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How would you say splits in general in Spanish? (See picture below)

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I looked it up on word reference and found spagat. Is that correct?

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Spagat is the technical name in dance argot, coming from the term in German. It is more commonly referred as "split"; which can be translated as 'estar abierto/a de piernas' - that is "to be with both legs open".

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  • I think this is the correct answer. There really is no a single word to define that, but to use the same word "split", which is an anglicism. I have heard tons of dancers and ladies say they are practicing "splits" - just like that. – Valdez V. Oct 11 '16 at 22:50
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    Spagat is German, not French – rsanchez Oct 12 '16 at 12:30
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Desgonzar is the correct term.

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    Can you expand on this so that we can see why you think this? Perhaps give some examples from online resources? – mdewey Jul 16 '17 at 10:31
  • @mdewey I agree that as written, this is not much of an answer. It turns out that there are two verbs, desgonzar and desgoznar, which differ only in having two letters transposed as if by metátesis. They respectively derive from gonce and gozne, in which this transposition first occurred. Note that this is all about “hinges” (goznes) rather than about something more “scissors” (tijeras). Whether this is more appropriate than split in Spanish is a lengthier matter to investigate. – tchrist Jul 16 '17 at 15:00
  • Desgonzar: Desencajar, desquiciar, Caer sin fuerzas por debilitamiento o cansancio físico does not seem to be the correct answer. You should explain why you think something is the correct answer when you post, including explanations, references, linkes, examples of how to ue it, etc. See How to Answer. This is not only an incorrect answer, but a low quality one, since you are not explaining anything. Could you please improve your answer? – Diego Jul 16 '17 at 15:16

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