert his masculinity". I mean awkward in the sense of unwieldy/ill-executed/a little bit embarrassing...

Muchas gracias!
 
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  • Perrito

    Senior Member
    Estats Units, anglès
    Hola,

    Perdona, pero no es correcto, por ejemplo, está muy violento = to be awkward. Ser violento= to be aggressive.

    From WR:

    You've put me in a very ~ position me has puesto en una situación muy violenta. No quiere decir 'violent' sino incómoda.
     
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    kelysweet

    Member
    Spanish and English
    Bueno no es que no esté correcto.

    To be awkward.= temporary; meanwhile to be aggresive = permanent.

    Regards.

    yup I know awkward means incómoda in that case.
     
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    JeSuisSnob

    Ombudsmod
    Mexican Spanish
    Perhaps:

    "[Él] trató de reafirmar su masculinidad de manera inoportuna/inadecuada."

    Inoportuno: Ill-timed/inopportune.
    Inadecuado: inappropriate/inadequate.
     
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