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"Bigote" is a noun which is often translated as "mustache", and "pierna" is a noun which is often translated as "leg". Learn more about the difference between "bigote" and "pierna" below.
bigote(
bee
-
goh
-
teh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (facial hair)
a. mustache
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Mi padre siempre llevaba bigote.My father always had a mustache.
b. moustache
El hombre se retorció el bigote pensativamente.The man twirled his moustache pensively.
2. (animal anatomy)
a. whisker
El gato limpió sus bigotes.The cat cleaned its whiskers.
b. feeler (shrimp)
Quita los bigotes antes de comer ese camarón.Pull the feelers off before eating that shrimp.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(fantastic; used with "de")
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. wonderful
El carnaval fue de bigotes.The carnival was wonderful.
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pierna(
pyehr
-
nah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (anatomy)
a. leg (of person or animal)
Me lesioné la pierna jugando al fútbol.I injured my leg playing soccer.
Cuando se rompió la pierna, tuvieron que sacrificar el caballo.When the horse broke its leg, it had to be put down.
2. (culinary)
a. leg
El chef cocinó una pierna de cordero al ajo.The chef cooked a leg of a lamb with garlic.
3. (typography)
a. stroke
La letra k tiene una pierna que desciende hacia la derecha.Letter k has a stroke which descends to the right.
4. (cards)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. three of a kind
Con la pierna vencí su par.My three of a kind beat his pair.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
5. (participant in a game)
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
a. player
Necesitamos más piernas para este juego.We need more players for this game.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(willing) (River Plate)
a. game
Mi hermano es un chico muy pierna para un desafío.My brother is always game for a dare.
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