la pierna
-the leg
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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. leg (of person or animal)
Me lesioné la pierna jugando al fútbol.I injured my leg playing soccer.
Cuando se rompió la pierna, tuvieron que sacrificar el caballo.When the horse broke its leg, it had to be put down.
2. (culinary)
a. leg
El chef cocinó una pierna de cordero al ajo.The chef cooked a leg of a lamb with garlic.
3. (typography)
a. stroke
La letra k tiene una pierna que desciende hacia la derecha.Letter k has a stroke which descends to the right.
4. (cards)
Regionalism used in Argentina
a. three of a kind
Con la pierna vencí su par.My three of a kind beat his pair.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
5. (participant in a game)
Regionalism used in Argentina
a. player
Necesitamos más piernas para este juego.We need more players for this game.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(willing) (River Plate)
a. game
Mi hermano es un chico muy pierna para un desafío.My brother is always game for a dare.
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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. leg
cruzar las piernasto cross one's legs
dormir a pierna sueltato sleep like a log
estirar las piernasto stretch one's legs
2. (colloquial)
salir por piernasto go haring off, to take to one's heels
pierna de corderogigot, leg of lamb
pierna ortopédicaartificial leg
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1 (Anatomía) leg
en piernas bare-legged; estirar las piernas to stretch one's legs; mañana iremos hasta el pueblo para hacer piernas we'll walk into the village tomorrow to get some exercise o for the exercise
dormir a pierna suelta o tendida to sleep like a log (familiar)
salir por piernas to take one's heels; leg it (familiar)
2 (muslo de animal) leg
pierna de cordero leg of lamb
pierna de pollo
3 [de letra] stroke; (con pluma) downstroke
4 (S. Cone) player
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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