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Pronunciation: /leg/

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 sentences
    • 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.
    2.3 (of chair, table) pata (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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 relevo
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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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