Translation of leg in Spanish:
- 1 [Anatomy/Anatomía] (of person) pierna (feminine); (of animal, bird) pata (feminine) break a leg! [colloquial/familiar] [humorous/humorístico] [Theater/Teatro] ¡(buena) suerte! he/she can talk the hind legs off a donkey! [colloquial/familiar] habla como una cotorra or (hasta) por los codos [colloquial/familiar] not to have a leg to stand on [colloquial/familiar] llevar todas las de perder shake a leg! [colloquial/familiar] ¡muévete! [colloquial/familiar], apúrate (Latin America/América Latina) show a leg! (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] ¡a levantarse!, ¡vamos, arriba! [colloquial/familiar] to be on one's/its last legs [colloquial/familiar] estar* en las últimas [colloquial/familiar] to get a o one's leg over (British English/inglés británico) [slang/argot] echarse un polvo [slang/argot] to get on one's hind legs (to stand up) [colloquial/familiar] ponerse* de pie, pararse (Latin America/América Latina) (to go into a rage) (American English/inglés norteamericano) ponerse* bravo [colloquial/familiar] to pull sb's leg [colloquial/familiar] tomarle el pelo a algn [colloquial/familiar] to stretch one's legs estirar las piernas to walk one's legs off [colloquial/familiar] matarse caminando or (especially Spain/especialmente España) andando [colloquial/familiar] (before noun/delante del nombre) [muscle] de la pierna; [injury] en la pierna leg irons grilletes (masculine plural) [Medicine/Medicina] aparato (masculine) ortopédico ([ para la pierna ])Example sentences
- This dinosaur grew to about four meters long and a little over a meter tall, walking on all four legs.
- The beast stood on two legs, but walked hunched over, with its front claws just inches off the ground.
- I was feeling so unnerved, and uncomfortable by now, the small hairs on my arms and legs stood on end.
- 2 2.1 [Cookery/Cocina] (of lamb, pork) pierna (feminine), pernil (masculine); (of chicken) pata (feminine), muslo (masculine) 2.2 [Clothing/Indumentaria] pierna (feminine); (measurement) entrepierna (feminine)Example sentences2.3 (of chair, table) pata (feminine)
- Trouser legs are down to ankles and kaftans are girded with a long piece of rope.
- Max Mara proposes high-waisted pants closed with a row of tiny buttons down the legs.
- Charlie looked down at the eager young man sat on the edge of his seat, pawing at the rigid pleat of his trouser leg.
- He got up from the table, his chair legs scraping against the ground when he pushed it back.
- Seated in the chair facing the mirror, chained to the leg of the table, was Darren Hammer.
- Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also can be used to fend off adversaries.
- Roast chicken legs in a slow oven until the flesh falls off the bone when pressed.
- He ripped a chicken leg off the bird and chewed happily, a bit of grease dripping down his chin.
- Next time you roast chicken or a leg of lamb, tuck some pumpkin chunks into the roasting dish.
- 3 (stage — of competition, race) manga (feminine), vuelta (feminine); (— of journey) etapa (feminine) I ran the second leg of the relay corrí el segundo relevoExample sentences
- This is used to cover the expenses incurred on the return leg of the journey.
- He was still feeling poorly at Cannes, where it poured with rain, and so they proceeded on the return leg of their journey via Paris.
- As the two-stroke fumes were starting to make even the more robust feel queasy, we embarked upon the return leg of our journey.
- There's been more action in the opening five minutes of this game than in both legs of the all-Milan semi-final.
- Alex McLeish's side came off second best to the Russian champions in the first leg of their final qualifying round tie.
- The runners-up from the eight groups will play the first leg of their second round ties at home, which may offer a small advantage to their opponents.
- The 800-metres specialist clocked a season's best 48.4 in the 400 metres and was even quicker in his leg of the relay.
- ‘We wanted to do better, but this is what we had,’ said Phelps, who swam the second leg of the relay.
- On the first leg of the race ‘Loose Cannon’ outdistanced the fleet leaving them in a wind hole at the windward mark.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-gg-)
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