Translation of leg in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /leg/


  • 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 ])
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    • 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.
  • 3 (stage — of competition, race) manga (feminine), vuelta (feminine); (— of journey) etapa (feminine) I ran the second leg of the relay corrí el segundo relevo
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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-)

  • to leg it [colloquial/familiar] (go on foot) ir* a pata [colloquial/familiar] (run) ir* corriendo (escape) tomarse las de Villadiego [colloquial/familiar], poner* pies en polvorosa [colloquial/familiar]

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