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"Cuerpo" is a noun which is often translated as "body", and "lengua" is a noun which is often translated as "tongue". Learn more about the difference between "cuerpo" and "lengua" below.
cuerpo(
kwehr
-
poh
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (anatomy)
a. body
Antes de que entrara al agua, su cuerpo estaba cubierto de arena.Before she went in the water, her body was covered in sand.
2. (corpse)
a. body
Examinaron el cuerpo, pero no encontraron ningún rastro de juego sucio.They examined the body but found no trace of foul play.
3. (assembly)
a. group
El cuerpo de estudiantes congregó para protestar en contra de las nuevas políticas.The group of students gathered to protest against the new policies.
b. squad
El cuerpo de bomberos extinguió el incendio forestal rápidamente.The squad of firemen extinguished the forest fire quickly.
4. (thing)
a. object
Los médicos descubrieron un cuerpo extraño en el estómago de la víctima.The doctors discovered a foreign object in the victim's stomach.
5. (segment)
a. section
Sacaron un pequeño cuerpo de la galería para renovaciones.They removed a small section of the gallery for renovations.
b. part
Elegimos el sofá de tres cuerpos porque era el más adecuado para el cuarto.We chose the three-part sofa because it was most suitable for the room.
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lengua(
lehng
-
gwah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (anatomy)
a. tongue
El doctor me pidió que abriera la boca y sacara la lengua.The doctor asked me to open my mouth and stick out my tongue.
2. (system of communication)
a. language
La lengua española se derivó de un dialecto del latín popular.The Spanish language was derived from a dialect of colloquial Latin.
b. tongue
Su lengua materna es xinca.His mother tongue is Xinca.
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