su puesto
phrase
1. (his or her job; third person singular) 
El señor González ha dimitido y su puesto está vacante.Mr. Gonzalez has resigned and his position is vacant.
Su puesto es uno de los más importantes de la empresa.Her position is one of the most important in the firm.
2. (formal) (your job; second person singular) 
No me extraña que esté usted estresado. Su puesto es de mucha responsabilidad.I'm not surprised you're stressed. Your position entails a lot of responsibility.
3. (his or her position in a ranking or role; third person singular) 
a. his place 
Digo yo que un criado tiene que saber cuál es su puesto y no hablarle así a su señor.I should say that a servant has to know his place and not to talk like that to his master.
b. her place 
Nadie entendía que mi abuela trabajara. Todos pensaban que su puesto estaba en casa, cuidando de su familia.No one understood why my grandmother had to work. Everyone thought that her place was at home, looking after her family.
c. its place 
El equipo está jugando muy bien esta temporada. Su puesto en la clasificación es prueba de ello.The team is doing very well this season. Its place in the league table is proof of that.
4. (formal) (your position in a ranking or role; second person singular) 
Si usted no quiere ir a la inauguración del nuevo centro cultural, puede ir el vicepresidente en su puesto.If you don't want to go to the opening of the new cultural center, the vice president can go in your place.
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