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"Espaldilla " is a noun which is often translated as "shoulder", and "omoplato" is a noun which is often translated as "shoulder blade". Learn more about the difference between "espaldilla " and "omoplato" below.
espaldilla
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (culinary)
a. shoulder
Compré espaldilla del cerdo en la carnicería para preparar un plato delicioso.I bought pork shoulder at the butcher's shop to prepare a delicious dish.
2. (anatomy)
a. shoulder blade
Con este movimiento, deberías sentirte estirar los músculos por la espaldilla.With this movement, you should feel your muscles around your shoulder blade stretch.
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omoplato(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (anatomy)
a. shoulder blade
David se lastimó el omoplato cuando intentó cargar la maleta llena de libros.David hurt his shoulder blade when he tried to lift the suitcase full of books.
b. scapula
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
La fractura del omoplato requiere una cirugía para devolverle la movilidad al hombro.The fracture of the scapula requires surgery to restore the shoulder's mobility
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