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"Break a leg" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "romperse una pierna", and "arm" is a noun which is often translated as "el brazo". Learn more about the difference between "break a leg" and "arm" below.
break a leg(
breyk
 
uh
 
lehg
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to break a leg bone)
a. romperse una pierna
Michael broke a leg when he was skiing.Michael se rompió una pierna mientras esquiaba.
b. quebrarse una pierna
I fell down the stairs and broke a leg.Me caí por las escaleras y me quebré una pierna.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(used to wish good luck)
a. mucha suerte
"Break a leg!" told me the wardrobe supervisor before I went on stage."¡Mucha suerte!" me dijo el vestuarista antes de que suba al escenario.
b. mucha mierda
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
I'm sure you'll give a great show. Break a leg!Estoy seguro de que darás un gran espectáculo. ¡Mucha mierda!
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arm(
arm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el brazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She took me by the arm.Me cogió del brazo.
2. (sleeve)
a. la manga
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If the arms of the jacket are too long, I can shorten them.Si los brazos de la chaqueta son demasiado largos, puedo acortarlos.
3. (part of a chair)
a. el brazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She leaned her elbows on the arms of the chair.Apoyó los codos en los brazos de la silla.
4. (part of an organization)
a. la sección
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She works in the legal arm of the country's sports federation.Trabaja en la sección jurídica de la federación de deportes de ese país.
b. el brazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(politics)
Sinn Fein is the political arm of the IRA.Sinn Fein es el brazo político del IRA.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to equip)
a. armar
They armed themselves with swords and shields for the battle.Se armaron con espadas y escudos para la batalla.
arms
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (military)
a. las armas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He was accused of selling arms to Syria.Lo acusaron de haber vendido armas a Siria.
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