Alternativa, which comes from the French alternative,
is the choice between two or more things. An alternative,
therefore, is each of the things from which one chooses. For
example: "I am going to have to sell the car, I have no other alternative", "The
best alternative you have is to contract the telephone, Internet and cable
television service with the same company", "If the arrival of the
coach does not prosper Argentine, the Spanish club handles as an alternative the
name of Manuel Pellegrini ”.
the alternative can be understood as a possibility or
something that is available for a choice. If a person goes to a store to buy a
shirt and they are offered five different ones, said consumer will have five
alternatives to complete their purchase, or they will also have the alternative
of leaving without buying anything in case they did not like any product.
Within the world of bullfighting, the term alternative is also used with some
frequency. Specifically, in this area, this word comes to mean the ceremony
through which a bullfighter, from the hands of a highly experienced and
consolidated matador, formally becomes a bullfighter and can now participate in
bullfights alongside other great figures.
The delivery of the rapier and the professional crutch already consolidated
to the so far novillero is the main act of this alternative act, which becomes
the most important moment in the career of any bullfighter.
The effect of alternating (doing or saying something in turn
or the succession of things) is also known as an alternative.
When the concept has its origin in the French alternative,
alternative is what is said or done with alternation or that
is capable of alternating with the same or similar function: “We
have to find an alternative machine to complete production before the end of the
term ", " the government expressed its intention to promote the use of
alternative energy to protect the environment ".
In addition to all the above, we cannot overlook the existence of what has
been called alternative music. This is a term that is frequently used within the
colloquial field to refer to all those types of music that are far from what are
the official models or conventions. Specifically, both grunge and new wave or
indie are considered alternative music.
It is important to establish that, although there are various divergences
regarding what alternative music is, as a general rule it is generally agreed
that it is the one that moves away from the so-called commercial music, which is
aimed at more limited and small audiences and that opts for distribute and make
themselves known through channels and platforms that do not reach the mass.
Among the groups that fall within that we can mention The Crookes or My Sad
In cultural activities, the alternative is what is contrary to or
is very different from the model more accepted by society: "My
aunt does not attend to hospitals since she trusts in alternative medicine", "My
brother plays bass in an alternative music band. "