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"Brazo" is a noun which is often translated as "arm", and "pierna" is a noun which is often translated as "leg". Learn more about the difference between "brazo" and "pierna" below.
brazo(
brrah
-
soh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (anatomy)
a. arm
Aunque perdió un brazo en la guerra, sigue entrenando.Even though she lost an arm in the war, she's still training.
2. (of an animal)
a. front leg
El perro tenía una herida en su brazo que el veterinario tuvo que cerrar con puntos de sutura.The dog had a wound on its front leg that the veterinarian had to close up with stitches.
3. (nature)
a. branch
Los brazos del río se extienden a cuatro países diferentes.The branches of the river extend to four different countries.
4. (in construction)
a. arm
El brazo de la grúa se rompió por el peso de la carga.The arm of the crane snapped from the weight of the load.
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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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