Quick answer
"Legs" is a form of "leg", a noun which is often translated as "la pierna". "Shoulders" is a form of "shoulder", a noun which is often translated as "el hombro". Learn more about the difference between "legs" and "shoulders" below.
leg(
lehg
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la pierna
(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).
(of a human)
My legs hurt after all that exercise.Me duelen las piernas después de tanto ejercicio.
b. la pata
(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).
(of an animal)
The dog broke its leg.El perro se rompió la pata.
2. (culinary)
a. la pierna
(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).
(of lamb, mutton, pork)
I bought a leg of lamb for tomorrow.Compré una pierna de cordero para mañana.
b. la pata
(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).
(of poultry)
Do you prefer the white meat or the leg?¿Prefieres la carne blanca o la pata?
c. el muslo
(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).
(of poultry)
My father always requests the turkey leg on Thanksgiving.Mi padre siempre pide el muslo del pavo el Día de Acción de Gracias.
3. (of furniture)
a. la pata
(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).
The leg of the table is a bit loose.La pata de la mesa está algo floja.
4. (clothing)
a. la pierna
(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).
It's in fashion now to wear pants with narrow legs.Está de moda ahora llevar pantalones de pierna angosta.
b. la pernera
(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).
The waist of these pants is fine, but the legs are too short.El cinturón de estos pantalones me queda bien, pero las perneras son muy cortas.
5. (stage)
a. la vuelta
(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).
(of competition, championship)
They go into the second leg with a significant lead.Entran a la vuelta con una ventaja importante.
b. la etapa
(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).
(of race, journey)
The final leg of the journey is a short flight from Oahu to Maui.La última etapa del viaje es un vuelo corto de Oahu a Maui.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to walk)
a. ir caminando
It was such a nice day, I decided to leg it to the office.El día estaba tan bonito que decidí irme caminando a la oficina.
b. ir a pata
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
We've missed the last train. We'll have to leg it.Perdimos el último tren. Tendremos que ir a pata.
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to run)
a. poner pies en polvorosa
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
They legged it when they saw the police coming.Pusieron pies en polvorosa cuando vieron llegar la policía.
b. ir disparado
When he saw the bear, he legged it all the way back to camp.Cuando vio el oso, fue disparado hasta llegar al campamento.
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shoulder(
shol
-
duhr
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. el hombro
(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).
I dislocated my shoulder when I fell from my horse.Me disloqué el hombro al caerme del caballo.
2. (culinary)
a. la paletilla
(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).
I'm going to prepare a pork shoulder for dinner.Voy a preparar paletilla de cerdo para cenar.
3. (of a road)
a. el arcén
(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).
I had to park on the shoulder to answer an important call.Tuve que aparcar en el arcén para responder a una llamada importante.
b. el hombrillo
(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).
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Driving on the shoulder of the road is prohibited.Se prohibe conducir en el hombrillo de la carretera.
c. el acotamiento
(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).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
The policeman had him stop on the shoulder.El policía hizo que se detuviera en el acotamiento.
d. la banquina
(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).
Regionalism used in Argentina
(Argentina)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
Only use the shoulder in an emergency.Solo use la banquina en una emergencia.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to assume)
a. cargar con
You will shoulder the consequences of your actions.Cargarás con las consecuencias de tus actos.
5. (to push)
a. apartar a empujones
I had to shoulder people to exit.Tuve que apartar a empujones a la gente para salir.
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