flexion
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flexion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (anatomy)
a. la flexión
(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 physical therapist helped me recover the flexion in my broken arm.El fisioterapeuta me ayudó a recuperar la flexión en mi brazo roto.
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flexión
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flexión(
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syohn
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (lower body exercise)
a. squat
Liliana sujetó la barra con las dos manos e hizo unas flexiones doblando las rodillas.Liliana held the bar with both hands and did some squats bending her knees.
2. (upper body exercise)
a. push-up
Martín está haciendo flexiones a diario para fortalecer sus tríceps.Martin is doing push-ups every day to strengthen his triceps.
b. press-up (United Kingdom)
Traté de hacer veinte flexiones pero, después de diez, me temblaban los brazos.I tried to do twenty press-ups, but after ten, my arms were shaking.
3. (arqueamiento)
a. flexion
El músculo principal que controla la flexión y la extensión de los dedos se encuentra en el antebrazo.The main muscle that controls the flexion and extension of the fingers is located in the forearm.
b. bending
La flexión extrema causada por la fuerza del gran pez hizo que se quebrara la caña de pescar.The extreme bending caused by the strength of the big fish made the fishing rod break.
4. (linguistics)
a. inflection
En clase de español aprendimos que las flexiones verbales son también llamadas conjugaciones.In Spanish class, we learned that verbal inflections are also called conjugations.
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flexión
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (de brazo, pierna)
a. bending
flexiones de brazopush-ups press-ups
flexiones abdominalessit-ups
2. (grammar)
a. inflection
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flexión
1
hacer flexiones (de brazos) to do press-ups o push-ups; hacer flexiones de cintura to touch one's toes; flexiones de piernas squats
2 (Lingüística) inflection
flexión nominal noun inflection
flexión verbal verb inflection
3 (Med) (Técnica) flexion
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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