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    #1

    How to say this

    If I call this cross-legged, how to say this in English?


    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: How to say this

    The first is open-legged. The second is cross-legged.

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    #3

    Re: How to say this

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The first is open-legged. The second is cross-legged.
    I would call the first one "sitting cross-legged" and the second "sitting with legs crossed".

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    #4

    Re: How to say this

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would call the first one "sitting cross-legged" and the second "sitting with legs crossed".
    I would too. I also grew up calling the first one "Indian style" but that's no longer politically correct, so my kids crew up calling that sitting criss-cross.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: How to say this

    At my children's elementary school they call the first position criss-cross applesauce.

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    #6

    Re: How to say this

    I agree with bhaisahab.

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