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la pantorrilla - (noun) calf (of a leg)

Post your sentences in Spanish and English, then vote for the ones you like. The best answer will be chosen tomorrow on the basis of the greatest number of votes and language correctness.

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Tengo una moradura en la pantorrilla tras haberme caído en la nieve

I have bruises on my calf after I fell down in the snow

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  • good to see you tonight Vaanz and very good too. - ray76 Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • ...una moradura en la pantorrilla tras haberme caído en la nieve. Good, Vaanz! - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • "On my calf" - Sabor Jan 18, 2011 flag

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Ballet is a great way to have nice calves. wink

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El ballet es una excelente manera de tener pantorrillas agradables. wink

  • de tener, or para tener... Both fit well here. Good, lovely :) - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
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Me encantan las chicas que bailan, tienen buenas piernas y pantorrillas

I love girls who dance, they have good legs and calves.

fat ballet dancers Pictures, Images and Photos

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En un ultramaratón en Marruecos, las pantorillas se cubren con polainas.
( In an ultramarathon in Morocco, the calves are covered with gaiters. )

..como siempre, corrijan mis errores, por favor. red face

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  • The ones in OZ are covered in Gaiters ,"Alligators' Crocs actually. - ray76 Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • Those are too expensive Ray.. :) - sv2qp Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • las pantorrillas se cubren.. well done Sks! - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • gracias cogu.. :) - sv2qp Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • What a picture, ¡qué foto! - margaretbl Jan 18, 2011 flag
3 Vote

No hay nada que llame más la atención de un hombre que una mujer con pantorrillas hermosas.


There is nothing better to get a man’s attention, than women who have beautiful calves.

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  • No hay nada que llame más la atención de un hombre que una mujer con pantorrillas hermosas. Well done, Rolest! :) - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
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Se puede pensar que los tiburones no tienen pantorrillas, pero hay por lo menos uno de ellos por allá que sí tiene una.

You may think that sharks don't have pantorrillas but there's at least one out there that has one.

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Utilizo las pantorrillas para decirle a mi caballo en qué dirección ha de moverse.

I use my calves to tell my horse in which direction to move.

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  • Utilizo las pantorrillas para decirle a mi caballo en qué dirección ha de moverse. Good Cathy! :) - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • Also: en qué dirección moverse (but the first one sounds maybe more correct) - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • vaya hermosura - margaretbl Jan 18, 2011 flag
3 Vote

Betty Grable tenía piernas famosas, pantorrillas famosas. Betty Grable had famous legs, famous calves.alt text

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A dancer has muscles in the calves.

Una bailarína tiene músculos en las pantorrillas.

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  • I can make her go each way , and stay still , am I a freak? - ray76 Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • lol...perhaps an anomaly but not a freak, super talented perhaps. - Brynleigh Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • Strangely , it is all in the way you hold your mouth , don't laugh that is true. - ray76 Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • bailarina -no tilde- tiene músculos - no article- en las pantorrillas. Good, Bryn! - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • Yikes! Try closing one eye and squiinting with the other,jejej - Brynleigh Jan 18, 2011 flag
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El ciclismo es un gran ejercicio para las pantorrillas.

Cycling is great exercise for your calves. alt text

  • ...un gran ejercicio, good sanlee! - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • ¡Gracias, Cogumela! - sanlee Jan 18, 2011 flag
2 Vote

Cool tattoo on my calf.

Guay tatuaje en la pantorrilla.

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  • I'm not sure that that's the kind of cool that you're looking for SV - perhaps genial, padre or something like that? - Kiwi-Girl Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • Un tatuaje chulo/ guay... Hi, simpe! - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • Thanks cogumela. - simpevets Jan 18, 2011 flag
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Después de romperme el tobillo, tuve que hacer ejercicios para fortalecer la pantorrilla de nuevo.

After breaking my ankle, I had to do exercises to strengthen my calf again.

  • de romperme el tobillo, tuve que hacer ejercicios.... Good, theresa! :) - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • Thank you again Cogu! - theresa5 Jan 18, 2011 flag
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Hay muchos ejercicios para las pantorrillas, hago éste uno.

There are many exercises for the calves. I do this one.

(Please correct my español)

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Tuve una coagulación de sangre en mi pantorrilla izquierda dos años pasada.

I had a blot clot in the calf of my left leg two years ago.

  • Keep an eye on it. I've had had them several times....dangerous. - Echoline Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • I had surgery to remove the vessels in the area. It was scary! - 0066c384 Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • un coágulo , en la pantorrilla izquierda hace dos años. Well done, dogwood! :) Take care... - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
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Los calambres en las pantorrillas pueden ser aliviarse tomando suplementos de potasio.

cramps in the calves can be eleviated by taking potassium supplements.

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  • Los calambres ( article is mandatory here) pueden... (did you mean alleviated?) aliviarse tomando... Well done, wansell! :) - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
  • Thanks cogumela. While doing poorly with Spanish I did poorly with English as well... - wansell Jan 18, 2011 flag
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Las Lesiones de la pantorilla son comunes entre los atletas. Necesitan semanas y a veces meses para curarse.

Injuries to the calf are common among athletes. They need weeks, sometimes months to heal.

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  • Very tiny mistake, Joe, "Las lesiones". Good :) - cogumela Jan 18, 2011 flag
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