Medical Spanish 
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (anatomy)
a. stomach
Al perro le gusta que le rasquen en la barriga.The dog likes to have his stomach scratched.
b. belly
Estoy pensando en hacerme un tatuaje en la barriga.I'm thinking of getting a tattoo on my belly.
c. tummy
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
Me duele la barriga. ¿Tienes una pastilla o algo?My tummy aches. Do you have a pill or something?
d. paunch
Don Luis era un hombre alto con una barriga enorme.Don Luis was a tall man with a huge paunch.
2. (rounded surface)
a. rounded part
Voy a pintar algo en la barriga de la jarra.I am going to paint something on the rounded part of the jar.
b. belly
En la barriga de la vasija había una inscripción en griego antiguo.On the belly of the vessel there was an inscription in Ancient Greek.
c. bulge
Necesitamos llamar al plomero inmediatamente. ¡La barriga de esa pared va a ceder pronto!We need to call a plumber right now. The bulge on that wall is about to crack!
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. belly
echar barrigato get a paunch
2. (fig)
rascarse o tocarse la barrigato twiddle one's thumbs, to laze around
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1 (Anatomía) belly; (panza) paunch
echar barriga to get middle-age spread; estás echando barriga you're getting a bit of a belly (familiar); con la cerveza echas barriga beer makes you fat; me duele la barriga I have a sore stomach; hacer una barriga a una chica to get a girl in the family way; llenarse la barriga to stuff o.s.; tener barriga (estar encinta) to be in the family way (familiar); (ser gordo) to be fat
rascarse o tocarse la barriga to do damn-all (familiar)
2 (parte abultada) [de jarra] belly; rounded part; [de muro] bulge
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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